Our weekly look at what’s weird in theaters, on hot-off-the-presses DVDs, and on more distant horizons…
Trailers of new release movies are generally available on the official site links.
IN THEATERS (LIMITED RELEASE):
The Strange Little Cat (2013): Strangely framed scenes of domestic life from a Berlin apartment. It’s hard to get a sense of what this comedy is actually like, but one reviewer’s opinion that it may be “the weirdest most seemingly normal movie I’ve ever seen” is hopefully telling. Playing at Lincoln Center in New York City this week, future U.S. theatrical dates likely to be scant. The Strange Little Cat official site.
NEW ON DVD:
“Mystery Science Theater Vol. XXX”: The four entries in this thirtieth set of satirized schlock from the cult movie-mocking series includes Willis O’Brien’s creature feature The Black Scorpion, the much sought after 1980s sword-and-sorcery mistake Outlaw of Gor, the British sci-fi of The Projected Man, and 1974’s were-bat horror It Lives by Night. Full disclosure: none of these titles are actually rated XXX. Buy “Mystery Science Theater 3000: XXX”.
NEW ON BLU-RAY:
“Herzog: The Collection”: A major event in weird (and classic) Blu-ray. This 13-disc set includes the Certified Weird Even Dwarfs Started Small along with Land of Silence and Darkness, Fata Morgana, Aguirre, The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser, Heart of Glass, Stroszek, Woyzeck, Nosferatu the Vampyre, Fitzcarraldo, Ballad of Little Soldier, Where the Green Ants Dream, Cobra Verde, Little Dieter Needs to Fly, and My Best Fiend. A must-have for cinephiles with a mere $15o or so to burn (which, sadly, excludes most 366 Weird Movies staff). Buy Herzog: The Collection [Blu-ray].
“Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery”: Another major, major event in weird Blu-rays. Couldn’t they space these things out? This set contains every episode of the “Twin Peaks” television show (remastered for a hi-def presentation), the Fire Walk With Me theatrical movie with extras comprising 90 minutes of previously unseen footage, and all-new supplements (including an in-character interview with the surviving, and deceased, Palmers). It all fits on 10 discs. Maybe take out a second mortgage and splurge on Herzog and Peaks together this week? Buy “Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery” [Blu-ray]
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.