ARROW VIDEO TAKES A STAB AT BEING SINFULLY COOL

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Vincent Price Art Strapped down firmly into his harness, the creature, the poor malformed and hideous looking creature, yells out in anger, pain, and despair, hoping that the heavens above would be able to free him from his confinement. But no, no they don't. If anything, the opposite is more true. As suddenly a torrent of lightning and thunder rages all around him, while the harness he's strapped into, rises, rises, rises, slowly up against the walls of the mad professors laboratory. When it eventually reaches the top of the tower, the creature yells out one last time, this time followed by a cryptic message passing through his lips, 'Arrow Video have released some really great films this month', and with that, BANG! Thunder strikes.





Willie Dynamite
Willie Dynamite

Who is Willie Dynamite? Why he’s the flashiest pimp in New York, of course, who drives a personalized purple-and-gold Cadillac and wears some of the most eye-catching outfits ever seen on a cinema screen. He wants to be number one, but with the police, the D.A., his fellow pimps, as well as a tough-talking social worker hot on his tail, can a man as arrogant and amoral as Willie D avoid a downfall?

Willie Dynamite competes with the best of blaxploitation on all levels. Roscoe Orman dominates with his central performance, which is a star turn that’s the equal of Richard Roundtree in Shaft or Pam Grier in Coffy. Multi-award-winning director Gilbert Moses balances action and social commentary as deftly as Gordon Parks Junior did with Super Fly. Plus the score by J.J. Johnson featuring Motown legend Martha Reeves is as catchy as anything composed by Isaac Hayes, Curtis Mayfield, or, dare I say it, James Brown.




SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of the feature, transferred from original film elements by MGM.
  • Original 1.0 mono audio (uncompressed on the Blu-ray).
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
  • Kiss My Baad Asss, a guide to blaxploitation hosted by actor and musician Ice-T, and featuring interviews with Richard Roundtree, Melvin van Peebles, Isaac Hayes and others.
  • Theatrical trailer.
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sean Phillips.

Release Date: 6th of February, 2017 / Genre: Drama / Running Time: 102 minutes / Number of Discs: 2 / Audio: Mono / Language: English / Subtitles: English SDH


Tower of London
Tower of London

Having made their mark on American horror with three colorful films based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe, namely, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Pit and the Pendulum, and Tales of Terror, both Vincent Price and director Roger Corman enjoyed a brief hiatus from the macabre with this movie, Tower of London. Shot in black and white, the story was loosely based on the Universal horror picture of the same name as well as two plays by Shakespeare: a dash of Macbeth and a dollop of Richard III.

Price plays Richard of Gloucester, brother to a dying king and eager to take his place on the throne. However, when he is overlooked in favor of their sibling, the Duke of Clarence, things take a murderous turn for the worse. Richard goes on a murderous rampage, only for the ghosts of those he has slain to return from the grave and haunt him.

Less well-known than the Poe movies, Tower of London is no slouch. Price relishes the opportunity to flex his Shakespearean muscles, just as he would eleven years later with Theatre of Blood, and Corman really works wonders, as usual, with his low budget production values.




SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of the feature, transferred from original film elements by MGM.
  • Original 1.0 mono audio (uncompressed on the Blu-ray).
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
  • Brand-new audio commentary by Vincent Price’s biographer David Del Valle, and Tara Gordon, daughter of actor-screenwriter, Leo Gordon.
  • Interview with director Roger Corman.
  • Producing Tower of London, an archive interview with producer Gene Corman.
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Dan Mumford.

Release Date: 13th of February, 2017 / Genre: Thriller / Running Time: 80 minutes / Number of Discs: 2 / Audio: Mono / Language: English / Subtitles: English SDH


We Are The Flesh
We Are The Flesh

By the Oscar-winning Mexican directors of The Revenant and Gravity, We Are The Flesh is that rarest of beasts: an intelligent, beautifully-crafted art house film that is also provocative and deeply disturbing.

A young brother and sister, roaming around an apocalyptic city, take refuge in the dilapidated lair of a strange hermit. He quickly puts them to work building a bizarre cavernous structure, where he acts out his insane and depraved fantasies. Trapped in this maddening womb-like world under his malign influence, eventually they find themselves sinking into the realms of dark and forbidden behavior.

Visionary, unrelenting, and certainly not for the prudish or faint-hearted, We Are The Flesh is an erotic inferno of the senses that manages to pack all manner of delirium into its short running time, including incest, necrophilia, and cannibalism. This is extreme art cinema at its boldest and most taboo-bustingly bizarre.




SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations.
  • Original 5.1 and stereo audio options.
  • Optional English subtitles.
  • New interviews with director Emiliano Rocha Minter and actors Noé Hernández, María Evoli, and Diego Gamaliel.
  • New video appreciation by critic Virginie Sélavy.
  • Original theatrical trailer.
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork.
  • First pressing only: Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic Anton Bitel, and a note from the producer on the film.

Release Date: 13th of February, 2017 / Genre: Thriller / Running Time: 79 minutes / Number of Discs: 1 / Audio: Stereo / Language: Spanish / Subtitles: English


Dead or Alive Trilogy
Dead or Alive Trilogy

Beginning with an explosive, six-minute montage of sex, drugs, and violence, before ending with a phallus-headed battle robot taking flight, Takashi Miike's unforgettable Dead or Alive Trilogy features many of the director's most outrageous moments set alongside some of his most dramatically moving scenes. Made between 1999 and 2002, the Dead or Alive films cemented Miike's reputation overseas as one of the most provocative enfants terrible of Japanese cinema, yet also one of its most talented and innovative filmmakers.

With each adventure unique in both theme and tone, the Dead or Alive films showcase Miike at the peak of his strengths, managing to create three very distinct movies connected together by their two popular main actors, Riki Takeuchi and Show Aikawa.




SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
  • High Definition digital transfers of all three films.
  • Original uncompressed stereo audio.
  • Optional English subtitles for all three films.
  • Interviews with the actors, the screenwriters, plus the biographer of Miike, Tom Mes.
  • Audio commentary for each film.
  • Archive interviews with cast and crew.
  • Original theatrical trailers for all three films.
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Orlando Arocena.

Release Date: 13th of March, 2017 / Genre: Action / Running Time: 291  minutes / Number of Discs: 3 / Audio: Stereo / Language: Japanese / Subtitles: English


House: The Complete Collection
House: The Complete Collection

This brand new release by Arrow Video sees the House saga brought together on Blu-ray for the first time in a spectacular Dual Format box-set. Scary, funny, and downright entertaining, the four House films each tell a different tale of creepy old houses as the people living in them deal with undead Vietnam vets, zombie cowboys, murderers that refuse to die, and, naturally, possessed pizzas. Lots of fun and utterly bonkers, House: The Complete Collection is a must see for horror and cult fans alike.

The four films star a host of cult faces including William Katt (Carrie), Arye Gross (TV’s Castle), Lance Henriksen (Aliens), Dedee Pfeiffer (Vamp), as well as Brion James (Blade Runner), and make for some seriously fun viewing with each film’s different theme. Whether it’s the shadow of Vietnam in House, the horror-comedy chops of House II: The Second Story, the all-out scares of House III: The Horror Show, or the downright craziness of the pizza loving House IV, each film in the collection has something to keep horror and cult cinema fans happy.




SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
  • Brand new 2K restorations of all four films.
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations.
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
  • The House Companion – limited edition 60-page book featuring new writing on the entire House franchise by researcher Simon Barber, alongside a wealth of archive material.
  • Audio commentary for each of the four films. 
  • Featurettes.
  • Stills Gallery.
  • Theatrical Trailers.
  • Behind-the-Scenes Footage.

Release Date: 20th of March, 2017 / Genre: Comedy-Horror / Running Time: TBC / Number of Discs: 8 / Audio: Mono / Language: English / Subtitles: English


Hellraiser: The Scarlet Box Limited Edition Trilogy
Hellraiser: The Scarlet Box Limited Edition Trilogy

Stephen King was once quoted as saying: "I have seen the future of horror, and his name is Clive Barker". Eventually that future became a reality when, in 1987, Barker unleashed his directorial debut with Hellraiser, launching a hit franchise and creating an instant horror icon in the formidable figure of Pinhead.

Barker's original Hellraiser, based on his novella, The Hellbound Heart, follows Kirsty Cotton (played by Ashley Laurence) as she comes head-to-head with the Cenobites -- demonic beings from another realm who are intent on reclaiming the soul of her deviant Uncle Frank. Then picking up immediately after the events of where the original Hellraiser left off, Hellbound: Hellraiser II finds Kirsty detained at a psychiatric institute and under the care of Phillip Channard, a doctor who abuses his position to realize his own dark aims. In Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth, a reporter investigating a mysterious death at a nightclub finds herself in the way of Pinhead and the Cenobites, who plan to bring their horrifying world into our own. 




SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
  • Brand new 2K restorations of Hellraiser, Hellbound: Hellraiser II, and Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth.
  • Uncompressed PCM Stereo 2.0 and Lossless DTS-HD MA 5.1 sound for Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II.
  • Lossless DTS-HD MA 2.0 sound for Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth.
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for all three films. 
  • Limited Edition bonus disc. 
  • Exclusive 200-page hardback book with new writing from Clive Barker archivists Phil and Sarah Stokes.
  • 20-page booklet featuring never-before-seen original Hellraiser concept art.
  • Limited Edition packaging with new artwork from Gilles Vranckx.
  • Set of 5 exclusive art cards.
  • Fold-out reversible poster.
  • Audio commentary for each film.
  • Featurettes.
  • Stills Gallery.
  • Theatrical Trailers.
  • Behind-the-Scenes Footage.
  • Draft Screenplays.

Release Date: January 1st, 2017 / Genre: Horror / Running Time: 330 minutes / Number of Discs: 4 / Audio: Stereo / Language: English / Subtitles: English SDH

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