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International Arrow Films/Arrow Video - Blu-ray distributors of classic, world, horror and cult films

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by WaveCrest, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. WaveCrest

    WaveCrest Producer

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    Arrow Video's Blu-ray releases of Who Dares Wins (1982) and The Wild Geese (1978) have been removed from their release schedule and have no release date at the moment (source: Amazon UK).
     
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    The film The Commander (aka Der Commander) (1988), will be included as a bonus feature film on Arrow Video's Blu-ray release of Who Dares Wins (1982), and included as a bonus feature film in their Blu-ray release of The Wild Geese (1978), is the film Code Name: Wild Geese (1984) (source: Arrow Film's website).
     
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    Some Arrow Video Blu-ray titles being released between August and November (source: Amazon UK):


    Day of the Dead (1985) - Monday 27th August (Dual Format Edition)
    Lady Snowblood (1973) / Lady Snowblood 2 (1974) - Monday 24th September (Dual Format Edition and Limited Edition Steelbook)
    Zombie Flesh Eaters (1979) - Monday 26th November (also Steelbook).
     
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    Is that second feature on the Wild Geese disc the sequel or a TV movie? If it's the sequel, this release just got a whole lot better. Don't remember it being called "Code Name: Wild Geese', just "Wild Geese II". I also remember it being very entertaining.
     
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    "Wild Geese II" was to have starred Richard Burton -- sadly he passed away just before production began and Edward Fox took his role. Also starring Laurence Olivier as Rudolf Hess -- the plot was to get him out of Spandau prison -- compared to the original, this 1985 release moved like an advancing sand dune.
    "Codename: Wild Geese" was a 1984 ripoff of "The Wild Geese" -- no masterpiece, but plenty of action and a great cast -- Lewis Collins, Lee Van Cleef, Klaus Kinski and Ernest Borgnine in the Stewart Granger role.
     
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    Arrow Films' Blu-ray releases of Who Dares Wins (1982) and The Wild Geese (1978) have a new release date of Monday 8th October (source: Amazon UK).
     
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    I'm sorry but the cover art for "The Wild Geese" bluray is absolutely awful, compared to the great original poster and key art used in advertising the movie back in 1978.
     
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    Hi, Arrow are a real hit-and-miss company. Some of their releases, have been excellent. Some have been mediocre, and several have been full of screw-up's that no one in their right mind should have allowed to go for pressing, let alone to make it onto retail store shelves. (THE BEYOND, for example?!) I have a real love-hate relationship with Arrow. Whoever allowed TENEBRAE to be released in the manner it was, with the hideously bad picture, I'll never know. Their DEEP RED / PROFONDO ROSSO DVD and Blu-Ray release had a problem with the film jumping, part-way through. The ZOMBIE FLESH-EATERS Steelbook artwork looked like a two-year-old had drawn it, and is - to be frank - an unmitigated embarrasment, and an insult to the film, and to the adults purchasing the item. However, some of their releases are pretty good. I just wish they would mature as a company. Their forum is another issue altogether. Join up, and praise them and their releaes, and you'll find yourself welcomed with open arms. Dare to criticise or complain, and they jettison you without warning, and permanently. No notices. No "don't do that again". Just a swift "You've been banned permanently!". It's a real shame that a company that claims to want to offer the best versions of cult horror and exploitation films can release stuff in such a haphazard manner. One of their newest releases, is BAISE-MOI. The irony being, this film won't get passed uncut by the British Board of Film Classification, due to the film containing a scene of hardcore pornography, and another contentious scene of sexual violence, involving a gun being inserted up someone's behind, and the trigger being pulled. Why they don't select films that WILL get passed uncut, I'll never quite fathom. It's almost like they want people to hate them and their products. Pooch
     
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    I'll always be indebted to them for their UK boxset of Russ Meyer movies -- for obvious reasons....
     
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    Some Arrow Video/Arrow Films Blu-ray titles being released between February and June 2013 (source: Amazon UK and Arrow Films's website, and titles and their release dates are subject to change):
    February 2013:
    Black Sunday (1960) - Monday 4th February (DVD and Blu-ray, Dual Format)
    False Trail (2011) - Monday 18th February
    Lisa and the Devil (1974) - Monday 4th February (DVD and Blu-ray, Dual Format)
    March 2013:
    Deadly Blessing (1981) - Monday 25th March (DVD and Blu-ray, Dual Format)
    Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan (2011) - Monday 4th March
    April 2013:
    Baron Blood (1972) - Monday 29th April (DVD and Blu-ray, Dual Format)
    Black Sabbath (1963) - Monday 29th April (DVD and Blu-ray, Dual Format)
    Knightriders (1981) - Monday 22nd April (DVD and Blu-ray, Dual Format)
    May 2013:
    Blow Out (1981) - Monday 27th May (*)
    Motel Hell (1980) - Monday 13th May (DVD and Blu-ray, Dual Format)
    June 2013:
    Foxy Brown (1974) - Monday 24th June (*)
    Spider Baby (1968) - Monday 24th June (DVD and Blu-ray, Dual Format)
    (*) - Steelbook Blu-ray also being released.
    A Limited Edition Slipbox Edition of Black Sunday (1960) and Lisa and the Devil (1974) will be available only on Arrow Films' website.
     
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    Sorry, posted this in another thread; this is clearly the right place -

    Arrow fans will be interested in this excellent interview with restoration doyen James White.

    And from their latest press release: "...Following Obsession and Blow Out, DRESSED TO KILL is the third film in Arrow Video’s “De Palma Collection”. Restored Blu-ray editions of Sisters, Phantom Of The Paradise and The Fury will follow in 2013/14..."
     
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    I would love it if they got their hands on Suspiria and could go back to the original camera negatives the way they did for Zombie Flesh Eaters.
     
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    Does anybody know if Arrow are considering the other Vincent Price/Roger Corman titles beyond their upcoming "Fall of the House of Usher"? I'm hoping specifically for "The Haunted Palace", "Pit and the Pendulum" and "Tomb of Ligeia".
     
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    I was interested to see that Runaway Train is supposed to be released this month. I'm kinda surprised this wouldn't be popular enough to also get a North American BD release...
     
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    More additions for Q4; see this pic.

    Arrow have transformed into one of *the* leading labels.
     
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    Arrow Blu-ray titles being released in the next few months (titles and their release dates are subject to change; source of release dates is Amazon UK and Arrow's website):Arrow Academy:Cinema Paradiso - Monday 25th NovemberThe Night of the Hunter - Monday 7th OctoberArrow Video:The Fury - Monday 21st OctoberInvasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) - Monday 18th NovemberInvasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) Blu-ray steelbook - Monday 18th NovemberLifeforce - Monday 30th SeptemberLifeforce (Limited Edition Blu-ray steelbook) - Monday 30th SeptemberThe People Under the Stairs - Monday 4th NovemberRabid Dogs/Kidnapped - Monday 11th NovemberSquirm - Monday 23rd September (Dual Format Edition)The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 - Monday 14th October (3-Disc set; Discs 1 and 2 - Blu-ray, and Disc 3 - DVD).
     
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    Arrow's THE FURY is a peach - looks beautiful, sounds great. A package that impresses on every front.

    BTW, there's information on the release on this page by lyris1 aka David Mackenzie who performed the encode.
     
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