Tuesday, 3 October 2017

ARROW VIDEO OCTOBER 2017 RELEASE SCHEDULE


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

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

BLOOD FEAST

Release Date: 9th October 2017 (UK. Release)

10th October 2017 (U.S.A./Canada Release)

Format: Dual Format Blu-ray & DVD

Directed by: Herschell Gordon Lewis


The filmography of late movie maverick Herschell Gordon Lewis brims with the mad, macabre, and just downright bizarre. But perhaps the most unhinged of all his directorial efforts, and certainly the most influential, must surely be his original gore-fest Blood Feast – the first ever splatter movie.

Dorothy Fremont is looking to throw a party unlike any other, and she gets just that when she hires the decidedly sinister Fuad Ramses to cater the event. Promising to provide her guests with an authentic Egyptian feast, Ramses promptly sets about acquiring the necessary ingredients – the body parts of nubile young women!

Featuring a host of stomach-churning gore gags including the infamous tongue sequence and much more nastiness besides, Herschell Gordon Lewis’ Blood Feast more than lives up to its name and remains essential viewing for any self-respecting splatter fan.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard DVD presentations
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Scum of the Earth - Herschell Gordon Lewis' 1963 feature
Blood Perspectives - Filmmakers Nicholas McCarthy and Rodney Ascher on Blood Feast
Herschell's History - Archival interview in which director Herschell Gordon Lewis discusses his entry into the film industry
How Herschell Found his Niche - A new interview with Lewis discussing his early work
Archival interview with Lewis and David F. Friedman
Carving Magic - Vintage short film from 1959 featuring Blood Feast Actor Bill Kerwin
Outtakes
Alternate "clean" scenes from Scum of the Earth
Promo gallery featuring trailers and more
Feature length commentary featuring Lewis and David F. Friedman moderated by Mike Grady
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by Twins of Evil

Duration: 68 mins
Language: English
Subtitles: English SDH
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Audio: Stereo
Colour
Discs: 2





MIRACLE MILE


Release Date: 16th October 2017 (UK. Release Only)

Format: Dual Format Blu-ray & DVD

Directed by: Steve De Jarnatt

When Harry (Anthony Edwards, Zodiac, ER) meets Julie (Mare Winningham, Turner & Hooch) at the La Brea Tar Pits, it’s love at first sight. But when Harry’s alarm clock fails to go off, he misses their scheduled date by several hours. Alone on a street corner at four in the morning, he answers a ringing pay phone and picks up a garbled message that all-out nuclear war is set to begin in an hour’s time. With the clock ticking and the city spiralling into chaos, can Harry somehow track down Julie and get them both to safety before Armageddon?

In 1983, American Film magazine called Miracle Mile one of the ten best unproduced screenplays, though Hollywood baulked at its idiosyncratic mix of black comedy, romance and nuclear holocaust. Years later, writer Steve De Jarnatt (Cherry 2000) bought back the rights to his own script and in 1988 made the film on his own terms. The result is a madcap end-of-the-world adventure like no other, as hilarious as it is disturbing, featuring scintillating views of nocturnal LA and a hypnotic score by Tangerine Dream.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
Original English stereo soundtrack (lossless on the Blu-ray Disc)
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
New video interview with writer/director Steve De Jarnatt
Audio commentary by Steve De Jarnatt
Audio commentary by Steve De Jarnatt, cinematographer Theo van de Sande and production designer Chris Horner
Julie & Harry, an interview with actors Mare Winningham and Anthony Edwards
Supporting cast and crew reunion featurette
The Music of Tangerine Dream, an interview with co-composer Paul Haslinger
Deleted scenes and outtakes
Rubiaux Rising, a short story read by Steve De Jarnatt
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork TBC

FIRST PRESSING ONLY:

Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Tim Lucas

Duration: 87 mins
Language: English
Subtitles: English / English SDH
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Audio: 2.0 Stereo
Colour
Discs: 2





GEORGE A. ROMERO BETWEEN NIGHT & DAWN


Release Date: 23rd October 2017 (UK. Release)

24th October 2017 (U.S.A./Canada Release)

Format: Dual Format Blu-ray & DVD

Directed by: George A. Romero

Three films from the late, legendary horror director, George A. Romero, showing that although he might have defined zombie cinema, it didn’t define him. There’s Always Vanilla, Season of the Witch and The Crazies, made between Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead, showcase the extraordinary versatility and dynamism of this irreplaceable American auteur.

Cast:

Lynn Lowry (Shivers, Cat People)
Richard Liberty (The Mean Season, Day of the Dead)
Will MacMillan (The Enforcer, Used Cars)
Ann Muffly (Knightriders, Creepshow)
Raymond Laine (The Booby Hatch, Sudden Death)
Bill Hinzman (Night of the Living Dead, FleshEater)

When George A. Romero passed away in July, the film world didn’t just lose its beloved ‘King of Zombies’, but also a groundbreaking and fearless innovator who inspired not only generations of genre directors, but also experimental and guerilla filmmakers for whom he laid down the template.

The three films collected in this box set - two early Seventies ‘lost films’ and a classic plague panic thriller - show there’s more to the legendary director than simply gut-munching ghouls. The comedy romance There’s Always Vanilla, psychological thriller Season of the Witch, and infection horror The Crazies - all filmed in and around Pittsburgh - serve to display the broader thematic concerns and auteurist leanings of a skilled craftsman too often pigeonholed within the genre; that said, The Crazies is one of his strongest horror offerings, with memorable performances from Lynn Lowry and Richard Liberty.

Romero managed to inject his films with subtle social allegories, nuanced examinations of the human condition, and just the right amount of black humour, so that they were immediately recognisable as his and his alone. The box set showcases the director feeling his way towards the mainstream and showing a formidable assurance in three very distinct genres.

This fantastic box set includes brand new restorations of the three films, a lavish 60-page booklet featuring new writing on this fascinating chapter of Romero’s career, a wealth of extras including interviews, featurettes and behind the scenes documentaries, reversible sleeves for all three films featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork, and a beautifully designed and striking slipcase featuring an iconic image of the man himself.

LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS:

High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard DVD presentations
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Reversible sleeves for each film featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx
Limited Edition 60-page booklet featuring new writing on the films

THERE’S ALWAYS VANILLA

Brand new 2K restoration from the original negative
Brand new audio commentary by Travis Crawford
Brand new interviews with actors Judith Ridley and Richard Ricci, producer Russ Streiner and sound recordist Gary Streiner
Digging Up the Dead – The Lost Films of George A. Romero – archive interview with Romero looking at his early films There’s Always Vanilla and Season of the Witch Trailer
Trailer

SEASON OF THE WITCH

Brand new 4K restoration from original film elements
Alternate extended cut
Brand new audio commentary by Travis Crawford
When Romero met Del Toro – celebrated filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro sits down with George Romero for this candid career-spanning conversation
The Secret Life of Jack's Wife – archive interview with actress Jan White
Alternate Opening Titles
Trailers

THE CRAZIES

Brand new 4K restoration from original film elements
Brand new audio commentary by Travis Crawford
Romero Was Here – featurette revisiting The Crazies filming locations in Evans City, PA
Never Before Seen BTS footage
2016 Q&A with Lynn Lowry from Abertoir Film Festival
Alternate Opening Titles
Trailers

Duration: TBC
Language: English
Subtitles: English SDH
Aspect Ratio: TBC
Audio: TBC
Colour
Discs: 6





J.D.'S REVENGE

Release Date: 30th October 2017 (UK. Release)

31st October 2017 (Canada Release)

Format: Dual Format Blu-ray & DVD

Directed by: Arthur Marks

It wasn’t long before the Blaxploitation boom moved into the horror market, bringing the world Blacula, Blackenstein, Abby (Blaxploitation’s The Exorcist) and cult favourite J.D.’s Revenge.

Law student Ike is enjoying a night on the town with his friends when his life changes dramatically. Taking part in a nightclub hypnosis act, he becomes possessed with the spirit of a violent gangster murdered in the 1940s. Believing himself to be the reincarnation of murderous J.D., Ike launches a revenge campaign against those who had done ‘him’ wrong all those years ago…

Directed by Arthur Marks (Bucktown, Friday Foster) and starring Glynn Turman (Cooley High) and Academy Award-winner Louis Gossett Jr (An Officer and a Gentleman), J.D.’s Revenge is a alternately tough and terrifying – a Blaxploitation gem waiting to be rediscovered!

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

Brand new 2K restoration from original film elements, produced by Arrow Films exclusively for this release
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Original 1.0 mono sound
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
Brand new interview with producer-director Arthur Marks
More interviews to be announced!
Original theatrical trailer
Arthur Marks trailer reel
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sean Phillips

FIRST PRESSING ONLY:

Collector’s booklet containing new writing by Kim Newman, author of Nightmare Movies

Duration: 96 mins
Language: English
Subtitles: English / English SDH
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Audio: 1.0 Mono
Colour
Discs: 2





THE VILLAINNESS

Release Date: 30th October 2017 (UK. Release Only)

Format: Blu-ray & DVD

Directed by: Jung Byung-Gil

Exploding onto the screen in a kinetic flurry of hyper-stylised action, The Villainess is a stunning vengeance film that draws its inspiration from western classics including Nikita and Kill Bill.

Sook-hee (Kim Ok-bin, Thirst) is a trained assassin who takes revenge on the men who murdered her father in a breathtaking opening sequence. After losing consciousness she awakes at the National Intelligence Service who recruit her as an agent to undertake confidential missions. Initially refusing, Sook-hee soon realises it is her only method of escape, until she is given a new assignment that suddenly changes everything…

Deliriously indulging in the excesses of South Korean action, recalling Park Chan-wook’s Oldboy, The Villainess is a visionary new take on the neo-noir genre and an incredible thrill ride not to be missed.

BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Optional English subtitles
Original 5.1 DTS HD-MA
Audio commentary with filmmakers and critics Sam Ashurst and Dan Martin
Trailer
More TBC

FIRST PRESSING ONLY:

Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic Anton Bitel

DVD SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

High Definition transfer
Optional English subtitles
Original 5.1 DTS HD-MA
Audio commentary with filmmakers and critics Sam Ashurst and Dan Martin
Trailer
More TBC

DETAILS

Duration: 124 mins
Language: Korean
Subtitles: English / English SDH
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Audio: 5.1
Colour
Discs: 1




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