Wednesday, 20 July 2016

About the transfers – Female Prisoner Scorpion

The films of the Female Prisoner Scorpion Collection have been exclusively restored in 2K
resolution for this release by Arrow Films and are presented in their original theatrical aspect
ratio of 2.35:1 with mono sound.

A set of low-contrast 35mm prints struck from the original 35mm film elements were supplied by Toei Company, Ltd. These prints were scanned in 2K resolution on a pin-registered 4K Northlight Scanner. Picture grading was completed on a DaVinci Resolve and thousands of instances of dirt, debris and light scratches were removed using PFClean software. Overall image stability and instances of density fluctuation were was also improved. All restoration work was completed at Pinewood Studios.

The images on all four Female Prisoner Scorpion films favor a noticeably cyan/blue look
throughout. This look was inherent in the film materials supplied and relates to how these lab materials were created, as well as how the original elements have faded over time. With these restorations, we have aimed to present the films as close to their intended original style and appearance as possible.

The original mono soundtracks were transferred from the original 35mm optical sound
negatives and were conformed and restored at Pinewood Studios.

Restoration supervised by James White, Arrow Films

Materials made available by Toei Company, Ltd: Daichi Yashiki

Additional reference materials supplied by Eureka Video: Kevin Lambert

Restoration services by Pinewood Studios:
Color grading: Carl Thompson, Michael Davis
Restoration technicians: Lucie Hancock, Rob Langridge, Jake Chapman
Audio conform & restoration: Jason Stevens
Conform & deliverables: Leigh Reid
Restoration Department Management: Jon Mann, Philip Lee

Friday, 8 April 2016


The time has come – our replacement programme for SHIVERS is now open! So here is quite a lot of information to communicate to you guys so please make sure that you read all of the relevant parts of this post to avoid any confusion. We have also included a handy FAQ at the bottom of this post which should answer any queries.

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Arrow Films to handle sales and distribution for Second Run

Arrow Films is delighted to announce that it will be handling the sales and distribution, across both Digital and Physical, of the highly acclaimed and respected world cinema label Second Run, in Arrow’s first deal of this type.

Thursday, 19 November 2015

The Mutilator update!

Sourcing the best possible material for a Blu-ray release can often be, by turns, an intensely frustrating and hugely rewarding experience. The Mutilator is no exception - suffice it so say that our search for materials for this title, a bona fide holy grail amongst horror fans, has covered the full gamut of emotions. Our search has taken us from the shores of North Carolina, to a succession of storage places across the US, and finally to the steps of the Library of Congress. But finally, we're happy to report that we have unearthed a FULLY UNCUT, virtually unplayed 35mm print!