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Jane Fonda Art Hello, my friend. I was wondering, would you mind answering one simple question? Out of the many types of film now available in theaters, what genre of movie do you enjoy watching the most? I mean, are you the sort of person who'd freak out over a horror flick? Would you prefer to stand-up and salute a war-time drama? Or better yet, would you wet your pants all over a nautical adventure? Now, if you need a little help in answering this question,  please feel free to check out the following films released by Arrow Video.





Madhouse
Madhouse

Julia has spent her entire adult life trying to forget the torment she suffered at the hands of her twisted twin sister, Mary. But the problem is, Mary hasn't forgotten, or should that be, doesn't want to forget? Especially since she's spent the last couple of years in hospital being subjected to a horrific and disfiguring illness, one which has only amplified her sadistic and cruel nature. So now, now she has escaped from her confinement, Mary vows to enact a particularly cruel revenge on her sibling, promising a birthday surprise that she'll never, ever, forget. 

This Italian production was shot entirely in Savannah, Georgia, and goes to show that 'Madhouse' (aka 'There Was a Little Girl') is able to fuse together slasher elements with over-the-top excess usually seen in 80s Italian horror. It's directed and produced by the legendary Ovidio Assonitis, the man behind such cult favorites as 'The Visitor' and 'Piranha II: The Spawning'.




SPECIAL FEATURES:
  • Brand new 2K restoration from the original camera negative.
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition presentations.
  • Original Stereo Audio (Uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray).
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
  • Brand new audio commentary with The Hysteria Continues.
  • Brand new interviews with cast and crew.
  • Alternate opening titles.
  • Theatrical Trailer, newly transferred in HD.
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Marc Schoenbach.

Release Date: 13th of June, 2017 / Genre: Horror / Running Time: 92 minutes / Number of Discs: 2 / Audio: Stereo / Language: English / Subtitles: English SDH



While perusing a modern art gallery, Sam Dalmas, an American writer living in Rome, inadvertently witnesses a brutal attack on a woman. Yet powerless to help this situation he increasingly grows obsessed with it. So much so, in fact, that he convinces himself that something he saw that night might hold the key to identifying the maniac currently terrorizing Rome. A maniac, I might add,  he tries to track down, despite being warned against this by both his girlfriend and the police.

'The Bird with the Crystal Plumage' was the first film directed by Dario Argento, and in many ways establishes the key traits that would define his filmography for years to come. This includes the lavish visuals and a flare for wildly inventive, brutal scenes of violence. So with sumptuous cinematography by Vittorio Storaro (Apocalypse Now), and a seductive score by legendary composer, Ennio Morricone (Once Upon a Time in the West), this landmark film has never looked or sounded better in this new 4K limited edition.




SPECIAL FEATURES:
  • Brand new 4K restoration of the film from the camera negative in its original 2.35:1 aspect ratio, produced by Arrow Video exclusively for this release.
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations.
  • Original mono Italian and English soundtracks (lossless on the Blu-ray Disc).
  • 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 Power of Perception, a new visual essay on the cinema of Dario Argento by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, author of 'Devil's Advocates: Suspiria' and 'Rape-Revenge Films: A Critical Study'.
  • New analysis of the film by critic Kat Ellinger.
  • New interview with writer / director Dario Argento, and actor Gildo Di Marco (Garullo the pimp).
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Candice Tripp.
  • Double-sided fold-out poster.
  • 6 Lobby Card reproductions.
  • Limited edition 60-page booklet illustrated by Matthew Griffin, featuring an appreciation of the film by Michael Mackenzie, and new writing by Howard Hughes and Jack Seabrook.

Release Date: 19th of June, 2017 / Genre: Horror / Running Time: 96 minutes / Number of Discs: 2 / Audio: Stereo / Language: Italian / Subtitles: English SDH


Doberman Cop
Doberman Cop

Joji Kano is a tough-as-nails police officer from Okinawa who arrives in the Kabuki-cho nightlife district of Tokyo, in order to investigate the savage murder of an island girl who'd been working as a prostitute. Although he's initially dismissed as a country bumpkin, Kano soon proves himself a more savvy detective than the local cops, and a tougher customer than anyone would expect. Eventually he probes deeper and deeper into a sleazy world full of flesh-peddling mobsters and tainted talent agents, only to finally uncover the shocking truth about the girl, her connection to a yakuza-turned-music manager, and a savage serial killer who is burning women alive.

Based on a popular manga series created by the man behind 'Fist of the North Star', Buronson, 'Doberman Cop' has been made to appeal to both the youth market (with its biker gangs and popular music) as well as to the old-school yakuza movie fans. All in all it's a surprising oddity in Fukasaku's directorial career, as it's his sole film adapted directly from a manga and never before released on video outside of Japan.




SPECIAL FEATURES:
  • High Definition digital transfer.
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations.
  • Original uncompressed mono audio.
  • New optional English subtitle translation.
  • Beyond the Film: Doberman Cop, a new video appreciation by Fukasaku biographer Sadao Yamane.
  • New video interview with actor Shinichi 'Sonny' Chiba, and screenwriter Koji Takada.
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Chris Malbon.

Release Date: 27th of June, 2017 / Genre: Action-Adventure / Running Time: 90 minutes / Number of Discs: 2 / Audio: Stereo / Language: Japanese / Subtitles: English SDH


Tout Va Bien
Tout Va Bien

In this film, Jane Fonda and Yves Montand both play a modern day couple who are meant to represent the middle-class global bourgeoisie, circa 1972. She’s a radio journalist at the French bureau of the American Broadcasting System; whereas he’s an advertising director who once served as a Nouvelle Vague screenwriter; and together, they investigate ‘how the sausage is made’, both metaphorically (movie financing) and literally (industrial food processing), while in the process of questioning what it means to be involved or ‘engaged’ socially, politically, and romantically.

Directed by Jean-Luc Godard and Jean-Pierre Gorin, 'Tout va Bien', also known as 'Everything’s Going Fine', takes a cue from the tricolour of the French flag, while adopting the language of Frank Tashlin to discover whether or not, four years on, May 68s revolutionary spirit has not already been perverted into a living pop-art Looney Tunes, with society having finally transformed into a playground of consumption and commodity.




SPECIAL FEATURES:
  • High-definition Blu-ray (1080p) and standard-definition DVD presentations.
  • Original uncompressed monaural audio.
  • Optional English subtitles.
  • Letter to Jane: An Investigation About a Still (1972), Godard and Gorin’s 55-minute film analysing the infamous photo of Jane Fonda meeting with the North Vietnamese published shortly after the release of 'Tout va Bien'.
  • Video interview with Jean-Pierre Gorin from 2004 about his work with Godard.
  • Vintage footage from the set of the film interviewing Godard.
  • Reversible sleeve featuring alternate artwork.

Release Date: 3rd of July, 2017 / Genre: Drama / Running Time: 86 minutes / Number of Discs: 2 / Audio: Mono / Language: French / Subtitles: English SDH


Terror in a Texas Town
Terror in a Texas Town

McNeil is a greedy hotel owner who wants to take control of Prairie City. So, keen to drive the local farmers off of their land, McNeil hires a gunman named Johnny Cralem, which, ironically enough, results in the death of a former whaler as well as the arrival of his son, George Hansen, who inherits his farther's farm and sets out to enact his revenge.

'Terror in a Texas Town' was written by Dalton Trumbo, one of the blacklisted Hollywood Ten, and directed by Joseph H. Lewis, previously known for making such westerns as 'A Lawless Street', '7th Cavalry', and 'The Halliday Bran', as well as a number of notable film-noirs, like 'My Name is Julia Ross', 'Gun Crazy', and 'The Big Combo'. In this, his final feature film, Joseph manages to meld together these two film genres, while demonstrating a psychological depth and political dimension that is undoubtedly that of Trumbo.




SPECIAL FEATURES:
  • Brand-new 2K restoration from original film elements produced by Arrow Films exclusively for this release.
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p).
  • Uncompressed Mono 1.0 PCM Audio.
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
  • Introduction by Peter Stanfield, author of 'Hollywood, Westerns and the 1930s: The Lost Trail' and 'Horse Opera: The Strange History of the Singing Cowboy'.
  • Scene-select commentaries by Stanfield.
  • Theatrical trailer.
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Vladimir Zimakov.

Release Date: 11th of July, 2017 / Genre: Western / Running Time: 80 minutes / Number of Discs: 1 / Audio: Mono / Language: English / Subtitles: English SDH

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