Friday, 4 November 2016

Shock and Gore: Creating the Eyeballs



Shock and Gore: The Films of Herschell Gordon Lewis was a very ambitious set for us. Our release brought together fourteen of the Godfather of Gore’s most essential films (including nine Blu-ray world debuts) and a whole host of extra goodies -  including custom made eyeballs - and we were lucky to have special effects guru Dan Martin on board to create these eyeballs (from scratch!) for this project. 

Dan's work has been featured in films from around the world including High-Rise, Batman Begins, Nina Forever and The Human Centipede II to name a few - you can check out his full filmography here.

During the production process, Dan and his team very kindly documented the creation of the eyeballs with some great behind the scenes images that we have the pleasure of sharing with you today.  A HUGE thanks goes out to Dan and his team for their help with this project - we really couldn't have done it without them! 

Without further ado, we pass things over to Dan to narrate the journey of the Shock and Gore eyeballs... 




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

***SHIVERS REPLACEMENT PROGRAMME MEGA UPDATE***


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.