Arrow Video US / UK Thread

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  1. Body Boy

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    I thought that it might be a joke too, but really, they should know better than to jeopardize their fan base like that. So I think it may be legit.

    The title is going to be Blood Rage from 1983... / 1984... / 1987. lol
     
  2. WesReviews

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    Looks more like Blood Rage...

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    This from Slasher Video:

    "Out of the 3 people who competed for the rights to The Mutilator, I am glad I didn't get chosen to sign the Agreement, otherwise I wouldn't have these 3 new titles. The company releasing it will do a great job, their transition to the U.S. was set up by my friend/former SVP of Olive."
     
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    Wow, if you look at the blood at the bottom, it does match Blood Rage!

    Either way, it's win win. Adore them both!
     
  5. MorallySound

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    Maybe it's a double-bill of The Mutilator & Blood Rage?
     
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    I know it's not, but imagine if it was April Fools Day (the movie) The letter's are in red. Wishful thinking. :(
     
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    The blood does more closely match Blood Rage's artwork, but the quote from Slasher Video directly references The Mutilator and strongly implies Arrow.

    *shrug* I guess it is a case of wait-and-see.
     
  8. CPT HOOK

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    It's not just the blood though. It's zoomed out a bit more than the comparison image, but you can see the top of the moon at the top, the shape of the blade in the top right corner, the shadow on the right side. I will be shocked if that cover is not Blood Rage!

    And 88Films and Slasher Video already confirmed someone is releasing The Mutilator (most likely Arrow). So looks like we might be getting both!

    Plus, in the comments on the Slasher Video post, they mention that someone recently acquired Blood Rage.

    :eek:
     
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    Yeah, I'd be shocked too if it isn't Blood Rage.

    The Mutilator has had such a history of announced and cancelled/limbo releases, that I'll only be shocked when it actually gets released...not just announced again.
     
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    It's Blood Rage. Just confirmed on Facebook.

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  11. WesReviews

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    And the official announcement...

    Someone on Facebook asked Arrow if it would be uncut, and they responded...

    So, good news all around on this one!
     
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    YESSS! Love Blood Rage/Nightmare at Shadow Woods. One of my favourite under-appreciated slashers with just the right amount of black comedy thrown in throughout. I used to own a pretty beat-up 35mm print of the Nightmare at Shadow Woods cut, but just sold it off last year.

    Clearly that's not the final cover art though as you can see the terrible Photoshopcloned patch job on the shadow on the right side where the feet are.
     
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    I kept thinking the announcement for Blood Rage might've been an April Fool's Day prank and that the real announcement, The Mutilator, would be made today but it seems like it's the real deal. Oh, well - at least we know BOTH films are coming out soon.
     
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    They'll be announcing their July releases in about an hour.
     
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    July 28th:

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    UK Release Date: 27th July 2015
    US Release Date: 28th July 2015
    Region: A+B/1+2
    Format: Dual Format Blu-ray + DVD
    Starring: Robert Englund, Neville Brand, Mel Ferrer, Carolyn Jones, Marilyn Burns,William Finley
    Directed by: Tobe Hooper

    MEET THE MANIAC & HIS FRIEND.

    Nearly a decade before he donned Freddy Kruger’s famous red and green sweater, horror icon Robert Englund delivered a supremely sleazy performance in Eaten Alive – another essay in taut Southern terror from Tobe Hooper, director of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.

    Deep in the Louisiana bayou sits the ramshackle Starlight Hotel, destination of choice for those who like to check in but not check out! Presided over by the bumbling, mumbling Judd (and his pet croc which he keeps in a large pond out front), the patron of this particular establishment may seem like a good-natured ol’ Southern gent – but he has a mean temper on him, and a mighty large scythe to boot…

    Oozing atmosphere from its every pore (the entire film was shot on a sound-stage at the famous Raleigh Studios, which lends it a queasy, claustrophobic feel) Eaten Alive matches The Texas Chain Saw Massacre for sheer insanity – and even draughts in Chain Saw star Marilyn Burns as the terrorised woman-in-peril, alongside William Finley and Mel Ferrer.

    DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
    - Brand new 2K transfer from the original camera negative
    - High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
    - Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
    - Audio commentary with co-writer and producer Mardi Rustam, make-up artist Craig Reardon and stars Roberta Collins, William Finley and Kyle Richards
    - New introduction to the film by director Tobe Hooper
    - Brand new interview with Hooper
    - My Name is Buck: Star Robert Englund discusses his acting career
    - The Butcher of Elmendorf: The Legend of Joe Ball – The story of the South Texas bar owner on whom Eaten Alive is loosely based
    - 5ive Minutes with Marilyn Burns – The star of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre talks about working on Eaten Alive
    - The Gator Creator: archival interview with Hooper
    - Original theatrical trailers for the film under its various titles Eaten Alive, Death Trap, Starlight Slaughter and Horror Hotel
    - US TV and Radio Spots
    - Alternate credits sequence
    - Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gary Pullin
    - Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film, illustrated with original archive stills and posters
    - More to be announced!
     
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    Also from their Facebook:

    "So it is time for us to reveal our July slate! First up, coming to the UK - Mona Lisa!

    Pre-order your copy here: http://bit.ly/1F6jHYq

    Release Date: 6th July 2015
    Region: B
    Format: Blu-ray
    Starring: Bob Hoskins, Cathy Tyson, Michael Caine
    Directed by: Neil Jordan


    Five years after The Long Good Friday, Bob Hoskins returned to the gangster genre, but his character George is a mere underling this time, a chauffeur hired by a mesmerisingly slimy gangland kingpin (Michael Caine) to transport a high-class prostitute (Cathy Tyson) from client to client. When she enlists his help in tracking down an old friend, George finds himself exploring a hellish underworld that he never imagined existed.

    Hoskins’ immensely complex, subtle and moving performance hoovered up almost every Best Actor award going (Cannes, a BAFTA, a Golden Globe) and remains one of his greatest roles - a man sucked by circumstance into a life of crime but still righteous enough to seize the opportunity to do good when it presents itself.

    Director Neil Jordan (The Company of Wolves, The Crying Game) and co-writer David Leland (Made in Britain) achieve a perfect blend of hard-edged realism and unexpected fantasy, with the regular appearance of the Nat King Cole title song turning seedy British locations (Soho, Brighton) into something far more romantically evocative.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:
    - Brand new restoration sourced from the original camera negative, approved by director Neil Jordan and cinematographer Roger Pratt
    - High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation
    - Original uncompressed PCM mono 1.0 sound
    - Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
    - Audio commentary by Bob Hoskins and Neil Jordan
    - Brand new interviews with director Neil Jordan, writer David Leland and producer Stephen Woolley
    - Original Trailer
    - Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matthew Griffin
    - Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic Mike Sutton, illustrated with original production stills"


    "Next up, 3 Women!

    Pre-order your copy here: http://bit.ly/1F6kBUB

    Release Date: 13th July 2015
    Region: B
    Format: Blu-ray
    Starring: Shelley Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Janice Rule
    Directed by: Robert Altman


    Maverick filmmaker Robert Altman continued a stunning run of celebrated work that included McCabe and Mrs Miller, The Long Goodbye and Nashville with 3 Women, a dreamy masterpiece that would fend off the titanic Star Wars as Roger Ebert’s best film of 1977.

    In a California resort town shy and impressionable Pinky (Sissy Spacey, Badlands, Carrie) strikes up a friendship with her fellow nurse ‘Thoroughly Modern’ Millie (Shelley Duvall, Nashville, Thieves Like Us). As the two spend more time together Pinky becomes dependent on Millie, adopting aspects of her personality and appearance, things take an unusual and darker turn as Pinky discovers Millie with a man, a local bar owner whose wife forms the third of the title’s three women.

    Based on a series of dreams and influenced by Ingmar Bergman’s Persona, Robert Altman famously cut the deal for 3 Women with 20th Century Fox in a matter of minutes and the remarkable faith of the studio would produce one of the most striking works of the period.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:
    - High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
    - Original uncompressed PCM mono audio
    - Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
    - New video interview with David Thompson, editor of 'Altman on Altman' and producer of the BBC’s 'Robert Altman in England'
    - Archive interview with Shelley Duvall from the Cannes Film Festival - The actress describes working with Altman, his methods and how she started acting
    - Galleries featuring behind-the-scenes photos, the Cannes Film Festival press conference and promotional images
    - Trailer
    - Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Nathanael Marsh
    - Booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic David Jenkins and excerpts from Altman on Altman, illustrated with original stills"



    "And the last of July's UK-only releases - The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension!

    Pre-order your copy here: http://bit.ly/1F6l0Xm

    Release Date: 20th July 2015
    Region: B
    Format: Blu-ray
    Starring: Peter Weller, John Lithgow, Ellen Barkin
    Directed by: W.D. Richter


    YOUR ONLY HOPE IS BUCKAROO BANZAI

    From the writer of Invasion of the Body Snatchers and Big Trouble in Little China comes a pop-sci-fi adventure that defies convention and went on to become one of the cult hits of the 80s.

    Peter Weller is Buckaroo Banzai, a physicist-neurosurgeon-martial arts master-secret agent-rock star who has just made history with his invention, the Oscillation Overthruster. The Overthruster allows him to travel to the 8th Dimension, but this feat draws the attention of the Red Lectroids, an alien race (led by Christopher Lloyd) who have teamed up with Banzai’s nemesis, the deranged Dr Lizardo (John Lithgow). Lizardo and the Red Lectroids are seeking the Overthruster to take over the world and Banzai, with his team of agents/band musicians, The Hong Kong Cavaliers, must stop them before it’s too late!

    With strong references to sci-fi and pop culture that span Thomas Pynchon and Orson Welles, Buckaroo Banzai is a film made by fans for fans and counts filmmakers including Wes Anderson and Kevin Smith among its admirers.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:
    - High Definition Digital transfer of the film from original elements by MGM
    - 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
    - Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
    - Audio commentary with writer-director W.D. Richter and Reno (writer Earl Mac Rauch)
    - Q&A with stars Peter Weller and John Lithgow moderated by filmmaker Kevin Smith, filmed at Lincoln Center, New York
    - Buckaroo Banzai Declassified - An original featurette on the making of the film featuring W.D. Richter, stars Peter Weller, Ellen Barkin, John Lithgow and more!
    - Visual essay by critic and author Matt Zoller Seitz
    - Alternate opening featuring Jamie Lee Curtis
    - Closing sequence
    - Deleted scenes, featuring fourteen scenes from the workprint
    - New Jet Car Trailer and Teaser Trailer
    - Gallery
    - Trivia track by Pinky Carruthers
    - Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matthew Griffin
    - Booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic James Oliver, illustrated with original stills"


    "Next up, Stray Cat Rock: The Collection is coming to Arrow Video USA!

    North American pre-orders links should be live soon!

    Release Date: 14th July 2015
    Region: Free
    Format: Dual Format Blu-ray + DVD
    Starring: Meiko Kaji, Bunjaku Han, Tatsuya Fuji
    Directed by: Yasuharu Hasebe, Toshiya Fujita



    The Stray Cat Rock series stars Meiko Kaji (Lady Snowblood, Blind Woman’s Curse) who with these five films began her reign as the badass action queen of the era.

    In these five tales of rebellious youth she stars alongside the gorgeous Bunjaku Han (Love Letter) and Tatsuya Fuji (In the Realm of the Senses). In Delinquent Girl Boss, a girl gang go up against criminal organisation the Seiyu Group, where following a fixed boxing match blood is shed and friendships are tested. In Wild Jumbo, Kaji and the gang get involved in a kidnapping and the robbery of a religious organisation. In Sex Hunter Kaji’s girl gang go up against The Eagles, a group led by Fuji where sex and violence erupt over the treatment of ‘half-breeds’. In Machine Animal gang rivalry is once again the focus with two gangs pursuing some LSD pushers looking to move a big score. The series swansong, Beat ’71, sees Kaji framed and sent to prison by her boyfriend’s father and with the help of some hippies she strives to be re-united.

    Directed by genre veterans Yasuharu Hasebe (Massacre Gun, Retaliation) and Toshiya Fujita (Lady Snowblood) the films feature a psychedelic mix of girl gangs, bikers, sex, drugs and rock and roll with plenty of ass-kicking to boot, all captured in a delirious mash-up of pop aesthetics including split screens, freeze frames, injections of color, frenetic editing and dizzying angles, making these films a riotous joy from beginning to end.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:
    - Limited Edition Blu-ray (3000 copies only)
    - High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of all five films in the Stray Cat Rock series
    - Original Mono audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-rays)
    - New English subtitle translation of all five films
    - Interview with Yasuharu Hasebe director of Delinquent Girl Boss, Sex Hunter and Machine Animal
    - Interview with actor Tatsuya Fuji, star of all five films
    - Interview with actor Yoshio Harada, star of Beat ’71
    - Original Trailers
    - Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the films by Japanese cinema expert Jasper Sharp"



    "And now onto our two dual territory release for July! First up, Cemetery Without Crosses!

    Pre-order your UK copy here: http://bit.ly/1F6m2Cv
    North American pre-orders links should be live soon!


    UK Release Date: 20th July 2015
    US Release Date: 21st July 2015
    Region: A+B/1+2
    Format: Dual Format Blu-ray + DVD
    Starring: Michèle Mercier, Robert Hossein, Guido Lollobrigida
    Directed by: Robert Hossein

    YOU BELIEVE IN REVENGE BUT I DON’T… IT NEVER ENDS

    Inspired by the international success of the Dollars trilogy, and dedicated to director Sergio Leone, Cemetery Without Crosses offers a Gallic spin on the Spaghetti Western formula thanks to its star and creator, Robert Hossein (best-known to English-speaking audiences for his role in Jules Dassin’s Rififi).

    After her husband is lynched by bandits, Michèle Mercier (Mario Bava’s Black Sabbath) seeks revenge and turns to an old friend, played by Hossein, for help. A solitary figure who lives in a ghost town and dons a single black glove before each gunfight, Hossein is initially reluctant but soon infiltrates the widow’s enemies to force a showdown.

    Cemetery Without Crosses is a darker breed of Western, bleak and melancholy in tone amid the explosive set pieces. It also boasts an outstanding score by composer André Hossein (father of Robert) and the catchiest of themes, sung by cult figure Scott Walker.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:
    - Brand new 2K restoration of the film from original film elements
    - High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
    - Original Italian and English soundtracks in uncompressed PCM mono audio
    - Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
    - Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
    - Remembering Sergio - an all-new interview with star and director Robert Hossein, filmed exclusively for this release
    - French television news report on the film’s making, containing interviews with Hossein, and actors Michèle Mercier and Serge Marquand
    - Archive interview with Hossein
    - Trailers
    - Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by James Flames
    - Illustrated collector’s booklet containing new writing by Ginette Vincendeau and Rob Young"
     
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    We need a Region A re-release of Zombie.
     
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    That won't happen while BU holds the North American rights.

    Go region free and get it, problem solved.
     
  19. Zombie Dude

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    Exactly. Plus the US release isn't really bad, it just has different colour timing. There's no need for a re-release especially as Arrows version is still in print too.
     
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    Where are you guy's buying your Arrow US Blu's? I guess at this point they would be pre orders.

    What place has it the cheapest? And for older Arrow UK versions, do the prices always stay consistently high, no matter how long they have been out. Like Shout has deals from time to time , but for the most part lowest would be $16. I only ask because I hate to spend $25(or more) on a Blu, then see it drop to $15. On a rare occasion, I'll spring for a Twilight Time exclusive. But these Arrows don't seem to be limited in any way for the most part.
     

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