DOES ARROW VIDEO HAVE THE RIGHT STUFF FOR HORROR AND CRIME THIS APRIL?

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Nieves Navarro
This month, Arrow Video have the right stuff where it comes to horror and crime. First off, they've got a film called, 'The Stuff', and this is complemented with a double dose of Italiano High Heels, a re-introduction of the re-animation variety, plus a gangster, a hood, and a couple of zero boys. Trust me, it'll all make sense when you check this out... 


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The Stuff
The Stuff

The Stuff is the name of a new dessert taking supermarket shelves by storm. It's delicious, low in calories, and, better still, doesn't stain the family carpet. I mean, what's not to like? 

Well, for a start, it has a life of its own, and we're not talking friendly live bacteria. Young Jason seems to be the only one who doesn't love 'The Stuff'. In fact, he won't go anywhere near it, especially since seeing this pudding crawling around the fridge one night. What's more, everyone who eats 'The Stuff' has started acting really weird. Now, teaming up with wise-cracking industrial saboteur, Mo, Jason must put a stop to 'The Stuff' and the organisation behind it, or face a gooey, gloopy demise. 

Coming courtesy of horror auteur Larry Cohen (director and scribe behind the Maniac Cop trilogy), The Stuff is a titillating treat for the taste-buds which blends elements of films such as Street Trash with the straight-up B-movie flavor of The Blob. So quickly, grab a spoon and dig into 'The Stuff' -- the taste that delivers... back.




BONUS MATERIALS
  • New High Definition restoration of the film from a brand new 2K scan of the original camera negative.
  • Original stereo 1.0 uncompressed PCM Mono audio.
  • Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
  • Can't Get Enough of The Stuff: Making Larry Cohen's Classic Creature Feature - Documentary, featuring Larry Cohen, producer Paul Kurta, actress Andrea Marcovicci, Steve Neill (mechanical makeup effects) and Kim Newman.
  • Introduction and trailer commentary by director and 'The Stuff' fan Darren Bousman (Saw II, Saw III).
  • Original Trailer.
  • Reversible sleeve with original and newly commissioned artwork by Gary Pullin.
  • Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Joel Harley, illustrated with original stills and promotional materials.

Release Date: April 19th, 2016 / Genre: Horror / Running Time: 86 minutes / Number of Discs: 1 / Audio: Dolby / Language: English / Subtitles: English


Dillinger
Dillinger

The runaway success of the 1967 movie, Bonnie and Clyde, proved massively influential on everything else that followed it. More importantly, though, both Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty introduced a new form of screen violence, and inspired a stream of imitators, including Bloody Mama, Martin Scorsese's Boxcar Bertha, and the directorial debut of John Milius, Dillinger.

Milius presents John Dillinger as an almost mythical figure, tracing the rise and fall of the Depression era's 'Public Enemy Number One' as he takes on the banks, and the G-men, led by the infamous Melvin Purvis. Starring Sam Peckinpah's favorite, Warren Oates, playing Purvis, Ben Johnson playing Dillinger, along with a supporting cast including Harry Dean Stanton, Richard Dreyfuss, and Michelle Phillips, from 'The Mamas and the Papas', Dillinger is a top-draw gangster picture: explosive, stylish, and hugely entertaining.




BONUS MATERIALS
  • Brand new 2K restoration of the film from original film materials.
  • High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray and Standard Definition DVD presentations of the film.
  • Original mono soundtrack (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray).
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
  • Audio commentary by Stephen Prince, author of 'Savage Cinema and Screening Violence'.
  • Shooting Dillinger, a newly-filmed interview with director of photography Jules Brenner.
  • Original Gangster, a newly-filmed interview with producer Lawrence Gordon.
  • Ballads and Bullets, a newly-filmed interview with composer Barry De Vorzon.
  • Stills gallery.
  • Theatrical trailer.
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sean Phillips.
  • Collector's booklet containing new writing by Kim Newman on fictional portrayals of John Dillinger, plus an on-set report containing interviews with writer-director John Milius and others, illustrated with original production stills.

Release Date: April 26th, 2016 / Genre: Crime / Running Time: 107 minutes / Number of Discs: 2 / Audio: Stereo / Language: English / Subtitles: English


The Zero Boys
The Zero Boys

From the cult director, Nico Mastorakis, the man behind such eclectic offerings as the controversial Island of Death and the Oliver Reed-starring action-adventure, Hired to Kill, comes The Zero Boys - the genre-bending eighties classic with gruesome sequences that anticipate the torture-porn-horrors of Hostel and Saw.

For a group of young friends, a weekend of survival games in the wilderness turns into a genuine battle of life and death when one of their number turns up dead. Finding themselves hunted by a bloodthirsty band of maniacs intent on slaughtering them one-by-one, the self-styled "Zero Boys" must now play their war games for real. Starring Kelli Maroney (Chopping Mall) and featuring an early score from the legendary Hans Zimmer (The Dark Knight Trilogy), The Zero Boys mixes action, survival, and all-out slasher movie elements in a thrilling horror yarn that falls somewhere between Friday the 13th and Deliverance.




BONUS MATERIALS
  • Brand new 2K restoration of the film, approved by writer-director Nico Mastorakis.
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations.
  • Original Stereo audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray).
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
  • Audio Commentary with star Kelli Maroney, moderated by 'Shock Till You Drop's' Chris Alexander.
  • Nico Mastorakis on... Nico Mastorakis - a brand new interview with Mastorakis on the making of 'The Zero Boys'.
  • Brand new interview with star Kelli Maroney.
  • Brand new interview with star Nicole Rio.
  • Original Theatrical Trailer.
  • Stills Gallery.
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys.
  • Fully-illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing by critic James Oliver.

Release Date: April 26th, 2016 / Genre: Horror / Running Time: 89 minutes / Number of Discs: 2 / Audio: Dolby / Language: English / Subtitles: English


Outlaw Gangster VIP CollectionOutlaw Gangster VIP Collection

In 1968, the acclaimed director, Toshio Masuda (Tora! Tora! Tora!) and rising star, Tetsuya Watari (Tokyo Drifter), teamed up for Outlaw: Gangster VIP, a gritty yakuza yarn based on the writings of real life ex-gangster, Goro Fujita. 

The series offers up a depiction of the Japanese underworld that was unprecedented in its realism and sympathetic portrayal of its protagonist as a man haunted by his past, unable to escape a life of crime. The success of the initial installment spawned five sequels, continuing the story of the lone wolf "Slasher" Goro and his quest for redemption. The films presented a new kind of realism and violence that would also prefigure Kinji Fukasaku's Battles Without Honor and Humanity series, with their winning combination of brutal violence, gang warfare, and sweeping romance, these films make for a unique and unforgettable viewing experience. 

The set includes six films in the Outlaw series released for the first time in the west: Gangster VIP, Gangster VIP 2, Heartless, Goro the Assassin, Black Dagger, and Kill!.




BONUS MATERIALS
  • Limited Edition Box Set (3000 copies) containing all six films in the Outlaw series, available with English subtitles for the first time on any home video format.
  • High Definition digital transfers of all six films, from original film elements by Nikkatsu Corporation.
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations.
  • Original uncompressed mono audio.
  • Newly translated English subtitles.
  • Audio commentary on 'Outlaw: Gangster VIP' by Jasper Sharp.
  • Visual essay covering the entire series by Kevin Gilvear.
  • Original trailers for all six films.
  • Extensive promotional image galleries for all six films,
  • Exclusive gatefold packaging featuring brand new artwork by Tonci Zonjic.
  • Booklet featuring an interview with director Toshio Masuda by Mark Schilling, plus new writing by Schilling, Chris D and Kevin Gilvear.

Release Date: April 19th, 2016 / Genre: Crime / Running Time: 500 minutes / Number of Discs: 6 / Audio: Dolby / Language: Japanese / Subtitles: English


Bride of Re-Animator
Bride of Re-Animator

After the success of Stuart Gordon's hit horror-comedy, Re-animator, the eyes of the world went a-looking for the inevitable sequel. Thankfully, the resulting follow-up, Bride of Re-animator, this time helmed by director Brian Yuzna (Society), would prove that there was a good deal more life left in the story of Doctor Herbert West and his ghoulish exploits.

It has been 8 years since the Miskatonic massacre. So unperturbed by the disastrous outcome of his previous meddling with the dead, Doctor West (once again played by Jeffrey Combs) continues his research into the phenomenon of re-animation; only this time, he plans to create life, starting with the heart of his young protégé, Meg Halsey. Surely nothing could go wrong, could it?




DISCS 1 & 2 - BLU-RAY/DVD - UNRATED VERSION
  • Brand new 2K restoration of the Unrated version.
  • Brand new audio commentary with Brian Yuzna.
  • Audio Commentary with Brian Yuzna, star Jeffrey Combs, visual effects supervisor Tom
  • Rainone, and the effects team including John Buechler, Mike Deak, Bob Kurtzman, Howard Berger and Screaming Mad George.
  • Audio Commentary with stars Jeffrey Combs and Bruce Abbott.
  • Brian Yuzna Remembers 'Bride of Re-animator' - a brand new featurette in which the director looks back at the making of the first Re-animator sequel.
  • Splatter Masters: The Special Effects Artists of Bride of Re-animator - Brand new FX featurette with a wealth of behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with Robert Kurtzman of KNB, Screaming Mad George, Tony Doublin and John Buechler.
  • Getting Ahead in Horror - archive making-of featurette.
  • Deleted Scenes.
DISC 3 - BLU-RAY - R-RATED VERSION
  • Brand new 2K restoration of the R-rated version.

Release Date: April 12th, 2016 / Genre: Horror / Running Time: 99 minutes / Number of Discs: 3 / Audio: Dolby / Language: English / Subtitles: English


Death Walks Twice
Death Walks Twice: Two Films By Luciano Ercoli

Emerging when the giallo boom was at its peak during the early seventies, Luciano Ercoli's 'Death Walks' films are two superlative examples of the genre linked by their shared casting of the stunning Nieves Navarro (billed under her adopted stage name, Susan Scott) as the lead woman in peril.

In Death Walks on High Heels (1971), exotic dancer, Nicole (Navarro), the daughter of a murdered jewel thief, finds herself terrorized by a black-clad assailant determined on procuring her father's stolen gems. Fleeing Paris and her knife-wielding pursuer, Nicole arrives in London only to discover that death stalks her at every corner.

Returning in Death Walks at Midnight (1972), Navarro stars as Valentina: a model who, in the midst of a drug-fueled photoshoot, witnesses a brutal murder in the apartment opposite hers. But when it eventually becomes clear that the savage slaying she describes relates to a crime that took place six months earlier, the police are at a loss, forcing Valentina to solve the mystery alone.




DEATH WALKS ON HIGH HEELS
  • Audio commentary by film critic Tim Lucas.
  • Introduction to the film by screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi.
  • From Spain with Love - featurette comprising newly-edited archive footage of director Luciano Ercoli and actress Nieves Navarro, interviewed at their home in Barcelona.
  • Master of Giallo - screenwriter Gastaldi on 'Death Walks on High Heels' and how to write a successful giallo.
  • Death Walks to the Beat - a career-spanning interview with High Heels composer, Stelvio Cipriani.
  • Original Italian and English trailers.
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx.
DEATH WALKS AT MIDNIGHT
  • Audio commentary by film critic Tim Lucas.
  • Introduction to the film by screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi.
  • Extended TV version of the feature.
  • Crime Does Pay - screenwriter Gastaldi reflects on his career in the crime film-writing business, including a look at 'Death Walks at Midnight'.
  • Desperately Seeking Susan - visual essay by Michael Mackenzie exploring the distinctive giallo collaborations between director Luciano Ercoli and star Nieves Navarro.
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx.

Release Date: April 5th, 2016 / Genre: Mystery / Running Time: 208 minutes / Number of Discs: 4 / Audio: Dolby / Language: Italian / Subtitles: English

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