Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Rabid - Press Release




“The appeal of horror is beyond politics. It’s accessible to political criticism, but the appeal is very direct – right into the viscera, before it gets to the brain. And you don’t have politics in the viscera.”
-Cronenberg on Cronenberg, first published in 1992 by Faber and Faber Limited

Arrow Video is thrilled to announce the release of David Cronenberg’s much lauded horror classic Rabid (1977) which will be available on dual format Blu-ray & DVD both as an Amaray and Steelbook from 16th February 2015. This new edition will mark the Blu-ray world premiere for Rabid, which served as the follow up picture to Cronenberg’s debut 1975 feature Shivers, continuing to explore the themes of viral diseases, yet upping the ante, the scale, the gore levels and the threat by unleashing the venereal terror on the whole of downtown Montreal. 

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

The Killing - Press Release



Arrow Films’ Arrow Academy label is proud to announce the release of Stanley Kubrick’s first masterpiece, the crime classic The Killing (1956), making its Blu-ray debut in the UK from 9th February 2015. This exclusive edition will also include the director's previous feature, Killer’s Kiss (1955), another essential piece of noir 50s cinema.

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

The Best of 2014 - The Results!



Happy 2015! What a year 2014 was for us! Our mission to make Arrow USA a reality began. We were named Label of the Year for the second year running by Home Cinema Choice magazine and also made lots of year-end 'Best of' lists. We got to meet lots of you at the various events and conventions we attended throughout the year and, thanks to this poll, we got to receive tons of useful feedback that can help us into 2015 and beyond! 

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Thief - Press Release




LIMITED SLIPCASE EDITION
ON BLU-RAY 26th JANUARY 2015

Arrow Video is excited to announce the UK Blu-ray release of Michael Mann’s debut feature film Thief, which arrives on 26th January 2015. This new release will be limited to 3,000 exclusive slip-case Blu-rays which will include two versions of the film, the original theatrical cut and an extended director’s cut.

Released in 1981, Thief, Michael Mann's first theatrical feature, paved the way for his iconic 80s TV show Miami Vice and his acclaimed films which followed thereafter; Manhunter, Heat and Collateral. The new restoration of the film includes a director-supervised 4k transfer of the film and a host of exciting new extras, including a Michael Mann and James Caan commentary, an hour-long doc on Michael Mann's career and two interviews with James Caan, one conducted in 1981 for French television, the other especially commissioned for this release.

Alongside this, this exclusive edition will also include the new featurette The Art of the Heist, an examination of Thief with writer and critic F.X. Feeney, as well as a theatrical trailer, a reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by maarko phntm and an illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Brad Stevens.


Synopsis

For his first theatrical feature, Michael Mann (Manhunter, The Insider, Miami Vice) returned to the rain-soaked streets of his hometown, Chicago, for a stunning piece of neo-noir starring James Caan (The Godfather, Rollerball) at his toughest.

Caan plays Frank, a jewel thief and former convict who is looking to settle down with his girlfriend (Tuesday Weld, Once Upon a Time in America) and begin a family. But when his ‘fence’ is thrown from a window and the Chicago mafia begin to flex their muscles, his hopes of a quiet life become anything but…

With a sterling supporting cast in the shape of James Belushi, Robert Prosky, Willie Nelson and Dennis Farina, lush electronic score by Tangerine Dream and the assured direction of Mann, Thief is a standout eighties crime flick that paved the way for the his later urban thrillers such as Heat and Collateral as well as Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive.

Special Features
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  • Limited Slipcase Edition [3000 units] featuring two versions of the film
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the director’s cut from a new 4K film transfer, approved by director Michael Mann, with uncompressed 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio 
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the original theatrical cut [Limited Edition Exclusive] with original uncompressed 2.0 Stereo PCM audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Optional isolated music and effects track on the theatrical cut
  • Audio commentary by writer-director Michael Mann and actor James Caan
  • The Directors: Michael Mann – a 2001 documentary on the filmmaker, containing interviews with Mann, James Belushi, William Petersen, Jon Voight and others
  • Stolen Dreams – a new interview with Caan, filmed exclusively for this release
  • Hollywood USA: James Caan – an episode of the French TV series CinĂ© regards devoted to the actor, filmed shortly after Thief had finished production
  • The Art of the Heist – an examination of Thief with writer and critic F.X. Feeney, author of the Taschen volume on Michael Mann
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by maarko phntm
  • • Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Brad Stevens



Specs

Release Date
Monday 26th January 2015
Certificate
18
Formats
Blu-ray
Language
English
Running Time
125 and 123 minutes
Number of Discs
2
Region
B (Blu-ray)
Aspect Ratio
1.85:1
Audio
5.1/ 2.0
Colour
Colour
RRP
Slipcase £19.99
Blu-ray Cat Number
FCD1027



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.)
DEMONS
[30th April 2012]

Saturday, 13 December 2014