WEIRD HORIZON FOR THE WEEK OF 5/31/2019

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.

NEW ON HOME VIDEO:

Blue Velvet (1986): Read the Canonically Weird entry! The Criterion Collection adds another jewel to its crown; some special features (even the much ballyhooed “lost footage”) have appeared on other releases, but this one does boast remastering, the feature length doc Blue Velvet Revisited, and Lynch reading from his memoir “Room to Dream.” On two DVDs or one Blu-ray. Buy Blue Velvet.

Climax (2018): Read our review. Provacateur puts a megadose of LSD into his cinematic punch bowl. On DVD, Blu-ray and VOD. Buy Climax.

Lords of Chaos (2018): Read Giles Edwards’ review. The based-on-a-true-story of True Norwegian Death Metal. On DVD, Blu-ray or VOD. Buy Lords of Chaos.

Starfish (2018): Read our review. It’s the end of the world, maybe, but Aubrey might be able to save all of us with a mixtape. This indie horror/sci-fi/drama-of-lonelieness is out on VOD only (for the moment, at least). Buy or rent Starfish.

CERTIFIED WEIRD (AND OTHER) REPERTORY SCREENINGS:

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975). We won’t list all the screenings of this audience-participation classic separately. You can use this page to find a screening near you.

NEPOTISM CORNER: 366’s contributed a short piece on Howl’s Moving Castle to the Spool as part of their coverage of May’s Filmmaker of the Month, . You can read it here.

WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE: We’ve got a busy summer week coming up at 366, as Alfred Eaker starts off his summer blockbuster purgatory with a trip to see what may be the least Alfred Eaker movie ever, Pokémon: Detective Pikachu. Next up, Giles Edwards fills you in on 2018’s arty animation Ruben Brandt: Collector (about a psychiatrist with an art-thief clientele) and Pete Trbovich takes on Keoma (1976), the cult spaghetti western with a rather, um, unforgettable soundtrack. To top it all off, we’re going to start a new poll with an associated DVD giveaway contest (hint: it’s apocrypha time)  Stay tuned, and onward and weirdward!

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

4 thoughts on “WEIRD HORIZON FOR THE WEEK OF 5/31/2019”

  1. The key with the Blue Velvet lost footage is that, yes, the SCENES have been seen before, but David Lynch edited them together into a “new” feature himself for this release.

    1. True, it is marketed as edited by Lynch. But he isn’t exactly making a new extended director’s cut, which would be huge news. I’m curious-to-skeptical about how bits of unusued footage could be edited together into something special. If anyone sees it before we do, let us know.

  2. Hi Guys,

    Here is a heads up – a new listing on Amazon (release date in July) for a movie I’ve never heard of but whose plot and convoluted history of its making sound totally 366 Weird. It’s called Taking Tiger Mountain and it stars a very young Bill Paxton in what is supposed to be his first real role. Apparently this film has never been released on any home video format, and vinegar Syndrome is giving it a 4k original negative release.

    https://www.amazon.com/Taking-Tiger-Mountain-Blu-ray-Combo/dp/B07S45PKR9/ref=pd_sbs_74_12?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B07S45PKR9&pd_rd_r=b7e87207-841e-11e9-9c4a-ff62a9822dac&pd_rd_w=SaGmA&pd_rd_wg=ua0Z6&pf_rd_p=588939de-d3f8-42f1-a3d8-d556eae5797d&pf_rd_r=CR0KF626YKPA57DYQ8HK&psc=1&refRID=CR0KF626YKPA57DYQ8HK

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