Join us every week for a trip into the weird and wonderful world of trailers. Whether it’s the first teaser for the latest instalment in your favourite franchise, an obscure preview for a strange indie darling, whether it’s good, bad, ugly or just plain weird – your favourite pop culture baristas are there to tell you what they think.
What would Matt be, or do, without his beloved Criterion backlog? He recently got around to watching Nicholas Ray’s In a Lonely Place, a film he hadn’t known previously, and wrote about it here. Definitely worth it already for Humphrey Bogart and Gloria Grahame!
Next, we celebrated our 100th instalment of the Six Damn Fine Degrees series, in which each of us talked about the series itself and about some of our favourite posts. A certain cartoon cat got mentioned twice, but since we don’t want to inflict any of the Garfield trailers on our readership, here’s an associative link instead to an early Will Smith vehicle based on John Guare’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated play:
And since today’s post is a very short one, let’s finish with a trailer the likes of which we rarely get to see. Warning: it is very much NSFW.
Matt: Exploitation cinema made in Switzerland – and made over a long, long, long period: the Mad Heidi project has been in the making for seven years and included a crowd-funding campaign looking to raise several million Swiss francs. The result is finally coming out soon. Is it worth the money? Let’s put it like this: judging from the trailer. it definitely looks unlike any other Swiss film I’ve ever seen. For lovers of melted cheese and self-aware trash, this may just be the version of the Heidi story that features the most graphic exploding head scene. This certainly isn’t your father’s Heidi, or the one I grew up with (which was the one directed by Studio Ghibli’s Isao Takahata).