Arrow Video is thrilled to announce the UK Blu-ray and DVD release of David Cronenberg’s visually audacious and stunningly disorienting Videodrome, which sees the director exploring dangerous sexuality and technological obsessions. The 1983 cult classic, which still feels as relevant today as it did upon its initial release, comes to Blu-ray and DVD on 10th August 2015.
Tuesday, 21 July 2015
Thursday, 16 July 2015
Arrow Video is thrilled to announce the UK premiere Blu-ray release of 80s classic The Adventures
of Buckaroo Banzai: Across the 8th Dimension which went on to become one of the decades defining
cult movies. Starring Peter Weller, Christopher Lloyd, Ellen Barkin and John Lithgow, Buckaroo Banzai draws heavily from its principle influences, namely the pulp adventures of 1930s sci-fi, making this very much a film made by fans for the fans and counts noted filmmakers including Wes Anderson and Kevin Smith among its admirers.
Tuesday, 7 July 2015
Arrow is thrilled to announce the UK premiere Blu-ray release of Robert Altman’s celebrated classic, 3 Women, the 1977 acclaimed master work that pipped Star Wars to top Roger Ebert’s films of the year on its initial release. Presented in a glorious new 4k digital transfer, this restored dream-like masterpiece of cinema will be available on Blu-ray from 13th July 2015.
The latest Robert Altman release to come from Arrow Academy (following The Long Goodbye) this new disc will feature an interview with David Thompson, editor of Altman on Altman and producer of the BBC’s Robert Altman in England. The disc will also include an archive interview with Shelley Duvall from the Cannes Film Festival (where she won the Best Actress Award) in which she describes working with Altman, his methods and how she started acting.
Rounding off the disc are image galleries featuring behind-the-scenes photos, the Cannes Film Festival press conference and promotional shots. The Blu-ray comes with a collector’s booklet with new writing on the film by film critic David Jenkins and excerpts from Altman on Altman, illustrated with original stills.
Maverick filmmaker Robert Altman continued a stunning run of celebrated work that included McCabe & 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.
Shy and impressionable Pinky (Sissy Spacek, 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 (Janice Rule) forms the third of the title’s three women.
Based on a series of dreams and influenced by Ingmar Bergman’s Persona, Robert Altman cut the deal for 3 Women with Twentieth 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.
- New 4K digital restoration by Twentieth Century Fox
- 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
- 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
Friday, 26 June 2015
Arrow Video is excited to announce the world premiere Blu-ray release of cult director Luigi Cozzi’s video nasty, Contamination, which takes the premise of Ridley Scott’s classic Alien and peppers it with exploding guts galore and a dangerously infectious soundtrack from celebrated Italian prog-rockers Goblin (Deep Red, Suspiria).This newly restored edition will debut on Blu-ray and DVD in all its sci-fi spectacle from 6th July 2015.
Friday, 19 June 2015
Tuesday, 16 June 2015
by James White
Jean-Luc Godard famously began his 1967 masterpiece, Weekend, with an opening title card that read: “This film was found on a rubbish heap.” These words came to mind as I was completing work on our new restoration of Nightmare City, the 1980 Italian zombie shocker from Umberto Lenzi. This is a project that’s presented us with a host of technical problems from that start, and while that film didn’t arrive on a pile of garbage, the extent of the damage that the original film elements endured over the past 35 years might have well included such a scenario.
Monday, 15 June 2015
This month’s announcements have revealed another two exclusive Arrow Video restorations for the US and UK markets – The Mutilator and Requiescant – making this an excellent opportunity to talk a little about our ongoing work in this area.