Thursday, 21 December 2017

ARROW VIDEO JANUARY 2018 RELEASE SCHEDULE


Arrow Video have released their schedule for January 2018 and it will be another month of DVD, Blu-ray, dual format releases, records and books. Below you will find the January 2018 release schedule for U.K., U.S.A. and Canada releases.

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

THE CAT O' NINE TAILS



Release Date:

29th January 2018 (U.K. Release)

20th February 2018 (U.S.A./Canada Release)

Format: Dual Format Blu-ray & DVD

Directed by: Dario Argento

Synopsis:


When a break-in occurs at a secretive genetics institute, blind puzzle-maker Franco ArnĂ² , who overheard an attempt to blackmail one of the institute’s scientists shortly before the robbery, teams up with intrepid reporter Carlo Giordani to crack the case. But before long the bodies begin to pile up and the two amateur sleuths find their own lives imperilled in their search for the truth. And worse still, Lori, Franco’s young niece, may also be in the killer’s sights…

Dario Argento’s devilishly good 1971 horror mystery The Cat O’ Nine Tails starring James Franciscus (City On Fire) and Karl Malden (On The Waterfront), is a brilliantly byzantine thriller that cemented Argento’s reputation as a master genre director.

Following the success of his debut feature, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, distributor Titanus tasked writer/director Dario Argento with delivering a follow-up in short order. The resulting film, granted a greatly enhanced budget and heralded in its US marketing campaign as “nine times more suspenseful” than its predecessor, was The Cat O’ Nine Tails.

This second entry in the so-called “Animal Trilogy” found Argento further refining his distinctive style and cementing his reputation as the master of the giallo thriller. Co-starring Catherine Spaak (Il Sorpasso) and Rada Rassimov (Baron Blood), and featuring another nerve-jangling score by the great Ennio Morricone (The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, The Good, The Bad and the Ugly), The Cat O’ Nine Tails remains one of Argento’s most suspenseful and underrated films.
This limited edition Blu-ray gets a superb limited edition 4K restoration, and is packed with extras, and features a new audio commentary, new cover artwork and comes with a poster, lobby cards and a lavishly illustrated collector’s booklet featuring essential writing on the film.


LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS:


  • Brand new 4K restoration of the film from the original camera negative
  • 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 critics Alan Jones and Kim Newman
  • New interviews with co-writer/director Dario Argento, co-writer Dardano Sacchetti, actress Cinzia De Carolis and production manager Angelo Iacono
  • Script pages for the lost original ending, translated into English for the first time
  • Original Italian and international theatrical trailers
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Candice Tripp
  • Double-sided fold-out poster
  • 4 lobby card reproductions
  • Limited edition booklet illustrated by Matt Griffin, featuring an essay on the film by Dario Argento, and new writing by Barry Forshaw, Troy Howarth and Howard Hughes
Duration: 112 mins
Language: Italian, English
Subtitles: English / English SDH
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Audio: 1.0 Mono
Colour: Colour
Discs: 2





PHENOMENA

Release Date: 15th January 2018 (U.K. Release Only)

Format: Blu-ray and DVD

Directed by: Dario Argento

From master of horror Dario Argento (Suspiria, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage) comes Phenomena – one of his most eccentric and unique thrillers, featuring telepathic insects, maggots galore, and even a razor-wielding chimp!

Jennifer Corvino (Jennifer Connelly, Labyrinth), daughter of a world-renowned movie star, arrives in the so-called “Swiss Transylvania” to attend an exclusive girls’ school. However, a vicious killer is targeting the pupils, and sleepwalker Jennifer finds herself in the assassin’s headlights when her nocturnal wanderings cause her to witness the death of a fellow pupil. Aided by paraplegic entomologist John McGregor (Donald Pleasence, Halloween) and her own uncanny ability to communicate telepathically with insects, Jennifer sets out to track down the killer before she herself becomes the latest victim…

Released in 1985, towards the end of Argento’s decade-long golden age as a director, Phenomena co-stars Dalila Di Lazarro (Andy Warhol’s Frankenstein), Patrick Bauchau (Clear and Present Danger) and Daria Nicolodi (Tenebrae), and features lush cinematography by Romano Albani (Inferno) and a pounding prog rock score by Goblin (Deep Red, Suspiria). Presented here in a sumptuous new 4K restoration of the film and with a newly created “hybrid” English/Italian audio track on the full length 116-minute Italian version, this is the definitive release of Argento’s creepy classic.

BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:


  • Brand new 4K restoration of the film from the original camera negative
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the full-length 116-minute Italian cut of the film
  • New 5.1 surround mix of the Italian soundtrack in lossless DTS-HD Master Audio, derived from the original 4-channel Dolby Stereo elements
  • New hybrid English/Italian soundtrack in lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and PCM 2.0 stereo★
  • Italian soundtrack in lossless PCM 2.0 stereo
  • 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
  • Of Flies and Maggots, a new feature-length documentary including interviews with co-writer/producer/director Dario Argento, actors Fiore Argento, Davide Marotta, Daria Nicolodi and Fiorenza Tessari, co-writer Franco Ferrini, cinematographer Romano Albani, production manager Angelo Jacono, special optical effects artist Luigi Cozzi, special makeup effects artist Sergio Stivaletti, makeup artist Pier Antonio Mecacci, underwater camera operator Gianlorenzo Battaglia, and composers Claudio Simonetti and Simon Boswell
  • Original Italian and English theatrical trailers
  • “Jennifer” music video, directed by Dario Argento
  • Rare Japanese vintage pressbook
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Candice Tripp


★ The 116-minute Italian cut features approximately six minutes of footage for which English audio does not exist. In these instances, the hybrid track reverts to Italian audio with English subtitles.

DVD SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:


  • Brand new 4K restoration of the full-length 116-minute Italian cut of the film from the original camera negative
  • New 5.1 surround mix of the Italian soundtrack in lossless DTS-HD Master Audio, derived from the original 4-channel Dolby Stereo elements
  • New hybrid English/Italian soundtrack in lossless 5.1 and 2.0 stereo★
  • Italian soundtrack in lossless PCM 2.0 stereo
  • 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
  • Of Flies and Maggots, a new feature-length documentary including interviews with co-writer/producer/director Dario Argento, actors Fiore Argento, Davide Marotta, Daria Nicolodi and Fiorenza Tessari, co-writer Franco Ferrini, cinematographer Romano Albani, production manager Angelo Jacono, special optical effects artist Luigi Cozzi, special makeup effects artist Sergio Stivaletti, makeup artist Pier Antonio Mecacci, underwater camera operator Gianlorenzo Battaglia, and composers Claudio Simonetti and Simon Boswell
  • Original Italian and English theatrical trailers
  • “Jennifer” music video, directed by Dario Argento
  • Rare Japanese vintage pressbook
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Candice Tripp


★ The 116-minute Italian cut features approximately six minutes of footage for which English audio does not exist. In these instances, the hybrid track reverts to Italian audio with English subtitles.

Duration: 116 mins
Language: English
Subtitles: English / English SDH
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
Audio: 5.1 / 2.0
Colour: Colour
Discs: 1





ALL THE COLOURS OF SERGIO MARTINO (Book)

Release Date: 26th January 2018 (U.K./US.A./Canada Release)

Mondo, giallo, crime thriller, cannibal, comedy, western, sci-fi and action. Over the best part of 40 years Italian Maestro Sergio Martino has worked tirelessly in many genres of film and television. While his output is often diverse in tone and theme, one thing you can always guarantee is that his cinema is always entertaining.

Author Kat Ellinger tracks the director’s rise, from his humble beginnings as actor, production manager and second unit director, to his status as one of Italy’s most celebrated cult filmmakers of the seventies and eighties. Chapters in the book include a run down of his earliest collaborations — with the likes of Mario Bava and Umberto Lenzi — and his first films, before turning to provide an in-depth examination of his giallo films. Later chapters focus on his crime thrillers, horror, sci-fi, action and adventure films; as well as delving into some of his most important partnerships; including those with his long-time producer, brother Luciano Martino, script-writer Ernesto Gastaldi and giallo and sexy comedy queen Edwige Fenech. In addition to this, the book takes a long look at some of the director’s most overlooked films; including the massive contribution he made to the Italian sexy comedy and his major works for Italian television.

Kat Ellinger is the Editor-in-Chief of Diabolique Magazine, and co-host of their Daughters of Darkness and Hell’s Belles podcasts. She is also the author of Daughters of Darkness (Devil’s Advocates Series, Auteur). Featuring new artwork by Gilles Vranckx and original stills.



ERIK THE CONQUEROR (Vinyl)

Release Date: 26th January 2018 (U.K. Release Only)

Arrow Records proudly presents the original soundtrack to Mario Bava’s swashbuckling epic of treachery, heroism and forbidden love, Erik the Conqueror!

Previously unpublished on vinyl, Roberto Nicolosi’s rousing film score evokes romance and adventure with a selection of compelling and varied musical cues that truly bring Bava’s Viking spectacle to life. This limited, translucent yellow, double-vinyl edition has been newly mastered from the original analogue tapes by James Plotkin and is presented on 180 gram wax, housed inside a 350gsm sleeve.

Featuring newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys and accompanying film notes by Tim Lucas.


HOUNDS OF LOVE

Release Date: 29th January 2018 (U.K. Release Only)

Format: Blu-ray and DVD

Directed by: Ben Young

Loosely based on real-life events, this harrowing psychological thriller from Australian writer-director Ben Young is set to join the likes of The Silence of the Lambs as one of the most gruelling serial killer movies ever realised.
In 1980s Perth, Australia, a depraved couple are abducting and murdering young girls. When seventeen-year-old Vicki Maloney accepts a ride from the duo late one night, she finds herself catapulted into a nightmare beyond her imagining.
Bolstered by astonishing performances from its three main leads, Hounds of Love is bold and powerful piece of filmmaking which proves that Australian genre cinema is alive and well.

BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:


  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original 5.1 audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Interviews with actors Stephen Curry, Emma Booth and Ashleigh Cummings
  • Behind-the-Scenes
  • Two short films from Hounds of Love director Ben Young: ‘Something Fishy’ (2010) and ‘Bush Basher’ (2011)
  • John Butler Trio “Only One” music video, directed by Ben Young
  • Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring two artwork options

Duration: 108 mins
Language: English
Subtitles: English SDH
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1
Audio: 5.1
Colour: Colour
Discs: 1





RE-ANIMATOR


Release Date: 30th January 2018 (U.S.A./Canada Release Only)

Format: Blu-ray and DVD

Directed by: Stuart Gordon

One of the most wildly popular horror movies of all time, Stuart Gordon’s enduring splatter-comedy classic Re-Animator returns to Blu-ray in a stunning 4K restoration packed with special features!

When medical student Dan Cain advertises for a roommate, he finds one in the form of Herbert West. Initially a little eccentric, it some becomes clear that West entertains some seriously outlandish theories – specifically, the possibility of re-animating the dead. It’s not long before Dan finds himself under West’s influence, and embroiled in a serious of ghoulish experiments which threaten to go wildly out of control…

Based on H.P. Lovecraft’s classic terror tale ‘Herbert West – Reanimator’ and featuring a standout performance from Jeffrey Combs as the deliciously deranged West, Re-Animator remains the definitive example of ’80s splatter mayhem and one of the horror genre’s finest hours.

SPECIAL FEATURES


  • 4K restoration of the Unrated version

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation

  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

  • Mono, Stereo and 5.1 DTS-HD MA Surround Audio Options

  • Isolated Score

  • Audio commentary with director Stuart Gordon and actors Graham Skipper and Jesse Merlin of Re-Animator: The Musical

  • Audio commentary with Stuart Gordon

  • Audio commentary with producer Brian Yuzna, actors Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Bruce Abbott and Robert Sampson

  • Re-Animator: Resurrectus – feature-length documentary on the making of the film, featuring extensive interviews with cast and crew

  • Interviews with director Stuart Gordon and producer Brian Yuzna, writer
  • Dennis Paoli, composer Richard Band and former Fangoria editor Tony Timpone
  • Music discussion with composer Richard Band

  • Barbara Crampton in Conversation – the Re-Animator star sits down with journalist Alan Jones for this career-spanning 2015 interview

  • The Catastrophe of Success: Stuart Gordon and The Organic Theater – director Stuart Gordon discusses his early theater roots and his continued commitment to the stage

  • Theater of Blood – Re-Animator: The Musical lyricist Mark Nutter on adapting the cult classic for musical theatre

  • Extended Scenes

  • Deleted Scene

  • Trailer & TV Spots

  • Still Gallery

  • Screenplay (BD-ROM Content)

  • Reversible sleeve with newly commissioned artwork by Justin Erickson


DETAILS

Duration: 86 mins
Language: English
Subtitles: English SDH
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Audio: Mono 1.0 / Stereo 2.0 / 5.1
Discs: 1


THE HILLS HAVE EYES


Release Date: 30th January 2018 (U.S.A./Canada Release Only)

Format: Blu-ray

Directed by: Wes Craven

THE LUCKY ONES DIED FIRST…

Horror master Wes Craven achieved critical and commercial success with the likes of Scream and A Nightmare on Elm Street – but for many genre fans, the director’s seminal 1977 effort The Hills Have Eyes remains his masterpiece.

Taking an ill-advised detour en route to California, the Carter family soon run into trouble when their RV breaks down in the middle of the desert. Stranded, the family find themselves at the mercy of a group of monstrous cannibals lurking in the surrounding hills. With their lives under threat, the Carters have no choice but to fight back by any means necessary.

Following on from his notorious 1972 directorial debut The Last House on the Left, Craven’s The Hills Have Eyes stands alongside the likes of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and Night of the Living Dead as one of the defining classics of American horror.

SPECIAL FEATURES


  • 4K restoration of the film, supervised by producer Peter Locke and viewable with both original and alternate endings

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation

  • Original Uncompressed PCM Mono Audio

  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

  • Audio commentary with actors Michael Berryman, Janus Blythe, Susan Lanier and Martin Speer

  • Audio commentary by academic Mikel J. Koven

  • Audio commentary with Wes Craven and Peter Locke

  • Looking Back on The Hills Have Eyes – making-of documentary featuring interviews with Wes Craven, Peter Locke, actors Michael Berryman, Janus Blythe, Robert Houston, Susan Lanier, Dee Wallace and director of photography Eric Saarinen

  • Family Business – a brand new interview with actor Martin Speer

  • The Desert Sessions – a brand new interview with composer Don Peake

  • Never-before-seen outtakes

  • Alternate Ending, presented in HD for the first time

  • Trailers and TV Spots

  • Image Gallery

  • Original Screenplay (BD-ROM Content)

  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Paul Shipper


DETAILS

Duration: 90 mins
Language: English
Subtitles: English SDH
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Audio: Mono 1.0
Discs: 1


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