WEIRD HORIZON FOR THE WEEK OF 5/27/2022

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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.

FILM FESTIVALS (Tribeca Film Festival, New York City, June 8-June 19):

We previously reported on a couple of potentially interesting offerings at this year’s Tribeca festival: the critical documentary Lynch/Oz and ‘s anthology There There (see here). Since the full program has been released, a handful of other new features have come to our attention, making this an outstanding year for offbeat premieres (by Tribeca’s conservative standards). As a bonus, many of these films will be available to stream from the comfort of your home.

  • Land of Dreams – In the near future census takers will interview Americans about their dreams, or so says this light satire co-written by the legendary and featuring a cast that includes , and . Screens June 17-19 or on demand.
  • My Love Affair with Marriage – The latest introspective feature-length animation from , who addressed depression in her 2014 feature Rocks in My Pocket. Screens June 11-12 and 19 in-person, not available online.
  • Nude Tuesday – Experimental romantic comedy in which the actors all speak in improvised gibberish, which was subtitled after-the-fact by a team of writers. Online-only starting June 11.

Tribeca Festival home page.

NEW ON HOME VIDEO:

Lifeforce (1985): Read our review. It’s hard to believe ‘s hard-to-believe B-movie about naked space vampires in London is getting a lavish 4K UHD release from Shout! Factory, but here we are. One UHD disc, two standard Blu-rays, two cuts of the film, and many extras. Buy Lifeforce.

One-Armed Boxer (1972): Jimmy Wang Yu loses an arm then extracts revenge on a series of bizarre villains. This is surely entertaining enough for chopsocky fans, but it’s most notable because of its famous sequel, the even-more-bonkers Master of the Flying Guillotine. Arrow releases a newly-restored print as a Special Edition Blu-ray. Buy One-Armed Boxer.

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.

WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE:

Amazon Prime subscribers, join us tomorrow afternoon at 4 PM ET for our short-notice Weird Watch Party (matinee version), which will feature Rudy Ray Moore‘s kung fu-on-PCP 1970s extravaganza Disco Godfather. Link drops here, on Facebook, and on Twitter around 3:45 PM ET.

In reviews next week, Shane Wilson considers the crazed Tiffany fan doc I Think We’re Alone Now (2018); Giles Edwards checks out Netflix’s stop-motion, three-story feature The House; and Gregory J. Smalley previews a weird one, upcoming the Rwandan science fiction musical Neptune Frost. 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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