WEIRD HORIZON FOR THE WEEK OF 7/9/2021

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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.

NEW ON HOME VIDEO:

Howard the Duck (1986): Read Scott Sentinella’s review. The masses were clamoring for a 4K Ultra restoration of this bestiality-themed flop about a cigar-smoking duck… not really, but while Universal was upgrading the hits in their catalog, they knocked out this curiosity, too. Buy Howard the Duck.

Mirror [Zerkalo] (1975): A dying Russian poet remembers his past in a stream-of-consciousness flow of memories. Possibly ‘s most elusive and difficult film (and that’s saying something!), now in the Criterion Collection (DVD or Blu-ray). Buy Mirror.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010): Read the Canonically Weird entry! Following the successful re-release of the restored version of the millennial cult comedy comes an affordable 4K Ultra disc (and supplemental Blu-ray). Extra features appear to be the same as in previous releases. Buy Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

Space Jam (1996): Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny team up to defeat a bunch of basketball-playing aliens. For some reason, a reader suggested we review this, and we did. Another 4K upscale, this time from Warner Brothers. Buy Space Jam.

Ten Minutes to Midnight (2020): Read Giles Edwards’ review. An aging punk DJ is bitten by a bat on her way to what turns out to be her last night working at the station. Already available on VOD, now on DVD or Blu-ray. Buy Ten Minutes to Midnight.

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 WEIRD MOVIES ON TUBI.TV:

3-Iron (2004): Read the canonically weird entry! ‘s oddball romance about a man who learns to become invisible so he can continue romancing a married woman is listed as “leaving soon.” Watch 3-Iron free on Tubi.tv.

WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE: Please join us tomorrow night at 10:15 PM ET for July’s weird Netflix party, Jiu Jitsu (2020). As always, the link to join will appear here, on Facebook, or on Twitter around 10 PM ET.

And we’ll have a busy week next week, as and Giles Edwards check out the offerings from the North Bend Film Festival (that’s ten features and countless shorts) to let you know what to look out for in the future (Cryptozoo comes to mind). If that’s not enough, El Rob Hubbard also covers ‘s anime miniseries Paranoia Agent (2004), which we assure you is every bit as weird as his feature films. 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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