WEIRD HORIZON FOR THE WEEK OF 8/22/2014

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 (WIDE RELEASE):

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For: Old characters (like anvil-faced Marv) mix with new in this second set of stories from Frank Miller’s pulpy Sin City. This much belated and surprisingly underhyped sequel to the Certified Weird original arrives to a chorus of critical mehs. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For official site.

IN THEATERS (LIMITED RELEASE):

Winter in the Blood: An alcoholic Native American wakes up in a ditch, then returns to his home on a Montana reservation to discover his wife has left him, taking his beloved rifle with her. We’re not sure where this modest vision quest film is actually playing, but rest assured, it’s out there. Winter in the Blood official site.

SCREENINGS – (Cinefamily, Los Angeles, 8/23-24, 26-27):

“The Early Surrealism of Buñuel”: You missed the opening night martini party (held yesterday, you poor saps), but Los Angelinos can still attend one of the four remaining screenings pairing the Surrealist classics Un Chien Andalou and L’Age D’Or. An exhibit of some of Luis Buñuel‘s personal artifacts will also be on display, on loan from the Luis Buñuel Film Institute. Make a pilgrimage and suck on the master’s cinematic toe! “The Early Surrealism of Buñuel” at Cinefamily.

IN DEVELOPMENT:

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (est 2015): In his review of The Zero Theorem prayed aloud that would get the chance to make his long-gestating Don Quixote film before death or dementia set in for the 73-year old director. The latest info says he’s on the project again, although we’ve heard this song before. He has financing, and a new script that sets the story in the modern era and makes the film (at least partially) about a filmmaker making a film about Don Quixote. It’s set to begin shooting sometime after Christmas. Our fingers are crossed that Gilliam can break the curse and end his Quixotic quest to adapt Cervantes’ classic novel. More details at the Wrap.

NEW ON DVD:

Only Lovers Left Alive (2013): Read our review. ‘s slow and stately vampire movie is a low-key hit for a certain set, though it’s not tremendously weird. Buy Only Lovers Left Alive.

NEW ON BLU-RAY:

Only Lovers Left Alive (2013): See description in DVD above. Buy Only Lovers Left Alive [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.

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