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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:
“The Dungeon of Andy Milligan”: All the Andy Milligan you’d ever want and much, much more in this box set featuring Guru the Mad Monk and a bunch of Z-grade movies with amazing titles like Fleshpots on 42nd Street and The Rats Are Coming! The Werewolves Are Here! It even contains a CD of soundtrack cuts. “If you’re an Andy Milligan fan, there’s no help for you”–Michael J. Weldon. Formerly available exclusively from distributor Severin, now at retail outlets everywhere. Buy “The Dungeon of Andy Milligan”.
Pufnstuf (1970): A witch named Witchiepoo steals Jimmy’s talking flute and takes it to a magical island. The movie version of the weirdo Saturday Morning kids’ show from the inadvertently? (puffin’ stuff?) psychedelic Buy Pufnstuf.. Now on Blu-ray.
The Snake Girl and the Silver-Haired Witch (1968): A story about a rivalry between an orphan girl and the two title characters. Adapted from a Kazuo Umezu (The Drifting Classroom) manga by Gamera director Buy The Snake Girl and the Silver Haired Witch., we’ve seen it described as campy, trippy, surreal, and (yes) weird. On Blu-ray from Arrow (and also on Arrow’s proprietary streaming service).
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.
“Cult of the Temponaut”: The first episode of an experimental collaborative podcast featuring several 366 writers and friends. It’s about time-travelers who fix problems in our timeline. Episode 1 is written by Pete Trbovich, read by Giles Edwards, hosted by Orson Bennett, and contains the phrases “even if you ate a rainbow and shat skittles” and “a cult with only one member is just a strange habit.” “The Cult of the Temponaut” Episode 1.
WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE:
Be sure to join us tomorrow night at 10:15 PM ET for September’s record third Weird Watch Party, the black comedy Small Apartments. This one will be hosted on Tubi.tv, so no subscription required, but you will need a free account with Kast.tv to join the party. Look for the link here, on Facebook, and on Twitter around 10 PM.
For next week, Giles Edwards will bring you his take on a film you’ve probably been waiting on—Prisoners of the Ghostland—and follow that up with one from the reader-suggested queue, Dave Made a Maze (2017). Then Gregory J. Smalley chips in with a look at ‘s latest—and his second movie released in the U.S. this year—the giant fly comedy Mandibles. 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.