Wednesday, 11 April 2018

ARROW VIDEO APRIL 2018 RELEASE SCHEDULE


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

If you missed what Arrow Video released in March 2018 you can find all the details HERE.

BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL


Release Date: 2nd April 2018 (U.K. Release Only)

Format: Blu-ray, HMV Exclusive Blu-ray, SteelBook and DVD

Directed by: Takashi Miike

Arrow Video is proud to present Blade of the Immortal, the thrilling, action-packed 100th feature from the Japanese master of genre films, Takashi Miike (Audition, 13 Assassins).

Based on the Manga series of the same name by Hiroaki Samura, Blade stars Takuya Kimura (Love and Honour) as Manji, a highly skilled samurai, who becomes cursed with immortality after a legendary battle. Haunted by the brutal murder of his sister, Manji knows that only fighting evil will regain him his soul. He promises to help a young girl named Rin (Hana Sugisaki) avenge her parents, who were killed by a group of master swordsmen led by ruthless warrior Anotsu (Sôta Fukushi).

The mission will change Manji in ways he could never imagine... This blistering samurai film matches impressive performances with an impossibly high body-count and expertly-filmed scenes of combat. Blade is set to become one of its directors most revered films, and is presented here by Arrow Video with a wealth of special features.

BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio (Blu-ray)
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Takashi Miike on Blade of the Immortal, a new interview with the legendary director filmed exclusively for Arrow Video at the 2017 London Film Festival
  • Audio commentary by Asian cinema expert Tom Mes
  • Manji vs. 300, behind the scenes featurette documenting the shooting of the film's thrilling climax
  • Extensive cast and crew interviews filmed on the set during production
  • Stills gallery
  • Original trailers
  • Reversible sleeve featuring Arrow Films theatrical poster art and original artwork
  • Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Anton Bitel [SPECIAL EDITION EXCLUSIVE]

LIMITED EDITION STEELBOOK CONTENTS:
  • Limited Edition Steelbook (4,000 copies)
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio (Blu-ray)
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Takashi Miike on Blade of the Immortal, a new interview with the legendary director filmed exclusively for Arrow Video at the 2017 London Film Festival
  • Audio commentary by Asian cinema expert Tom Mes
  • Manji vs. 300, behind the scenes featurette documenting the shooting of the film's thrilling climax
  • Extensive cast and crew interviews filmed on the set during production
  • Stills gallery
  • Original trailers
  • Exclusive Limited Edition Steelbook.

DVD SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:
  • Standard Definition DVD presentation
  • Original 5.1 surround sound
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Takashi Miike on Blade of the Immortal, a new interview with the legendary director filmed exclusively for Arrow Video at the 2017 London Film Festival
  • Audio commentary by Asian cinema expert Tom Mes
  • Stills gallery
  • Original trailers
  • Reversible sleeve featuring Arrow Films theatrical poster art and original artwork

DETAILS:


BD/SB Region: B
DVD Region: 2

Rating: 18

Genre: Action

Duration: 140

Language: Japanese

Subtitles: English
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1

Audio: 5.1

Colour

Discs: 1






HMV Exclusive Blu-Ray available HERE 


DEEP RED

Release Date: 10th April 2018 (U.S.A./Canada Release Only)

Format: 2-Disc Limited Edition Blu-ray

Directed by: Dario Argento

YOU WILL NEVER FORGET IT!!!

From Dario Argento, maestro of the macabre and the man behind some of the greatest excursions in Italian horror (Suspiria, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage), comes Deep Red the ultimate giallo movie.

One night, musician Marcus Daly (David Hemmings, Blow Up), looking up from the street below, witnesses the brutal axe murder of a woman in her apartment. Racing to the scene, Marcus just manages to miss the perpetrator... or does he? As he takes on the role of amateur sleuth, Marcus finds himself ensnared in a bizarre web of murder and mystery where nothing is what it seems...

Aided by a throbbing score from regular Argento collaborators Goblin, Deep Red (aka Profondo Rosso and The Hatchet Murders) is a hallucinatory fever dream of a giallo punctuated by some of the most astonishing set-pieces the sub-genre has to offer.

2-DISC LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of two versions of the film
  • Original Italian soundtrack in lossless DTS-HD MA mono 1.0
  • Optional surround sound remix of the Italian soundtrack in lossless DTS-HD MA 5.1
  • Original English soundtrack in lossless DTS-HA MA mono 1.0*
  • English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
  • 6 postcard-sized lobby card reproductions
  • Reversible fold-out poster featuring two original artworks
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx
  • Limited Edition booklet featuring new writing on the film by Mikel J. Koven, author of La Dolce Morte: Vernacular Cinema and the Italian Giallo Film, and an archival essay by Alan Jones, illustrated with original archive stills

DEEP RED: ORIGINAL VERSION (BLU-RAY DISC 1)
  • Brand new restoration from a 4K scan of the original negative
  • Audio commentary by filmmaker and Argento expert Thomas Rostock
  • Introduction to the film by Claudio Simonetti of Goblin
  • Profondo Giallo, a new visual essay by Michael Mackenzie featuring an in-depth appreciation of Deep Red, its themes and its legacy
  • Rosso Recollections: Dario Argento s Deep Genius the Deep Red director on the creation of a giallo masterpiece
  • The Lady in Red: Daria Nicolodi Remembers Profondo Rosso
  • Music to Murder For! Claudio Simonetti on Deep Red
  • Profondo Rosso: From Celluloid to Shop a tour of the Profondo Rosso shop in Rome with long time Argento collaborator Luigi Cozzi
  • Italian theatrical trailer

DEEP RED: EXPORT VERSION (BLU-RAY DISC 2) [LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE]
  • Brand new restoration from a 4K scan of the original negative
  • US theatrical trailer

  • * The English audio track on the original, longer cut has some portions of English audio missing. English audio for these sections was either never recorded or has been lost. As such, these sequences are presented with Italian audio, subtitled in English.




SEIJUN SUZUKI: THE EARLY YEARS - VOL. 2. BORDER CROSSING: THE CRIME AND ACTION MOVIES


Release Date: 16th April 2018 (U.K. Release)

17th April 2018 (U.S.A./Canada Release)

Format: Dual Format Blu-ray & DVD

Directed by: Seijun Suzuki


BOUNDARY-BREAKING EARLY CRIME THRILLERS, MOB DRAMAS AND ACTION MOVIES FROM LEGENDARY CULT DIRECTOR SEIJUN SUZUKI

Includes: Eight Hours of Terror (1957), The Sleeping Beast Within (1960), Smashing the 0-Line (1960), Tokyo Knights (1961), The Man with a Shotgun (1961).

Available for home-viewing for the very first time ever outside of Japan, this collection of bleak crime thrillers, brash mob dramas and exuberant action movies, made across the first five years of Seijun Suzuki’s career within Nikkatsu’s Borderless Action (mukokuseki akushon) line, presents a heady mix that laid the ground for what was to come.

The Sleeping Beast Within (1960) is a gripping crime thriller that sees a newspaper reporter’s search for his girlfriend’s missing father lead him into heart of the criminal underworld of Yokohama’s Chinatown. Its companion piece, Smashing the 0-Line (1960), follows two reporters’ descent into a scabrous demimonde of drug and human trafficking. In Eight Hours of Terror (1957), a bus making its precarious way across a winding mountain road picks up some unwelcome passengers. In Tokyo Knights (1961), a college student takes over the family business in the field of organised crime, while The Man with A Shotgun (1961) marks Suzuki’s first entry into the territory of the “borderless” Japanese Western.

LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS:
  • Limited Edition Dual Format Collection (1,500 copies)
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations 
  • Newly translated optional English Subtitles 
  • Audio commentary by critic and author Jasper Sharp on Smashing the 0-Line 
  • Tony Rayns on the Crime and Action Movies, the critic and historian discusses the background to the films, their place within Suzuki’s career and the talent involved with them
  • Trailers 
  • Stills Gallery 
  • Reversible sleeves featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys 
  • 60-page illustrated collector's book featuring new writing by Jasper Sharp

DETAILS:


Region: B/2

Rating: TBC

Genre: Action

Duration: 88 / 87 / 77 / 87 / 84

Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1

Audio: Mono

Colour/B&W

Discs: 4







KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE


Release Date: 24th April 2018 (U.S.A. Release)

Format: Blu-ray

Directed by: Stephen Chiodo


Step aside Pennywise… These Killer Klowns from Outer Space are outta this world – literally! – and they’re packing deadly popcorn guns and cotton candy cocoons!

When Mike and his girlfriend Debbie warn the local police that a gang of homicidal alien-clowns have landed in the nearby area (in a spaceship shaped like a circus big-top, no less), the cops are naturally sceptical. Before long however, reports are coming in from other anxious residents detailing similar run-ins with the large-shoed assailants. There can no longer be any doubt – the Killer Klowns from Outer Space are here, and they’re out to turn the Earth’s population into candy floss!

Written and produced by the Chiodo brothers – knowns for their work on a host of special-effects laden hits such as Team America: World Police and the Critters movies – Killer Klowns from Outer Space is a cinematic experience unparalleled in this galaxy, now newly restored by Arrow Video for this stellar edition.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
  • Brand new restoration from a 4K scan of the original camera negative
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Newly remastered stereo 2.0 and 5.1 DTS-HD MA audio options
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Archive audio commentary with the Chiodo Brothers
  • Let the Show Begin! Anatomy of a Killer Theme Song, an all-new interview with the original members of the American punk band, The Dickies
  • The Chiodos Walk Among Us: Adventures in Super 8 Filmmaking, all-new documentary highlighting the making of the Chiodo Brothers childhood films, from the giant monster epics made in their basement to their experiments in college
  • New HD transfers of the complete collection of the Chiodo Brothers 8mm and Super 8 films, including Land of Terror, Free Inside, Beast from the Egg, and more!
  • Tales of Tobacco, an interview with star Grant Cramer
  • Debbie’s Big Night, an interview with star Suzanne Snyder
  • Bringing Life to These Things, a tour of Chiodo Bros. Productions
  • The Making of Killer Klowns, archive production featurette
  • Visual Effects with Gene Warren Jr., archive interview with co-writer/producer Charles Chiodo and visual effects supervisor Gene Warren Jr.
  • Kreating Klowns, archive interview with Charles Chiodo and creature fabricator Dwight Roberts
  • Komposing Klowns, archive interview with composer John Massari
  • Klown Auditions
  • Deleted Scenes with filmmaker’s audio commentary
  • Bloopers
  • Image Galleries
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sara Deck
DETAILS

Genre: Horror

Duration: 86 mins

Language: English

Subtitles: English SDH
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Audio: Stereo 2.0 / 5.1 DTS-HD MA

Colour

Discs: 1







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