Friday, 1 September 2017

ARROW VIDEO SEPTEMBER 2017 RELEASE SCHEDULE


Arrow Video have released their schedule for September and it will be another month of DVD, Blu-ray and dual format releases. Below you will find the September 2017 release schedule for U.K., U.S.A. and Canada releases.

If you missed what Arrow Video released in August 2017 you can find all the details HERE.

THE GHOUL


Release Date: 4th September 2017 (UK. Release) Blu-ray

2nd October 2017 (U.K. Release) DVD

12th September 2017 (U.S.A./Canada Release)

Format: Blu-ray & DVD

Directed by: Gareth Tunley

From executive producer Ben Wheatley (Kill List, Free Fire) comes a mind-bending British psychological thriller to sit alongside such classics of the genre as Nicolas Roeg and Donald Cammell’s Performance, David Lynch’s Lost Highway and Christopher Nolan’s Following.


Chris is a homicide detective called to London to investigate a strange double murder. Both victims appear to have continued moving towards their assailant despite multiple gunshots to the face and chest. On a hunch, and with the help of an old colleague – and former girlfriend – Chris decides to go undercover as a patient to investigate the suspect’s psychotherapist, the mysterious Alexander Morland, who has a taste for the occult…

The debut feature of writer-director Gareth Tunley, starring Tom Meeten (Sightseers), Alice Lowe (Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace) and Dan Renton Skinner (Notes on Blindness), The Ghoul is the latest standout addition to a thriving new wave of British cinema.

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

· High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation / Standard Definition DVD presentation

· Original 5.1 audio

· Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing

· Commentary by writer-director Gareth Tunley, actor-producer Tom Meeten and producer Jack Healy Guttmann

· In the Loop, a brand-new documentary on the conception and making of The Ghoul produced by Arrow Films exclusively for this release. Featuring interviews with Tunley, Meeten, Guttmann, actors Alice Lowe, Geoff McGivern, Niamh Cusack Rufus Jones and Dan Skinner, composer Waen Shepherd, and executive producers Dhiraj Mahey and Ben Wheatley.

· The Baron, a 2013 short film with optional commentary by writer-director Tunley and writer-actor Meeten

· Theatrical trailer

FIRST PRESSING ONLY:

Booklet featuring writing on the film by Adam Scovell, author of Folk Horror: Hours Dreadful and Things Strange

Duration: 85 mins
Language: English
Subtitles: English/English SDH
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Audio: 5.1
Colour
Discs: 1


 


THE DAY OF THE JACKAL

Release Date: 4th September 2017 (UK. Release Only)

Format: Blu-ray

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

In 1971, Frederick Forsythe shot to bestseller status with his debut novel, The Day of the Jackal – taut, utterly plausible, almost documentarian in its realism and attention to detail. Two years later, director Fred Zinnemann (High Noon) turned a gripping novel into a nail-biting cinematic experience.

August 1962: the latest attempt on the life of French President Charles de Gaulle by the far right paramilitary organisation, the OAS, ends in chaos, with its architect-in-chief dead at the hands of a firing squad. Demoralised and on the verge of bankruptcy, the OAS leaders meet in secret to plan their next move. In a last desperate attempt to eliminate de Gaulle, they opt to employ the services of a hired assassin from outside the fold. Enter the Jackal (Edward Fox, Gandhi): charismatic, calculating, cold as ice. As the Jackal closes in on his target, a race against the clock ensues to identify and put a stop to a killer whose identity, whereabouts and modus operandi are completely unknown.

Co-starring a plethora of talent from both sides of the Channel, including Michael Lonsdale (Munich), Derek Jacobi (The Odessa File) and Cyril Cusack (1984) and featuring striking cinematography by Jean Tournier (Moonraker), The Day of the Jackal remains one of the greatest political thrillers of all time.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Original uncompressed mono audio
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
New interview with Neil Sinyard, author of Fred Zinnemann: Films of Character and Conscience
Two rare archival clips from the film set, including an interview with Fred Zinnemann
Theatrical trailer
Original screenplay by Kenneth Ross (BD-ROM content)
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Peter Strain

FIRST PRESSING ONLY: 

Collector’s booklet featuring new writing by critic Mark Cunliffe and film historian Sheldon Hall

Duration: 143 mins
Language: English
Subtitles: English SDH
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Audio: Mono
Colour
Discs: 1





THE SUSPICIOUS DEATH OF A MINOR

Release Date: 25th September 2017 (UK. Release)

12th September 2017 (U.S.A./Canada Release)

Format: Dual Format Blu-ray & DVD

Directed by: Sergio Martino

In the wake of the success of Dario Argento’s ground-breaking giallo The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, numerous other directors stepped forward to try their hand at these lurid murder-mysteries. At the forefront was Sergio Martino (The Strange Vice of Mrs Wardh, Torso), whose sensual 70s thrillers starring Edwige Fenech and George Hilton are widely celebrated as some of the best the genre has to offer.

The final of Martino’s six gialli, The Suspicious Death of a Minor combines conventional giallo trappings with elements of the then flourishing ‘poliziotteschi’ crime thrillers. Claudio Cassinelli (What Have They Done to Your Daughters?) stars as undercover cop Paolo Germi, on the trail of a Milanese criminal outfit following the brutal murder of an underage prostitute. But a killer-for-hire is also on the prowl, bumping off witnesses before they have a chance to talk…

Also starring Mel Ferrer (Nightmare City), Barbara Magnolfi (Suspiria) and Jenny Tamburi (The Psychic), and featuring a script by veteran giallo writer Ernesto Gastaldi (All the Colours of the Dark, Death Walks at Midnight), this unique and lesser-known entry in Martino’s filmography serves as an essential link between two different movements in Italian popular cinema.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

Brand new 2K restoration of the film from the original camera negative produced by Arrow Video exclusively for this release
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
Original mono Italian and English soundtracks (lossless on the Blu-ray Disc)
English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
New audio commentary by Troy Howarth, author of So Deadly, So Perverse: 50 Years of Italian Giallo Films
New interview with co-writer/director Sergio Martino
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Chris Malbon

FIRST PRESSING ONLY: 

Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing by Barry Forshaw

Duration: 100 mins
Language: Italian / English
Subtitles: English/English SDH
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Audio: Mono
Colour
Discs: 2





KILL BABY KILL

Release Date: 11th September 2017 (UK. Release Only)

Format: Dual Format Blu-ray & DVD

Directed by: Mario Bava

In 1966, after a three-year hiatus, director Mario Bava (Black Sunday, The Girl Who Knew Too Much) returned to his preferred stomping ground of horror, conjuring up a spine-tingling tale of Gothic terror whose influence would resonate within the genre for years to come.

In the early 20th century, pathologist Dr Paul Eswai (Giacomo Rossi-Stuart, The Last Man on Earth) is summoned to a remote Carpathian village to perform an autopsy on a woman who died under mysterious circumstances. With the locals convinced they are being haunted by the spirit of a young girl who died years ago, can the steadfastly rational doctor find a logical explanation to the strange goings-on… or will his rational beliefs be destroyed by the dark secret that lies within the crumbling walls of the ancient Villa Graps?

Co-starring the unforgettable Erika Blanc (The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave, So Sweet… So Perverse), Kill, Baby… Kill! arrived at the tail-end of the golden age of Italian horror and is regarded by many as Bava’s masterpiece..

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

• Restored 2K high definition digital transfer

• High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations

• Original mono Italian and English soundtracks (lossless on the Blu-ray Disc)

• Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack

• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack

• New audio commentary by Tim Lucas, author of Mario Bava – All the Colors of the Dark

• The Devil’s Daughter: Mario Bava and the Gothic Child, a new video essay by critic Kat Ellinger

• Kill, Bava, Kill!, an interview with assistant director Lamberto Bava

• Erika in Fear, an interview with actress Erika Blanc

• Introduction by Erika Blanc

• Yellow, Semih Tareen’s short film homage to the cinema of Mario Bava

• German opening titles

• Vintage Kill, Baby… Kill! photo-comic

• Image gallery

• Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys

FIRST PRESSING ONLY:

Collector’s booklet featuring new writing by critic Travis Crawford

Duration: 83 mins
Language: Italian / English
Subtitles: English / English SDH
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Audio: Mono
Colour
Discs: 2





SHOCK TREATMENT

NEW Release Date: 11th September 2017 (U.K. Release Only)

Format: Blu-ray

Directed by: Jim Sharman

From the writer and director of The Rocky Horror Picture Show comes not a sequel, not a prequel… but an equal to that classic, available on Blu-ray for the first time anywhere in the world, starring the cream of comedic talent in a riotous, unmissable cult musical.

Synopsis:

Several years on from the events of the original Rocky Horror Picture Show, Brad and Janet Majors find their strained marriage put to the test on popular Denton TV show Marriage Maze. Poor Brad is heavily sedated and institutionalised, whilst Janet is given a radical makeover and primed for stardom. But what are the real motivations behind the kooky DTV crew and their enigmatic head-honcho, Farley Flavors?

Featuring a host of familiar Rocky Horror faces including Richard O’Brien and Patricia Quinn as Dr Cosmo and Dr Nation, alongside Jessica Harper and Cliff De Young as Janet and Brad, plus the likes of Barry Humphries and Rik Mayall, this is a sexy, surreal satire that everyone should have on repeat prescription. With a rocking, shocking score from Richard O’Brien and Richard Hartley, including an irresistibly catchy title song, Shock Treatment is the follow-up that’s more than the equal of its predecessor.

Taking potshots at the medical industry, tacky TV shows, and everything in between, O’Brien’s film is bursting with energy and beautifully designed, and, as his character says, “you’ll be pathetically crazy about Shock Treatment - trust me, I’m a doctor!”

Presented in two highly collectable limited edition Blu-ray sets - each featuring one of the devious doctors from the film, Cosmo or Nation, on the packaging - it goes without saying that this world debut release is a must have for Rocky Horror fans. Altogether now, you need a bit of ooooh, Shock Treatment!

SPECIAL FEATURES:

LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

• Digital transfer from original film elements
• High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
• 5.1 and Mono audio options
• Isolated Music and Effects Track
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
• Audio commentary by Shock Treatment Fan Club presidents "Mad Man" Mike and Bill Brennan
• 35 Years of Shock Treatment – live panel filmed at British Film Insitute
• DTV Presents: A Shockumentary featurette
• Let's Rock 'n Roll: Shock Treatment's Super Score featurette
• Theatrical and International Trailers
• Exclusive Digipak Packaging featuring newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
• Collector’s Booklet featuring new writing on the film by festival programmer Michael Blyth
• Set of Exclusive Shock Treatment Mix ‘n’ Match Cards!
• Exclusive double-sided DENTON poster
Complete Soundtrack CD

Duration: 94 mins
Language: English
Subtitles: English SDH
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Audio: Mono/5.1
Colour
Discs: 1





DON'T TORTURE A DUCKLING

NEW Release Date: 25th September 2017 (U.K. Release)

14th September 2017 (U.S.A./Canada Release)

Format: Dual Format Blu-ray & DVD

Directed by: Lucio Fulci

From Lucio Fulci, the godfather of gore (The Psychic, The Beyond), comes one of the most powerful and unsettling giallo thrillers ever produced: his 1972 masterpiece Don’t Torture a Duckling.

When the sleepy rural village of Accendura is rocked by a series of murders of young boys, the superstitious locals are quick to apportion blame, with the suspects including the local “witch”, Maciara (Florinda Bolkan, A Lizard in a Woman’s Skin). With the bodies piling up and the community gripped by panic and a thirst for bloody vengeance, two outsiders – city journalist Andrea (Tomas Milian, The Four of the Apocalypse) and spoilt rich girl Patrizia (Barbara Bouchet, The Red Queen Kills Seven Times) – team up to crack the case. But before the mystery is solved, more blood will have been spilled, and not all of it belonging to innocents...

Deemed shocking at the time for its brutal violence, depiction of the Catholic Church and themes of child murder and paedophilia, Don’t Torture a Duckling is widely regarded today as Fulci's greatest film, rivalling the best of his close rival Dario Argento. Arrow Video is proud to present this uniquely chilling film in its North American high definition debut.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

• High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
• Original mono Italian and English soundtracks (lossless on the Blu-ray Disc)
• English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
• New audio commentary by Troy Howarth, author of So Deadly, So Perverse: 50 Years of Italian Giallo Films
• The Blood of Innocents, a new video discussion with Mikel J. Koven, author of La Dolce Morte: Vernacular Cinema and the Italian Giallo Film
• Hell is Already in Us, a new video essay by critic Kat Ellinger • Interviews with co-writer/director Lucio Fulci, actor Florinda Bolkan, cinematographer Sergio D’Offizi, assistant editor Bruno Micheli and assistant makeup artist Maurizio Trani
• Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Timothy Pittides

FIRST PRESSING ONLY:

Collector’s booklet with new writing on the film by Barry Forshaw and Howard Hughes

Duration: 108 mins
Language: Italian / English
Subtitles: English
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Audio: Mono
Colour
Discs: 2





A FISH CALLED WANDA

Release Date: 18th September 2017 (UK. Release)

19th September 2017 (U.S.A. Release)

Format: Blu-ray

Directed by: Charles Crichton

“The funniest movie I have seen in a long time” - Roger Ebert

In 1988, John Cleese, former Python and the mastermind behind Fawlty Towers, teamed up with the veteran Ealing Comedy director Charles Crichton (The Lavender Hill Mob) to produce another classic of British comedy.

Cleese plays Archie Leach, a weak-willed barrister who finds himself embroiled with a quartet of ill-matched jewel thieves – two American con artists played by Jamie Lee Curtis and Kevin Kline, Michael Palin’s animal-loving hitman and London gangster Tom Georgeson – when Georgeson is arrested. Only he and Palin know the whereabouts of the diamonds, prompting plenty of farce and in-fighting as well as some embarrassing nudity and the unfortunate demise of some innocent pooches…

Nominated for three Academy Awards and winning one for Kline’s outstanding supporting turn as the psychopathic Otto, A Fish Called Wanda has stood the test of time, earning its rightful place among its creators’ remarkable comedy pedigree.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

Brand-new 4K restoration from the original negative, produced by Arrow Films exclusively for this release
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Original English mono audio (uncompressed LPCM)
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
Commentary by writer and star John Cleese
Brand-new appreciation by Vic Pratt of the BFI National Archive
Brand-new interviews with composer John Du Prez, production designer Roger Murray-Leach, executive producer Steve Abbott and makeup supervisor Paul Engelen
John Cleese’s Final Farewell Performance, a 1988 documentary on the making of A Fish Called Wanda featuring interviews with actors Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Palin, Kevin Kline and director Charles Crichton
Something Fishy, a 15th anniversary retrospective documentary featuring interviews with Cleese, Curtis, Kline and Palin, executive producer Steve Abbott and director of photography Alan Hume
Fish You Were Here, a documentary on the film’s locations hosted by Robert Powell
24 deleted/alternative scenes with introductions by Cleese • A Message from John Cleese, a tongue-in-cheek introduction recorded for the film's original release
Gallery
Trivia track
Theatrical trailer

FIRST PRESSING ONLY:

Booklet featuring writing on the film by Sophie Monks Kaufman

Duration: 108 mins
Language: English
Subtitles: English / English SDH
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Audio: Mono
Colour
Discs: 1





CHILDREN OF THE CORN

Release Date: 19th September 2017 (U.S.A./Canada Release Only)

Format: Blu-ray

Directed by: Fritz Kiersch

Based on a short story by Stephen King, The Children of the Corn is a horror classic that has spawned multiple sequels and imitators, but none as harrowing as this masterpiece of horror.

HE WHO WALKS BEHIND THE ROWS

A young couple travelling cross-country find themselves stranded in the small town of Gatlin, where they meet a mysterious religious cult of children. With no adults in sight the terror brews as the new arrivals find the secrets of the prospering corn fields and the children who inhabit them. Led by the mysterious Isaac and the unhinged Malachi the blood-curdling secrets of the children of Gatlin are soon revealed to their new ‘outlander’ guests.

Featuring stellar performances from Linda Hamilton (Terminator) and Peter Horton (thirtysomething) and based on a short story by Stephen King, The Children of the Corn is a horror classic that has spawned multiple sequels and imitators, but none as harrowing as this masterpiece of horror.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

• Brand new 2K restoration from the original negative
• High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
• Original Mono and 5.1 Audio Options
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
• Brand new audio commentary with John Sullivan of childrenofthecornmovie.com and horror journalist Justin Beahm
• Audio commentary with director Fritz Kiersch, producer Terrence Kirby and actors John Franklin and Courtney Gains
• Harvesting Horror: The Making of Children of the Corn – retrospective piece featuring interviews with director Fritz Kiersch and actors John Franklin and Courtney Gains
• It Was the Eighties! – an interview with actress Linda Hamilton
• Return to Gatlin – brand new featurette revisiting the film’s original Iowa shooting locations
• Stephen King on a Shoestring – an interview with producer Donald Borchers
• Welcome to Gatlin: The Sights and Sounds of Children of the Corn – an interview with production designer Craig Stearns and composer Jonathan Elias
• Feeling Blue – an interview with the actor who played “The Blue Man” in the fabled excised sequence
• Theatrical Trailer
• Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gary Pullin

FIRST PRESSING:

Collectors booklet featuring new writing in the film.




THE UNTAMED

Release Date: 25th September 2017 (U.K. Release Only)

Format: Blu-ray & DVD

Directed by: Amat Escalante

Celebrated filmmaker Amat Escalante follows up his critically lauded features Heli and Los Bastardos with the award-winning The Untamed, which critics have called “ferociously intelligent” (Jonathan Romney, Screen) and “brilliant, frightening” (Rory O’Connor, The Film Stage).

Alejandra is a housewife, raising two boys with husband Angel in a small city. Her brother Fabian works as a nurse in a local hospital. Their provincial lives are upset with the arrival of the mysterious Veronica. Sex and love can be fragile in certain regions where strong family values, hypocrisy, homophobia, and male chauvinism exist. Veronica convinces them that in the nearby woods, inside an isolated cabin, dwells something not of this world that could be the answer to all of their problems. Something whose force they cannot resist and with whom they must make peace or suffer its wrath.

Escalante’s film mixes Lovecraftian science fiction with social commentary as he tackles themes including corruption and social injustice, a mix that has won acclaim including the Silver Lion at the prestigious Venice Film Festival and Best Director at Austin’s Fantastic Fest.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

High Definition digital transfer
5.1 DTS-HD Master audio
Optional English subtitles
Trailer
Reversible sleeve featuring original international art and newly commissioned artwork by the Twins of Evil
PLUS MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!

FIRST PRESSING ONLY:

Booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic and author Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, writing by critic Jonathan Romney, the director’s statement and extracts from the press book, illustrated with original stills

Duration: 100 mins
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English English SDH
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
Audio: TBC
Colour
Discs: 1 (separate BD and DVD skus)




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