Star Wars Day came and went during the screenings of these last ten films and MMC! celebrated with its Star Wars-adjacent favourite, The War of the Stars. MMC! also continues to work its way through its Tora-san Limited Edition Trunk Set, revisiting the exquisitely shot and lovingly uncharacteristic tenth film in the franchise, Tora-san’s Dream-Come-True. The remainder of these titles skews weird, with the trippy manime action-romance Space Adventure Cobra assuming the role of canonical MMC! favourite and MacGruber falling well short of its modern cult reputation.
- Tora-san’s Dream-Come-True (Yoji Yamada, 1972)
- The War of the Stars: A New Hope Grindhoused (George Lucas/The Man Behind the Mask, 1977/2010)
- Dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y (Johan Grimonprez, 1997)
- Getting Any? (Takeshi Kitano, 1994)
- Monsters, Inc. (Pete Docter, 2001)
- Destry Rides Again (George Marshall, 1939)
- Space Adventure Cobra (Osamu Dezaki, 1982)
- The Battle Wizard (Pao Hsueh-Li, 1977)
- MacGruber (Jorma Taccone, 2010)
- Poison for the Fairies (Carlos Enrique Taboada, 1984)
Shout-outs as well to MMC!’s ongoing project to explore various television series like the sweetly peculiar Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories, the morosely peculiar Baskets, the aggressively peculiar Sentosha: Battle Wheels, and the Biblically peculiar Dekalog! No flipping!