Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Withnail & I - Preparing the Book


by Anthony Nield

Since its belated theatrical release in early 1988, Withnail & I has slowly but surely attracted an ever-increasing amount of ink. In fact, if you ever feel the need to trace the steadily-growing popularity and appeal of the film, then a quick scan of the key texts does a fine job. Initially there were the reviews, and a mixed bag at that; the Village Voice describing it as “civilised Cheech and Chong”. And then, nothing. Or rather, the words being spoken about the film were word-of-mouth and not to be found in print. It was only when a new magazine and a new audience – loaded and the ‘new lad’ of the mid-nineties – emerged that some recognition in a popular publication arrived. Appearing in May 1994, in the very first issue, James Brown’s article, ‘The Biggest Cult Video in Britain?’, became the first to identify the growing student audience for the film, as well as laying out the rules for the now-infamous drinking game.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Restoring Withnail



Like most fans of the film I know, I didn't see Withnail & I when it first opened. In 1987, at the age of 16, I spent an unhealthy amount of time in our local cinema seeing all manner of whatever was popular... Good Morning VietnamRoboCopWall Street, Beverly Hills Cop 2Lethal Weapon, The Untouchables, etc. On the plus side, I saw Full Metal Jacket the weekend it was released. Sadly, the same is also true of Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise. So one can deduce that at this point in my life I hadn't really adopted much in the way of critical faculties, and that my film tastes, such as they were, sat very comfortably in the mainstream. Okay, I saw Radio Days that year, but that's not exactly Sous le soleil de Satan... 

Friday, 29 August 2014

Withnail & I - The Restorations



Earlier this week we announced our forthcoming limited edition dual-format release of Withnail & I, to be released on October 20th. If you haven’t taken a look yet, please head over to withnailfilm.com for all of the details. This is going to be one fantastic set!

Thursday, 28 August 2014

WITHNAIL and I - Press Release


The finest cult film known to humanity!

LIMITED AND NUMBERED DUAL-FORMAT
BLU-RAY & DVD RELEASE –20th OCTOBER 2014

Arrow Video is delighted to announce a limited edition and personalised dual format Blu-ray and DVD box-set of the cult classic Withnail and I, set for release on 20th October 2014 in a stunning new 2k restoration.


Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Meet the Team - James White

WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT IS YOUR JOB AT ARROW?

My name is James White and I’m Arrow’s Head of Technical and Restoration Services. I’m responsible for supervising any new digital/film restorations we produce, as well as overseeing all master-related issues on our Blu-ray/DVD titles.