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Arrow Video Summer release line-up

Arrow Video have announced their release slate for July, August and September...

Update - 20 July 2012 - The planned July titles The Wild Geese and Who Dares Wins have been further delayed due to complications with the masters. The following statements were posted on the Cult-Labs forum:

WHO DARES WINS is delayed due to BBFC complications with THE COMMANDER – it will have to be cut due to the presence of cockfighting, the circumstances of the shooting of the film indicate that unlike other films where violence was incidental this appears staged. We, nor the producers cannot prove this is not the case and so must action some cuts to the film. Additional delays have been caused as we ensure we get the best masters available so we can present the longest versions available, cuts aside obviously, in widescreen. As soon as we can advise on a revised release date we will. We apologise for the continued delays to these releases but the Lewis Collins films have been quite problematic.

Delays have been caused to THE WILD GEESE as we ensure we get the best masters available so we can present the longest versions available in widescreen. As soon as we can advise on a revised release date we will. We apologise for the continued delays to these releases but the Lewis Collins films have been quite problematic.


2nd July 2012

Originally due earlier this year, July is now home to a double-bill of action thriller classics making their UK Blu-ray debuts...

The Wild Geese - Legendary hell-raisers Richard Burton and Richard Harris, along with a coolly detached Roger Moore are aging mercenaries with a taste for fine liquor, drawn together for a late but extremely lucrative pay day in The Wild Geese, an African adventure soaked in booze, gunfire and bloodshed.

Features include:

  • Region B
  • High Definition Presentation of the main feature
  • Audio commentary with Roger Moore, producer Euan Lloyd and second unit director John Glen
  • World Premiere Newsreel Footage
  • Original Trailer
  • Bonus Feature Film: CODE NAME: WILD GEESE, starring Lewis Collins, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine and Klaus Kinski, directed by Antonio Margheriti aka Anthony M. Dawson
  • Reversible sleeve with original poster and newly commissioned artwork cover
  • Collector’s booklet featuring brand new writing on the film by Ali Catterall, co-author of Your Face Here: British Cult Movies Since the Sixties and a biography of Euan Lloyd

Who Dares Wins - Paranoia, black ops and espionage combine in Who Dares Wins, a violent and edgy anti-terror classic starring Lewis Collins (The Professionals) and Edward Woodward (The Equalizer).

Features include:
  • Region B
  • High Definition Presentation of the main feature
  • Audio commentary with producer Euan Lloyd and director Ian Sharp
  • The Last of the Gentleman Producers: A Documentary on the life of the legendary producer Euan Lloyd, featuring Sir Roger Moore, Ingrid Pitt, Kenneth Griffith and more!
  • Two Original Trailers
  • Bonus Feature Film: THE COMMANDER, another Lewis Collins action spectacular co-starring Lee Van Cleef and Donald Pleasance, directed by Antonio Margheriti aka Anthony M. Dawson!
  • Reversible sleeve with original and newly commissioned artwork
  • Collector’s booklet featuring brand new writing on the film by Ali Catterall, co-author of Your Face Here: British Cult Movies Since the Sixties plus press book extracts and writing by Euan Lloyd!

6th August 2012

In August Arrow have lined up a trio of Troma titles though only one of them will appear on Blu-ray...

Class of Nuke 'em High - A Dual Format Blu-ray+DVD release, features include:
  • Region ABC
  • High Definition Blu-ray and Standard Definition DVD transfer of the unrated Director’s Cut of the film
  • Optional English SDH subtitles on the main feature
  • Audio commentary with Troma Studios founder and Class of Nuke ‘em High co-director Lloyd Kaufman
    - Interview with stars Robert and Jennifer Prichard
  • Theo Pingarelli on the making of the nuclear power plant effect
  • Troma Studios tour with Llloyd Kaufman
  • Public Service Announcement by Lemmy from Motörhead featuring Trey Parker and Matt Stone, creators of South Park
  • Aroma du Troma
  • Troma Studios Trailer Reel
  • Reversible sleeve with original poster and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphries
  • Collector’s Booklet by critic and author David Hayles

Combat Shock - A 2-Disc DVD release, features include:
  • Region 0
  • Reversible sleeve with original poster and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphries
  • Collector’s Booklet by horror expert Anthony Timpone
  • Two disc DVD edition featuring both cuts of the film
  • DISC 1 FEATURES:
    • Feature Presentation of “American Nightmares”, director Buddy Giovinazzo’s Original Cut
    • Feature Presentation of “Combat Shock”, the Troma theatrical cut of the film
    • Audio Commentary with writer-director Buddy Giovinazzo and Jorg Buttgereit (Nekromantik)
  • DISC 2 FEATURES:
    • Post-Traumatic: An American Nightmare – A documentary on the film’s impact and influence featuring William Lustig (Maniac Cop), John McNaughton (Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer), Scott Spiegel (Evil Dead 2), Richard Stanley (Hardware), Roy Frumkes (Street Trash) and more!
    • Buddy’s Early Works: Five short films directed by Giovinazzo and three music videos from the Giovinazzo brothers’ band
    • Interview with director Buddy Giovinazzo
    • Unscarred: Interview with star Rick Giovinazzo
    • Buddy Giovinazzo and Jorg Buttgereit at the Berlin Film Festival
    • Der Combat: Buddy Giovinazzo and Troma President Lloyd Kaufman at the Tromanale in Berlin
    • Hellscapes: The Locations of the film revisited
    • Original Theatrical Trailer

Surf Nazis Must Die - A DVD release, features include:
  • Region 0
  • Director’s Cut Feature Presentation
  • Interview with director Peter George
  • Interview with producer Robert Tinnell
  • Six lost Surf Scenes with introduction by Peter George
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve with original poster and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphries
  • Collector’s Booklet by critic and author Calum Waddell

24th September 2012

Just one double-feature title confirmed so far for September and further details are TBA...

Lady Snowblood 1+2 - From the original manga by Kasuo Koike (Lone Wolf and Cub) and the main inspiration for Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill, Lady Snowblood is a blood spattered Samurai masterpiece from the golden age of Japanese cult cinema. Features announced so far are:
  • Region B
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of both features
  • Reversible sleeve with original poster and newly commissioned artwork
  • Collector’s booklet by Japanese cinema expert
  • More special features to be announced closer to the time!

There will also be a LE Steelbook release of this title.

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