Arrow Video’s July films include an Italian horror classic and its sequel, a groundbreaking indie chiller, a collection of superb spaghetti westerns, a stone-cold classic action thriller from the 90s in a definitive edition, and a superb 4K UHD debut for a giallo classic.
The releases will come in limited edition packaging, with fantastic new artwork and slipcovers, expert restorations giving the films a new lease of life, brand new commentaries and in-depth documentaries, reversible sleeves, collectable limited editions as well as goodies including fold-out posters, postcards, books and booklets.
First in July, Arrow Video presents Lamberto Bava and Dario Argento’s Gonzo Horror movie of the 1980s, Demons, a frenzied slice of gore heavy shock cinema that assaults the screen with a riot of X-rated violence, face chewing demons and pounding heavy metal; as well as a release of the classic sequel, Demons 2. Arrow Video is proud to present these horror classics in sumptuous 4K restorations, more vivid and terrifying than ever before, both in Dual Format editions with Blu-ray and UHD discs – alongside a wealth of bonus features old and new, making these the ultimate experience in celluloid terrors.
Also in July comes the fantastic new horror film Threshold, the second feature from co-directors Powell Robinson and Patrick R Young, following their debut Bastard (2015), was improvised and shot on two iPhones over the course of a 12-day road trip with a crew of just three. The result is an inventive and compelling psychological thriller with hints of the supernatural that recalls such indie cult classics as Ben Wheatley’s Kill List (2011) and Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead’s Resolution (2013). The release is jammed with extras including a making of documentary, and comes with a collector’s booklet featuring illuminating writing on the film.
Then Arrow releases a superb edition of True Romance, one of the most beloved and widely-quoted films of the decade. Breathtaking action set pieces from director Tony Scott, and unforgettably snappy dialogue from Quentin Tarantino, combine with a murderers’ row of sensational performances from a stunning ensemble cast in this blood-soaked, bullet-riddled valentine, finally restored in dazzling 4K with hours of brilliant bonus features, and available in Limited Edition Blu-ray and UHD formats, plus two Dual Format Steelbooks exclusive to Zavvi.com.
Next in July, the release of The Daimajin Trilogy, a unique but short-lived series that transplants the Golem legend to Japan’s Warring States period of the late-16th century. Remarkably overlooked in the West, these three thrilling tales of feudal oppression and divine retribution meted out by the iconic stone warrior of the title combine lavish period detail with jaw-dropping special effects. This lavish, Limited Edition 3-disc collection comes with postcards, a 100-page book and brand new audio commentaries.
Next up in a packed month is Vengeance Trails: Four Classic Westerns, a collection of films inspired by the runaway success of Sergio Leone’s “Dollars” trilogy. This specially curated selection gathers together four outstanding examples of the genre from the height of its popularity, all centered around a theme of revenge. Featuring a wealth of key Euro cult talent both behind and in front of the camera, Arrow Video is proud to present these four classic westerns in sparkling high definition restorations, three of them produced specially for this release, alongside a plethora of brand new bonus materials, in this magnificent Limited Edition.
Arrow’s final July release sees two variants of Dario Argento’s follow up to his debut feature, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, The Cat O’ Nine Tails. This second entry in the so-called “Animal Trilogy” found Argento further refining his distinctive style and cementing his reputation as the master of the giallo thriller. Co-starring Catherine Spaak (Il Sorpasso) and Rada Rassimov (Baron Blood), and featuring another nerve-jangling score by the great Ennio Morricone (The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, The Good, The Bad and the Ugly), The Cat O’ Nine Tails remains one of Argento’s most suspenseful and underrated films. Presented in 4K Ultra HD, it has never looked better, and the beautifully packaged release includes postcards and a fold-out poster, plus an alternative Limited Edition Arte Originale edition exclusive to www.arrowfilms.co.uk.