Friday, 29 June 2018

ARROW VIDEO JULY 2018 RELEASE SCHEDULE




Arrow Video have released their schedule for July 2018 and we have details on all the DVD, Blu-ray and dual format releases. Below you will find the July 2018 release schedule for U.K., U.S.A. and Canada releases.

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




THE  ENDLESS

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

Format: DVD & Blu-ray

Directed by: Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead

A mind-bending sci-fi horror about two brothers who get caught up in a ‘crazy UFO death cult’, from the genuinely innovative and exciting directors of the critically acclaimed and influential horror hit Spring.

From acclaimed filmmakers Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (Resolution, Spring) comes THE ENDLESS, a truly unique, mind-bending, genre-blending indie gem of a film that will leave you spinning.

When brothers Justin (Benson) and Aaron (Moorhead), former members of a “crazy UFO death cult”, receive a mysterious videotape in the mail, they find an eerie calling card from their past inviting them back to attend an event called “The Ascension”.

Despite Justin’s initial apprehension, the two agree to return for one day. At first, their old cult friends seem warm and welcoming, but things soon begin to turn strange and the two brothers find themselves drawn ever more into a vortex of bizarre rituals, strange messages, unseeable forces and sinister supernatural secrets that threaten to tear apart the very fabric of reality.

“Are you sure it’s a good idea to go back to the cult?”

Directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead are on a roll - their critically acclaimed and utterly unique film Spring (which Empire called ‘one of the freshest genre offerings of recent years’) got them onto Variety’s ‘Directors to watch’ list in 2015, and received raves from Oscar-winning film-makers Richard Linklater and Guillermo del Toro (and which was surely an inspiration for his The Shape of Water). Their follow up, THE ENDLESS, is another dark and riveting tale of the unexpected, that blends David Lynch’s Lost Highway with Martha Marcy May Marlene.

The directors themselves take the lead roles, showing they have talent to burn, and proving themselves remarkably assured actors as the likeable brothers plunged back into the cult they so wisely left all those years before. The film also stars bewitching genre star Callie Hernandez (Alien Covenant, Blair Witch), Tate Ellington (Sinister 2, The Walking Dead), movie veteran Ric Sarabia, and David Lawson as creepy cult member ‘Smiling Dave’; as well as Peter Cilella and Vinny Curran reprising their roles from Benson and Moorhead’s innovative debut Resolution, which is niftily linked to this film.

THE ENDLESS features what are fast becoming the directing duo’s trademarks - long, dread-drenched takes with detailed, naturalistic performances; superb, unsettling sound design; and an unpredictable, deliciously fresh script with Lovecraftian overtones. From the brilliantly staged rope-pull set piece, through to a seriously strange cult-style karaoke session, this is a stunningly realised slow burner that firmly establishes Moorhead & Benson’s unique cinematic universe, gripping you from the first shot, and steadily tightening its hold as things get very weird indeed.

Described as a ‘true indie gem’ by Bloody Disgusting, THE ENDLESS, is a genuinely extraordinary and groundbreaking cross between Of Mice and Men and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. After wowing genre fans at the 2017 London Film Festival, THE ENDLESS is now ready for more converts. Are you ready to join the cult following?

SPECIAL FEATURES:

BLU-RAY TWO-DISC LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS:

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations of The Endless and Moorhead & Benson’s first feature, Resolution
  • DTS-HD MA 5.1 audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Reversible sleeve with a choice of artwork designs 
  • Limited edition collector’s booklet containing new writing on the films by critics Jamie Graham and Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

BLU-RAY DISC ONE: THE ENDLESS:

  • Audio commentary by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead
  • Brand-new interview with Benson and Moorhead, recorded exclusively for this release
  • Behind-the-scenes featurette
  • Breaking the News, Benson and Moorhead pull a practical joke on actor Vinny Curran
  • Casting Aaron, Benson, Moorhead and producer Dave Lawson audition for the role of Aaron
  • Casting Smiling Dave, Lawson auditions for the role of Smiling Dave 
  • VFX Breakdown 
  • UFO Cult Comedy, improvised short film made whilst Benson and Moorhead were on the festival circuit
  • Vinny’s Story, a behind-the-scenes documentary filmed on-set by Curran
  • Michael Felker, a tongue-in-cheek featurette referencing The Endless’s editor
  • Seven deleted scenes
  • Outtakes
  • Theatrical Trailer

BLU-RAY DISC TWO: RESOLUTION:

  • Audio Commentary with Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, and actors Peter Cilella and Vinny Curran
  • Audio Commentary with Benson and Moorhead
  • Audio Commentary with Carmel the Dog
  • Brand-new interview with Benson and Moorhead, recorded exclusively for this release
  • Archive interview with Benson and Moorhead
  • Behind the scenes featurette

DVD SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

  • Standard Definition presentation
  • 5.1 audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio commentary by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead
  • Brand-new interview with Benson and Moorhead, recorded exclusively for this release
  • Behind-the-scenes featurette
  • Breaking the News, Benson and Moorhead pull a practical joke on actor Vinny Curran
  • Casting Aaron, Benson, Moorhead and producer Dave Lawson audition for the role of Aaron
  • Casting Smiling Dave, Lawson auditions for the role of Smiling Dave
  • VFX Breakdown
  • UFO Cult Comedy, improvised short film made whilst Benson and Moorhead were on the festival circuit 
  • Vinny’s Story, a behind-the-scenes documentary filmed on-set by Curran
  • Michael Felker, a tongue-in-cheek featurette referencing The Endless’s editor
  • Seven deleted scenes
  • Outtakes
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve with a choice of artwork designs

DETAILS:

Region: B/2
Rating: 15
Genre: Horror
Duration: 111 mins
Language: English
Subtitles: English SDH
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Audio: 5.1
Colour
BD Discs: 2
DVD Discs: 1





DETECTIVE BUREAU 2-3: GO TO HELL BASTARDS!

Release Date: 9th July 2018 (U.K. Release)

10th July 2018 (U.S.A./Canada Release)

Format: Blu-ray

Directed by: Seijun Suzuki

Starring original Diamond Guy, Jo Shishido, Seijun Suzuki's Detective Bureau 2-3: Go to Hell Bastards! is a hard hitting, rapid-fire yakuza film that redefined the Japanese crime drama.

Detective Tajima (Shishido) is tasked with tracking down a consignment of stolen firearms, as the investigation progresses things take an anarchic, blood-drenched grudge match.

Rapidly paced, darkly funny, and extremely stylish, Detective Bureau 2-3: Go to Hell Bastards! is unlike anything seen before and rightly deserves its cult status. Suzuki's send up of post-war greed would go on to cement his domestic and international status as one of the leading directors to come out of Japan.

DETAILS:

Region: B
Rating: TBC
Genre: Action
Duration: 89 mins
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Audio: Mono 1.0
Colour
Discs: 1





THE BOONDOCK SAINTS

Release Date: 9th July 2018 (U.K. Release Only)

Format: Blu-ray

Directed by: Troy Duffy

THY KINGDOM COME. THY WILL BE DONE.

Boston, Massachusetts. Home of clam chowder, the Red Sox and Harvard. Home, too, to some of the roughest, toughest criminals ever to walk the streets. When the bungling McManus brothers, Conner (Sean Patrick Flanery, Saw 3D) and Murphy (Norman Reedus, The Walking Dead), inadvertently end up taking out a pair of Russian Mafiosi, they realise they’ve found their calling and embark on a mission to cleanse their city of criminals, inspired by the tactics of on-screen vigilantes like Clint Eastwood and Charles Bronson. But their vigilante antics soon attract the attention of Paul Smecker (Willem Dafoe, To Live and Die in LA), an FBI agent with his own unique approach to fighting crime, setting the stage for an epic confrontation that will redefine the words “truth” and “justice”.

Released in early 2000 in the wake of the infamous Columbine High School massacre, writer/director Troy Duffy’s tale of ultra-violent vigilantism was all but buried during its brief theatrical run but went on to enjoy a second wind on home video and has since attained cult status. With its irreverent humour and unflinching portrayal of violence, The Boondock Saints offers its own distinctive take on the seedy world of organised crime.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the director’s cut of the film
  • Original 5.1 lossless English audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio commentary by writer/director Troy Duffy
  • Audio commentary by actor Billy Connolly 
  • Outtakes 
  • Deleted scenes 
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Chris Malbon

First pressing only: Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Kieran Fisher

DETAILS:

Region: B
Rating: 18
Genre: Crime
Duration: 108 mins
Language: English
Subtitles: English SDH
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Audio: 5.1
Colour
Discs: 1




DOOM ASYLUM

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

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

Format: Blu-ray

Directed by: Richard Friedman

If you thought Sex and the City 2 was a stomach-churner, you ain’t seen nothing yet! Long before playing one of Carrie Bradshaw’s best gal pals, actress Kristen Davis found herself up against an altogether different kind of horror in 1987’s Doom Asylum: a riotous mix of gore, gags and goth girl groups galore!

When a group of horny teens wind up on the grounds of a creepy abandoned asylum, they think they’ve found the perfect place to party. Little do they know that inside the building’s crumbling walls lurks a freakishly deformed maniac, driven to madness by the tragic loss of his fiancée in a car accident. With an array of grisly surgical tools at his disposal, it’s only a matter of time before the youngsters begin meeting various splattery ends at the hands of the ghoulish Coroner. Helmed by director Richard Friedman (Scared Stiff and Phantom of the Mall: Eric’s Revenge), and also starring Penthouse Pet of the Year 1988 Patty Mullen (Frankenhooker), Doom Asylum combines outlandish gore and a wise-cracking villain to create one of the most wildly entertainingly blood-spattered slashers of the late ’80s.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

  • Brand new 2K restoration from the original camera negative
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • 1.85:1 and 1.33:1 versions of the feature
  • Original uncompressed PCM mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Brand new audio commentary with screenwriter Rick Marx
  • Brand new audio commentary with The Hysteria Continues
  • Tina’s Terror, a brand new interview with actress Ruth Collins
  • Movie Madhouse, a brand new interview with director of photography Larry Revene
  • Morgues & Mayhem, a brand new interview with special make-up effects creator Vincent J. Guastini
  • Archival Interviews with producer Alexander W. Kogan, Jr., director Richard Friedman and production manager Bill Tasgal
  • Still Gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Justin Osbourne

First pressing only: Fully-illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing by Amanda Reyes

DETAILS:

Region: Free
Rating: TBC
Genre: Horror
Duration: 79 mins
Language:English
Subtitles: English SDH
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 / 1.85:1
Audio: Mono
Colour
Discs: 1





THE CASE OF THE SCORPION'S TAIL

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

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

Format: Blu-ray

Directed by: Sergio Martino

One of the major consequences of Western Europe’s post-war Economic Miracle was the proliferation of international travel. Eager to tap into audiences’ desire to experience the glamour of the jet set lifestyle, the popular filmmakers of the day rushed to make the most of the exotic locales at their disposal.

Arguably no other giallo captured this trend as vividly as The Case of the Scorpion’s Tail. The film begins in London, where Lisa Baumer (Evelyn Stewart, The Psychic) learns that her husband has died in a freak plane accident. Summoned to Athens to collect his generous life insurance policy, she soon discovers that others besides herself are keen to get their hands on the money – and are willing to kill for it. Meanwhile, private detective Peter Lynch (George Hilton, The Strange Vice of Mrs Wardh) arrives to investigate irregularities in the insurance claim. Teaming up with a beautiful reporter, Cléo Dupont (Anita Strindberg, Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key), Lynch resolves to unearth the truth… before he too ends up on the wrong end of the murderer’s straight razor.

The second giallo by genre master Sergio Martino (Torso, The Suspicious Death of a Minor), The Case of the Scorpion’s Tail combines stunning views of Athens and the Greek coastline with brutal bursts of violence, a typically tangled script by Ernesto Gastaldi (Death Walks on High Heels), and a cast overflowing with Euro cult talent, including Alberto de Mendoza (A Lizard in a Woman’s Skin), Janine Reynaud (Jess Franco’s Succubus) and Luigi Pistilli (A Bay of Blood).

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

  • Brand new 2K restoration of the film from the original camera negative
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original lossless mono Italian and English soundtracks
  • Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
  • Audio commentary with writer Ernesto Gastaldi, moderated by filmmaker Federico Caddeo (in Italian with English subtitles)
  • New interview with star George Hilton
  • New interview with director Sergio Martino
  • New analysis Sergio Martino’s films by Mikel J. Koven, author of La Dolce Morte: Vernacular Cinema and the Italian Giallo Film
  • New video essay by Troy Howarth, author of So Deadly, So Perverse: 50 Years of Italian Giallo Films
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Chris Malbon

First pressing only: Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Rachael Nisbet and Howard Hughes, and a biography of star Anita Strindberg by Peter Jilmstad

DETAILS:

Region: B
Rating: TBC
Genre: Horror
Duration: TBC
Language: Italian/English
Subtitles: English/English SDH
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Audio: Mono
Colour
Discs: 1





THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT

Release Date: 3rd July 2018 (U.S.A. Release)

Format: Limited Edition Blu-ray

Directed by: Wes Craven

MARI, SEVENTEEN, IS DYING. EVEN FOR HER THE WORST IS YET TO COME!

The directorial debut of Wes Craven, the man behind such horror favourites as A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Hills Have Eyes and Scream, The Last House on the Left justly retains its reputation as one of the most harrowing cinematic experiences of all time, nearly half a century on from its original release.

On the eve of her 17th birthday, Mari and friend Phyllis set off from her family home to the big city to attend a concert by shock-rockers Bloodlust. Attempting to pick up some marijuana on the way, the pair run afoul of a group of vicious crooks, headed up by the sadistic and depraved Krug (David Hess). Gagged and bound, the young women are bundled into a car trunk and driven to the woods, where the gang subject them to a terrifying ordeal of sexual humiliation, torture and murder.

Unleashed on an unsuspecting public in 1972, The Last House on the Left shocked audiences with its graphic and unflinching portrayal of interpersonal violence, paving the way for a whole host of cheap imitators looking to capitalise on its success. It is Wes Craven’s original alone, however, that remains one of the true watershed moments in horror (and indeed, film) history.

LIMITED 2 X BLU-RAY EDITION CONTENTS:


  • Three cuts of the film newly restored in 2K from original film elements 
  • Original Uncompressed Mono Audio 
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing 
  • Double-sided poster featuring original and newly commissioned artwork 
  • 6 x lobby card reproductions 
  • Limited edition perfect-bound book featuring new writing on the film by author Stephen Thrower 
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Paul Shipper


DISC ONE – THE UNCUT VERSION


  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the Uncut Version 
  • Brand new audio commentary by podcasters Bill Ackerman and Amanda Reyes 
  • Archival audio commentary with writer/director Wes Craven and producer Sean S. Cunningham 
  • Archival audio commentary with stars David Hess, Marc Sheffler and Fred Lincoln
  • Junior’s Story, a brand new interview with actor Marc Sheffler 
  • Marc Sheffler in Conversation at the American Cinematheque
  • Brand new interview with wardrobe and make-up artist Anne Paul 
  • Songs in the Key of Krug, never-before-seen archive interview with David Hess
  • Celluloid Crime of the Century, archival documentary featuring interviews with Wes Craven, Sean S. Cunningham, actors David Hess, Fred Lincoln, Jeramie Rain, Marc Sheffler and Martin Kove 
  • Still Standing: The Legacy of The Last House on The Left, archival interview with Wes Craven 
  • Scoring Last House on the Left, archival interview with actor/composer David Hess
  • It's Only a Movie: The Making of The Last House on the Left, archival documentary
  • Forbidden Footage, the cast and crew of Last House on the film’s most controversial sequences 
  • Deleted Scene 
  • Outtakes and Dailies 
  • Trailers, TV Spot & Radio Spots
  • Image Gallery


DISC TWO – THE ‘KRUG & COMPANY’ & R-RATED CUTS


  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the Krug and Company and R-rated cuts of the film 
  • The Craven Touch, brand new featurette bringing together interviews with a number of Wes Craven’s collaborators, including Sean S. Cunningham, composer Charles Bernstein, producer Peter Locke, cinematographer Mark Irwin and actress Amanda Wyss
  • Early Days and “Night of Vengeance”, filmmaker Roy Frumkes remembers Wes Craven and Last House on the Left 
  • Tales That'll Tear Your Heart Out – excerpts from an unfinished Wes Craven short
  • Q&A with Marc Sheffler from a 2017 screening of the film at The American Cinematheque
  • Krug Conquers England - archival featurette charting the theatrical tour of the first ever uncut screening of the film in the UK


DISC THREE [CD] - 'THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT' ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK


  • CD featuring the complete, newly remastered film score


DETAILS:

Region: B
Rating: 18

Genre: Horror

Duration: 84 mins

Language: English
Subtitles: English SDH

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Audio: Mono

Colour

Discs: 2




THE NAVIGATOR: A MEDIEVAL ODYSSEY

Release Date: 23rd July 2018 (U.K. Release)

24th July 2018 (U.S.A. Release)

Format: Blu-ray

Directed by: Vincent Ward

Following the release of his 1984 debut feature Vigil, Vincent Ward returned four years later with The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey, a film that would cement his position as one of the most exciting filmmaking talents to emerge during the eighties.

Cumbria, 1348 – the year of the Black Death. Griffin, a young boy, is plagued by apocalyptic visions which he believes could save his village. Encouraging a small band of men to tunnel into the earth, they surface in 1980s New Zealand and a future beyond their comprehension but must complete their quest.

Nominated for the Palme d’Or at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey is a bold and often startling fusion of medieval fantasy and time travel science fiction, quite unlike anything you’ve seen.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

  • High Definition (Blu-ray) presentation
  • Original mono audio (uncompressed LPCM)
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Brand-new appreciation by film critic Nick Roddick, recorded exclusively for this release
  • Kaleidoscope: Vincent Ward – Film Maker, a 1989 documentary profile of the director made for New Zealand television
  • Theatrical trailer

First pressing only: Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Kim Newman and an introduction by Vincent Ward

DETAILS:

Region: B
Rating: PG
Genre: Sci-fi
Duration: 90 mins
Language: English
Subtitles: English SDH
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Audio: Mono 1.0
Colour
Discs: 1




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