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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 Essential Jacques Demy”: This set includes Lola (1961); Bay of Angels (1963); the musicals The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964), The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967), and Une Chambre en Ville (1982); and the movie of interest to us, the incestuous fairy-tale adaptation Donkey Skin (1970). This Buy “The Essential Jacques Demy”.set appears to be a re-release of the 2014 box, but omitting the separate DVD copies.
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989): Read Alfred Eaker’s review. writes and directs this ridiculous late “Star Trek” sequel wherein Spock’s brother searches for God within the cosmos, or some such hooey. Now on 4K UHD disc (along with the rest of the six-film series), or get it as part of the six-film UHD/Blu-ray box set. Buy Star Trek V: The Final Frontier.
Tiny Cinema: A six-film anthology of stories that promise to be absurd, shocking, and yes, weird. Expanded from a webseries, by the makers of Butt Boy. VOD only (Blu-ray drops on October 11), review next week. Buy or rent Tiny Cinema.
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:
Join us tomorrow night (Saturday, September 10) at 10:15 for a Weird Watch Party of A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2014) on Amazon Prime. The link to join will drop here, on Facebook, and on Twitter around 10 PM.
In reviews next week, Shane Wilson will take on Titane (2021) (didn’t we already do that one?), Giles Edwards (appropriately) watches new-release Tiny Cinema (see above) on his TV set via VOD, and Gregory J. Smalley promises to give you the dirt on fellow VODer After Blue (Dirty Paradise). 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.