ARROW VIDEO MAY 2020 RELEASE SCHEDULE

Arrow Video have released their schedule for May 2020 and we have details on the DVD, Blu-ray and dual format releases. Below you will find the May 2020 release schedule for U.K., U.S.A. and Canada releases.

If you missed what Arrow Video released in April 2020 you can find all the details HERE.

 

HAGAZUSSA: A HEATHEN’S CURSE

Release Date: 11th May 2020 (U.K. Release Only)

Format: Blu-ray

Directed by: Lukas Feigelfeld

 

Debut filmmaker Lukas Feigelfeld has crafted one of the most celebrated horror debuts in recent years, playing prestigious festivals worldwide it is one of the most original takes on the subject of witchcraft which echoes Robert Eggers The Witch but draws on broader influences including the creeping dread and hallucinogenic imagery of David Lynch and Panos Cosmatos.

In an isolated Alpine hut at the turn of the 15th Century, Albrun is a young girl growing up alone. As an adult, she is a single mother and a marked woman, outcast by a society twisted in deep-rooted superstitions and misogyny. Still haunted by the death of her own mother and increasingly abused by the community around her, Albrun starts to defy the role she has been dealt in life and embarks on a path of self-empowerment – the price of which may be an even greater darkness than she has ever known before.

Described as “a spellbinding audiovisual symphony” (The Hollywood Reporter) and ranked 3rd in Rotten Tomatoes “Best Horror Movies of 2019”, Hagazussa: A Heathen’s Curse is a journey into the madness prevalent both in our minds and in the world around us, and whether the difference between the two is always as clear as we hope for it to be.

 

2-DISC DIRECTOR APPROVED LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS:

Limited Edition Blu-ray and Soundtrack CD collection (2000 copies)
High Definition Blu-ray™ (1080p) presentation
Original DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround and LPCM Stereo 2.0 Audio
Optional English subtitles
Reversible sleeve featuring artwork by Adrian Baxter
Booklet featuring new writing on the film by Kier-La Janisse and press book extracts, illustrated with original stills
Double-sided fold-out poster featuring two artworks
Slipcover featuring original artwork by Adrian Baxter

 

DISC 1 [BLU-RAY] – HAGAZUSSA

Audio commentary by critic and author Kat Ellinger
Select scene audio commentary by writer-director Lukas Feigelfeld
“Beton” [Concrete] (2013, 55 mins) and “Interferenz” (2013, 48 mins), two short films by Lukas Feigelfeld
Deleted scene with optional commentary by Feigelfeld
MMMD Music Video
Theatrical trailer
Teaser

 

DISC 2 [CD] – HAGAZUSSA SOUNDTRACK [Limited Edition Exclusive]

CD containing the complete Hagazussa Soundtrack by MMMD

 

EMPATHY, INC

Release Date: 11th May 2020 (U.K. Release Only)

Format: Blu-ray

Directed by: Yedidya Gorsetman

 

Walk a mile in someone else.

After a multimillion-dollar deal goes bust, disgraced venture capitalist Joel (Zack Robdis, Succession) and his actress wife Jessica (Kathy Searle, The Good Guy) are forced to move in with her overbearing parents and try and start their lives again.

Desperate to get back on top, Joel runs into old friend Nicolaus (Eric Berryman, Marriage Story) and his business partner Lester (Jay Klaitz, Jessica Jones) – tech entrepreneurs seeking new investors for their company Empathy, Inc. Offering users the chance to experience X-VR – Xtreme Virtual Reality, they place them in the shoes of the much less fortunate to make them appreciate just how good they have it. As the investments start to roll in, Joel soon discovers that this start-up may have far more sinister plans for their ground-breaking tech – which comes with a terrible cost…

With shades of Pi, The Twilight Zone and Primer and exploring themes of identity crisis, poverty tourism and the greed of humanity, Empathy, Inc. is a twisted virtual reality chiller for the modern tech age that will really get under your skin…

 

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

• High Definition Blu-ray™ (1080p) presentation
• Original LPCM Stereo 2.0 Audio soundtrack
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
• New audio commentary with director Yedidya Gorsetman and writer Mark Leidner
• Behind the scenes 360 (degrees)
• Deleted Scenes
• International Trailer
• UK Trailer
• Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Chris Barnes –
Brutal Posters

FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collectors’ booklet featuring new writing on the film by Brian Tallerico.

 

WHITE FIRE

Release Date: 25th May 2020 (U.K. Release)

26th May 2020 (U.S.A./Canada Release)

Format: Blu-ray

Directed by: Jean-Marie Pallardy

 

Robert Ginty (The Exterminator) and Belinda Mayne (Krull) play Bo and Inga, brother and sister jewel thieves who target the legendary ‘White Fire’ diamond — a priceless rock so hot it actually burns those who try to lay their hands on it!

When tragedy strikes, Bo undertakes an outrageous plan involving plastic surgery and explosives to infiltrate the mine where the diamond awaits. Bo’s plan hits an unexpected snag with the arrival of smooth-talking badass Noah Barclay, played by Fred Williamson (From Dusk ‘Til Dawn). Noah’s hunting for a missing prostitute — and he thinks Bo and Inga hold the key to her disappearance!

Erotic filmmaker Jean-Marie Pallardy (Erotic Diary of a Lumberjack) brings his kinky touch to high octane action in this infamous exploitation epic, complete with chainsaw mayhem, awkward brotherly love, and a very ‘80s theme song by the band Limelight!

 

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

• High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation
• Original Mono audio
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
• Feature length audio commentary by critic Kat Ellinger
• Surviving The Fire: a brand new interview with writer-director Jean-Marie Pallardy
• Enter The Hammer: a brand new interview with actor Fred Williamson
• Diamond Cutter: a brand new interview with editor Bruno Zincone

FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collectors’ booklet featuring new writing on the film by film historian and author Julian Grainger.

 

BLOOD TIDE

Release Date: 25th May 2020 (U.K. Release)

26th May 2020 (U.S.A./Canada Release)

Format: Blu-ray

Directed by: Richard Jefferies

 

Terror strikes in paradise as Academy Award-winning actors James Earl Jones, José Ferrer and Lila Kedrova star in this thrilling tale of sea monsters and sacrificial virgins, from the people that brought you the notoriously gruesome Island of Death!

When treasure hunter Frye (James Earl Jones) accidentally awakens an ancient sea monster that has been lying dormant on a Greek island, the inhabitants are forced to resume the practice of sacrificing virgins in order to placate the demonic creature. Meanwhile a couple, Neil and Sherry, arrive on the island in search of Neil’s missing sister, Madeline.

Written and produced by Nico Mastorakis – the man behind such genre favourites as the aforementioned Island of Death, The Zero Boys, The Wind and many others – and directed by Richard Jefferies (Scarecrows, Tron: Legacy), Blood Tide is a suspense-filled creature feature surging with blood, nudity and beachside aerobics!

 

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

• Brand new restoration from a 4K scan of the original camera negative
• 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/co-writer Richard Jefferies
• Newly-filmed interview with producer/co-writer Nico Mastorakis
• Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys

FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Mike Gingold.

 

THE WOMAN / OFFSPRING

Release Date: 25th May 2020 (U.K. Release)

Format: Blu-ray

Directed by: Lucky McKee / Andrew van den Houten

 

Almost a decade after Lucky McKee burst upon the indie horror scene and became a ‘Master of Horror’ in the making thanks to his directorial debut May, he teamed up with legendary cult author Jack Ketchum for his most shocking and brutal film to date: The Woman, an instant cause célèbre on its Sundance premiere.

The Woman (Pollyanna McIntosh, The Walking Dead) is the last surviving member of a deadly clan of feral cannibals that has roamed the American wilderness for decades. When successful country lawyer Chris Cleek (Sean Bridgers, Room) stumbles upon her whilst hunting in the woods, he decides to capture and “civilize” her with the help of his seemingly perfect all-American family, including his wife Belle (Angela Bettis, May) and daughter Peggy (Lauren Ashley Carter, Darling). The Cleeks will soon learn, however, that hell hath no fury like The Woman scorned…

Experience McKee and Ketchum’s uncompromisingly twisted vision of the dark side of the American family in a definitive new edition, including a 4K remaster, brand new bonus features, and a bonus disc featuring a brand new restoration of its gut-churning 2009 predecessor Offspring, also starring McIntosh.

 

TWO-DISC LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS:

• Brand new 4K restorations of The Woman and Offspring, supervised and approved by
Lucky McKee and Andrew van den Houten
• Reversible sleeve featuring newly commissioned artwork for both films by Vanessa
McKee
• Collectors’ booklet featuring new writing by Michael Blyth, Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
and Kevin Kovelant

 

DISC ONE – THE WOMAN:

• New 4K restoration supervised and approved by Lucky McKee
• High Definition Blu-ray™ (1080p) presentation
• Original DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
• New commentary with director Lucky McKee, editor Zach Passero, sound designer Andrew Smetek and composer Sean Spillane
• New commentary by star Pollyanna McIntosh
• New commentary by critic Scott Weinberg
• Archive commentary with director Lucky McKee
• Dad on the Wall, a brand new 75-minute fly-on-the-wall behind-the-scenes documentary filmed by the director’s father Mike McKee
• Being Peggy Cleek, a newly filmed interview with star Lauren Ashley Carter
• Malam Domesticam, an archive making-of featurette
• Meet The Makers, a short featurette on the making of the film
• Deleted Scenes
• Mi Burro, a short film by editor Zach Passero
• “Distracted” music video by Sean Spillane
• Frightfest Total Film Panel Discussion, a 2011 onstage chat about the future of American indie horror at the popular horror film festival, featuring Lucky McKee, Andrew van den Houten, Larry Fessenden, Adam Green, Joe Lynch and Ti West
• Theatrical trailers
• Image galleries

 

DISC TWO – OFFSPRING (LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE):

• New 4K restoration supervised and approved by Andrew van den Houten
• High Definition Blu-ray™ (1080p) presentation
• Original DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
• New commentary by director/producer Andrew van den Houten
• Archive commentary with writer Jack Ketchum, director/producer Andrew van den Houten and producer/cinematographer William M. Miller
• New interview with Pollyanna McIntosh and Andrew van den Houten
• Fly on the Wall, a brand new fly-on-the-wall behind-the-scenes documentary
• Extended interview with Jack Ketchum
• Restoration comparison
• Progeny: The Birth of Offspring, an archive behind-the-scenes featurette including interviews with cast and crew
• First Stolen’s Bailout, an archive behind-the-scenes featurette
• Webisodes, short featurettes used to promote the film online
• Archive Easter Eggs
• Theatrical trailer
• Image gallery
• BD-ROM screenplay

 

I SEE YOU

Release Date: 25th May 2020 (U.K. Release Only)

Format: Blu-ray

Directed by: Adam Randall

 

EVIL HIDES IN PLAIN SIGHT.

Up-and-coming British director Adam Randall (iBoy) returns with his new twist-heavy thriller I See You, described by the Hollywood Reporter as “a finely crafted exercise in slow-burn suspense”.

Behind the seemingly perfect Harper household, Greg (Jon Tenney, True Detective), the lead investigator of a child abduction case, is struggling to come to terms with the recent infidelity of his wife Jackie (Academy Award® winner Helen Hunt, As Good As It Gets). The already strained family harmony is further threatened when Connor (Judah Lewis, The Babysitter), their son, appears to be the victim of a mysterious malevolent presence in their house. As the secrets start to unravel, the plot threads prove to be more interlinked than it would appear at first glance.

Packed with audacious plot twists, beautifully orchestrated narrative flips and an outstanding lead performance by Helen Hunt, I See You is an eerie gem, where nothing is as it seems and the terrible truth behind a family’s dark secrets might just be hiding in plain sight.

 

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

• High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation
• Original DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
• Brand new commentary by director Adam Randall and producer Matt Waldeck,
recorded exclusively for this release
• The Making of ‘I See You’, a featurette interviewing cast and crew
• Additional on-set interviews with Adam Randall and Helen Hunt, and
behind-the-scenes footage
• Trailer
• Image gallery

FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collectors’ booklet featuring new writing on the film by Anton Bitel.

 

SOLID METAL NIGHTMARES – THE FILMS OF SHINYA TSUKAMOTO COLLECTION

Release Date: 26th May 2020 (U.S.A./Canada Release Only)

Format: Blu-ray

Directed by: Shinya Tsukamoto

 

One of the most distinctive and celebrated names in modern Japanese cinema, there’s no other filmmaker quite like Shinya Tsukamoto. Since his early days as a teenager making Super 8 shorts, he has remained steadfastly independent, garnering widespread acclaim while honing his own unique and instantly recognizable aesthetic on the margins of the industry. Frequently exploring themes of urban alienation, physical transformation and psychosexual obsession, his films cross genre boundaries, defying straightforward classification. This exclusive collection gathers together eight feature-length films and two shorts from Tsukamoto’s diverse filmography, including his most recent offering – his samurai drama Killing, making its home video premiere. Includes: Tetsuo: The Iron Man, Tetsuo II: Body Hammer, Tokyo Fist, Bullet Ballet, A Snake of June, Vital, Kotoko, Killing, The Adventure of Denchu-Kozo, Haze

 

BONUS MATERIALS:

High Definition Blu-ray™ (1080p) presentations of all ten films
Original lossless PCM 1.0 mono audio on Tetsuo: The Iron Man, Tetsuo II: Body Hammer and Tokyo Fist
Original lossless PCM 2.0 stereo audio on Bullet Ballet and Haze
Original lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 on A Snake of June, Vital, Kotoko and Killing
Optional lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 on Bullet Ballet
Optional English subtitles for all films
Audio commentaries by Japanese cinema expert Tom Mes on all ten films, including brand new commentaries on Tetsuo, Tetsuo II, Tokyo Fist, A Snake of June, Kotoko, Killing, The Adventure of Denchu-kozo and Haze
Brand new career-spanning interview with Shinya Tsukamoto
An Assault on the Senses, a brand new visual essay on the films and style of Shinya Tsukamoto by Japanese cinema expert Jasper Sharp
Multiple archival interviews with Shinya Tsukamoto, covering every film in the collection
Shooting A Snake of June, an archival behind-the-scenes featurette on the film’s production
Archival The Making of Vital featurette
Archival behind-the-scenes featurette on Vital’s world premiere at the Venice Film Festival
Archival featurette on Vital’s special effects
The Making of Haze, an archival behind-the-scenes featurette on the film’s production
Kaori Fuji at the Locarno Film Festival, an archival featurette focusing on Haze’s lead actress
Archival Background to The Adventure of Denchu-Kozo featurette
Tokyo Fist, Bullet Ballet and Vital music clips
Multiple trailers and image galleries
Limited edition packaging featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx, Gary Pullin, Ian MacEwan, Chris Malbon, Jacob Phillips, Tommy Pocket, Peter Strain and Tony Stella
Double-sided fold-out poster
Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the films by Kat Ellinger, Jasper Sharp and Mark Schilling

 

THE WOMAN

Release Date: 26th May 2020 (U.S.A. Release Only)

Format: Blu-ray

Directed by: Lucky McKee

 

Almost a decade after Lucky McKee burst upon the indie horror scene and became a ‘Master of Horror’ in the making thanks to his directorial debut May, he teamed up with legendary cult author Jack Ketchum for his most shocking and brutal film to date: The Woman, an instant cause célèbre on its Sundance premiere. The Woman (Pollyanna McIntosh, The Walking Dead) is the last surviving member of a deadly clan of feral cannibals that has roamed the American wilderness for decades. When successful country lawyer Chris Cleek (Sean Bridgers, Room) stumbles upon her whilst hunting in the woods, he decides to capture and “civilize” her with the help of his seemingly perfect all-American family, including his wife Belle (Angela Bettis, May) and daughter Peggy (Lauren Ashley Carter, Darling). The Cleeks will soon learn, however, that hell hath no fury like The Woman scorned… Experience McKee and Ketchum’s uncompromisingly twisted vision of the dark side of the American family in a definitive new edition, including a 4K remaster and brand new bonus features.

 

BONUS MATERIALS:

New 4K restoration supervised and approved by Lucky McKee
High Definition Blu-ray™ (1080p) presentation
Original DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
New commentary with director Lucky McKee, editor Zach Passero, sound designer Andrew Smetek and composer Sean Spillane
New commentary by star Pollyanna McIntosh
New commentary by critic Scott Weinberg
Archive commentary with director Lucky McKee
Dad on the Wall, a brand new 75-minute fly-on-the-wall behind-the-scenes documentary filmed by the director’s father Mike McKee
Being Peggy Cleek, a newly filmed interview with star Lauren Ashley Carter
Malam Domesticam, an archive making-of featurette
Meet The Makers, a short featurette on the making of the film
Deleted Scenes
Mi Burro, a short film by editor Zach Passero
“Distracted” music video by Sean Spillane
Frightfest Total Film Panel Discussion, a 2011 onstage chat about the future of American indie horror at the popular horror film festival, featuring Lucky McKee, Andrew van den Houten, Larry Fessenden, Adam Green, Joe Lynch and Ti West
Theatrical trailers
Image galleries

FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collectors’ booklet featuring new writing on the film by Michael Blyth, Alexandra Heller-Nicholas and Kevin Kovelant.

 

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