ARROW VIDEO DECEMBER 2019 RELEASE SCHEDULE

Arrow Video have released their schedule for December 2019 and we have details on the DVD, Blu-ray and dual format releases. Below you will find the December 2019 release schedule for U.K., U.S.A. and Canada releases.

If you missed what Arrow Video released in November 2019 you can find all the details HERE.

 

JAKE SPEED

Release Date: 3rd December 2019 (U.S.A./Canada Release)

Format: Blu-ray

Directed by: Andrew Lane

 

MORE THAN A MYTH, LESS THAN A LEGEND… AND A BIT TOO BIG FOR HIS BOOTS.

When her sister is taken by a gang of white slavers, Margaret (Karen Kopins, Troop Beverly Hills) knows she needs a hero with a difference to bring her home. Enter Jake Speed (Wayne Crawford, Barracuda), leaping from the pages of pulp thriller novels and into the real world. With Margaret and his trusty sidekick Desmond Floyd (Dennis Christopher Chariots of Fire), Jake arrives hot on the heels of the kidnappers in a southern African country gripped by civil war. But it soon turns out Jake got more than he bargained for when he discovers that the ringleader of the slavers is none other than his own arch-nemesis: the wicked, criminally insane Sid (John Hurt, Alien, The Osterman Weekend)… A ripe slice of ’80s action cheese in the tradition of Raiders of the Lost Ark and Romancing the Stone, Jake Speed has it all: romance, death-defying stunts, spellbinding scenery shot on location in Zimbabwe… and best of all, a wickedly off-the-wall performance by the late John Hurt, proving the old adage that a hero is nothing without a worthy foe.

 

BONUS MATERIALS:

Brand new 2K restoration of the film from the original 35mm interpositive
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Original lossless mono audio
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Paperback Wishes, Cinematic Dreams, a new interview with co-writer/producer/director Andrew Lane
The Hard Way Reads Better, a new interview with producer William Fay
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys

 

SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE

Release Date: 3rd December 2019 (U.S.A./Canada Release)

Format: Blu-ray

Directed by: George Roy Hill

 

BILLY PILGRIM LIVES – FROM TIME TO TIME TO TIME…

Past, present and future collide in darkly satirical fashion in Slaughterhouse-Five! Based on Kurt Vonnegut’s classic 1969 novel, this tale of time travel and alien abduction emerged as part of a wave of more cerebral science-fiction films in the late 60s to early 70s, elevating the genre beyond the B-movie fare of previous decades. Upstate New York, 1968. Mild-mannered Billy Pilgrim (Michael Sacks, The Sugarland Express) finds himself “unstuck in time”. Traveling back and forth across the entire span of his existence, he experiences key events of his life in a random order, including his formative years, the firebombing of Dresden and finally, at some undefined point in the future, his surreal adventures on a distant planet. Praised by Vonnegut himself for its fidelity to his novel, Slaughterhouse-Five boasts assured direction by George Roy Hill (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid) and a memorable score by renowned concert pianist Glenn Gould. Now exclusively restored in 4K, Slaughterhouse-Five shines like never before, reinforcing its timeless appeal.

 

BONUS MATERIALS:

Brand new 4K restoration from the original camera negative, produced by Arrow Video exclusively for this release
High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray™ presentation
Original lossless mono audio
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
New audio commentary by author and critic Troy Howarth
New video appreciation with author and critic Kim Newman
Pilgrim’s Progress: Playing Slaughterhouse-Five, a new video interview with actor Perry King
Only on Earth: Presenting Slaughterhouse-Five, a new video interview with Rocky Lang, son of executive producer Jennings Lang, about the film’s distribution
Unstuck in Time: Documenting Slaughterhouse-Five, a new video interview with behind-the-scenes filmmaker/producer Robert Crawford, Jr.
Eternally Connected: Composing Slaughterhouse-Five, a new video interview with film music historian Daniel Schweiger
Theatrical trailer
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Corey Brickley

 

THE EXORCIST III

Release Date: 9th December 2019 (U.K. Release Only)

Format: Blu-ray

Directed by: William Peter Blatty

 

The true heir to William Peter Blatty and William Friedkin’s 1973 masterpiece, The Exorcist III is a hellish horror detective story that pairs thoughtful theological themes with scenes of sheer terror.

The personal vision of Blatty (the acclaimed author of The Exorcist), The Exorcist III is set 15 years after the events of the first film and sees Lieutenant Kinderman (George C. Scott, The Changeling) investigate a series of horrific murders that follow the modus operandi of the notorious Gemini Killer… who died several years earlier in the electric chair. After his friend Father Dyer (Ed Flanders) is murdered in his hospital bed, Kinderman’s investigations lead him to ‘Patient X’, a psychopath housed at the same hospital who claims to be the Gemini Killer, and who knows intimate crime scene details. Their encounter leads to a fiery climactic confrontation between the eternal forces of good and evil…

The Exorcist III boasts some of modern horror’s most unforgettable scares and exceptional supporting performances from Jason Miller (The Ninth Configuration) and Brad Dourif (Dune). Blatty’s film is presented here in both its original theatrical cut and the recently assembled ‘Legion’ director’s cut.

 

TWO-DISC LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS:

• Two presentations of The Exorcist III: the theatrical cut and the ‘Legion’ director’s cut
• Original 2.0 stereo audio and optional 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
• Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Richard Wells
• Limited edition booklet with new writing on the film by Lee Gambin, archival articles and reviews

 

DISC ONE – THE THEATRICAL CUT:

2K restoration of the theatrical cut of The Exorcist III, presented in High Definition

• New audio commentary by critics Alexandra Heller Nicholas and Josh Nelson

• Audio interview with writer/director William Peter Blatty

• Death, Be Not Proud: The Making of The Exorcist III, an in-depth 2016 documentary divided into five chapters:

– Chapter One: A “Wonderful” Time, an interview with producer Carter DeHaven and members of the supporting cast and production crew

– Chapter Two: Signs of the Gemini, an interview with actor Brad Dourif

– Chapter Three: The Devil in the Details, an interview with production designer Leslie Dilley and more

– Chapter Four: Music for a Padded Cell, an interview with composer Barry De Vorzon

– Chapter Five: All this Bleeding, interviews about the additional shoot and special effects

• The Exorcist III: Vintage Interviews, archival interviews with cast and crew members including William Peter Blatty, producer James Robinson, actors George C. Scott, Jason Miller, Grand L. Bush and Ed Flanders

• Falling Down a Long Flight of Steps, an interview with special effects artist Randy Moore

• The Exorcist III: Vintage Featurette, making-of documentary with onset footage and interviews

• Deleted scenes, alternate takes and bloopers

• Image galleries

• Trailers, TV spots and radio spots

 

DISC TWO – THE ‘LEGION’ DIRECTOR’S CUT:

High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the ‘Legion’ director’s cut, assembled from the best available film and video elements

• Brand new ‘Legion’ audio commentary with esteemed film critics Mark Kermode and Kim Newman

• Deleted Prologue, an alternate opening to ‘Legion’ with option audio commentary from Mark Kermode and Kim Newman

 

FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS

Release Date: 9th December 2019 (U.K. Release Only)

Format: Blu-ray

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

 

Considered unfilmable for decades, Hunter S. Thompson’s literary landmark of psychedelic excess finally met its cinematic match in anarchic visionary director Terry Gilliam (Twelve Monkeys) and two no-holds-barred star performances by Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro.

Raoul Duke (Depp) and his volatile Samoan attorney Dr. Gonzo (del Toro) are en route to Las Vegas, ostensibly on a banal journalistic assignment, but the suitcase full of psychoactive narcotics in their possession tells another story. Beset by bats, horny lizards and runaway hotel carpet upon their arrival, the pair plunge deeper into the pharmaceutically enhanced neon underbelly of the City of Sin on a chemically-charged, savage journey to the heart of the American Dream.

Flashback to Gilliam and Thompson’s trip of a lifetime in an exclusive 4K restoration, accompanied by an outstanding selection of bonus material delving into the history of the film and the original book.

 

2-DISC LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY CONTENTS:

• Two-disc edition featuring Fear And Loathing in Las Vegas in a new 4K restoration, and the documentary For No Good Reason about illustrator Ralph Steadman, featuring Terry Gilliam and Johnny Depp
• Limited edition packaging featuring iconic original art by Ralph Steadman
• Limited edition hardbound book featuring new writing by Roger Keen, an essay on “Thompson on Film” by Dr William Stephenson, a 1999 interview with Terry Gilliam by Ian Christie and original production notes
• Six collectors’ postcards
• Double-sided fold-out poster of the original theatrical one-sheet and a sketch by Terry Gilliam

 

DISC ONE – FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS:

Brand new 4K restoration by Arrow Films from the original negative supervised by Terry Gilliam
High Definition Blu-ray™ (1080p) presentation
Original 5.1 & 2.0 DTS-HD Master Audio
Optional subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
New commentary by Terry Gilliam, moderated by Phil Stubbs
Savage: Finding The American Nightmare, a newly filmed appreciation by film historian Ian Christie
The Gonzo Papers, a newly filmed interview with producer Laila Nabulsi
Grim Memories and Bad Flashbacks, an all-new interview with star Benicio del Toro
Ignore This Terrible Drug: The Art and Style of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, an all-new featurette including interviews with cinematographer Nicola Pecorini, production designer Alex McDowall, costume designer Julie Weiss and editor Lesley Walker
Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride: Hunter S. Thompson on Film, a 2006 documentary on the author featuring Depp, del Toro, Gary Busey, Harry Dean Stanton, Bill Murray, Sean Penn, John Cusack and others
Hunter Goes To Hollywood, archive footage of the author filming his cameo in the film
Four deleted scenes with new optional commentary by Gilliam, including the excised prologue A Dress Pattern
Spotlight on Location, an original promotional featurette featuring interviews with Gilliam, Depp and del Toro
Behind the scenes ‘B-roll’ footage and additional EPK interviews with Gilliam, Depp and del Toro
Theatrical trailers and TV spots
Extensive image galleries, including original production designs, storyboards and production stills

 

DISC TWO – FOR NO GOOD REASON (LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE):

High Definition Blu-ray™ (1080p) presentation
5.1 & 2.0 DTS-HD Master Audio
Optional subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Short film Cherrywood Cannon
Ralph’s Art
Extended interviews with Terry Gilliam, Bruce Robinson and Richard E. Grant
Deleted Scenes
Trailer & Teasers
Image Galleries

 

THE VENGEANCE TRILOGY

Release Date: 9th December 2019 (U.K. Release Only)

Format: Blu-ray

Directed by: Park Chan-wook

 

This collection presents Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Oldboy and Lady Vengeance, the lauded trilogy of revenge films directed by internationally acclaimed Korean director Park Chan-wook (The Handmaiden).

Sympathy for Mr Vengeance tells the harrowing tale of a young deaf-mute man, Ryu, who kidnaps a wealthy businessman’s daughter in an attempt to extort money to pay for his sister’s kidney transplant. A terrible accident sets the child’s father on a fateful path of revenge. Oldboy tells the grisly story of Oh Dae-su, a normal man inexplicably imprisoned in a grim hotel room-like cell for 15 years without knowing his captor or the reason for his incarceration. Eventually released, he searches for answers and retribution. Lady Vengeance tells of Lee Geum-ja, a model prisoner serving a sentence for a murder she did not commit, who plots a dastardly revenge against the real murderer when she gets out.

Park Chan-wook’s visually stunning masterworks of revenge are presented in this new collection with a massive array of extras, including the feature-length Oldboy making-of documentary, Old Days.

 

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

• Four-disc set featuring Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Oldboy, Lady Vengeance and the feature-length documentary Old Days
• Special edition packaging featuring newly commissioned artwork by Justin Erickson

 

DISC ONE – SYMPATHY FOR MR. VENGEANCE:

• High Definition Blu-ray™ (1080p) presentation
• Original 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and 2.0 stereo
• English subtitles
• Audio commentary by director Park Chan-wook and filmmaker Ryoo Seung-wan
• Screaming for Vengeance, Kim Newman on the Vengeance Trilogy and the tradition of revenge films
• Extensive archival making-of featurettes, behind the scenes featurettes and cast and crew interviews
• Trailers
• Image gallery

 

DISC TWO – OLDBOY:

• 4K restoration from the original camera negative supervised by director Park Chan-wook
• High Definition Blu-ray™ (1080p) presentation
• Original 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and 2.0 stereo
• Original Korean and English soundtracks
• Music and effects track
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
• English subtitles for the Korean soundtrack
• Audio commentary with director Park Chan-wook
• Audio commentary with Park Chan-wook and cinematographer Jung Jung-hoon
• Audio commentary with Park Chan-wook, Choi Min-sik, Yoo Ji-tae and Kang Hye-jung
• Audio commentary with critic Jasper Sharp and writer Simon Ward
• Out of the Past, video appreciation by Asian film expert Tony Rayns
• Deleted scenes with optional director commentary
• Behind the scenes featurettes
• Extensive cast and crew interviews
• Trailers and teasers
• Image gallery

 

DISC THREE – OLD DAYS:

• Old Days: An Oldboy Story, acclaimed feature-length 2016 documentary about Park Chan-wook’s masterpiece
• Autobiography of Oldboy, a three and-a-half-hour video diary of the making of Oldboy

 

DISC FOUR – LADY VENGEANCE:

• High Definition Blu-ray™ (1080p) presentation of two versions of the film, the original theatrical version and the fade to black and white version
• Original 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and 2.0 stereo
• English subtitles
• Audio commentary by director Park Chan-wook, director of photography Jung Jung-hoon and art director Jo Hwa-seong
• Audio commentary by director Park Chan-wook and actress Lee Yeong-ae
• Audio commentary by academic Richard Peña
• Extensive archival making-of featurettes, behind the scenes featurettes, cast and crew interviews and alternate scenes
• Trailers
• Image gallery

 

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