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Re: Arrow Video - Blu Ray Releases.

#46 Post by Monterey Jack » Thu Oct 02, 2014 11:20 pm

Do I need a two-pronged HDMI cable, or what? I'm going to near Best Buy tomorrow, so I need to know what I need before then.

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#47 Post by AndyDursin » Thu Oct 02, 2014 11:53 pm

It's hard for me to tell what your set-up is without seeing it.

Do you use your receiver for sound, or the TV for sound?

Is your receiver capable of receiving sound via an HDMI cable?

When you say there's no audio -- is that the receiver that's not getting audio?

Also, how did you listen to your PS3 audio? Was it with HDMI for video, and the coaxial audio for the digital sound (in which case your receiver probably isn't pulling the digital audio over HDMI -- only newish receivers do).

No matter what, you shouldn't need to buy an HDMI cable or anything at Best Buy (where they jack up the prices ridiculously).

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#48 Post by Monterey Jack » Fri Oct 03, 2014 12:15 am

Figured out how to get SOUND, at least...the coaxial cable goes into the DVD setting, so I basically had to plug the HDMI cable from the player into the TV jack I usually use for the PS3. I'm still not getting 5.1 or DTS, but it's a start.

Seriously...who makes a Blu player with only ONE HDMI jack in the back?! If there were two, this would be a cinch.

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#49 Post by AndyDursin » Fri Oct 03, 2014 12:59 am

Truth be told, most every player on the market only has 1 HDMI output because in theory that's all you need...you either hook the HDMI up to your TV input for sound & video, OR up to your receiver's input for sound & video (with the receiver hooked up to your TV as well). The point of HDMI is being able to deliver sound & video together in one cable, so you shouldn't need to split that up.

If your receiver can't decode high-resolution audio over HDMI (like DTS MA or Dolby TrueHD, etc.), that's when you need to get the digital audio over coaxial or optical (most players offer one or the other, occasionally both)...while still using the HDMI for video.

You might still be able to get audio off HDMI, but it's going to be a mixed-down stereo track -- it won't be DTS or DD, which is why the receiver won't light up. It's probably why you are hearing audio but it's not getting the digital audio track (and it's not lighting up). It's also why some audio likely wasn't playing at all.

You'll need to configure it so the coax is going into your receiver, while the HDMI is going into the TV. This way you'll get DD or DTS 5.1.

The only audio option you need to fool around in the player menu with is this one. Try Auto, then PCM with the Coax feeding into your receiver and see what it does.
DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT: auto/PCM

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#50 Post by Monterey Jack » Fri Oct 03, 2014 10:26 pm

Figured it out...full 5.1 and DTS. :D

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#51 Post by John Johnson » Tue Oct 07, 2014 10:12 pm

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British distributors Arrow Video have officially announced that they will release on Blu-ray director William Sachs' The Incredible Melting Man (1977), starring Alex Rebar, Burr DeBenning, and Myron Healey. The release will be available for purchase on October 13th.

Before he turned his hand to lycanthropes in An American Werewolf in London, shuffling zombies in the Thriller music video and hostile extra-terrestrials in Men in Black, special effects legend Rick Baker lent his talents to the creation of another memorable horror creature. Step forward, The Incredible Melting Man!

When spacecraft Scorpio V returns to Earth following a mission to Saturn, two of the crew are dead and the third, astronaut Steve West, is in a critical condition. Critical, that is, until he rises from his hospital bed to bite chunks out of a nurse before escaping into the surrounding countryside. The authorities set about trying to track Steve down before he claims any other victims, but they don't know the really bad news yet – Steve is also highly radioactive!

The Incredible Melting Man offers up a wealth of show-stopping B-movie moments in its relatively modest running time – chief among them, the scene in which a disembodied head floats down a river only to smash messily on the rocks further downstream – but the real star of the show here is Baker's ultra-icky special effects work which let you see the Melting Man's transition in all its gooey, glistening glory.

Special Features:
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of the feature, transferred from original film elements
Original Mono audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Audio Commentary with William Sachs
Super 8 digest version of the film
Interview with Writer/Director William Sachs and Make-up Effects Artist Rick Baker
Interview with Make-up Effects Artist Greg Cannom
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gary Pullin
Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film.

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#52 Post by John Johnson » Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:52 pm



British distributors Arrow Video have sent us a brand new promo clip for their recent 2K restoration of John Mackenzie's classic crime thriller The Long Good Friday (1980), starring the late Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren, Dave King, Paul Freeman, Bryan Marshall, and Eddie Constantine.

The new restoration will open in select theaters across the United Kingdom on March 27, and will be available on Blu-ray on May 4.

Synopsis: Acclaimed gangster thriller starring Bob Hoskins as a top London crime boss whose attempts to launch a legitimate business enterprise are disrupted by a number of bombs from an unknown adversary. Harold Shand (Hoskins) is a gangster who has worked his way to the top with utter ruthlessness and a penchant for violence. Recognising that a more secure and prosperous future lies in moving to legal operations, he prepares to trade a life of crime for respectability through a plan to regenerate London's Docklands area. However, when unknown bombers begin targeting his properties and killing his associates, Shand only knows one response - violence. As he and his mistress, Victoria (Helen Mirren), try to hold his crumbling empire together, Shand finds himself facing the ironic prospect of all-out war just as he tries to convert to peace.

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#53 Post by John Johnson » Fri Feb 13, 2015 8:55 pm

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Arrow Video UK have announced that they will add six new titles to their Blu-ray catalog: John Frankenheimer's The Train (1964), John Mackenzie's The Long Good Friday (1980), Neil Jordan's Mona Lisa (1986), Masuharu Hasebe's Retaliation (1968), Brian Yuzna's Society (1989), and Nico Mastorakis' Island of Death (1976).

The Train

Directed by John Frankenheimer at the peak of his powers, The Train was made during a tremendous run of top-class pictures that also included Birdman of Alcatraz, Seven Days in May and The Manchurian Candidate, with Seconds soon to follow.

France, 1944. Art lover and fanatical Nazi Colonel Von Waldheim has plundered a Paris museum for its masterpieces, including works by Van Gogh, Picasso and Cezanne. His intention is to have them transported by rail to Berlin, but one man stands in his way. Aware that the Allied forces are fast approaching the French capital, Resistance fighter Labiche need only stall the train for a few more days, but he'll have to use all of his wits and skills to do so.

Featuring two Oscar-winners in its lead roles – Burt Lancaster as Labiche and Paul Scofield as Von Waldheim – and Jeanne Moreau and Michel Simon in support, The Train combines star power with spectacular action sequences to produce a classic war movie.

Special Features:
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the film
Uncompressed 1.0 mono PCM audio
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Audio commentary by director John Frankenheimer
Optional isolated score by Maurice Jarre
Burt Lancaster in the Sixties – a newly-filmed interview with Lancaster's biographer Kate Buford, tracing the actor's career throughout the decade
French television report on the film's making, containing interviews with residents of the village of Acquigny who worked as extras
Archive interview with Michel Simon
Footage of The Train's gala screening in Marseilles
Theatrical Trailer
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Vladimir Zimakov
Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Sheldon Hall, illustrated with original stills and artwork
STREET DATE: MAY 11.

Retaliation

In 1969 future sexploitation specialist Yasuharu Hasebe (Stray Cat Rock: Sex Hunter) teamed up with the inimitable Jô Shishido (Tokyo Drifter, Branded to Kill) for a follow up to their yakuza hit Massacre Gun.

A tale of gang warfare that features a raft of the period's most iconic stars, Akira Kobayashi (Battles Without Honor and Humanity, The Flowers and the Angry Waves) is a yakuza lieutenant who emerges from jail to find his gang dispersed and his aging boss in his sickbed. Shishido is the rival waiting to kill him and a young Meiko Kaji (Lady Snowblood) is the girl caught in the crossfire.

Gritty and cynical, Retaliation is a hardboiled precursor to Kinji Fukasaku's revisionist yakuza pictures of the 1970s.

Special Features:
Limited Edition Blu-ray (3000 copies only)
Restored High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation, on Blu-ray for the first time in the world!
Original uncompressed mono PCM audio
Newly translated English subtitles
Brand new interview with star Jô Shishido
Interview with renowned critic and historian Tony Rayns
Original theatrical trailer
Gallery featuring rare promotional images
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Ian MacEwan
Booklet featuring new writing on the film by Japanese cinema expert Jasper Sharp, newly illustrated by Ian MacEwan and featuring original archive stills
STREET DATE: MAY 11.

Society

After producing Stuart Gordon's hit Re-Animator, Brian Yuzna (Bride of Re-Animator, Return of the Living Dead III) turned his hand to directing with 1989's Society, and gave birth to one of the ickiest, most original body horror shockers of all time.

Teenager Bill Whitney (Billy Warlock) has always felt like the odd one out in his wealthy, upper-class Beverly Hills family. For some reason, he just doesn't seem to fit in. But his sense of alienation takes a sinister turn when he overhears a surreptitious audio recording of his sister's coming-out party, which seems to implicate his family and others in a bizarre, ritualistic orgy. And then there are the strange things he's been seeing - glimpses of people with their bodies contorted impossibly out of shape... Is Billy going mad or is there something seriously amiss in his neighborhood?

Packing stomach-churning grue and thought-provoking social commentary in equal measure, Society is a biting horror satire which culminates in one of the most leftfield, gag-inducing "climaxes" in all of horror history - just don't eat beforehand!

Special Features:
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation
Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
New Audio Commentary with Director Brian Yuzna
Governor Of Society with Brian Yuzna
The Masters Of The Hunt with stars Billy Warlock, Devin Devasquez, Ben Meyerson and Tim Bartell
The Champions Of The Shunt with FX Artists Screaming Mad George, David Grasso and Nick Benson
Screaming Mad George music video
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork
Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film, illustrated with original archive stills and posters
STREET DATE: MAY 18.

Island of Death

Welcome to Mykonos, the holiday destination of choice for sun, sea and slaughter! From cult director Nico Mastorakis, Island of Death is a travelogue of atrocities with scenes so strong that the British Government was once compelled to ban it as a "video nasty".

Arriving on the idyllic Greek island, Christopher and Celia appear to be every inch the perfect, handsome young couple. Little do the welcoming locals realise that they are in fact a pair of murderous degenerates, determined to spread their own particular brand of perversion across the island. DIY crucifixions, opportunistic bestiality, sexual peeing and murder by all conceivable forms ensue - including death by makeshift blowtorch, samurai sword, dump truck and more!

Shocking, brutal and totally politically incorrect in its outlook, Island of Death is a gruelling cinematic experience devised by director Mastorakis to out-do the excesses of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, which he was hugely inspired by. Now fully uncut and newly-restored from the original negative, fans can enjoy Island of Death in all its sleazy, lurid glory.

Special Edition Contents:
Brand new restoration from the original negative
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation
Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Brand new interview with director Nico Mastorakis
The Films of Nico Mastorakis - the director hosts this documentary covering his varied career in cinema, including a look at Island of Death
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film, illustrated with original archive stills and posters
STREET DATE: MAY 25.

The Long Good Friday

Harold Shand (Bob Hoskins) is a businessman with great ambitions. Spotting the development potential of London's derelict Docklands area years before the Thatcher government, he tries to broker a deal with his American counterpart (Eddie Constantine) that will make them both millions. But who is killing Harold's other associates and blowing up his businesses - and why?

Universally regarded as one of the greatest British gangster films ever made, The Long Good Friday rocketed Hoskins to international stardom. He's given sterling support from Helen Mirren (as his upper-crust mistress), Paul Freeman (Raiders of the Lost Ark) and Derek Thompson (Casualty), and there's even an early appearance from future James Bond Pierce Brosnan.

But it's Hoskins' film through and through, his towering performance taking on a Shakespearean intensity as he's forced to resort to the down-and-dirty methods that he thought he'd put behind him in order to find out who's muscling in on his territory on what should be the best day of his life. He quickly finds out that this will be a very long Good Friday indeed…

Special Features:
Limited Edition SteelBook™ Packaging featuring original artwork
High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray and Standard Definition DVD presentation of a brand new restoration sourced from the original camera negatives and approved by cinematographer Phil Meheux
Original uncompressed PCM mono 1.0 sound
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Audio commentary by director John Mackenzie
Bloody Business, a documentary about the making of the film, including interviews with John Mackenzie, stars Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren, Pierce Brosnan, producer Barry Hanson and Phil Meheux
Brand new interviews with Barry Hanson, writer Barrie Keeffe and Phil Meheux
Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic and BFI curator Mark Duguid, illustrated with original production stills
More to be announced!
STREET DATE: MAY 4.

The Long Good Friday + Mona Lisa (Arrow Video) Limited Edition Dual Format Blu-ray

6-DISC SPECIAL EDITION BOXED SET CONTENTS:
High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray and Standard Definition DVD presentation of both films, in brand new restorations sourced from the original camera negatives and approved by cinematographer Phil Meheux (The Long Good Friday), director Neil Jordan and cinematographer Roger Pratt (Mona Lisa)
Original uncompressed PCM mono 1.0 sound
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Newly illustrated packaging by Matthew Griffin

THE LONG GOOD FRIDAY DISCS 1 & 2 - BLU-RAY & DVD
Audio commentary by director John Mackenzie
Bloody Business, a documentary about the making of The Long Good Friday, including interviews with John Mackenzie, stars Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren, Pierce Brosnan, producer Barry Hanson and Phil Meheux
Brand new interviews with Barry Hanson, writer Barrie Keeffe and Phil Meheux
Original Trailer
More to be announced!
THE LONG GOOD FRIDAY DISCS 3 & 4 - BLU-RAY & DVD [LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE]
Q&A with Bob Hoskins and John Mackenzie, moderated by Richard Jobson
Apaches (1977), John Mackenzie's notorious farm safety film, presented in High Definition (1080p) for the first time
Introduction to Apaches by cinematographer Phil Meheux
More to be announced!
MONA LISA DISCS 5 & 6 – BLU-RAY & DVD
Audio commentary by Bob Hoskins and Neil Jordan
Brand new interviews with director Neil Jordan, writer David Leland and producer Stephen Woolley
Original Trailer
100-PAGE HARDBACK BOOK [LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE]
Featuring new writing on the film by critics Mark Duguid and Mike Sutton plus archive pieces, illustrated with original production stills

STREET DATE: MAY 4.

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#54 Post by AndyDursin » Fri Feb 13, 2015 9:50 pm

Can't say I've been too excited by Arrow's offerings this year so far.

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#55 Post by John Johnson » Fri Feb 13, 2015 10:30 pm

I'll probably get The Long Good Friday. Now, if only Silva Screen will re-issue the CD...
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#56 Post by John Johnson » Fri Apr 03, 2015 8:59 am

Release 1st June, 2015.

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SHERLOCK HOLMES’ MOST TERRIFYING ADVENTURE!

Sherlock Holmes is the most filmed character of all time – but it is arguably this 1959 re-telling of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic tale The Hound of the Baskervilles, from legendary horror studio Hammer and starring genre stalwarts Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee, which stands as the super sleuth’s finest cinematic hour.
Rising up out of the swirling mists of Dartmoor, Baskerville Hall stands tall and gloomy. Its occupant, Charles Baskerville, has been found dead in mysterious circumstances. Could Sir Charles have been the victim of the so-called “Baskerville Curse”, which tells of a deadly beast that stalks the surrounding countryside? Unperturbed by the legend, next-in-line Sir Henry Baskerville (a rare leading man performance from Lee) sets out to Dartmoor to assume inheritance of the family estate, under the auspices of the famous detective Sherlock Holmes and right-hand man Dr. Watson (Andre Morell).
Imbued with an atmosphere as thick as fog, The Hound of the Baskervilles is a superlative gothic yarn which benefits from game performances from Cushing, Lee and Morell, as well as the expert direction of Terence Fisher, known for helming many of Hammer’s most celebrated efforts including The Curse of Frankenstein, Dracula and The Devil Rides Out.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) feature presentation
Original Mono audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
New audio Commentary with Hammer experts Marcus Hearn and Jonathan Rigby
Brand new interview with hound mask creator Margaret Robinson
Brand new interview with assistant director Hugh Harlow
Andre Morell: Best of British – A featurette looking at the late great actor Andre Morell and his work with Hammer
The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes – a 1986 documentary looking at the many incarnations of Conan Doyle’s celebrated character, narrated and presented by Christopher Lee
Actor’s Notebook: Christopher Lee – an archive interview in the which the actor recalls his experiences of making The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Hounds of the Baskervilles – Excerpts read by Christopher Lee
Original Theatrical Trailer
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Paul Shipper
Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Hammer archivist Robert J.E. Simpson, illustrated with original archive stills and posters

DETAILS:
Region: B
Rating: PG
Cat No: FCD1110
Duration: 87 mins
Language: English
Subtitles: English SDH
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
Audio: Mono
Colour

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#57 Post by John Johnson » Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:42 am

Arrow Video will release on Blu-ray A Fish Called Wanda (1988), The Suspicious Death of a Minor (1975), Kill, Baby, Kill! (1966), The Ghoul (2016), The Day of the Jackal (1973), and Children of the Corn (1984).

A Fish Called Wanda

Synopsis: In 1988, John Cleese, former Python and the mastermind behind Fawlty Towers, teamed up with the veteran Ealing Comedy director Charles Crichton (The Lavender Hill Mob) to produce another classic of British comedy.

Cleese plays Archie Leach, a weak-willed barrister who finds himself embroiled with a quartet of ill-matched jewel thieves – two American con artists played by Jamie Lee Curtis and Kevin Kline, Michael Palin's animal-loving hitman and London gangster Tom Georgeson – when Georgeson is arrested. Only he and Palin know the whereabouts of the diamonds, prompting plenty of farce and in-fighting as well as some embarrassing nudity and the unfortunate demise of some innocent pooches…

Nominated for three Academy Awards and winning one for Kline's outstanding supporting turn as the psychopathic Otto, A Fish Called Wanda has stood the test of time, earning its rightful place among its creators' remarkable comedy pedigree.

Special Features:
Brand new 4K restoration from the original negative, produced by Arrow Films exclusively for this release
Original English mono audio (uncompressed LPCM)
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
Commentary by writer and star John Cleese
Brand new appreciation by Vic Pratt of the BFI National Archive
Brand new interviews with composer John Du Prez, production designer Roger Murray-Leach, executive producer Steve Abbott and makeup supervisor Paul Engelen
John Cleese's Final Farewell Performance, a 1988 documentary on the making of A Fish Called Wanda featuring interviews with actors Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Palin, Kevin Kline and director Charles Crichton
Something Fishy, a 15th anniversary retrospective documentary featuring interviews with Cleese, Curtis, Kline and Palin, executive producer Steve Abbott and director of photography Alan Hume
Fish You Were Here, a documentary on the film's locations hosted by Robert Powell
24 deleted/alternative scenes with introductions by Cleese
A Message from John Cleese, a tongue-in-cheek introduction recorded for the film's original release
Gallery
Trivia track
Theatrical trailer
First pressing only: Booklet featuring writing on the film by Sophie Monks Kaufman

U.S. STREET DATE: SEPTEMBER 19.
UK STREET DATE: SEPTEMBER 18.

The Suspicious Death of a Minor

Synopsis: In the wake of the success of Dario Argento's ground-breaking giallo The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, numerous other directors stepped forward to try their hand at these lurid murder-mysteries. At the forefront was Sergio Martino (The Strange Vice of Mrs Wardh, Torso), whose sensual 70s thrillers starring Edwige Fenech and George Hilton are widely celebrated as some of the best the genre has to offer.

The final of Martino's six gialli, The Suspicious Death of a Minor combines conventional giallo trappings with elements of the then flourishing 'poliziotteschi' crime thrillers. Claudio Cassinelli (What Have They Done to Your Daughters?) stars as undercover cop Paolo Germi, on the trail of a Milanese criminal outfit following the brutal murder of an underage prostitute. But a killer-for-hire is also on the prowl, bumping off witnesses before they have a chance to talk…

Also starring Mel Ferrer (Nightmare City), Barbara Magnolfi (Suspiria) and Jenny Tamburi (The Psychic), and featuring a script by veteran giallo writer Ernesto Gastaldi (All the Colours of the Dark, Death Walks at Midnight), this unique and lesser-known entry in Martino's filmography serves as an essential link between two different movements in Italian popular cinema.

Special Features:
Brand new 2K restoration of the film from the original camera negative produced by Arrow Video exclusively for this release
Original mono Italian and English soundtracks (lossless on the Blu-ray Disc)
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 interviews with director Sergio Martino and cinematographer Giancarlo Ferrando
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Chris Malbon
First pressing only: Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing by Barry Forshaw

U.S. STREET DATE: SEPTEMBER 12.
UK STREET DATE: SEPTEMBER 11.

Kill, Baby, Kill!

Synopsis: In 1966, after a three-year hiatus, director Mario Bava (Black Sunday, The Girl Who Knew Too Much) returned to his preferred stomping ground of horror, conjuring up a spine-tingling tale of Gothic terror whose influence would resonate within the genre for years to come.

In the early 20th century, pathologist Dr Paul Eswai (Giacomo Rossi-Stuart, The Last Man on Earth) is summoned to a remote Carpathian village to perform an autopsy on a woman who died under mysterious circumstances. With the locals convinced they are being haunted by the spirit of a young girl who died years ago, can the steadfastly rational doctor find a logical explanation to the strange goings-on… or will his rational beliefs be destroyed by the dark secret that lies within the crumbling walls of the ancient Villa Graps?

Co-starring the unforgettable Erika Blanc (The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave, So Sweet… So Perverse), Kill, Baby… Kill! arrived at the tail-end of the golden age of Italian horror and is regarded by many as Bava's masterpiece.

Special Features:
Restored 2K high definition digital transfer
Original mono Italian and English soundtracks (lossless on the Blu-ray Disc)
English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
New audio commentary by Tim Lucas, author of Mario Bava – All the Colors of the Dark
The Devil's Daughter: Mario Bava and the Gothic Child, a new video essay by critic Kat Ellinger
Kill, Bava, Kill!, an interview with assistant director Lamberto Bava
Yellow, Semih Tareen's short film homage to the cinema of Mario Bava
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
First pressing only: Collector's booklet featuring new writing by critic Travis Crawford

UK STREET DATE: SEPTEMBER 11.

The Ghoul

Synopsis: From executive producer Ben Wheatley (Kill List, Free Fire) comes a mind-bending British psychological thriller to sit alongside such classics of the genre as Nicolas Roeg and Donald Cammell's Performance, David Lynch's Lost Highway and Christopher Nolan's Following.

Chris is a homicide detective called to London to investigate a strange double murder. Both victims appear to have continued moving towards their assailant despite multiple gunshots to the face and chest. On a hunch, and with the help of an old colleague – and former girlfriend – Chris decides to go undercover as a patient to investigate the suspect's psychotherapist, the mysterious Alexander Morland, who has a taste for the occult…

The debut feature of writer-director Gareth Tunley, starring Tom Meeten (Sightseers), Alice Lowe (Garth Marenghi's Dark Place) and Dan Renton Skinner (Notes on Blindness), The Ghoul is the latest standout addition to a thriving new wave of British cinema.

Special Features:
Original 5.1 audio (uncompressed on the Blu-ray)
Optional English subtitles for the hard-of-hearing
Filmmakers' commentary
Interviews with the cast and crew
The Baron, a 2013 short film by Gareth Tunley, starring Tom Meeten and Steve Oram (Aaaaaaaah!, Sightseers)
Trailer
First pressing only: Booklet featuring writing on the film by Adam Scovell, author of Folk Horror: Hours Dreadful and Things Strange

U.S. STREET DATE: SEPTEMBER 5
UK STREET DATE: SEPTEMBER 4.

The Day of the Jackal
Synopsis: 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 Features:
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

UK STREET DATE: SEPTEMBER 4.

Children of the Corn

Synopsis: A young couple travelling cross-country find themselves stranded in the small town of Gatlin, where they meet a mysterious religious cult of children. With no adults in sight the terror brews as the new arrivals find the secrets of the prospering corn fields and the children who inhabit them. Led by the mysterious Isaac and the unhinged Malachi the blood-curdling secrets of the children of Gatlin are soon revealed to their new 'outlander' guests.

Featuring stellar performances from Linda Hamilton (Terminator) and Peter Horton (thirtysomething) and based on a short story by Stephen King, The Children of the Corn is a horror classic that has spawned multiple sequels and imitators, but none as harrowing as this masterpiece of horror.

Special Features:
Brand new 2K restoration from the original negative
Original Mono and 5.1 Audio Options
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Brand new audio commentary with John Sullivan of childrenofthecornmovie.com and horror journalist Justin Beahm
Audio commentary with director Fritz Kiersch, producer Terrence Kirby and actors John Franklin and Courtney Gains
Harvesting Horror: The Making of Children of the Corn – retrospective piece featuring interviews with director Fritz Kiersch and actors John Franklin and Courtney Gains
It Was the Eighties! – an interview with actress Linda Hamilton
Return to Gatlin – brand new featurette revisiting the film's original Iowa shooting locations
Stephen King on a Shoestring – an interview with producer Donald Borchers
Welcome to Gatlin: The Sights and Sounds of Children of the Corn – an interview with production designer Craig Stearns and composer Jonathan Elias
Feeling Blue – an interview with the actor who played "The Blue Man" in the fabled excised sequence
Theatrical Trailer
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gary Pullin
First pressing only: Collectors booklet featuring new writing in the film

U.S. STREET DATE: SEPTEMBER 19.

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Re: Arrow Video - Blu Ray Releases.

#58 Post by John Johnson » Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:51 am

Arrow Video will add six new titles to its Blu-ray catalog: The Villainess (2017), Pulp (1972), The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957), The Thing (1982), and Seijun Suzuki: The Early Years, Vol. 1 - Seijun Rising: The Youth Movies.

The Villainess

Synopsis: Exploding onto the screen in a kinetic flurry of hyper-stylised action, The Villainess is a stunning vengeance film that draws its inspiration from western classics including Nikita and Kill Bill.

Sook-hee (Kim Ok-bin, Thirst) is a trained assassin who takes revenge on the men who murdered her father in a breathtaking opening sequence. After losing consciousness she awakes at the National Intelligence Service who recruit her as an agent to undertake confidential missions. Initially refusing, Sook-hee soon realises it is her only method of escape, until she is given a new assignment that suddenly changes everything…

Deliriously indulging in the excesses of South Korean action, recalling Park Chan-wook's Oldboy, The Villainess is a visionary new take on the neo-noir genre and an incredible thrill ride not to be missed.

Special Features and Technical Specs:
Audio commentary with filmmakers and critics Sam Ashurst and Dan Martin
Trailer
Optional English subtitles
Original 5.1 DTS HD-Master Audio
More TBC
First pressing only: Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic Anton Bitel
UK STREET DATE: OCTOBER 30.

Pulp

Synopsis: A year after they'd created one of the defining British gangster pictures with Get Carter, three Michaels – writer-director Mike Hodges, producer Michael Klinger and star Michael Caine – reunited for another crime picture, albeit with a more oddball flavour…

Caine plays Mickey King, a successful pulp novelist responsible for such titles as My Gun Is Long and The Organ Grinder, who is invited to ghost-write the autobiography of a mystery celebrity. His client turns out to be a former actor, played by Mickey Rooney, well-known for his gangster roles and real-life gangster connections – but death is around the corner, and King finds his commission to be a lot more complicated than he first imagined.

A favourite of J.B. Ballard, Pulp has long existed in the shadow of its predecessor. Tonally, it could not be more different – Get Carter never had the time for sight gags and one-liners – but it's a real gem in its own right and fully deserving of a wider audience. This brand-new restoration from Arrow Films aims to right than wrong.

Special Features and Technical Specs:
Brand new 2K restoration from original film elements, supervised and approved by director of photography Ousama Rawi, produced by Arrow Films exclusively for this release
Original 1.0 mono sound
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
Brand-new interview with writer-director Mike Hodges
Brand-new interview with director of photography Ousama Rawi
Brand-new interview with assistant director John Glen
Brand-new interview with Tony Klinger, son of producer Michael Klinger
Original theatrical trailer
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Nathanael Marsh
First pressing only: Collector's booklet containing new writing by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
U.S. STREET DATE: NOVEMBER 7.
UK STREET DATE: NOVEMBER 6.

The Incredible Shrinking Man

Synopsis: He baffles science! He confounds medicine! Submitted for your approval, the strange story of Scott Carey – an ordinary young man who, through an extraordinary set of circumstances, becomes The Incredible Shrinking Man!

Whilst on a holiday cruise with his wife, young Scott finds himself enveloped by a luminous mist which cover him in a strange, glittery dust. Several months later, he's accidentally sprayed with an insecticide. Soon, Scott starts shrinking at an alarming rate, and before long he's thrust into a terrifying world of gigantic cats, spiders and other over-sized pitfalls!

Adapted for the screen by celebrated fantasy scribe Richard Matheson (I Am Legend) from his own novel, The Incredible Shrinking Man – directed by sci-fi pioneer Jack Arnold (It Came from Outer Space, Creature from the Black Lagoon) – is rightly regarded as being one of the finest science-fiction films of all time.

Special Features and Technical Specs:
Original uncompressed PCM mono audio
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Auteur on the Campus: Jack Arnold at Universal – an extended documentary about the early career of director Jack Arnold at Universal-International studios
There Is No Zero: Writing The Shrinking Man – an in-depth conversation with author Richard Christian Matheson about his father and the creation of the original Incredible Shrinking Man novel
Super 8 cut-down version
Original Theatrical Trailer
Teaser
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sara Deck
First pressing only: Fully-illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Kim Newman
UK STREET DATE: NOVEMBER 18.

Animal Factory

Synopsis: Troubled youth Ron Decker (Edward Furlong, American History X) is sentenced to a ten-year stint in the notorious San Quentin State Prison for a drug-dealing conviction. Inexperienced in the ways of prison life, he's taken under the wing of Earl Copen (Willem Dafoe, To Live and Die in LA), an experienced con with the entire prison in the palm of his hand – inmates and guards alike. But as Ron grows increasingly cocky in his privileged role as Earl's confidant, is he in danger of biting off more than he can chew with some of the jail's more volatile inhabitants?

Based on the semi-autobiographical novel of the same name by Eddie Bunker (Reservoir Dogs), Animal Factory was Steve Buscemi (Lonesome Jim, Interview)'s second stint in the director's chair and sees him marshaling a formidable ensemble cast, including Bunker, Danny Trejo (Machete) and Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler), for a powerful and sincere account of the men caught up in the penal system and the deals they cut with each other, and themselves, in order to survive.

Special Features and Technical Specs:
Lossless original 2.0 stereo audio
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Interview with critic Barry Forshaw covering Eddie Bunker's varied career
New bonus features TBC
Audio commentary by novelist/co-writer/actor Eddie Bunker and co-producer/actor Danny Trejo
Theatrical trailer
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Jacob Phillips
First pressing only: Collector's booklet containing new writing on the film by Glenn Kenny
U.S. STREET DATE: NOVEMBER 21.
UK STREET DATE: NOVEMBER 20.

The Thing Standard Release

Over the years, star Kurt Russell and master of horror John Carpenter have teamed up on a multitude of films (Big Trouble in Little China and Escape from New York to name a few) – but of all their collaborations, 1982's horror/sci-fi amalgam The Thing surely tops the list.

A research team based out in the snowy wilds of Antarctica find themselves besieged by a terrifying, shape-shifting creature which has found its way into their base. When it becomes clear that the creature can take the form of any organism it so chooses, the tension within the team reaches breaking point – any one of them could be… The Thing.

Critically panned at the time of its release, John Carpenter's The Thing has rightly gone on to become one of the most celebrated sci-fi horror efforts ever made – now newly restored by Arrow Video in a stunning 4K transfer supervised by Carpenter and director of photography Dean Cundey.

Special Features and Technical Specs:
Brand new restoration from a 4K scan of the original negative, supervised and approved by director John Carpenter and director of photography Dean Cundey
Original Mono and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Audio commentary by John Carpenter and actor Kurt Russell
Who Goes There? In Search of The Thing – an all-new feature length documentary produced by Ballyhoo Motion Pictures exploring the history of The Thing, from the original novella to John Carpenter's terrifying science fiction classic. Featuring new interviews with the cast and crew, as well as authors, historians, and critics
1982: One Amazing Summer – an all-new retrospective documentary produced by Ballyhoo Motion Pictures about the unforgettable films released in the summer of 1982
John Carpenter's The Thing: Terror Takes Shape – archive documentary on the background and production of the film
Vintage Featurettes
Outtakes
Behind-the-Scenes
Trailers, Teasers, TV and Radio Spots
Still Galleries
UK STREET DATE: NOVEMBER 20.

Seijun Suzuki: The Early Years, Vol. 1 - Seijun Rising: The Youth Movies

Synopsis: Making their home-video debuts outside Japan, this diverse selection of Nikkatsu youth movies (seishun eiga) charts the evolving style of the B-movie maverick best known for the cult classics Tokyo Drifter (1966) and Branded to Kill (1967).

The Boy Who Came Back (1958) marks the first appearances of "Nikkatsu Diamond Guys" and regular Suzuki collaborators Akira Kobayashi and Jo Shishido, with Kobayashi cast as the hot-headed hoodlum fresh out of reform school who struggles to make a clean break with his tearaway past. The Wind-of-Youth Group Crosses the Mountain Pass (1961) is a carnivalesque tale of a young student who hooks up with a down-at-heels travelling circus troupe. Teenage Yakuza (1962) stars Tamio Kawaji as the high-school vigilante protecting his community from the extortions of mobsters from a neighbouring city. The Incorrigible (1963) and Born Under Crossed Stars (1965), both based on Toko Kon's novels about young love, represent Suzuki's first films set in the 1920s era later celebrated in his critically-regarded Taisho Trilogy.

Content and Special Features:
Limited Edition Dual Format Collection [3000 copies]
Optional English Subtitles
New introduction to the films by critic Tony Rayns
60-page illustrated collector's book featuring new writing by critic and author Jasper Sharp
U.S. STREET DATE: NOVEMBER 28.
UK STREET DATE: NOVEMBER 27.

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Re: Arrow Video - Blu Ray Releases.

#59 Post by Monterey Jack » Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:16 am

The Incredible Shrinking Man will be nice to finally have on Blu. :)

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