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 Posted:   Apr 26, 2013 - 6:52 PM   
 By:   welwynfilmstudios   (Member)

Independent British distributors have revealed that they are preparing a number of very exciting Blu-ray releases of cult and classic films which are set to arrive on the market later this year. Amongst them are Andrey Konchalovskiy's The Runaway Train, Jeff Lieberman's Squirm, and Boaz Davidson's The Last American Virgin.

Here's Arrow Video's Complete Summer slate:

The Car

Standard Release: Street Date: July 15th.

Made when Jaws was still the most successful film of all time, The Car has almost exactly the same premise, but replaces the ocean with the Utah desert, and the shark with a Lincoln Continental Mark III of possibly supernatural origin.

When two teenage cyclists and a hitch-hiking musician are killed in apparently deliberate hit-and-runs, the police department of Santa Ynez investigates, whereupon the seemingly driverless vehicle turns on its hapless officers as well. And when the car strikes rather too close to the home of Captain Wade Parent (James Brolin), he vows to stop at nothing to defeat it.

Director Elliot Silverstein (Cat Ballou, A Man Called Horse) keeps everything as slick and streamlined as the car itself, turning the desert landscape into a powerfully mythic backdrop for a potent clash between the forces of good and those of inexplicable but clearly implacable evil.

Special Features:
High Definition presentation (1080p), on Blu-ray for the first time in the world!
Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Audio commentary with director Elliot Silverstein moderated by Calum Waddell
Making a Mechanical Monster: Special Effects Artist William Alridge Remembers The Car
Hitchhike the Hell: Actor John Rubinstein recalls becoming a victim of The Car
Original Trailer
Easter Egg
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Joe Wilson
Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Cullen Gallagher as well as a brand new interview with co-writer Michael Butler conducted by Calum Waddell, illustrated with original archive stills and artwork

Runaway Train

Dual Format Release. Street Date: July 22.

Two convicts break out of Stonehaven Prison in the dead of winter, boarding a freight train with the intention of getting as far away as possible before their notoriously sadistic warden finds out. But the brakes fail and the driver has a heart attack, sending hundreds of tons of metal hurtling through the snowy Alaskan wastes at terrifying and unstoppable speed.

Based on a script by Akira Kurosawa (Seven Samurai), with hardboiled prison slang added by real-life ex-con Edward Bunker (Mr Blue in Reservoir Dogs), this riveting thriller also boasts Oscar-nominated performances from Jon Voight and Eric Roberts – with Voight playing spectacularly against type as a criminal so vicious that he served much of his sentence welded into his cell.

Combining electrifying action with constant psychological tension (the only surviving member of the train crew is a young, inexperienced woman), Runaway Train is one of cinema's great thrill-rides.

High Definition transfer of the film prepared by MGM for the Cannes Film Festival premiere
High Definition Blu-ray and Standard Definition DVD presentation of the film
Optional English SDH Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
From Thespian to Fugitive – Star Jon Voight shares his memories of his Academy Award-nominated role
Running on Empty – An Interview with director Andrei Konchalovsky
The Calm Before the Chaos – Co-star Kyle T. Heffner remembers Runaway Train
Booklet featuring new writing on the film and a new interview with Runaway Train's Production Designer Stephen Marsh conducted by Calum Waddell, illustrated with rare behind-the-scenes production images

Dressed to Kill

Standard Release. Street Date: July 29th.

After sexually frustrated housewife Kate Miller (Angie Dickinson) has a session with her psychiatrist Dr Elliott (Michael Caine), she silently seduces a man in an art gallery, an assignation that ends in murder and the only witness, high-class prostitute Liz Blake (Nancy Allen) being stalked by the killer in turn.

One of Brian De Palma's darkest and most controversial suspense thrillers, Dressed to Kill was as acclaimed for its stylish set-pieces and lush Pino Donaggio score as it was condemned for its sexual explicitness and blatant borrowings from Alfred Hitchcock in general and Psycho in particular.

But the glee with which De Palma turns this material inside out is completely infectious, as he delves deep inside the troubled psyches of his characters (critic Pauline Kael said that the film was "permeated with the distilled essence of impure thoughts") in order to undermine expectations at every turn.

Special Features:
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the feature
Optional original uncompressed Mono 2.0 Audio and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 Surround Sound
Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Symphony of Fear: Producer George Litto discusses his working relationship with Brian De Palma
Dressed in White: Star Angie Dickinson on her role in the film
Dressed in Purple: Star Nancy Allen discusses her role in the film
Lessons in Filmmaking: Actor Keith Gordon discusses Dressed to Kill
The Making of a Thriller – A documentary on the making of Dressed to Kill featuring writer-director Brian De Palma, George Litto, stars Angie Dickinson, Nancy Allen, Dennis Franz and more!
Unrated, R-Rated, and TV-Rated Comparison Featurette
Slashing Dressed to Kill – Brian De Palma and stars Nancy Allen and Keith Gordon discuss the changes that had to be made to avoid an X-rating
Original Theatrical Gallery
Reversible sleeve with original and newly commissioned artwork by Nathanel Marsh
Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic and author Maitland McDonagh, illustrated with original archive stills and promotional material

Time Bandits

Standard Blu-ray and Limited Edition SteelBook Releases. Street Date: August 19th.

The film that established Terry Gilliam as more than just Monty Python's resident animator, this delightfully inventive children's fantasy is about young Kevin (Craig Warnock) who finds himself travelling through holes in the space-time continuum in the company of half a dozen fractious dwarfs.

Along the way, he encounters Agamemnon (Sean Connery), Robin Hood (John Cleese), Napoleon (Ian Holm) and winds up as a passenger on the Titanic, although not necessarily in that order. But is this just random entertainment laid on for history fan Kevin's benefit, or part of a wider struggle between the forces of good (Ralph Richardson) and evil (David Warner)?

At the time, this was a rare example of a small-budget British film successfully taking on American blockbusters. Now, it's a much-loved fantasy classic bursting with inspired images and ideas: Gilliam and co-writer Michael Palin (who also appears) are clearly enjoying themselves as much as their audience.

Special Features:
Brand new 2k-resolution restoration of the film from the original camera negative, approved by director and co-writer Terry Gilliam
Original uncompressed PCM Stereo 2.0 and 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio options
Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Chasing Time Bandits: A new interview with Terry Gilliam
Writing the Film that Dares Not Speak its Name: A new interview in which Michael Palin discusses co-writing and acting in Time Bandits
The Effects of Time Bandits: A new interview in which Kent Houston, founder of the Peerless Camera Company, discusses Time Bandits' optical effects
Playing Evil: A new featurette in which actor David Warner remembers producer George Harrison and playing Evil in Time Bandits
The Costumes of Time Bandits: A new interview with costume designer James Acheson
The Look of Time Bandits: A new interview with production designer Milly Burns
From Script to Screen – A new animated featurette in which Milly Burns takes us through her production notebooks, locations photographs and storyboards revealing how twentieth century Morocco was transformed into Ancient Greece
Original Trailer
Restoration Demonstration
Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic James Oliver

House of Usher

Standard Blu-ray and Limited Edition SteelBook Releases. Street Date: August 26th.

When exploitation maestro Roger Corman decided to raise his game by hiring Vincent Price to star in an adaptation of a classic tale by Edgar Allan Poe, he set in train a series of Poe adaptations that would redefine American horror cinema.

When Philip Winthrop (Mark Damon) visits his fiancée Madeleine Usher (Myrna Fahey) in her crumbling family mansion, her brother Roderick (Price) tries to talk him out of the wedding, explaining that the Usher family is cursed and that extending its bloodline will only prolong the agony. Madeleine wants to elope with Philip, but neither of them can predict what ruthless lengths Roderick will go to in order to keep them apart.

Richard Matheson's intelligent, literate script is enhanced by Floyd Crosby's stylish widescreen cinematography, but it's Vincent Price's anguished conviction in one of his signature roles that makes the film so chillingly memorable over half a century on.

Special Features:
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Audio commentary with director and producer Roger Corman
Legend to Legend: Director and former Corman apprentice Joe Dante reflects on the iconic Poe cycle
Through the Pale Door: A Specially-commissioned video essay by critic and filmmaker David Cairns examining Corman's film in relation to Poe's story
Archival interview with Vincent Price
Original Trailer
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by author and critic Tim Lucas and an extract from Vincent Price's long out of print autobiography, illustrated with original archive stills and posters
More to be announced!

Deranged

Dual Format Release. Street Date: August 12th.

Real-life Wisconsin serial killer Ed Gein inspired many distinguished films, including Psycho, The Silence of the Lambs and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, but none is quite as disturbing as Deranged.

Roberts Blossom gives an alarmingly convincing performance as rural eccentric Ezra Cobb, whose mother's death unhinges him to the point where he not only lovingly preserves her corpse in the living room but also goes out to find 'friends' to keep her company – not all of whom are dead when he finds them! Perversely, Ezra's more worried about what mother would say about his various activities than he is about the prospect of being found out. Indeed, like Gein, he's cheerfully open about his activities when visiting friends, but no-one believes him.

Like Carnival of Souls and The Honeymoon Killers, this is one of American horror cinema's great one-offs, an eerie, genuinely unsettling but also darkly comic experience.

Special Features:
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of the unrated version, featuring the infamous 'brain-scooping scene', available uncut in the UK for the first time!
Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Audio commentary with special effects artist Tom Savini
Introduction to the film by Savini
A Blossoming Brilliance: Scott Spiegel (Intruder, Evil Dead II) speaks about Deranged star Roberts Blossom and the lasting legacy of this gore-soaked gem
Ed Gein: From Murder to Movies - Laurence R. Harvey (The Human Centipide II) discusses the lurid legacy of the Wisconsin serial killer and the secrets of portraying a cinematic psychopath
Original Trailer
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Nat Marsh
Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Stephen Thrower, author of Nightmare USA, and an archive interview with producer Bob Clark by Calum Waddell, illustrated with original archive stills and posters
And more to be announced!

The Last American Virgin

Dual Format Release: September 23rd.

Gary, Rick and David are American teens with one thing on their mind. They move from party to party, trying out their latest chat-up lines, which usually ends in miserable failure for Gary, as he's more interested in finding true romance than a quick fumble in someone's parents' bedroom. So when Karen arrives at their school, Gary falls head over heels in love, but Rick's baser intentions towards her threaten to break up their friendship for good.

Championed by Eli Roth (Hostel) as one of the most underrated films of its era, The Last American Virgin is a raucous but also surprisingly intelligent and sobering look at the hideousness of growing up, peer pressures, misplaced expectations and unforeseen consequences.

It's also a superb snapshot of the early Eighties music scene, with the soundtrack featuring Blondie, Devo, The Human League, KC and the Sunshine Band, The Police, U2 and many others.

Special Features:
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of the film, available in the UK for the first time!
Original uncompressed PCM Stereo soundtrack on the Blu-ray
Optional Isolated Music & Effects track
Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Brand new interview with director Boaz Davidson
Brand new interviews with stars Lawrence Monoson and Diane Franklin
Brand new interview with cinematographer Adam Greenberg
Original Trailer
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by The Red Dress
Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic and publisher Robin Bougie and an interview with The Last American Virgin super fan Eli Roth conducted by Calum Waddell, illustrated with original archive stills and posters

Lifeforce

Standard Blu-ray and Limited Edition SteelBook Releases. Street Date: September 30th.

When a space shuttle crew finds a mysterious spacecraft containing three human-looking creatures in a state of suspended animation, they bring them back to Earth for further investigation.

It's only then that scientists discover that they are in fact a race of space vampires that feed off people's life-force rather than their blood. So when they escape and run amok in London, the consequences are apocalyptic - and the shuttle crew's only survivor (Steve Railsback) seems to be the only man who can stop them.

Based on Colin Wilson's novel 'The Space Vampires', co-written by Dan O'Bannon (Alien, Return of the Living Dead) and directed by Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Poltergeist), this lively sci-fi horror romp has a stellar cast including Peter Firth, Frank Finlay and Patrick Stewart - although it's Mathilda May's appearance as a naked female alien that attracts most attention to this day.

Special Features:
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of both the Theatrical and Director's Cuts
Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
New audio commentary with director Tobe Hooper
New audio commentary with make-up effects artist Nick Maley
Cannon Fodder: The Making of Lifeforce - An epic UK-exclusive look at the genesis, production and release of Lifeforce featuring interviews with Hooper, producer Michael J. Kagan, editor John Grover, actors Aubrey Morris and Nicholas Ball, makeup artist Sandra Exelby, screenwriter Michael Armstrong, sound designer Vernon Messenger, artistic designers Tom Adams and Douglas Smith and effects artist John Schoonraad.
New Cast & Crew Retrospective with star Steve Railsback, Hooper, Mathilda May and more!
Original Theatrical Trailer
TV Spot
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gary Pullin
Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film, a new interview with Oscar-winning visual effects artist John Dykstra by Calum Waddell, illustrated with original archive stills and posters
More to be announced

Squirm

Dual Format Release. Street Date: September 16th.

One of the most original and entertaining of the revenge-of-nature films that characterised mid-1970s American horror, Squirm begins with a pylon being downed by a thunderstorm, sending millions of volts into the wet, conductive mud, which naturally gives hundreds of thousands of its wriggly inhabitants an insatiable hunger for human flesh.

And since the accident has also inconveniently cut off the electricity to Fly Creek, Georgia, its population could hardly be more vulnerable when the sun goes down. Houses can be barricaded against most intruders, but what happens when they're small enough to get into the water supply?

Writer-director Jeff Lieberman (who also made the cult classics Blue Sunshine and Just Before Dawn) achieves a near-perfect blend of knowing wit and good old-fashioned scares, with make-up genius Rick Baker (An American Werewolf in London) on hand for some of the memorably disgusting special effects.

Special Features:
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD uncut presentation, available in the UK for the first time!
Original Uncompressed Mono Audio
Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Audio commentary with director Jeff Lieberman
Filmed Live Q&A session with Lieberman and star Don Scardino from New York's Anthology Film Archives (2011)
Interview with Kim Newman
Original Trailer
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gary Pullin
Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Lee Gambin, author of Massacred by Mother Nature and an interview with Jeff Lieberman by Calum Waddell, illustrated with original archive stills and posters
More to be announced!

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=11008

 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2013 - 6:16 AM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

Absolutely meticulous.

 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2013 - 7:00 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

Hope these are region free...I'd love to have Dressed To Kill.

 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2013 - 8:55 AM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)

Darn and here I thought this thread was about the tv series Arrow getting a blu release. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2013 - 5:02 PM   
 By:   riotengine   (Member)

Hope these are region free...I'd love to have Dressed To Kill.

According to Arrow's site, region "B." Too bad. I have a couple of buddies who would love to get The Car.

Greg Espinoza

 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2013 - 7:12 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

Crap...Arrow's release of Obsession was a region-free release. frown

 
 Posted:   Apr 28, 2013 - 5:24 AM   
 By:   Warlok   (Member)

The Car!

C`mon region 1 (A, North America, English, whatever the Hell they go with)...

 
 Posted:   May 22, 2013 - 3:25 PM   
 By:   welwynfilmstudios   (Member)

British distributors Arrow Video have revealed that they are preparing a Blu-ray release of director Brian De Palma's The Fury (1978), starring Kirk Douglas, John Cassavetes, Carrie Snodgress, and Charles Durning. Exact technical specs and supplemental features to be included on this upcoming release are yet to be revealed.


Update

Arrow Video have just informed us via email that they are also bringing to Blu-ray Brian De Palma's Sisters (1973) and Phantom of the Paradise (1974).

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=11240

 
 Posted:   May 22, 2013 - 3:27 PM   
 By:   welwynfilmstudios   (Member)

British distributors Arrow Video have officially announced and detailed their upcoming standard and SteelBook Blu-ray editions of Jack Hill's landmark Blaxsploitation classic Foxy Brown (1974), starring Pam Grier, Antonio Fargas, and Peter Brown. The two Blu-ray editions will be available for purchase online and in shops across the United Kingdom on June 24th.

When Foxy Brown's undercover-agent boyfriend is gunned down on the orders of evil drug kingpins, she stops at nothing to exact a thrillingly brutal revenge. This is one of the all-time great Blaxploitation films, pulling out all the stops at a time long before anyone had thought of political correctness.

After linking her boyfriend's murder to a so-called "modelling agency", Foxy poses as a prostitute to infiltrate the company, saving fellow black women from a life of drugs and sexual exploitation in the process.

Pam Grier was given the role of a lifetime as the street-smart yet intensely sexy Foxy, modelling a stupendously varied range of Seventies threads while righteously kicking villainous white butt at every opportunity.

With an incredible supporting cast, a suitably funkadelic soundtrack and just the right balance of sex and violence, Foxy Brown is still, undisputedly, the meanest chick in town.

Director-approved Special Features:
Restored High Definition presentation (1080p), on Blu-ray for the first time in the world!
Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Original Uncompressed PCM Mono 2.0 Audio.
Audio commentary with director Jack Hill.
"From Black and White to Blaxploitation" – Actor Sid Haig speaks about his long and influential friendship with Jack Hill.
"A Not So Minor Influence" – An Interview with Bob Minor, the first African-American member of the Stuntman's Association, and co-star of Foxy Brown.
"Back to Black" – Legendary actors Fred "The Hammer" Williamson (Black Caesar) and Austin Stoker (Sheba Baby, Assault on Precinct 13), alongside Rosanne Katon (Ebony, Ivory, and Jade) and film scholar Howard S. Berger speak about the enduring popularity of the Blaxploitation film.
Photo gallery of behind-the-scenes and publicity images.
Original Theatrical Trailer.
Trailer Reel – Trailers for all the major works by Jack Hill including Foxy Brown, Coffy and Switchblade Sisters.
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by The Red Dress.
Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Josiah Howard, author of Blaxploitation Cinema: The Essential Reference Guide, a new interview with Pam Grier by Jack Hill biographer Calum Waddell, illustrated with original archive stills and posters.

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=11237

 
 Posted:   May 29, 2013 - 10:43 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

Watched THE CAR today and the movie looks absolutely amazing! Sound wise it's quite good too, but in 2.0 only, but Rosenman score is still quite prominent and awesome.
There are of course some granier darker sequences (especially the night scenes), but overall, it's just amazing and clean transfer.

 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2013 - 11:27 AM   
 By:   welwynfilmstudios   (Member)

British distributors Arrow Video have officially announced their upcoming Blu-ray release of director Jeff Lieberman's Squirm (1976), starring Don Scardino, Patricia Pearcy, and R.A. Dow. The release will be available for purchase online and in shops across the United Kingdom on September 23.

Lovingly restored for Blu-ray, a process approved by Lieberman himself, Arrow's HD presentation of Squirm is uncut and comes loaded with special features and bonus material, including interchangeable artwork and exclusive writing on the film by UK horror aficionado Kim Newman.

In his debut feature film, writer-director Jeff Lieberman (who also made the cult classics Blue Sunshine and Just Before Dawn) achieves a near-perfect blend of knowing wit and good old-fashioned scares, with Oscar-winning make-up genius Rick Baker (An American Werewolf in London) on hand for some of the most memorably disgusting special effects ever committed to film.

Special Features:
High Definition digital transfer of the film, approved by writer-director Jeff Lieberman
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD uncut presentation, available in the UK for the first time
Original Uncompressed Mono PCM Audio
Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Audio commentary with Jeff Lieberman
Filmed Live Q&A session with Jeff Lieberman and star Don Scardino from New York's Anthology Film Archives (2012)
The Esoteric Auteur - Kim Newman on Jeff Lieberman and Squirm
Original Trailer
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gary Pullin
Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Lee Gambin, author of Massacred by Mother Nature and an interview with Jeff Lieberman by Calum Waddell, illustrated with original archive stills and posters


http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=12069

 
 Posted:   Sep 6, 2013 - 12:59 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Am getting their invasion of the body snatchers blu-ray; priced cheaply at £10.99! This movie was one of the first I got on dvd and like Carpenter's "The Thing" I find superior in every way to the original.

http://www.arrowfilms.co.uk/index.php?c=y&s=4f8538ac865bd504f565fc91ac869e5e&art_id=44&tle_id=822&v=

 
 Posted:   Sep 6, 2013 - 8:46 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

God, I need a region-free player... frown

 
 Posted:   Sep 6, 2013 - 10:20 AM   
 By:   welwynfilmstudios   (Member)

British distributors Arrow Video have revealed that they are planning to add four titles to their Blu-ray catalog: Don Siegel's The Killers (1964), Giuseppe Tornatore's Cinema Paradiso (1988), Mario Bava's Kidnapped/Rabid Dogs (1974), Preston Sturges' Sullivan's Travels (1941), Godfrey Reggio's Koyaanisqatsi (1982).

Cinema Paradiso

A winner of awards across the world including Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, 5 BAFTA Awards including Best Actor, Original Screenplay and Score, the Grand Prize of the Jury at the Cannes Film Festival and many more.

Giuseppe Tornatore's loving homage to the cinema tells the story of Salvatore, a successful film director, returning home for the funeral of Alfredo, his old friend who was the projectionist at the local cinema throughout his childhood. Soon memories of his first love affair with the beautiful Elena and all the high and lows that shaped his life come flooding back, as Salvatore reconnects with the community he left 30 years earlier.

Presented in both the original award-winning cut and the expanded Director's Cut incorporating more of Salvatore's backstory, newly restored from original negative materials.

2-DISC SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES:
Newly restored from the original camera negative and presented in two versions – the 124 minute Cannes Festival theatrical version and the 170 minute Director's Cut
Uncompressed original stereo 2.0 Audio and 5.1 options
Optional English subtitles
Giuseppe Tornatore's A Dream of Sicily Documentary
A Bear and a Mouse in Paradise Documentary
The Kissing Sequence
Original Trailer
Booklet featuring new writing on the film
More to be announced!
Kidnapped/Rabid Dogs

Following difficulties in his career Mario Bava happened across an idea that would enable him to compete with the younger directors lighting up the Italian box office such as Dario Argento and Sergio Martino.

Rabid Dogs begins as $70,000 of wages are being transferred when the Ajaccio gang hit. With a hail of bullets in a quick raid they speed off in their waiting getaway car. Tough, violent and realistic, Bava's film ramps up the tension and doesn't stop as hostages are added and the film builds to its dizzying finale.

Unfolding in real time, a rare device seen only in earlier films such as High Noon and 12 Angry Men yet totally unheard of in Italian cinema at the time, Rabid Dogs is a singular film in Bava's filmography and one of the greatest crime films of the period.

SPECIAL 3-DISC EDITION FEATURES:
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of two versions of the film; 'Rabid Dogs' – Bava's original version posthumously completed from his notes & 'Kidnapped' – the re-edited, re-dubbed and re-scored version, supervised by Bava's son and assistant Lamberto Bava and producer Alfredo Leone
Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing on both versions
Audio Commentary with Bava biographer and expert Tim Lucas
End of the Road: The Making of Rabid Dogs – A documentary featurette including interviews with Lamberto Bava, Alfredo Leone and star Lea Lander
Original Trailer
Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Stephen Thrower, a history of the multiple versions of the film from Semaforo Rosso to Rabid Dogs to Kidnapped by Peter Blumenstock, illustrated with original stills and posters
Much more to be announced!
The Killers

Director Don Siegel's gritty remake of the 1946 original. Lee Marvin and Clu Gulager star as two hitmen determined to find out why their latest victim offered no resistance. Coming to the Arrow Academy line in early 2014.

Sullivan's Travels

Frustrated film director Sullivan (Joel McCrea) is fed up with serving out easily digestible but ultimately meaningless chunks of comedy for the studios. He decides to set off across America to rediscover the daily lives of the Joe Lunchpails as research for his socially responsible next film, O Brother, Where Art Thou? Giving up all his unnecessaries, he begins his cross-country road trip in hobo's clothes with barely a dime in his pocket to regain his focus. Coming to the Arrow Academy line in early 2014.

Koyaanisqatsi

Titled from a Hopi Indian word meaning "life out of balance," this unusual, lyrical film suggests that humanity is an ugly blight on the face of this beautiful planet. An awesome epic undersold by an adjective like "powerful." Coming in early 2014.

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=12070

 
 Posted:   Sep 27, 2013 - 5:34 PM   
 By:   welwynfilmstudios   (Member)

British distributors Arrow Video have officially announced will add three titles to their Blu-ray catalog in December: Dario Argento's Tenebrae (1982), John Carpenter's Big Trouble in Little China (1986), and Robert Altman's The Long Goodbye (1973). Arrow Video will also release on DVD Paul Bartel's Lust in the Dust (1985).


http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=12262

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 28, 2013 - 9:40 PM   
 By:   philiperic   (Member)

God, I need a region-free player... frown

Id like one too - but Ive read you have to change the region each time you play a disc ?
is that true ? can anyone recommend a good model?? perhaps without that feature?

 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2013 - 7:27 PM   
 By:   welwynfilmstudios   (Member)

Review of Lifeforce.

http://film.thedigitalfix.com/content/id/77117/lifeforce.html

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 7, 2013 - 12:12 AM   
 By:   arthur grant   (Member)

God, I need a region-free player... frown

Id like one too - but Ive read you have to change the region each time you play a disc ?
is that true ? can anyone recommend a good model?? perhaps without that feature?


I'll do a little research for models in the States and get back to you. Here in Australia I purchased an inexpensive Blu Ray player that allowed me to adjust the machine to change the code ONCE (for playing the U.S. or region A discs) and it works great. But I have 2 blu ray players. One for Australian or Region B discs issued here and the other for discs purchased overseas.

 
 Posted:   Oct 7, 2013 - 7:24 AM   
 By:   PhiladelphiaSon   (Member)

Am getting their invasion of the body snatchers blu-ray; priced cheaply at £10.99! This movie was one of the first I got on dvd and like Carpenter's "The Thing" I find superior in every way to the original.

http://www.arrowfilms.co.uk/index.php?c=y&s=4f8538ac865bd504f565fc91ac869e5e&art_id=44&tle_id=822&v=


THE THING is superior to most motion pictures made!

 
 Posted:   Oct 16, 2013 - 6:42 PM   
 By:   welwynfilmstudios   (Member)

British distributors Arrow Video have officially announced and detailed their upcoming Blu-ray release of Philip Kaufman's Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), starring Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, and Jeff Goldblum. The release will be available for purchase in the United Kingdom on November 18th.

In addition to the standard release, Arrow Video will also have available for sale a Limited SteelBook Edition of Invasion of the Body Snatchers. See our listing here.

Synopsis: An update of Don Siegel's 1956 horror classic, set in the paranoid 1970s. Alien spores land on Earth and slowly start taking over the people of America when they are asleep. The plants take over the bodies and souls of their victims so that no-one can tell who has been corrupted and who has not. Donald Sutherland takes on the role played originally by Kevin McCarthy, who appears in a cameo.

Special Features:

High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the film
Original uncompressed Stereo 2.0 audio / 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Audio commentary with director Philip Kaufman
Discussing the Pod: A new panel conversation about 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers' and invasion cinema featuring critic Kim Newman and filmmakers Ben Wheatley and Norman J. Warren
Dissecting the Pod: A new interview with Kaufman biographer Annette Insdorf
Writing the Pod: A new interview with Jack Seabrook, author of 'Stealing through Time: On the Writings of Jack Finney' about Finney's original novel 'The Body Snatchers'
Re-Visitors from Outer Space: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Pod – a documentary on the making of the film featuring Philip Kaufman, Donald Sutherland, writer W.D. Richter and more
The Man Behind the Scream: The Sound Effects Pod – a look at the film's pioneering sound effects
The Invasion Will Be Televised: The Cinematography Pod – cinematographer Michael Chapman (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull) discusses the look of and influences on the visual style of the film
Practical Magic: The Special Effect Pod – A look at the creation of the special effects from the opening space sequence
Original Theatrical Trailer
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Nathanael Marsh [Amaray version only]
52-page collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic David Cairns, as well as re-prints of classic articles including contemporary interviews with Philip Kaufman and W.D. Richter, illustrated with original archive stills and posters

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