Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans heading to DVD in Australia!

Hold on to your iguanas ladies and gentlemen! Werner Herzog‘s crack-infused Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans has finally been given an Australian release date. The bad news is that it will be skipping cinemas, but the good news is that it arrives on DVD in just a couple of months, on the 1st of April 2010.

I know Nicolas Cage, I’m shocked too!

Cage stars as a drug-addled police sergeant (or bad lieutenant, if you will) investigating the murder of a family of Senegalese immigrants, while trying to deal with his own personal problems.

The film is inspired (very, very loosely) on Abel Ferrara‘s harrowing 1992 film Bad Lieutenant, despite the fact that Herzog claims to never have seen Ferrara’s picture.

We first discussed BL:POCNL almost six months ago, right before it debuted at Cannes. The baffling trailer was, quite simply, astounding. The moment pictured below alone had me salivating with anticipation!

The film scored a small release in the U.S. late last year, and received some very impressive reviews. In fact, it holds an 85% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Of course, everyone agrees that it’s crazy, and coming from Herzog and Cage, I wouldn’t expect anything less.

Check out the trailer and the hilarious feud between Herzog and Ferrara here.

In the meantime, everyone save the date! April 1, 2010!

Discuss: Did you know Werner Herzog once ate his own shoe? You can watch it, in his evocatively titled 1980 film: “Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe”

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