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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 THEATERS (WIDE RELEASE):
Everything Everywhere all at Once (2022): Read the Apocrypha Candidate review. As A24 occasionally does with their bigger hits, they are temporarily re-releasing this wild action-comedy-fantasy about an immigrant small business owner saving the multiverse, with a bonus introduction from and deleted scenes. Everything Everywhere all at Once official page.
IN THEATERS (LIMITED RELEASE):
Medusa (2021): A gang of Brazilian girls are evangelical goodie-two-shoes by day and #metoo vigilantes by night. With dream sequences, horror tropes and musical numbers. Medusa official site.
Resurrection (2022): Read Giles Edwards’ review. Opening in limited release this week, this psychological thriller is getting a lot of buzz for the performances of Rebecca Hall and Tim Roth and for a “bonkers” third act. Resurrection official site.
NEW ON HOME VIDEO:
Air Doll (2009): Read Bryan Pike’s review. An inflatable sex doll comes to life and falls in love with a man who is not her owner. Recently re-released to theaters, now on Blu-ray (in the US) for the first time. Buy Air Doll.
Apocalypse After: Eleven erotic and surreal short films from Buy Apocalypse After., collected and released now on Blu-ray as an appetizer for the upcoming feature After Blue (Dirty Paradise).
Bloody Muscle Body Builder in Hell (1995): A body-builder finds himself trapped in a haunted house fighting evil spirits. A seldom seen, somewhat legendary movie AKA The Japanese Evil Dead. On DVD or Blu-ray. Buy Bloody Muscle Body Builder in Hell.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004): Read the Canonically Weird review! Charlie Kaufman and ‘s weirdo romantic comedy gets hte 4K UHD treatment (with a Blu-ray, too). Buy Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
Final Flesh (2009): Read the Canonically Weird review! ‘s grand prank—hiring amateur porn troupes to act out sex-free surrealist scripts—has been out-of-print for far too long; snatch up your copy while you can. Buy Final Flesh.
Thriller – A Cruel Picture (1973): Vinegar Syndrome has released this explicit, one-eyed rape/revenge picture in multiple editions this year—special editions, standard editions—but here’s the most lavish of all, as a separate 4K disc joins the Blu-ray presentation and a second Blu of special features. Buy Thriller – A Cruel Picture. Also available on a solo Blu-ray.
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:
Voting proceeds for our next Weird Watch Party, scheduled for Saturday August 6 at 10:15 PM Et. Currently, Modern Vampires on Amazon Prime is headed for a consensus choice, but that could change if you join the discussion, which will remain open through the weekend.
Next week, Giles Edwards will continue rolling out reviews (and interviews) as wraps up its final week. You can definitely look forward to Resurrection (see limited release, above) and Inu-Oh, which won the festival’s Prize for Excellence in Animation. Meanwhile, Gregory J. Smalley plans to check out the French black comedy Bloody Oranges. 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.