Thursday, 2 November 2017

ARROW VIDEO NOVEMBER 2017 RELEASE SCHEDULE


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

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

PULP

NEW Release Date: 18th December 2017 (U.K. Release)

TBC (U.S.A./Canada Release)

Format: Blu-ray & DVD

Directed by: Mike Hodges

A year after they’d created one of the defining British gangster pictures with Get Carter, three Michaels – writer-director Mike Hodges, producer Michael Klinger and star Michael Caine – reunited for another crime picture, albeit with a more oddball flavour…

Caine plays Mickey King, a successful pulp novelist responsible for such titles as My Gun Is Long and The Organ Grinder, who is invited to ghost-write the autobiography of a mystery celebrity. His client turns out to be a former actor, played by Mickey Rooney, well-known for his gangster roles and real-life gangster connections – but death is around the corner, and King finds his commission to be a lot more complicated than he first imagined.
A favourite of J.G. Ballard, Pulp has long existed in the shadow of its predecessor. Tonally, it could not be more different – Get Carter never had the time for sight gags and one-liners – but it’s a real gem in its own right and fully deserving of a wider audience. This brand-new restoration from Arrow Films aims to right that wrong.

BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

Brand new 2K restoration from original film elements, supervised and approved by director of photography Ousama Rawi, 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 writer-director Mike Hodges
Brand-new interview with director of photography Ousama Rawi
Brand-new interview with assistant director John Glen
Brand-new interview with Tony Klinger, son of producer Michael Klinger
Original theatrical trailer
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Nathanael Marsh

FIRST PRESSING ONLY:

Collector’s booklet containing new writing by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

DVD SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

Brand new 2K restoration from original film elements, supervised and approved by director of photography Ousama Rawi, produced by Arrow Films exclusively for this release
Standard Definition DVD presentation
Original 1.0 mono sound
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
Brand-new interview with writer-director Mike Hodges
Brand-new interview with director of photography Ousama Rawi
Brand-new interview with assistant director John Glen
Brand-new interview with Tony Klinger, son of producer Michael Klinger
Original theatrical trailer
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Nathanael Marsh

DETAILS

Duration: 95 mins
Language: English
Subtitles: English / English SDH
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Audio: 1.0 Mono
Colour

Discs: 1





THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN

Release Date: 13th November 2017 (U.K. Release Only)

Format: Blu-ray

Directed by: Jack Arnold

Synopsis:

A FASCINATING ADVENTURE INTO THE UNKNOWN!

He baffles science! He confounds medicine! Submitted for your approval, the strange story of Scott Carey – an ordinary young man who, through an extraordinary set of circumstances, becomes The Incredible Shrinking Man!

Whilst on a holiday cruise with his wife, young Scott finds himself enveloped by a luminous mist which cover him in a strange, glittery dust. Several months later, he’s accidentally sprayed with an insecticide. Soon, Scott starts shrinking at an alarming rate, and before long he’s thrust into a terrifying world of gigantic cats, spiders and other over-sized pitfalls.

Based on the novel by the massively influential sci-fi and horror writer Richard Matheson (I Am Legend, The Martian Chronicles), with a script adapted by Matheson himself, and directed by Fifties sci-fi king Jack Arnold (Creature From The Black Lagoon), this is rightly regarded as being one of the finest science-fiction films of all time, a critically-acclaimed smash hit that currently has a 90 per cent score on Rotten Tomatoes.

Genuinely thrilling, and, as Scott’s plight becomes more desperate, tense and gruelling, the film features superbly realised special effects that bely the era, and the setting Scott finds himself in - filled with oversized household objects that suddenly become threatening and dangerous - takes on a wonderfully surreal atmosphere.

This beautiful UK Blu-ray debut features a documentary on Jack Arnold, the pioneer behind Creature From The Black Lagoon and It Came From Outer Space; new sleeve artwork and a collector’s booklet; as well as, for old school enthusiasts, a Super 8 presentation of the film - the incredible shrinking reel, if you like.

Special Features:

High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Original uncompressed PCM mono audio
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Auteur on the Campus: Jack Arnold at Universal – an extended documentary about the early career of director Jack Arnold at Universal-International studios
There Is No Zero: Writing The Shrinking Man – an in-depth conversation with author Richard Christian Matheson about his father and the creation of the original Incredible Shrinking Man novel
Super 8 cut-down version
Original Theatrical Trailer
Teaser
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sara Deck

FIRST PRESSING ONLY:

Fully-illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Kim Newman

DETAILS

Duration: 81 mins
Language: English
Subtitles: English / English SDH
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Audio: TBC
Black & White
Discs: 1


 


J.D.'S REVENGE

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

14th November 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 THING

Release Date: 20th November 2017 (U.K. Release Only)

Format: Standard Edition Blu-ray

Directed by: John Carpenter

THE ULTIMATE IN ALIEN TERROR

Over the years, star Kurt Russell and master of horror John Carpenter have teamed up on a multitude of films (Big Trouble in Little China and Escape from New York to name a few) but of all their collaborations, 1982 s horror/sci-fi amalgam The Thing surely tops the list.

A research team based out in the snowy wilds of Antarctica find themselves besieged by a terrifying, shape-shifting creature which has found its way into their base. When it becomes clear that the creature can take the form of any organism it so chooses, the tension within the team reaches breaking point any one of them could be... The Thing.

Critically panned at the time of its release, John Carpenter’s The Thing has rightly gone on to become one of the most celebrated sci-fi horror efforts ever made now newly restored by Arrow Video in a stunning 4K transfer supervised by Carpenter and director of photography Dean Cundey.

BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

Brand new restoration from a 4K scan of the original negative, supervised and approved by director John Carpenter and director of photography Dean Cundey
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Original Mono and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Audio commentary by John Carpenter and actor Kurt Russell
Who Goes There? In Search of The Thing an all-new feature length documentary produced by Ballyhoo Motion Pictures exploring the history of The Thing, from the original novella to John Carpenter's terrifying science fiction classic. Featuring new interviews with the cast and crew, as well as authors, historians, and critics
1982: One Amazing Summer an all-new retrospective documentary produced by Ballyhoo Motion Pictures about the unforgettable films released in the summer of 1982
John Carpenter's The Thing: Terror Takes Shape archive documentary on the background and production of the film
Vintage Featurettes
Outtakes
Behind-the-scenes
Trailers, Teasers, TV and Radio Spots
Still Galleries
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gary Pullin

DETAILS

Duration: 109 mins
Language: English
Subtitles: English / English SDH
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Audio: DTS-HD
Colour
Discs: 1






GEORGE A. ROMERO BETWEEN NIGHT & DAWN

Release Date: 23rd October 2017 (U.K. Release)

14th November 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





ANIMAL FACTORY

Release Date: 20th November 2017 (U.K. Release)

28th November 2017 (U.S.A. Release)

Format: Blu-ray & DVD

Directed by: Steve Buscemi

Troubled youth Ron Decker (Edward Furlong, American History X) is sentenced to a ten-year stint in the notorious San Quentin State Prison for a drug-dealing conviction. Inexperienced in the ways of prison life, he’s taken under the wing of Earl Copen (Willem Dafoe, To Live and Die in LA), an experienced con with the entire prison in the palm of his hand – inmates and guards alike. But as Ron grows increasingly cocky in his privileged role as Earl’s confidant, is he in danger of biting off more than he can chew with some of the jail’s more volatile inhabitants?

Based on the semi-autobiographical novel of the same name by Eddie Bunker (Reservoir Dogs), Animal Factory was Steve Buscemi (Lonesome Jim, Interview)’s second stint in the director’s chair and sees him marshaling a formidable ensemble cast, including Bunker, Danny Trejo (Machete) and Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler), for a powerful and sincere account of the men caught up in the penal system and the deals they cut with each other, and themselves, in order to survive.

BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

High Definition digital transfer
Lossless original 2.0 stereo audio
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Interview with critic Barry Forshaw covering Eddie Bunker's varied career
New bonus features TBC
Audio commentary by novelist/co-writer/actor Eddie Bunker and co-producer/actor Danny Trejo
Theatrical trailer
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Jacob Phillips

FIRST PRESSING ONLY:

Collector’s booklet containing new writing on the film by Glenn Kenny

DVD SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

High Definition digital transfer
Lossless original 2.0 stereo audio
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
New bonus features TBC
Audio commentary by novelist/co-writer/actor Eddie Bunker and co-producer/actor Danny Trejo
Theatrical trailer
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Jacob Phillips

DETAILS

Duration: 94 mins
Language: English
Subtitles: English / English SDH
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Audio: 2.0 Stereo
Colour
Discs: 1





SEIJUN SUZUKI: THE EARLY YEARS. VOL. 1 – SEIJUN RISING: THE YOUTH MOVIES

NEW Release Date: 8th January 2018 (U.K. Release)

9th January 2018 (U.S.A./Canada Release)

Format: Dual Format Blu-ray & DVD


Directed by: Seijun Suzuki

YOUTHS ON THE LOOSE AND REBELS WITHOUT CAUSES IN THE UNRULY SEISHUN EIGA YOUTH MOVIES OF JAPANESE ICONOCLAST SEIJUN SUZUKI

Making their home-video debuts outside Japan, this diverse selection of Nikkatsu youth movies (seishun eiga) charts the evolving style of the B-movie maverick best known for the cult classics Tokyo Drifter (1966) and Branded to Kill (1967).

The Boy Who Came Back (1958) marks the first appearances of “Nikkatsu Diamond Guys” and regular Suzuki collaborators Akira Kobayashi and Jo Shishido, with Kobayashi cast as the hot-headed hoodlum fresh out of reform school who struggles to make a clean break with his tearaway past. The Wind-of-Youth Group Crosses the Mountain Pass (1961) is a carnivalesque tale of a young student who hooks up with a down-at-heels travelling circus troupe. Teenage Yakuza (1962) stars Tamio Kawaji as the high-school vigilante protecting his community from the extortions of mobsters from a neighbouring city. The Incorrigible (1963) and Born Under Crossed Stars (1965), both based on Toko Kon’s novels about young love, represent Suzuki’s first films set in the 1920s era later celebrated in his critically-regarded Taisho Trilogy.

LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS:

Limited Edition Dual Format Collection [3000 copies]
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation
Optional English Subtitles
New introduction to the films by critic Tony Rayns
60-page illustrated collector's book featuring new writing by critic and author Jasper Sharp

DETAILS

Duration: TBC
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English / English SDH
Aspect Ratio: TBC
Audio: TBC
Colour
Discs: 4





Also available in November in America are the DONNIE DARKO STEELBOOK which comes out 21st November 2017 and HELLRAISER also gets the steelbook treatment on the 14th November 2017.


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