Monday, 20 August 2018

ARROW VIDEO SEPTEMBER 2018 RELEASE SCHEDULE


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

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






INCIDENT IN A GHOSTLAND

Release Date: 3rd September 2018 (U.K. Release Only)

Format: DVD & Blu-ray

Directed by: Pascal Laugier

From the director of 2008’s horror ordeal, MARTYRS, INCIDENT IN A GHOSTLAND is a terrifying thrill ride that’s as intense as it is disturbing. Shown as part of 2018’s Arrow Video FrightFest before its UK Blu-ray and DVD debut, Pascal Laugier’s latest will have you hiding behind your hands and squirming in your seat.

Synopsis:

From director Pascal Laugier, who in 2008 shocked audiences around the world with his gruelling genre game-changer Martyrs, comes Incident in a Ghostland – a terrifying excursion into abject horror filled with creepy antique dolls, murderous maniacs and thrilling jump scares.

The subject of a brutal home invasion along with her mother and sister several years ago, horror novelist Beth has found solace in her writing – detailing the harrowing ordeal in her latest book, “Incident in a Ghostland”. But when she receives a call from her sister Vera, apparently in a state of extreme distress, Beth is prompted to return to the isolated family home where the terrifying truth of that awful night soon begins to unravel…

Combining the intensity of Martyrs with the spine-tingling chills of his later The Tall Man, Incident in a Ghostland confirms director Pascal Laugier’s status as a fully-fledged master of horror, having scooped up numerous awards on the film festival circuit and now finding its rightful home on DVD with Arrow Video.


SPECIAL FEATURES:

BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector’s booklet featuring new writing by Alan Jones
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation 
  • Uncompressed 5.1 and Stereo audio options
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Exclusive, newly-produced interview with writer-director Pascal Laugier
  • The Phantom Image – feature-length documentary taking a look behind-the-scenes of Incident in a Ghostland
  • Interviews with actors Crystal Reed, Emilia Jones and director Pascal Laugier
  • Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring two artwork options


DVD SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Standard Definition DVD presentation
  • 5.1 and Stereo audio options
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Exclusive, newly-produced interview with writer-director Pascal Laugier
  • The Phantom Image – feature-length documentary taking a look behind-the-scenes of Incident in a Ghostland
  • Interviews with actors Crystal Reed, Emilia Jones and director Pascal Laugier
  • Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring two artwork options




HEATHERS

Release Date: 10th September 2018 (U.K. Release Only)

Format: DVD & Blu-ray

Directed by: Michael Lehmann

ARROW VIDEO ANNOUNCES STUNNING 30TH ANNIVERSARY 4K RESTORATION OF CULT 80s CLASSIC ‘HEATHERS’

Arrow Video is excited to announce its gorgeous 30th Anniversary 4K Restoration of the 80s cult classic HEATHERS (1988) starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater, coming to special edition DVD and Blu-ray from 10th September. To celebrate the 30th Anniversary, Arrow Video will be hosting a special Heathers event at the BFI where Director Michael Lehmann and one of the original mean girls, Lisanne Falk, will attend a screening and Q&A where you can see one of the ultimate cult films of the 80s like never before.

HEATHERS is directed by Michael Lehmann (American Horror Story, Hudson Hawk), written by Daniel Waters (Batman Returns, Hudson Hawk), and starring Winona Ryder (Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice, Girl, Interrupted, Stranger Things, Little Women), Christian Slater (True Romance, Mr. Robot, Pump Up the Volume, The Name of the Rose), Shannen Doherty (Charmed, Beverly Hills, 90210, Mallrats, Little House on the Prairie), Lisanne Falk (Say Anything…, Less Than Zero, Night on Earth) and Kim Walker(The Outsiders, Matlock, Highway to Heaven, Say Anything…).

In order to get out of the snobby clique that’s destroying her good-girl reputation, intelligent teen Veronica - played by Winona Ryder in one of her most memorable roles - teams up with a dark sociopath, J.D. (a career-best Christian Slater) in a plot to kill the cool kids in what became one of the 1980s’ defining cult classics.

Veronica is part of the most popular clique at her high school, but she disapproves of the other girls' vindictive behaviour. When Veronica and her new boyfriend, J.D. confront clique leader Heather Chandler (Kim Walker) and accidentally poison her (as you do), they make it look like a suicide. Soon Veronica realizes that J.D.’s intentionally killing students he doesn’t like. As she races to stop J.D., she also clashes with the Heathers’ new leader, Heather Duke (Shannen Doherty) with chaotic results.

BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS 

• New restoration from a 4K scan of the original camera negative by Arrow Films
• High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
• Original 1.0 mono audio and optional 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
• Audio commentary by director Michael Lehmann, producer Denise Di Novi and writer Daniel Waters
• Newly filmed interview with director Michael Lehmann
• A newly filmed appreciation by the writer, actor and comedian John Ross Bowie (The Big Bang Theory)
• Pizzicato Croquet, composer David Newman and director Michael Lehmann discuss the music of Heathers
• How Very: The Art and Design of Heathers, production designer Jon Hutman, art director Kara Lindstrom and director Michael Lehmann discuss the look of Heathers
• Casting Westerberg High, casting director Julie Selzer discusses the casting process for Heathers
• Poor Little Heather, a new interview with actress Lisanne Falk
• Return to Westerberg High, an archival featurette providing further insight into the film’s production
• The Beaver Gets a Boner, Michael Lehmann’s long sought after student film from 1985 made at the USC School of Cinematic Arts
• Scott and Larry and Dan and Heathers, a new interview between screenwriting team Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (Ed Wood, The People vs Larry Flynt), and Heathers screenwriter Daniel Waters.
• Original trailers
• Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Robert Sammelin

First pressing only:

Collector's booklet featuring new writing by Bidisha, Anna Bogutskaya and an archival interview with cinematographer Francis Kenny

DVD SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

• New restoration from a 4K scan of the original camera negative by Arrow Films
• Standard Definition presentation
• Original 1.0 mono and optional 5.1 Surround Sound audio
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
• Audio commentary by director Michael Lehmann, producer Denise Di Novi and writer Daniel Waters
• Newly filmed interview with director Michael Lehmann
• A newly filmed appreciation by the writer, actor and comedian John Ross Bowie (The Big Bang Theory)
• Pizzicato Croquet, composer David Newman and director Michael Lehmann discuss the music of Heathers
• How Very: The Art and Design of Heathers, production designer Jon Hutman, art director Kara Lindstrom and director Michael Lehmann discuss the look of Heathers
• Casting Westerberg High, casting director Julie Selzer discusses the casting process for Heathers
• Poor Little Heather, a new interview with actress Lisanne Falk
• Return to Westerberg High, an archival featurette providing further insight into the film’s production
• The Beaver Gets a Boner, Michael Lehmann’s long sought after student film from 1985 made at the USC School of Cinematic Arts
• Scott and Larry and Dan and Heathers, a new interview between screenwriting team Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (Ed Wood, The People vs Larry Flynt), and Heathers screenwriter Daniel Waters.
• Original trailers
• Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Robert Sammelin





THE PYJAMA GIRL CASE

Release Date: 17th September 2018 (U.K. Release)

18th September 2018 (U.S.A./Canada Release)

Format: Blu-ray

Directed by: Flavio Mogherini

Throughout the late 1960s and into the 70s, the Italian giallo movement transported viewers to the far corners of the globe, from swinging San Francisco to the Soviet-occupied Prague. Only one, however, brought the genre’s unique brand of bloody mayhem as far as Australia: director Flavio Mogherini (Delitto passionale)’s tragic and poetic The Pyjama Girl Case.

The body of a young woman is found on the beach, shot in the head, burned to hide her identity and dressed in distinctive yellow pyjamas. With the Sydney police stumped, former Inspector Timpson (Ray Milland, Dial M for Murder) comes out of retirement to crack the case. Treading where the “real” detectives can’t, Timpson doggedly pieces together the sad story of Dutch immigrant Glenda Blythe (Dalila Di Lazzaro, Phenomena) and the unhappy chain of events which led to her grisly demise.

Inspired by the real-life case which baffled the Australian police and continues to spark controversy and unanswered questions to this day, The Pyjama Girl Case is a uniquely haunting latter-day giallo from the tail end of the genre’s boom period, co-starring Michele Placido (director of Romanzo Criminale) and Howard Ross (The New York Ripper), and featuring a memorably melancholic score by veteran composer Riz Ortolani (Don’t Torture a Duckling).

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
• New audio commentary by Troy Howarth, author of So Deadly, So Perverse: 50 Years of Italian Giallo Films
• New video interview with author and critic Michael Mackenzie on the internationalism of the giallo
• New video interview with actor Howard Ross
• New video interview with editor Alberto Tagliavia
• Archival interview with composer Riz Ortolani
• Image gallery
• Italian theatrical trailer
• Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Chris Malbon

FIRST PRESSING ONLY:

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






HORRORS OF MALFORMED MEN

Release Date: 17th September 2018 (U.K. Release)

18th September 2018 (U.S.A./Canada Release)

Format: Blu-ray

Directed by: Teruo Ishii

Cult director Teruo Ishii (Shogun’s Joy of Torture, Blind Woman’s Curse) presents a nightmarish, hallucinogenic tale drawn from the fevered imagination of Japan’s celebrated pioneer ofero-guro (“erotic grotesque”) literature, Edogawa Rampo.

Medical student Hirosuke Hitomi slips out of the asylum in which he has been wrongfully confined and stealthily assumes the identity of a recently deceased nobleman with whom he bears an uncanny resemblance. Hirosuke eases his way into the nobleman’s household and his dead double’s marital bed. But as long-repressed memories begin to bubble to the surface, he soon finds himself drawn to a remote isle where he is confronted by a mad scientist and his malformed men, and discovers the key that will unlock some long-suppressed mysteries of his own.

A dark labyrinth of the monstrous and perverse that fuses mystery and horror while incorporating motifs from a myriad of Rampo's tales, Horrors of Malformed Men boasts astonishing carnivalesque art design and haunting performances. Withdrawn from cinemas by its own studio after its original scandalous release nearly fifty years ago, the film is among the very best screen interpretations of the author’s macabre brand of horror-fantasy fiction, and a unique oddity of Japanese cult cinema.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

• Brand new 2K restoration of the film presented on High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray
• Uncompressed mono 1.0 PCM audio
• Newly translated optional English subtitles
• Two audio commentaries by Japanese cinema experts Tom Mes and Mark Schilling
• Malformed Movies: a new video interview with Toei exploitation movie screenwriter Masahiro Kakefuda
• Malformed Memories: Filmmakers Shinya Tsukamoto (Tetsuo the Iron Man) and Minoru Kawasaki (The Calamari Wrestler) on the career of director Teruo Ishii
• Ishii in Italia: Ishii and Mark Schilling visit the Far East Film Festival
• Poster Gallery
• Theatrical trailer
• Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Dan Mumford

FIRST PRESSING ONLY:

Collector's booklet featuring new writing by Jasper Sharp, Tom Mes and Grady Hendrix





THE BABY

Release Date: 24th September 2018 (U.K. Release)

25th September 2018 (U.S.A./Canada Release)

Format: Blu-ray

Directed by: Ted Post

Still traumatised by the loss of her husband, well-meaning social worker Ann Gentry (Anjanette Comer, The Loved One) throws herself into her latest assignment: the case of “Baby”, a 21-year-old man with the mind of an infant – who crawls, cries and has yet to make it out of nappies. But Baby’s family – the tyrannical “Mama” Wadsworth (Ruth Roman, Strangers on a Train) and her two demented daughters – aren’t the only ones with a warped conception of familial relations, and the full horror only begins when Ann sets her sights on liberating the drooling man-child… and in so doing unleashes the wrath of the Wadsworth women.

45 years after its original release, this film remains one of the most bizarre horror movies ever committed to celluloid. Directed by Ted Post (Beneath the Planet of the Apes, Magnum Force) and co-starring Marianna Hill (Blood Beach, Messiah of Evil), The Baby is a twisted, psychedelic nightmare of suburban depravity.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

• 1.85:1 and 1.33:1 versions of the feature
• High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
• Original uncompressed PCM mono audio
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
• Brand new audio commentary by Travis Crawford
• Down Will Come Baby – a new retrospective with film professor Rebekah McKendry
• Tales from the Crib – archival audio Interview with director Ted Post
• Baby Talk – archival audio Interview with Star David Mooney
• Theatrical Trailer
• Reversible sleeve featuring newly commissioned artwork by The Twins of Evil

First pressing only: Collector’s booklet featuring new writing by Kat Ellinger





THE DAY OF THE JACKAL

Release Date: 25th September 2018 (U.S.A./Canada Release Only)

Format: Blu-ray

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

In 1971, Frederick Forsythe shot to bestseller status with his debut novel, The Day of the Jackal – taut, utterly plausible, almost documentarian in its realism and attention to detail. Two years later, director Fred Zinnemann (High Noon) turned a gripping novel into a nail-biting cinematic experience.

August 1962: the latest attempt on the life of French President Charles de Gaulle by the far right paramilitary organisation, the OAS, ends in chaos, with its architect-in-chief dead at the hands of a firing squad. Demoralised and on the verge of bankruptcy, the OAS leaders meet in secret to plan their next move. In a last desperate attempt to eliminate de Gaulle, they opt to employ the services of a hired assassin from outside the fold. Enter the Jackal (Edward Fox, Gandhi): charismatic, calculating, cold as ice. As the Jackal closes in on his target, a race against the clock ensues to identify and put a stop to a killer whose identity, whereabouts and modus operandi are completely unknown.

Co-starring a plethora of talent from both sides of the Channel, including Michael Lonsdale (Munich), Derek Jacobi (The Odessa File) and Cyril Cusack (1984) and featuring striking cinematography by Jean Tournier (Moonraker), The Day of the Jackal remains one of the greatest political thrillers of all time.


SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original uncompressed mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • New interview with Neil Sinyard, author of Fred Zinnemann: Films of Character and Conscience
  • Two rare archival clips from the film set, including an interview with Fred Zinnemann
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Original screenplay by Kenneth Ross (BD-ROM content)
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Peter Strain

FIRST PRESSING ONLY: 

Collector’s booklet featuring new writing by critic Mark Cunliffe and film historian Sheldon Hall

DETAILS:

Duration: 143 mins
Language: English
Subtitles: English SDH
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Audio: Mono
Colour
Discs: 1





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