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Arrow announces premieres for December

Key highlights this DECEMBER on the essential, alternative streaming service ARROW include the exclusive premiere of the superb, chilling cinema-set horror THE LAST MATINEE, a stocking full of films from the legendary and prolific director Rainer Werner Fassbinder, all-out martial arts spectaculars from the incomparable Hong Kong powerhouses the Shaw Brothers, and a history of giallo films with over 100 rare and classic trailers, gothic horror, and more…

ARROW take you on an exclusive trip to the movies in December in THE LAST MATINEE, a stylish neo-giallo love letter to classic slashers that will send your popcorn flying and have you diving behind your seat. Uruguayan director Maxi Contenti marks himself out as a talent to watch with a film that Rue Morgue calls “Visually stunning… indulgently violent!”. With lavish retro visuals, inventive and unexpected kills, buckets of grisly gore, a throbbing synth-drenched score, and a superb setting in a fleapit cinema, this is a fright-film lover’s dream! ARROW’s exclusive presentation of THE LAST MATINEE will include an audio commentary with director Maxi Contenti, behind the scenes footage, featurettes and loads more.

Also in December,ARROW presents kickass kung fu killers, crazy kaiju knockoffs and culture clash comedies, with a selection of twelve all-time classics from the Shaw Brothers, pioneers of revolutionary Hong Kong action films of the 1970s, including the trailblazing kung-fu classic King Boxer, aka Five Fingers of Death; the blood-soaked brutality of The Boxer from Shantung; Five Shaolin Masters and its prequel Shaolin Temple; one of the most insanely unmissable monster movies of all time, Mighty Peking Man; and unsurpassed action epics Challenge of the Masters, Executioners from Shaolin, Chinatown Kid, The Five Venoms, and Crippled Avengers; as well as the jaw-dropping, high-kicking masterworks Heroes of the East and Dirty Ho.

Also screening are some of the finest works from the early years of the career of the enfant terrible of the New German Cinema, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, who wrote, directed, produced and starred in over 40 films in his short but prolific life, before passing away of a drugs overdose in 1982 aged just 37. The films collected here are presented in high definition digital restorations prepared by the Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation, including his debut feature LOVE IS COLDER THAN DEATH; his long-gestating adaptation of Theodor Fontane’s classic German novel EFFI BRIEST; CHINESE ROULETTE; and THE MERCHANT OF FOUR SEASONS.

Other new seasons this December include a collection of SUBLIME GOTHIC, featuring Edgar Allen Poe adaptations, cursed crumbling castles, decaying minds and ancestral homes; scary films set in the cinema to compliment THE LAST MATINEE; the KAIJU COLLECTION, with the best selection of the biggest and baddest city, village and bad guy stomping giant monsters around, including GAMERA VS. VIRAS and WRATH OF DAIMAJIN; and more mind-breaking shorts from one of our most favourite ARROW contributors, cult director BRIAN LONANO.

ALSO SHOWING: Unique and chilling 1960s horror chiller MILL OF THE STONE WOMAN; classic trailers from all the Italian horror greats in ALL THE COLOURS OF THE GIALLO, and much much more…

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