Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Vote for the Best of 2014!

As the end of the year draws near we want to find out what YOU thought of our 2014 releases so please welcome the return of the annual Arrow Video End of the Year Poll! 

Monday, 15 December 2014

SteelBook Gallery

From Demons to David Cronenberg - here's a look at all of our SteelBook releases to date. (Click the images to see them full-size.)
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Saturday, 13 December 2014

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Arrow Video USA FAQ *Updated*

So as you may have already heard, our Arrow Video USA Indiegogo campaign was a success and we exceeded our original target! A huge thanks goes out to all of your for your support and pledges – we really couldn’t have made it without all of you!

We’ve previously created a handy Arrow USA FAQ  but we can see from your questions and comments that there are still a few areas that you would like us to expand upon and address. So, without further ado, here is an updated FAQ for all things Arrow Video USA:  

Monday, 24 November 2014

Somatic Incompliance: The Look and Resistance of Mario Bava's Evil Eye

by Kier-La Janisse

While many consider The Girl Who Knew Too Much (1963) – retitled and re-edited for the United States as Evil Eye – a ‘lesser’ Mario Bava film, and a necessary stepping stone to the lurid grandeur of pioneering giallo staple Blood and Black Lace the following year, it is this very status as a ‘transitional’ work that makes it so interesting. The ways that The Girl Who Knew Too Much/Evil Eye interacts with various forms of texts – from the ‘paranoid woman’s films’ of the 1940s to the pulp paperbacks that gave the giallo genre its name – illustrate the struggle for a feminine voice that had been building since the war and would become a hallmark of that decade. The giallo film genre is not known for its ‘feminist’ qualities, and this is another thing that makes Evil Eye unique: it is more aligned with the gender politics of Black Sunday than with the litany of giallo films that followed in its wake, making it one of Bava’s most feminist horror films – despite tacked-on endings in both versions that neutralise that voice. 

Friday, 21 November 2014

Thief - A Tale of Three Edits

by Anthony Nield

(Click images to see full size.)

WARNING: The following article unavoidably contains spoilers.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Video nasties invade the Abertoir Horror Festival!

This year's Abertoir Horror Festival was home to a very special exhibition curated by Mark McKenna, an Academic Tutor at the University of Sunderland, and Dr Johnny Walker, a Lecturer in Media at Northumbria University.