Arrow Video expanding to North America

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  1. Matt89

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    Well 'Arrow Academy' is their non-horror/arthouse/international label. It's 'Arrow Video' that is the cult/horror label. They've announced Rollerball, Day of Anger (for A + B, which is fucking SWEET) and Tales of Terror. They've released so much awesome stuff this year, plus they've expanded to North America, so I can't see anything BAD happening to Arrow in the near future. Just because they haven't released titles YOU necessarily like, doesn't mean they have no future that's absolutely ridiculous.

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    Mark of the Devil? Great! MSRP $39.95? No.
     
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    I think I can safely pass on all three.

    However, if they want to bring Deranged, The Last American Virgin, The People Under The Stairs, The 'burbs, etc stateside, I'm totally game.
     
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    Crystal Plumage Dig me..but don't bury me

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    Day of Anger for me.
     
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    Pretty disappointing. I was hoping for The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Osborne in the first wave.
    The only difference between the back of the UK Mark of the Devil release and those specs is the omission of " - available uncut in the UK for the first time" in the first bullet point. Even the A + B/1 + 2 region info is the same, making that one a pretty pointless release.
     
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    Yeah, it seems excessive. I even bought their UK Blu-ray/DVD Combo for under $20 from Amazon UK.
     
  7. zbinks

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    19.99 GBP is currently more like 30.00 - 33.00 USD. If I'm not mistaken, that 19.99 GBP figure also includes VAT, a tax that does not currently exist within the US. I have a feeling it'll ultimately be quite a bit cheaper to import these dual territory releases from Amazon.co.uk than to buy them domestically.
     
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    Yeah, that was basically my point. VAT is subtracted for orders placed outside of Europe, and at the Amazon UK discounted price it was still probably cheaper than it'll even be discounted here...at least as far as the initial pre-order prices go.
     
  9. Matt89

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    I buy off amazon UK all the time. It's actually cheaper to have stuff shipped from the UK to Canada than from the US, which is insane. Just grabbed The Funhouse Arrow blu-ray for £5.75 after the VAT was deducted. Crazy cheap.

    ~Matt
     
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    US April titles revealed via Facebook!!!:

    "And now onto our three dual territory releases! First up…Massacre Gun!

    Our UK edition of Massacre Gun will be one of the two *Arrow Store exclusive* titles so pre-order it here: http://bit.ly/1C2ZWAC
    North American pre-order will be up soon!


    Release Date UK: 6th April 2015
    Release Date North America: 7th April 2015
    Format: Blu-ray
    Starring: Jô Shishido, Tatsuya Fuji, Jirô Okazaki
    Directed by: Yasuharu Hasebe

    Synopsis: Genre icon Jô Shishido stars in this tense and violent yakuza yarn from genre stalwart and Seijun Suzuki’s former assistant, Yasuharu Hasebe (Female Prisoner Scorpion: #701’s Grudge Song).

    Shishido stars as Kuroda, a mob hitman who turns on his employers after being forced to execute his lover. Joining forces with his similarly wronged brothers, hot-headed Eiji (Tatsuya Fuji, In the Realm of the Senses) and aspiring boxer Saburô (Jirô Okazaki, Stray Cat Rock: Sex Hunter), the trio escalate their mob retaliation to all-out turf war where no one will stop until one faction emerges victorious.

    Strikingly violent for the period and gorgeously photographed in monochrome like genre siblings Branded to Kill and A Colt is My Passport (Shishido’s other films from 1967), Massacre Gun is a bold iteration on the genre featuring some stunning compositions and the assured direction of Hasebe.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:
    - 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

    DETAILS:
    Region: Region Free
    Rating: TBC
    Duration: 89
    Language: English
    Subtitles: English SDH
    Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
    Audio: Mono
    B&W"


    "Next up, comes a title we know a lot of you have been hoping for… Blood and Black Lace!!

    Pre-order the UK edition of Blood and Black Lace here: http://bit.ly/1AfcbrQ
    North American pre-order will be up soon!

    Release Date UK: 13th April 2015
    Release Date North America: 14th April 2015
    Format: Dual Format Blu-ray + DVD
    Starring: Cameron Mitchell, Eva Bartok, Thomas Reiner
    Directed by: Mario Bava

    Synopsis: SIX MODELS. SIX VICTIMS FOR A CRAZED MASKED KILLER.

    The Cristiana Haute Couture fashion house is a home to models… and backstabbing… and blackmail… and drug deals… and MURDER.

    Having established a template for the giallo with The Girl Who Knew Too Much, Mario Bava set about cementing its rules with Blood and Black Lace. In doing so he created one of the most influential films ever made – an Italian classic that would spearhead the giallo genre, provide a prototype for the slasher movie, and have a huge effect on filmmakers as diverse as Dario Argento and Martin Scorsese.

    Newly restored from the original camera negative and presented here in its original, uncut Italian form, this dual-format release allows fans to see Blood and Black Lace afresh and offers newcomers the ideal introduction to a major piece of cult filmmaking.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:
    - New 2K restoration of the film from the original camera negative
    - High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
    - Optional Italian and English soundtracks presented in original uncompressed mono PCM audio
    - Newly translated subtitles for the Italian audio
    - Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English audio
    - Brand new audio commentary by Mario Bava’s biographer Tim Lucas
    - Psycho Analysis – a new documentary on Blood and Black Lace and the origins of the giallo genre featuring interviews with directors Dario Argento (Suspiria) and Lamberto Bava (Demons), screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi (All the Colors of the Dark) critics Roberto Curti and Steve Della Casa, crime novelist Carlo Lucarelli and others
    - An appreciation by Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani, the creative duo behind Amer and The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears
    - Yellow – the much-acclaimed neo-giallo by Ryan Hansom & Jon Britt
    - Gender and Giallo – a visual essay by Michael Mackenzie exploring the giallo’s relationship with the social upheavals of the 1960s and 70s
    - Panel discussion on Mario Bava featuring Dario Argento, Lamberto Bava and Steve Della Casa, recorded at the 2014 Courmayeur Film Festival
    - devoted to the star of Blood and Black Lace and presented in full
    - The alternative US opening titles, sourced from Joe Dante’s private print and scanned in 2K especially for this release
    - Original theatrical trailer, with optional English and Italian audio
    - Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
    - Booklet featuring new writing on the film by Howard Hughes, author of Cinema Italiano and Mario Bava: Destination Terror, and an interview with Joe Dante, David Del Valle on Cameron Mitchell and more, all illustrated with archive stills and posters

    DETAILS:
    Region: A+B / 1+2
    Rating: 18
    Duration: 89
    Language: Italian/ English
    Subtitles: English/ English SDH
    Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
    Audio: Mono
    Discs: 3
    Colour"


    "Next up, Blood and Black Lace SteelBook!

    Our UK SteelBook edition of Blood and Black Lace will be our second *Arrow Store exclusive* so pre-order it here: http://bit.ly/1AfcAKP
    North American pre-order will be up soon!

    Release Date UK: 13th April 2015
    Release Date North America: 14th April 2015
    Format: Blu-ray
    Starring: Cameron Mitchell, Eva Bartok, Thomas Reiner
    Directed by: Mario Bava

    Synopsis: SIX MODELS. SIX VICTIMS FOR A CRAZED MASKED KILLER.

    The Cristiana Haute Couture fashion house is a home to models… and backstabbing… and blackmail… and drug deals… and MURDER.

    Having established a template for the giallo with The Girl Who Knew Too Much, Mario Bava set about cementing its rules with Blood and Black Lace. In doing so he created one of the most influential films ever made – an Italian classic that would spearhead the giallo genre, provide a prototype for the slasher movie, and have a huge effect on filmmakers as diverse as Dario Argento and Martin Scorsese.

    Newly restored from the original camera negative and presented here in its original, uncut Italian form, this dual-format release allows fans to see Blood and Black Lace afresh and offers newcomers the ideal introduction to a major piece of cult filmmaking.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:
    - Limited Edition SteelBook featuring original artworks
    - New 2K restoration of the film from the original camera negative
    - High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
    - Optional Italian and English soundtracks presented in original uncompressed mono PCM audio
    - Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English audio
    - Brand new audio commentary by Mario Bava’s biographer Tim Lucas
    - Psycho Analysis – a new documentary on Blood and Black Lace and the origins of the giallo genre featuring interviews with directors Dario Argento (Suspiria) and Lamberto Bava (Demons), screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi (All the Colors of the Dark) critics Roberto Curti and Steve Della Casa, crime novelist Carlo Lucarelli and others
    - An appreciation by Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani, the creative duo behind Amer and The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears
    - Gender and Giallo – a visual essay by Michael Mackenzie exploring the giallo’s relationship with the social upheavals of the 1960s and 70s
    - Panel discussion on Mario Bava featuring Dario Argento, Lamberto Bava and Steve Della Casa, recorded at the 2014 Courmayeur Film Festival
    - The Sinister Image: Cameron Mitchell – an episode of David Del Valle’s television series, devoted to the star of Blood and Black Lace and presented in full
    - The alternative US opening titles, sourced from Joe Dante’s private print and scanned in 2K especially for this release
    - Original theatrical trailer, with optional English and Italian audio
    - Booklet featuring new writing on the film by Howard Hughes, author of Cinema Italiano and Mario Bava: Destination Terror, and an interview with Joe Dante, David Del Valle on Cameron Mitchell and more, all illustrated with archive stills and posters

    DETAILS:
    Region: A+B / 1+2
    Rating: 18
    Duration: 89
    Language: Italian/ English
    Subtitles: English/ English SDH
    Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
    Audio: Mono
    Discs: 1
    Colour"


    "And last but not least, Borowczyk’s wild and imaginative horror The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Miss Osbourne!

    Pre-order the UK edition of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Miss Osbourne: http://bit.ly/1AeNfkd
    North American pre-order will be up soon!

    Release Date UK: 20th April 2015
    Release Date North America: 21st April 2015
    Format: Dual Format Blu-ray + DVD
    Starring: Udo Kier, Marina Pierro, Patrick Magee
    Directed by: Walerian Borowczyk

    Synopsis: “Potent and poetic, mischievous and macabre, Borowczyk’s film shows how many imaginative worlds the horror movie can open up when the right artist holds the keys” (Nigel Andrews, Financial Times)

    It’s the engagement party for brilliant young Dr Henry Jekyll (Udo Kier) and his fiancée, the beautiful Fanny Osbourne (Marina Pierro), attended by various pillars of Victorian society, including the astonishing Patrick Magee in one of his final roles. But when people are found raped and murdered outside and ultimately inside the house, it becomes clear that a madman has broken in to disrupt the festivities – but who is he? And why does Dr Jekyll keep sneaking off to his laboratory?

    We know the answer, of course, but Walerian Borowczyk’s visually stunning adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s much-filmed tale is crammed with wildly imaginative and outrageously perverse touches characteristic of the man who scandalised audiences with Immoral Tales and The Beast, not least the explicitly sexualised nature of Mr Hyde’s primal urges.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:
    - Brand new 2K restoration, scanned from the original camera negative and supervised by cinematographer Noël Véry
    - High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of the film, released on both formats for the first time anywhere in the world
    - English and French soundtracks in LPCM 1.0
    - Optional English and English SDH subtitles
    - Introduction by critic and long-term Borowczyk fan Michael Brooke
    - Audio commentary featuring archival interviews with Walerian Borowczyk, Udo Kier, Marina Pierro and producer Robert Kuperberg, and new interviews with cinematographer Noël Véry, editor Khadicha Bariha, assistant Michael Levy and filmmaker Noël Simsolo, moderated by Daniel Bird
    - Interview with Marina Pierro
    - Himorogi (2012), a short film by Marina and Alessio Pierro, made in homage to Borowczyk
    - Interview with artist and filmmaker Alessio Pierro
    - Video essay by Adrian Martin and Cristina Alvarez Lopez
    - Eyes That Listen, a featurette on Borowczyk’s collaborations with electro-acoustic composer Bernard Parmegiani
    - Jouet Jouyeux (1979), a short film by Borowczyk based on Charles-Émile Reynaud’s praxinoscope
    - Introduction to Jouet Joyeux by production assistant Sarah Mallinson
    - Returning to Méliès: Borowczyk and Early Cinema, a featurette by Daniel Bird
    - Reversible sleeve with artwork based on Borowczyk’s own poster design
    - Booklet with new writing on the film by Daniel Bird and archive materials, illustrated with rare stills
    - More to be announced!


    DETAILS
    Region: A+B / 1+2
    Rating: 18
    Duration: 91
    Language: English/French
    Subtitles: English/ English SDH
    Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
    Audio: Mono
    Discs: 2
    Colour"



    The also announced Coffy exclusively for the UK.
     
  11. Angelman

    Angelman OCD Blu Ray Collector

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    Another one on my "must have on Blu checklist" down for 2015. This is shaping up to be an expensive year.
     
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    Just placed my order for "Blood & Black Lace" on amazon. Those special features alone are worth the $45 price tag.
     
  13. Matt89

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    I dunno if I'm just being bitchy but I was looking at their facebook page and they had made a post about their new release of Tenebrae, stating it has new features. Someone asked if these "new features" were in addition to the new features they made for the steelbook. They answered yes. Honestly that kind of fucking annoys me. They released it originally with a crappy transfer (which I didn't buy), then re-released it with a much better transfer and more extras in a steelbook and now for its regular release, they've added even more stuff? Kind of a kick in the nuts for those of us who bought the steelbook version. Like wtf Arrow. I just think that's kind of a dick move on their part.

    ~Matt
     
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    Ordered Blood And Black Lace and Mark Of The Devil from Rakuten at $25.30 each $56.40 total with shipping.
     
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    Do you think Scream Factory should go and open a store in UK as a vengeance against Arrow in the US?
     
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    Don´t be fooled. The "new" Tenebre blu is the same disk that is on the steelbook. Arrow confirmed that on their facebook page.
     
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    They should if the price for their releases is right.

    I don´t understand why the use of the word "vengeance" in your sentence. Movies are released according to which companies acquire their licenses.

    Surely every company can look at one another as their competitors.
     
  18. Matt89

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    Oh really? Weird. Someone asked them specifically if it was the same disc and they said it had new features. Anyway, I just checked my steelbook and yeah it's the same.

    ~Matt
     
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    I'm not sure such a move would make sense from a business perspective. Based on sheer population numbers alone, there wouldn't be anywhere near as much growth potential in Shout! expanding into the UK as there is for Arrow to expand into the US and Canada.
     
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    Society and Island Of Death coming in May to the US!

    Finally, some Arrow US releases I can get excited about.
     

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