A 4K Argento classic plus a staggering debut coming from Arrow this July

Arrow Video’s July lineup includes a fully-restored 4K Argento favourite, a remarkable occult horror, a unique and unforgettable Spanish debut, a collection of three unmissable, lesser-known giallos, and a superb 80s slasher as it has never been seen before.

The releases include pristine restorations, brand-new extras including commentaries and featurettes, limited edition packaging with reversible sleeves, illustrated collector’s booklets, fold-out double-sided posters, lobby card reproduction artcards, and special editions with collectable O-cards.

First in July, Tenebrae, where Italy’s legendary master of horror Dario Argento (Deep Red, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage) returned to the giallo thriller genre in which he originally made his name for his most blood-drenched and self-reflexive offering to date. Starring (Anthony Franciosa, Death Wish II), Daria Nicolodi (Phenomena) and John Saxon (A Nightmare on Elm Street) and featuring stark, modernist photography by Luciano Tovoli (Suspiria), this one-time Video Nasty updates the classic giallo blueprint for a new decade – now fully restored in 4K alongside a plethora of extras old and new and including, for the first time ever, the alternate US cut, Unsane. It is also available in a lavish Limited Edition Arte Originale edition.

Next in July, brooding occult horror The Righteous, that insinuates its way beneath the skin by way of an intelligent script, taut direction, and strong performances. Writer and actor Mark O’Brien (Ready or Not) pulls no punches as he confronts grief, guilt, faith and atonement in his remarkable directorial debut. Set amongst the bleak and forbidding landscapes of Newfoundland, crisply captured in tenebrous monochrome by cinematographer Scott McClellan, and featuring robust performances from all its cast members, The Righteous is a sombre supernatural chiller that builds to a memorable crescendo, and signals the emergence of a major new filmmaking talent. The Blu-ray release includes a brand new audio commentary by O’Brien, and comes with a collector’s booklet.

The uncanny, the unsettling, and the unexpected combine to devastating effect in The Sacred Spirit, the extraordinary debut feature from Spanish writer-director Chema Garcia Ibarra. As if Ken Loach and Aki Kaurismaki remade the The X-Files, The Sacred Spirit is a provocative, humane, and unsparing vision that marks the arrival of a unique new voice in genre cinema. The Limited Edition 2-disc Blu-ray contains a selection of award-winning short films by Ibarra, a fully illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film, and a fold-out poster.

Also in July, Hell High, where unruly teenagers and a teacher with a horrific secret will clash in a stalk-and-slash that sets itself out from the pack with its brutality. An oft-overlooked slasher from 1989, the combination of raw horror elements, supernatural horror and viciously sadistic characters make this a standout title that won’t leave you on the roadside. The release features a brand new 2K restoration from the original 35mm camera negative, a brand new audio commentary with Director Douglas Grossman as well as a host of other new extras, and an illustrated collector’s booklet. It is also available on Limited Edition Blu-ray with an O-card with alternate title artwork, as an Arrow Store Exclusive.

Finally, in July, the Giallo Essentials Collection celebrates the range and breadth of the genre with three lesser-seen films from its early 1970s heyday: Silvio Amadio’s Smile Before Death; Francesco Mazzei’s The Weapon, the Hour, the Motive; and Giuseppe Bennati’s The Killer Reserved Nine Seats. With gory murders, wanton debauchery and left-field plot twists a-plenty, all three of these oft-overlooked gialli are restored in 2K from their original camera negatives – including brand-new, Arrow-exclusive restorations of Smile Before Death and The Weapon, the Hour, the Motive – alongside a range of in-depth bonus features. The release comes in rigid box packaging with original poster artwork in a windowed Giallo Essentials Collection slipcover.

All releases are available now to pre-order on Arrow.

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