ARROW VIDEO CAST'S A SPELL OVER HORROR, CRIME, AND MAD MEN!!!

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Phantasm Art Throughout the ethereal realm there are a number of Mystic Secrets plaguing the known universe. One of these secrets is a film, but not any normal film, as it's a grand and lavish spectacle recently released by Arrow Video. Want to know more? Then I suggest that you hold on to your broomsticks and take heed of the following gaggle of gargantuan movies now available. Trust me, you're mystic mantras will get a right kick out of these.





Phantasm 1-5
Phantasm 1-5: Limited Edition Collection

Spanning 37 years, Don Coscarelli’s Phantasm series is as iconic as it is entertaining. With its killer flying spheres, undead dwarf minions, and of course, The Tall Man himself, this amazing slew of horror films is jam packed full of memorable images and moments that make it a cult classic that stands the test of time.

From 1979s Phantasm, all the way up to 2016s Phantasm: Ravager, creator and director Don Coscarelli manages to tell a truly epic tale of two men's fight against The Tall Man (Angus Scrimm), his undead dwarf minions, and his killer spheres. It flaunts all of the creeping terror and horrific effects you’d expect, combined with the world-destroying concepts of big budget sci-fi. It stars A. Michael Baldwin and Reggie Bannister playing Mike and Reggie.




LIMITED EDITION SPECIAL PHEATURES:
  • All 5 Phantasm movies together on Blu-ray for the first time!
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for all films.
  • Exclusive 152-page book with new writing on the Phantasm universe from Kim Newman and Bill Ackerman alongside a wealth of archive material, all fully illustrated with original stills and posters.
  • Phantasm: Remastered 2016 Los Angeles Premiere Audience Track: Join the audience of die-hard fans as they experience the restored classic for the first time!
  • Interviews with cast and crew.
  • Behind-the-Scenes footage.
  • Deleted Scenes.
  • Original Trailers.
  • TV Spots.
  • Audio commentary.
  • Reflections of Fear: Realising Phantasm I to V. 
  • Bloopers and Outtakes.
  • Phantasm and You: A light-hearted recap of the Phantasm franchise directed by David Hartman.
  • Phantasmagorical Tour: Actor Reggie Bannister hosts a tour of some of the key filming locations from Phantasm.

Release Date: 24th of April, 2017 / Genre: Horror / Running Time: 351 minutes / Number of Discs: 5 / Audio: Stereo / Language: English / Subtitles: English SDH


Brain Damage
Brain Damage

This is one of Frank Henenlotter’s most zaniest films, which trust me, is really saying something! Sitting somewhere between two of Franks other films, specifically Basket Case and Frankenhooker, Brain Damage comes across like the ultimate bad head trip, with talking, brain-hungry parasites, mind-bending special effects, and more bad taste gags than you can shake a stick at.

Meet Elmer: He’s your local, friendly parasite with the ability to induce euphoric hallucinations in his hosts. But unfortunately for those he infects, these LSD-like trips come with a pretty hefty price tag. When young Brian comes under Elmer’s addictive spell, it’s not long before he finds himself scouring the city streets in search of his parasite's preferred food source, namely, brains!

Featuring John Zacherley as the voice of Elmer, Brain Damage boasts some of the most astonishing moments ever realized, including the notorious “brain-pulling sequence”, and a blow-job that ends with a distinctly unconventional climax.




SPECIAL EDITION CONTENT:
  • Digital transfer from original film elements.
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations.
  • Original Mono audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray).
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
  • Brand new audio commentary by writer-director Frank Henenlotter.
  • Brand new interviews with cast and crew.
  • Q&A with Henenlotter recorded at the 2016 Offscreen Film Festival.
  • Theatrical Trailer.
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sara Deck.

Release Date: 8th of May, 2017 / Genre: Horror / Running Time: 86 minutes / Number of Discs: 2 / Audio: Mono / Language: English / Subtitles: English SDH


Phenomena
Phenomena

From the master of horror, Dario Argento, comes Phenomena: One of his most eccentric and unique thrillers, featuring telepathic insects, maggots galore, and even a razor-wielding chimp!

Jennifer Corvino (Jennifer Connelly) is the daughter of a world-renowned movie star, and one day she arrives at the so-called “Swiss Transylvania” to attend an exclusive girls’ school. However, a vicious killer is targeting the pupils, one, by one, by one, and sleepwalker Jennifer finds herself in the assassin’s headlights when her nocturnal wanderings cause her to witness the death of a fellow pupil. Aided by paraplegic etymologist, John McGregor (Donald Pleasence), and her own uncanny ability to communicate telepathically with insects, Jennifer sets out to track down the killer before she herself becomes the latest victim.

Released in 1985, Phenomena co-stars Dalila Di Lazzaro, Patrick BauchauDaria Nicolodi, and features lush cinematography by Romano Albani and a pounding prog rock score by Goblin (Deep Red).




LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS:
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations of all three versions of the film.
  • English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack.
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack.
  • New audio commentary by Troy Howarth, author of 'So Deadly, So Perverse: 50 Years of Italian Giallo Films'.
  • The Three Sarcophagi, a new visual essay by Michael Mackenzie comparing the different cuts of Phenomena.
  • New feature-length documentary including exclusive interviews.
  • Original Italian and English theatrical trailers.
  • Limited edition 60-page booklet containing new writing by Mikel J. Koven, Rachael Nisbet, and Leonard Jacobs.

Release Date: 8th of May, 2017 / Genre: Thriller / Running Time: 116 minutes / Number of Discs: 3 / Audio: Stereo / Language: English and Italian / Subtitles: English


The Climber
The Climber

After shooting two cult favorites in Europe, Flesh for Frankenstein and Blood for Dracula, Joe Dallesandro spent much of the seventies making movies on the continent. In France: He worked with auteurs like Louis Malle and Walerian Borowczyk; where as in Italy: He starred in all manner of genre fare from poliziotteschi (Savage Three) to nunsploitation (Killer Nun).

The Climber follows in the tradition of such gangster classics as The Public Enemy and Scarface, as it basically charts the rise and inevitable fall of a small-time smuggler named Aldo (Dallesandro). Beaten and abandoned by the local gang boss after he tries to skim off some of the profits, Aldo forms his own group of misfits in order to exact revenge.

Written and directed by Pasquale Squitieri (I Am the Law), The Climber is a prime example of Italian crime cinema: A high-octane action-thriller full of brawls, fistfights, shootouts, and explosions!




SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:
  • Original Italian soundtrack in uncompressed PCM mono with optional newly-translated English subtitles.
  • Alternative English-language soundtrack with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
  • Little Joe’s Adventures in Europe, a brand-new interview with Joe Dallesandro on his numerous European film appearances during the 1970s and early 1980s.
  • Reversible sleeve with original and newly commissioned artwork by Chris Malbon.
  • Booklet featuring new writing on the film by Roberto Curti, author of Italian Crime Filmography.

Release Date: 16th of May, 2017 / Genre: Thriller / Running Time: 113 minutes / Number of Discs: 2 / Audio: Mono / Language: English and Italian / Subtitles: English and Italian


Cops vs. Thugs
Cops vs. Thugs

In the southern Japanese city of Kurashima, circa 1963, a tough-as-nails detective named Kuno (Sugawara) oversees a detente between two warring gangs, Kawade and Ohara. So being best friends with the Ohara lieutenant, Hirotani (Hiroki Matsukata), he knows all too well that there are no clear lines in the underworld, everything is colored in a different shade of gray.

But alas, when a sudden act of violence abruptly comes to town, so too does the by-the-books lieutenant (Tatsuo Umemiya) who shatters Kuno's fragile alliance.

Echoing the great crime films of Sidney Lumet and Jean-Pierre Melville, in Kinji Fukasaku's world, there's no honor among thieves or lawmen alike, and the only thing that matters is personal honor and duty among friends. Kasahara's shattering screenplay and Fukasaku's dynamic direction support an all-star, ensemble cast to create one of the most exciting, and deeply moving films about cops and criminals ever made.




SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:
  • High Definition digital transfer.
  • Original uncompressed mono audio.
  • Optional English subtitles.
  • Audio commentary by film scholar Tom Mes.
  • New video interview with film scholar & Fukasaku biographer Sadao Yamane.
  • Sympathy for the Underdog, a new visual essay on Fukasaku's career by Marc Walkow.
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Ian MacEwan.

Release Date: 23rd of May, 2017 / Genre: Crime / Running Time: 100 minutes / Number of Discs: 2 / Audio: Mono / Language: Japanese / Subtitles: English


Evil Ed
Evil Ed

Edward (Johan Rudebeck) is a mild-mannered film technician who enjoyed his job until he found himself transferred from his regular post to the “Splatter and Gore department”, where he’s forced to edit hours upon hours of grisly video nasty footage. Traumatized by the onscreen violence, Ed starts to lose his grip on reality, with, as you might have guessed, ghastly (and bloody) results.

Owing a debt to such films as The Evil Dead, Re-animator, as well as the early splatter classics of Peter Jackson, Evil Ed is a veritable smorgasbord of flying limbs, exploding heads, busty babes, and creepy creatures! Truly, this is a blood-soaked love letter to the splatter films of the 80s, featuring an extended cut of the flick and hours of stomach-churning bonuses.




LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS:
  • Original Stereo and 5.1 Audio Options.
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
  • Collector’s booklet with new writing on the film.
  • World premiere of the newly-extended version of the feature.
  • Making-of documentary.
  • Featurette on the creation of the Special EDition cut.
  • Deleted scenes.
  • Bloopers.
  • Teasers and Trailers.
  • Still Gallery.
  • 3 hour version of the making-of documentary.

Release Date: 29th of May, 2017 / Genre: Horror / Running Time: 95 minutes / Number of Discs: 3 / Audio: Stereo / Language: English / Subtitles: English

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