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    Arrow's April 2020 tiles revealed (coming at ya 04/28/2020):

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    NEW US/CA TITLE: Solid Metal Nightmares: The Films of Shinya Tsukamoto (Limited Edition Blu-ray box set)

    This exclusive collection gathers together eight feature-length films and two shorts from Shinya Tsukamoto’s diverse filmography.

    One of the most distinctive and celebrated names in modern Japanese cinema, there’s no other filmmaker quite like Shinya Tsukamoto. Since his early days as a teenager making Super 8 shorts, he has remained steadfastly independent, garnering widespread acclaim while honing his own unique and instantly recognizable aesthetic on the margins of the industry. Frequently exploring themes of urban alienation, physical transformation and psychosexual obsession, his films cross genre boundaries, defying straightforward classification. This exclusive collection gathers together eight feature-length films and two shorts from Tsukamoto’s diverse filmography, including his most recent offering – his samurai drama Killing, making its home video premiere.

    Includes: Tetsuo: The Iron Man, Tetsuo II: Body Hammer, Tokyo Fist, Bullet Ballet, A Snake of June, Vital, Kotoko, Killing, The Adventure of Denchu-Kozo, Haze

    LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

    • High Definition Blu-ray™ (1080p) presentations of all ten films
    • Original lossless PCM 1.0 mono audio on Tetsuo: The Iron Man, Tetsuo II: Body Hammer and Tokyo Fist
    • Original lossless PCM 2.0 stereo audio on Bullet Ballet and Haze
    • Original lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 on A Snake of June, Vital, Kotoko and Killing
    • Optional lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 on Bullet Ballet
    • Optional English subtitles for all films
    • Audio commentaries by Japanese cinema expert Tom Mes on all ten films, including brand new commentaries on Tetsuo, Tetsuo II, Tokyo Fist, A Snake of June, Kotoko, Killing, The Adventure of Denchu-kozo and Haze
    • Brand new career-spanning interview with Shinya Tsukamoto
    • An Assault on the Senses, a brand new visual essay on the films and style of Shinya Tsukamoto by Japanese cinema expert Jasper Sharp
    • Multiple archival interviews with Shinya Tsukamoto, covering every film in the collection
    • Shooting A Snake of June, an archival behind-the-scenes featurette on the film’s production
    • Archival The Making of Vital featurette
    • Archival behind-the-scenes featurette on Vital’s world premiere at the Venice Film Festival
    • Archival featurette on Vital’s special effects
    • The Making of Haze, an archival behind-the-scenes featurette on the film’s production
    • Kaori Fuji at the Locarno Film Festival, an archival featurette focusing on Haze’s lead actress
    • Archival Background to The Adventure of Denchu-Kozo featurette
    • Tokyo Fist, Bullet Ballet and Vital music clips
    • Multiple trailers and image galleries
    • Limited edition packaging featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx, Gary Pullin, Ian MacEwan, Chris Malbon, Jacob Phillips, Tommy Pocket, Peter Strain and Tony Stella
    • Double-sided fold-out poster
    • Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the films by Kat Ellinger, Jasper Sharp and Mark Schilling”

    Pre-order in the US via DiabolikDVD: http://bit.ly/38WOe1q
    Pre-order in Canada via Unobstructed View: http://bit.ly/2UdZZMQ

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    NEW UK/US/CA TITLE: The Wind (Blu-ray)

    A stalk ‘n’ slash hidden gem, presented here for the first time on Blu-ray. Get ready to be blown away!

    What would you do if going outside meant being killed by a raging hurricane, but staying indoors meant being hacked to pieces by a sickle wielding maniac? Arrow video proudly presents The Wind, from prolific genre filmmaker Nico Mastorakis, the director behind such cult classics as Hired to Kill and Island of Death.

    When mystery novelist Sian Anderson (Meg Foster, They Live) arrives in the remote Greek town of Monemvasia, Elias Appleby (Robert Morley, The African Queen), the pompous British landlord of the house she’s renting warns her of two dangers: the wind, which gets dangerously strong at night, and Phil (Wings Hauser, Vice Squad), his sleazy and suspicious American handyman. As night falls and the wind starts howling, Sian witnesses the shocking sight of Phil burying Elias’s dead body in a shallow grave in his front garden! Trapped indoors from the raging, tree-branch-breaking wind, Sian must play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with the murderous Phil, who’ll stop at nothing to silence this inconvenient witness!

    A tense and thrilling blend of Euro-horror and late 80s slasher, The Wind is a stalk ‘n’ slash hidden gem, presented here for the first time on Blu-ray. Get ready to be blown away!

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

    – New restoration by Arrow Films from a 4K scan of the original negative, approved by writer-director Nico Mastorakis
    – High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray™ presentation
    – Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
    – Optional Greek subtitles
    – Original DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround and LPCM Stereo 2.0 Audio
    – Blowing The Wind – Brand new interview with Director Nico Mastorakis
    – The Sound of The Wind – The complete soundtrack composed by Hans Zimmer and Stanley Myers
    – A collection of trailers for the films of Nico Mastorakis
    – Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys

    Pre-order in the UK via Arrow: http://bit.ly/2vrPwCS *special arrowfilms.com pre-order price until February 27*
    Pre-order in the UK via zavvi: http://bit.ly/2tVQmHT
    Pre-order in the Uk via Amazon: https://amzn.to/2vzaiAx
    Pre-order in the US via DiabolikDVD: http://bit.ly/31adIWa
    Pre-order in Canada via Unobstructed View: http://bit.ly/3aY865P

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    NEW UK/US/CA TITLE: Why Don’t you Just Die! (Blu-ray)

    Shades of early Tarantino, Edgar Wright and Sam Raimi abound in this violent, stylish and riotously entertaining slice of family life, Moscow style.

    Matvey (Aleksandr Kuznetsov) has just one objective: to gain entry to his girlfriend’s parents’ apartment and kill her father Andrey (Vitaliy Khaev) with a hammer to restore her honor. But all is not as it initially seems, and Matvey’s attempts to bludgeon the family patriarch to death don’t quite go to plan as Andrey proves a more formidable – not to mention ruthless – opponent than he anticipated… and Matvey, for his part, proves stubbornly unwilling to die.

    Making his feature debut, writer/director Kirill Sokolov presents a rousing tale of family, modern relationships and the dark places they can take you to when things turn sour. Featuring a soundtrack that veers between Ennio Morricone-esque western riffs and toe-tappingly catchy pop numbers, Why Don’t You Just Die! delivers laughs, shocking twists and copious quantities of blood and gore, and establishes Sokolov as one of cinema’s brightest rising stars.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

    • High Definition Blu-ray™ (1080p) presentation
    • Original lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and PCM 2.0 stereo soundtracks
    • Optional English subtitles
    • Brand new interview with author and critic Kim Newman, exploring Why Don’t You Just Die! within the context of the long-standing tradition of single location cinema
    • Exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from rehearsals and the film set
    • Four short films by Kirill Sokolov: Could Be Worse, The Outcome, The Flame and the award-winning Sisyphus is Happy (Best Director and Gold Frame awards, 2013 Unprecedented Cinema International Festival of Short Film)
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Kirill Sokolov’s complete original storyboard for the film (BD-ROM content)
    • Reversible sleeve featuring two choices of artwork

    Pre-order in the UK via Arrow: http://bit.ly/2uGAFV1 *special arrowfilms.com pre-order price until February 27*
    Pre-order in the UK via zavvi: http://bit.ly/31cJpOz
    Pre-order in the UK via Amazon: https://amzn.to/2RICqda
    Pre-order in the US via DiabolikDVD: http://bit.ly/2uLMVn3
    Pre-order in Canada via Unobstructed View: http://bit.ly/31jBMpS

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    NEW US/CA TITLE: Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (Blu-ray)

    She’s back! Elvira, Horrorland’s hostess with the mostest, finally busts out on newly restored Blu-ray with this long-awaited, positively bursting-at-the-seams special edition of her big screen debut, Elvira: Mistress of the Dark!

    Having just quit her job as a Los Angeles TV horror hostess, Elvira receives the unexpected news that she’s set to inherit part of her great aunt Morgana’s estate. Arriving in the small town of Fallwell, Massachusetts to claim her inheritance, Elvira receives a less than enthusiastic reception from the conservative locals – amongst them, her sinister uncle Vincent, who, unbeknownst to Elvira, is in fact an evil warlock secretly scheming to steal the old family spellbook for his own nefarious ends…

    Campy, quirky and stuffed to the brim with more double entendres than your average Carry On movie, 1988’s Elvira: Mistress of the Dark helped solidify the horror hostess (played by Cassandra Peterson) as a major pop culture icon, here owning every inch of the screen with her quick wit, sass, and of course, cleaving-enhancing gown!

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

    • Brand new restoration from a 4K scan of original film elements
    • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
    • Original uncompressed stereo 2.0 audio
    • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
    • Introduction to the film by director James Signorelli
    • 2017 Audio Commentary with director James Signorelli, hosted by Fangoria editor emeritus Tony Timpone
    • 2017 Audio Commentary with Patterson Lundquist, www.elviramistressofthedark.com webmaster and judge of US TV show The Search for the Next Elvira
    • Too Macabre – The Making of Elvira: Mistress of the Dark – newly-revised 2018 version of this feature-length documentary on the making of the film, including interviews with various cast and crew and rare never-before-seen archival material
    • Recipe for Terror: The Creation of the Pot Monster – newly-revised 2018 version of this featurette on the concept and design of the pot monster, as well as the film’s other SFX
    • Original storyboards
    • Extensive image galleries
    • Original US theatrical and teaser trailers
    • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sara Deck

    Pre-order in the US via DiabolikDVD: http://bit.ly/2UooM0P
    Pre-order in Canada via Unobstructed View: http://bit.ly/3aZJU3a

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    NEW US/CA TITLE: Sixteen Candles (Blu-ray)

    A bombshell of 80s pop culture from the king of teen cinema John Hughes. In his debut film as writer-director, John Hughes immediately cemented himself as the king of teen cinema with Sixteen Candles, and in the process also introduced one of the most iconic faces of ‘80s Americana: Molly Ringwald.

    For high schooler Samantha Baker (Molly Ringwald), her 16th birthday might be the worst day of her life. Her entire family has forgotten about it due to her older sister’s impending wedding; her biggest crush, high school hunk Jake Ryan (Michael Schoeffling) has discovered an embarrassing “sex quiz” filled out by Sam in which she details how she is saving herself for him; and to make matters worse, she is hounded by a relentless nerd (Anthony Michael Hall) who won’t take no for an answer. But Sam’s sweet sixteen isn’t over yet, and before the end of the night, all her birthday wishes could still come true…

    Taking the rude and crude humor of the teen sex comedies that came before it and placing it within the intimately portrayed perspective of a girl’s mid-teenage-life crisis, Sixteen Candles is a bombshell of 80s pop culture that continues to be debated and beloved over three decades after its release.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

    – New restoration by Arrow Films from a 4K scan of the original negative
    – High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray™ presentation of the Theatrical Version of the film (92 mins), plus Blu-ray™ premiere Extended Version (94 mins), featuring the additional “cafeteria” scene newly remastered in high definition
    – Original lossless mono audio, plus 5.1 DTS-HD MA surround option
    – Original English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
    – Alternate “home video” soundtrack prepared for VHS and laserdisc releases
    – Option to watch additional scene from the Extended Version separately
    – Casting ‘Sixteen Candles’, an all-new audio interview with casting director Jackie Burch
    – When Gedde Met Deborah, a newly filmed conversation between actors Gedde Watanabe and Deborah Pollack
    – Rudy the Bohunk, a newly filmed interview with supporting actor John Kapelos
    – The In-Between, a newly filmed interview with camera operator Gary Kibbe
    – The New Wave Nerd, a newly filmed interview with filmmaker Adam Rifkin, who shadowed John Hughes while working as an extra on set
    – Music for Geeks, a newly filmed interview with composer Ira Newborn
    – A Very Eighties Fairytale, an all-new video essay written and narrated by writer Soraya Roberts, looking at the film from a contemporary feminist perspective
    – Celebrating Sixteen Candles, an archive documentary featuring interviews with cast, crew and admirers, including stars Anthony Michael Hall, Paul Dooley, Justin Henry, Haviland Morris and Gedde Watanabe
    – Theatrical trailers, TV spots and radio spots
    – Image galleries
    – BD-ROM: PDF of the original shooting script
    – Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sara Deck

    Pre-order in the US via DiabolikDVD: http://bit.ly/31eyFiF
    Pre-order in Canada via Unobstructed View: http://bit.ly/2vGAslf

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    NEW UK TITLE: Hagazussa: A Heathen’s Curse (Limited Edition Blu-ray)

    Debut filmmaker Lukas Feigelfeld has crafted one of the most celebrated horror debuts in recent years, playing prestigious festivals worldwide it is one of the most original takes on the subject of witchcraft which echoes Robert Eggers The Witch but draws on broader influences including the creeping dread and hallucinogenic imagery of David Lynch and Panos Cosmatos.

    In an isolated Alpine hut at the turn of the 15th Century, Albrun is a young girl growing up alone. As an adult, she is a single mother and a marked woman, outcast by a society twisted in deep-rooted superstitions and misogyny. Still haunted by the death of her own mother and increasingly abused by the community around her, Albrun starts to defy the role she has been dealt in life and embarks on a path of self-empowerment – the price of which may be an even greater darkness than she has ever known before.

    Described as “a spellbinding audiovisual symphony” (The Hollywood Reporter) and ranked 3rd in Rotten Tomatoes "Best Horror Movies of 2019", Hagazussa: A Heathen’s Curse is a journey into the madness prevalent both in our minds and in the world around us, and whether the difference between the two is always as clear as we hope for it to be.

    2-DISC DIRECTOR APPROVED LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS:
    • Limited Edition Blu-ray and Soundtrack CD collection (2000 copies)
    • High Definition Blu-ray™ (1080p) presentation
    • Original DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround and LPCM Stereo 2.0 Audio
    • Optional English subtitles
    • Reversible sleeve featuring artwork by Adrian Baxter
    • Booklet featuring new writing on the film by Kier-La Janisse and press book extracts, illustrated with original stills
    • Double-sided fold-out poster featuring two artworks
    • Slipcover featuring original artwork by Adrian Baxter
    DISC 1 [BLU-RAY] - HAGAZUSSA
    • Audio commentary by critic and author Kat Ellinger
    • Select scene audio commentary by writer-director Lukas Feigelfeld
    • Beton” [Concrete] (2013, 55 mins) and “Interferenz” (2013, 48 mins), two short films by Lukas Feigelfeld
    • Deleted scene with optional commentary by Feigelfeld
    • MMMD Music Video
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Teaser
    DISC 2 [CD] - HAGAZUSSA SOUNDTRACK [Limited Edition Exclusive]
    • CD containing the complete Hagazussa Soundtrack by MMMD
    Pre-order via Arrow: http://bit.ly/2S14mYD *special arrowfilms.com pre-order price until February 27*
    Pre-order via zavvi: http://bit.ly/2OhMWpP
    Pre-order via Amazon: https://amzn.to/38UXOSd
     
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    I'm definetly in for The Wind and Solid Metal Nightmares set, I almost bought the cheap UK Tetsuo two pack a month ago, glad I held off now :D
     
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    Myron Breck BOO!!! Gotcha!

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    Can't wait to get my fucking mitts on SIXTEEN CANDLES
     
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    I'd like to see a solid release of THE WIND.
     
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    I already got the UK disc. Should have held out for a few more days and I would have scored it for £10 instead of £15. Arrow is one of those companies where investing in an all region player really pays for itself within a short period. Even when their sales aren’t taking place it is sooo much cheaper to buy from amazon.uk than it is to wait for a domestic release.
     
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    This just showed up on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B084Z13QYD/

    Gamera: The Complete Collection is coming from Arrow on July 28th, 2020.

    Details: The original hero in a half-shell returns! For the first time ever worldwide, all twelve tales of the adventures of everyone's favourite titanic terrapin are collected together in one deluxe Blu-ray boxset. This limited edition collectors set traces the decades-long evolution of Gamera, from the friend of all children in his more light-hearted earlier films, to the Guardian of the Universe in the groundbreaking 1990s reboot series, often hailed as three of the best kaiju films ever made.

    • Limited collectors edition packaging, housed in a large-format rigid box, fully illustrated by Matt Frank
    • All twelve uncut original Japanese versions of the films in high definition, with lossless Japanese and English audio 4K restorations of the critically acclaimed Heisei trilogy (Gamera the Guardian of the Universe, Gamera 2: Attack of Legion, Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris)
    • Hours of new and archive bonus features, expert commentaries (including August Ragone, David Kalat, and Steve Ryfle & Ed Godziszewski), interviews with cast and crew, and the worldwide Blu-ray premiere of Gammera The Invincible (the American theatrical version of the first film)
    • Hardback 120-page comic book including a full-color reprint of the four-issue Gamera comic series originally released by Dark Horse Comics in 1996, and the first-ever English-language printing of the prequel comic The Last Hope by Matt Frank and Joshua Bugosh
    • Perfect-bound 80-page book including a new retrospective on the series by Patrick Macias, kaiju X-ray illustrations by Jolyon Yates, and much more!

    FINAL SPECS TO BE CONFIRMED SOON
     
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    X-human I ate my keys

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    Yeah, Easy pass on this sale :p. I'll wait for a little better deal on most of these.
     
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    Pre-ordered the Gamera set. I'm working my way through 60+ kaiju films this year and I've gotten through the majority of the series. The Showa Era films were better than I thought they would be as MST3K fodder and the Heisei films are outstanding.
     
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