WEIRD HORIZON FOR THE WEEK OF 5/13/2022

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Our weekly look at what’s weird in theaters, on hot-off-the-presses DVDs and Blu-rays (and hot off the server VODs), and on more distant horizons…

Trailers of new release movies are generally available at the official site links.

IN DEVELOPMENT (announced):

The Shrouds (202?): Crimes of the Future is not even on screens yet, but 79-year-old isn’t wasting time getting his next project off the ground. It’s titled The Shrouds, is already attached, and the story concerns a man who develops a device to speak with the dead. Indiewire‘s Jeremy Mathai expands on the announcement in Variety.

NEW ON HOME VIDEO:

“Miklós Jancsó Collection”: Kino already released Jancsó’s best-known films, The Round-Up (1966) and The Red and the White (1967), on a 2-disc Blu ray set in April. This 4-disc edition adds the rarer films The Confrontation (1969), Winter Wind (1969), Red Psalm (1972) and Electra, My Love (1974). Buy “The Miklós Jancsó Collection.”

Sister Tempest (2020): Read Giles Edwards’ review. Already on DVD, Joe Badon‘s second low-budget surreal feature arrives on Blu-ray this week. Buy Sister Tempest.

CANONICALLY WEIRD (AND OTHER) REPERTORY SCREENINGS:

This section will no longer be updated regularly. Instead, we direct you to our new “Repertory Cinemas Near You” page. We will continue to mention exceptional events in this space from time to time, however.

FREE ONLINE WEIRD MOVIES:

Big Man Japan (2007): Read the Apocryphally Weird entry. ‘s particularly Japanese mockumentary about a cowardly and paunchy middle aged man protecting Tokyo from absurd kaiju (including one monster with a combover) disappeared from Tubi, but has returned, and will disappear once more (“leaving soon”). Watch Big Man Japan free on Tubi.

WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE:

The screening suggestion and discussion thread is still open for our next Weird Watch Party, scheduled for May 21 at 4:00 PM ET (that’s right, we’re experimenting with an afternoon matinee, to accommodate some readers unable to make the evening time slot.) Currently, A Cure for Wellness (2017) is the leader, but a single vote could change that. We’ll leave suggestions open through the weekend.

Next week, Giles Edwards reviews the queer (in all senses of the word) indie Playdurizm (2020), while Gregory J. Smalley weighs in on the second season of Nteflix’s weird hit “Russian Doll” (refresh yourself on the first season here). Onward and weirdward!

What are you looking forward to? If you have any weird movie leads that we have overlooked, feel free to leave them in the COMMENTS section.

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