Wednesday, 5 December 2018

ARROW VIDEO DECEMBER 2018 RELEASE SCHEDULE


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



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




ELVIRA MISTRESS OF THE DARK

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

Format: Blu-ray

Directed by: James Signorelli

She’s back! Elvira, Horrorland’s hostess with the mostest, finally busts out on Blu-ray with this long-awaited, positively-bursting-at-the-seams special edition of her big screen debut, Elvira: Mistress of the Dark!

Having just quit her job as a Los Angeles TV horror hostess, Elvira receives the unexpected news that she’s set to inherit part of her great-aunt Morgana’s estate. Arriving in the small town of Fallwell, Massachusetts to claim her inheritance, Elvira receives a less than enthusiastic reception from the conservative locals - amongst them, her sinister uncle Vinny, who unbeknownst to Elvira, is an evil warlock who secretly schemes to lay his hands on the old family spellbook for his own nefarious ends…

Campy, quirky and stuffed to the brim with more double entendres than your average Carry On movie, 1988’s Elvira: Mistress of the Dark helped solidify the horror hostess (played by Cassandra Peterson) as a major pop culture icon, here owning every inch of the screen with her quick wit, sass, and of course, cleaving-enhancing gown!

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:
  • Brand new restoration from a 4K scan of the original interpositive
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original Uncompressed Stereo 2.0 audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Introduction to the film by director James Signorelli
  • 2017 audio commentary with director James Signorelli, hosted by Fangoria Editor Emeritus Tony Timpone
  • 2017 audio commentary with Elvira Webmaster and judge of US TV show The Search for the Next Elvira Patterson Lundquist
  • Archival audio commentary with actors Cassandra Peterson, Edie McClurg and writer John Paragon
  • Too Macabre - The Making of Elvira: Mistress of the Dark - newly-revised 2018 version of this feature-length documentary on the making of the film including interviews with various cast and crew and rare never-before-seen archival material
  • Recipe for Terror: The Creation of the Pot Monster - newly-revised 2018 version of this featurette on the concept and design of the pot monster, as well as the other SFX of the movie
  • Original Storyboards
  • Original US Theatrical and Teaser Trailers
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sara Deck

First Pressing Only: Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Patterson Lundquist and a short note on the 2012 audio commentary by Sam Irvin





DE PALMA & DE NIRO: THE EARLY FILMS

Release Date: 3rd December 2018 (U.K. Release)

11th December 2018 (U.S.A./Canada Release)

Format: Blu-ray

Directed by: Brian De Palma

In 1963, Robert De Niro stepped in front of a movie camera for the first time. The resulting film, a low-budget black and white comedy called The Wedding Party, would take three years to complete, and another three years to be released, but it would also establish a hugely important working relationship for the aspiring actor. One of the filmmakers, long before he became synonymous with suspense thanks to Carrie, Dressed to Kill and other classics, was Brian De Palma. He and De Niro would team up again in the next few years for two more comedies, both with a countercultural bent.

Greetings, the first film to receive an X certificate in the United States, is a freewheeling satire focusing on a trio of twentysomething friends – a conspiracy theorist, a filmmaker, and a voyeur played by De Niro – as they try to avoid the Vietnam War draft. Hi, Mom!, originally named Son of Greetings, returns to De Niro’s voyeur, now an aspiring maker of adult films, for another humorous glimpse at late-sixties society, this time turning its attentions to experimental theatre, cinéma vérité, the African American experience, and the white middle classes.

Brought together for the first time – and each newly restored by Arrow Films especially for this release – these three films offer a fascinating insight into the early careers of two American cinema’s major talents.

LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS:
  • Brand new 2K restoration of The Wedding Party from the original film negative, carried out exclusively for this release by Arrow Films
  • Brand new 2K restorations of Greetings and Hi, Mom! from original film materials, carried out exclusively for this release by Arrow Films
  • Original uncompressed mono soundtracks
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing on all three films
  • Brand new commentary on Greetings by Glenn Kenny, author of Robert De Niro:
  • Anatomy of an Actor
  • Brand new appreciation of Brian De Palma and Robert De Niro’s collaborations by critic
  • and filmmaker Howard S. Berger
  • Brand new interviews with Charles Hirsch, writer-producer of Greetings and Hi, Mom!
  • Brand new interview with actor Gerrit Graham on Greetings, Hi, Mom! and his other collaborations with Brian De Palma
  • Brand new interview with actor Peter Maloney on Hi, Mom!
  • Hi, Mom! theatrical trailer
  • Newly commissioned artwork by Matthew Griffin
  • Limited collector’s edition booklet featuring new writing on the films by Brad Stevens, Chris Dumas and Christina Newland, plus an archive interview with Brian De Palma and Charles Hirsch



BLOODY BIRTHDAY

Release Date: 18th December 2018 (U.S.A./Canada Release Only)

Format: Blu-ray

Directed by: Ed Hunt

The Bad Seed meets Halloween in this deliciously twisted early ‘80s slasher offering directed by Ed Hunt (The Brain) and starring the always loveable Lori Lethin (Return to Horror High, The Prey).

Debbie, Curtis and Steven may seem cute as buttons. But their angelic facade conceals the wicked, murderous streak given to them having all been born under the same solar eclipse. With the grown-ups around them blissfully unaware of their little darlings’ homicidal tendencies, the evil brats begin to bump off the adults one-by-one. By gun. By arrow. By cake. Bye-bye!

Mixing the killer-kid subgenre with elements of the then-booming slice-and-dice movie, 1981’s Bloody Birthday shocks and appalls with its scenes of young children shooting, strangling and bludgeoning their way through the local population. They sure don’t (and can’t!) make ‘em like this anymore.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

  • Brand new 2K restoration from original film elements 
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation 
  • Original Uncompressed mono audio 
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing 
  • Brand new audio commentary with director Ed Hunt 
  • Brand new audio commentary with The Hysteria Continues
  • Brand new interview with actress Lori Lethin
  • Bad Seeds and Body Counts – a brand new video appreciation of Bloody Birthday and the killer kid sub-genre by film journalist Chris Alexander
  • Archival interview with producer Max Rosenberg
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring newly commissioned artwork by Timothy Pittides 

First Pressing Only: Collector’s booklet featuring new writing by Lee Gambin 





TEXAS, ADIOS


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

Format: Blu-ray

Directed by: Ferdinando Baldi

Following on from the enormous success of his breakthrough film Django, Franco Nero returned to the Wild West (Almería, Spain) to star in the same year’s Texas Adios, which was released as Django 2 in some countries.

Here he plays tough gunslinger Burt Sullivan, a sheriff who, along with his younger brother (Alberto Dell'Acqua, Endgame), journeys to Mexico to hunt down the sadistic bandit Cisco Delgado and avenge his father’s murder. When Burt and his brother fall in with a group of Mexican revolutionaries, the stage is set for a violent climactic confrontation...

Directed by veteran helmsman Ferdinado Baldi, best known for the cult Western Blindman (starring Beatles tub-thumper Ringo Starr) and the 3D extravaganza Comin' at Ya!, Texas Adios is a lesser-known Spaghetti Western gem, which boasts rapid-fire action scenes, stunning locations and stylish cinematography courtesy of Enzo Barboni (Django, Nightmare Castle). The film is presented here in an exclusive new restoration, with a wealth of extras which allow this film to be enjoyed as never before.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

• New restoration from a 2K scan from the original camera negative by Arrow Films
• High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
• Uncompressed Mono 1.0 PCM audio
• Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
• Audio commentary for by spaghetti western experts C. Courtney Joyner and Henry C. Parke
• Newly filmed interview with star Franco Nero
• Newly filmed interview with co-star Alberto Dell'Acqua
• Newly filmed interview with co-writer Franco Rossetti
• Hello Texas!, newly filmed appreciation by Spaghetti Westerns scholar Austin Fisher
• Gallery of original promotional images from the Mike Siegel Archive
• Original trailer
• Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matt Griffin

FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Fully illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing by Howard Hughes, and original reviews.




DJANGO + TEXAS, ADIOS

Release Date: 11th December 2018 (U.S.A./Canada Release Only)

Format: Blu-ray

Directed by: Sergio Corbucci (Django), Ferdinando Baldi (Texas, Adios)

In this definitive Spaghetti Western, Franco Nero (Keoma, The Fifth Cord) gives a career-defining performance as Django, a mysterious loner who arrives at a mud-drenched ghost town on the Mexico-US border, ominously dragging a coffin behind him. After saving imperilled prostitute Maria (Loredana Nusciak), Django becomes embroiled in a brutal feud between a racist gang and a band of Mexican revolutionaries…

With Django, director Sergio Corbucci (The Great Silence) upped the ante for sadism and sensationalism in Westerns, depicting machine gun massacres, mud-fighting prostitutes and savage mutilations. A huge hit with international audiences, Django’s brand of bleak nihilism would be repeatedly emulated in a raft of unofficial sequels.

The film is presented here in an exclusive new restoration with a wealth of extras including the newly restored bonus feature Texas Adios, which also stars Franco Nero, and was released as Django 2 in several territories.

2-DISC LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS:

• New restoration from a 4K scan of Djangofrom the original camera negative by Arrow Films
• New restoration from a 2K scan of Texas Adiosfrom the original camera negative by Arrow Films
• High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations
• Uncompressed Mono 1.0 PCM audio
• Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
• Six double-sided collector’s postcards
• Double-sided fold-out poster
• Limited edition 60-page perfect-bound book featuring new writing on the film by Howard Hughes and Roberto Curti, and original reviews
• Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sean Phillips

DISC 1 – DJANGO

• Audio commentary by film critic, historian and theorist Stephen Prince
• Newly filmed interview with star Franco Nero
• Newly filmed interview with assistant director Ruggero Deodato
• Newly filmed interview with co-writer Franco Rossetti
• Newly filmed interview with Sergio Corbucci’s wife Nora Corbucci
• Archival interview with co-writer Piero Vivarelli
• Archival interview with stuntman and actor Gilberto Galimberti
• Discovering Django, newly filmed appreciation by Spaghetti Westerns scholar Austin Fisher
•An Introduction to Django by Alex Cox, an archival featurette with the acclaimed director
• Gallery of original promotional images from the Mike Siegel Archive
• Original trailers

DISC 2 – TEXAS ADIOS [LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE]

• Audio commentary for by spaghetti western experts C. Courtney Joyner and Henry C. Parke
• Newly filmed interview with star Franco Nero
• Newly filmed interview with co-star Alberto Dell’Acqua
• Newly filmed interview with co-writer Franco Rossetti
• Hello Texas!, newly filmed appreciation by Spaghetti Westerns scholar Austin Fisher
• Gallery of original promotional images from the Mike Siegel Archive
• Original trailer




DJANGO + TEXAS, ADIOS STEELBOOK

Release Date: 11th December 2018 (U.S.A./Canada Release Only)

Format: Blu-ray Steelbook

Directed by: Sergio Corbucci (Django), Ferdinando Baldi (Texas, Adios)

In this definitive Spaghetti Western, Franco Nero (Keoma, The Fifth Cord) gives a career-defining performance as Django, a mysterious loner who arrives at a mud-drenched ghost town on the Mexico-US border, ominously dragging a coffin behind him. After saving imperilled prostitute Maria (Loredana Nusciak), Django becomes embroiled in a brutal feud between a racist gang and a band of Mexican revolutionaries…

With Django, director Sergio Corbucci (The Great Silence) upped the ante for sadism and sensationalism in Westerns, depicting machine gun massacres, mud-fighting prostitutes and savage mutilations. A huge hit with international audiences, Django’s brand of bleak nihilism would be repeatedly emulated in a raft of unofficial sequels.

The film is presented here in an exclusive new restoration with a wealth of extras including the newly restored bonus feature Texas Adios, which also stars Franco Nero, and was released as Django 2 in several territories.

2-DISC LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS:

• Limited Edition SteelBook™ packaging featuring exclusive artwork
• New restoration from a 4K scan of Django from the original camera negative by Arrow Films
• New restoration from a 2K scan of Texas Adios from the original camera negative by Arrow Films
• High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations
• Uncompressed Mono 1.0 PCM audio
• Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
• Limited edition fully illustrated booklet featuring new writing on the film by Howard Hughes and original reviews

DISC 1 – DJANGO 

• Audio commentary by film critic, historian and theorist Stephen Prince
• Newly filmed interview with star Franco Nero
• Newly filmed interview with assistant director Ruggero Deodato
• Newly filmed interview with co-writer Franco Rossetti
• Newly filmed interview with Sergio Corbucci’s wife Nora Corbucci
• Archival interview with co-writer Piero Vivarelli
• Archival interview with stuntman and actor Gilberto Galimberti
• Discovering Django, newly filmed appreciation by Spaghetti Westerns scholar Austin Fisher
• An Introduction to Django by Alex Cox, an archival featurette with the acclaimed director
• Gallery of original promotional images from the Mike Siegel Archive
• Original trailers

DISC 2 – TEXAS, ADIOS 

• Audio commentary for by spaghetti western experts C. Courtney Joyner and Henry C. Parke
• Newly filmed interview with star Franco Nero
• Newly filmed interview with co-star Alberto Dell’Acqua
• Newly filmed interview with co-writer Franco Rossetti
• Hello Texas!, newly filmed appreciation by Spaghetti Westerns scholar Austin Fisher
• Gallery of original promotional images from the Mike Siegel Archive
• Original trailer




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