Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Vote for the Best of 2014!

As the end of the year draws near we want to find out what YOU thought of our 2014 releases so please welcome the return of the annual Arrow Video End of the Year Poll! 

Monday, 15 December 2014

SteelBook Gallery

From Demons to David Cronenberg - here's a look at all of our SteelBook releases to date. (Click the images to see them full-size.)
[30th April 2012]

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Arrow Video USA FAQ *Updated*

So as you may have already heard, our Arrow Video USA Indiegogo campaign was a success and we exceeded our original target! A huge thanks goes out to all of your for your support and pledges – we really couldn’t have made it without all of you!

We’ve previously created a handy Arrow USA FAQ  but we can see from your questions and comments that there are still a few areas that you would like us to expand upon and address. So, without further ado, here is an updated FAQ for all things Arrow Video USA:  

Monday, 24 November 2014

Somatic Incompliance: The Look and Resistance of Mario Bava's Evil Eye

by Kier-La Janisse

While many consider The Girl Who Knew Too Much (1963) – retitled and re-edited for the United States as Evil Eye – a ‘lesser’ Mario Bava film, and a necessary stepping stone to the lurid grandeur of pioneering giallo staple Blood and Black Lace the following year, it is this very status as a ‘transitional’ work that makes it so interesting. The ways that The Girl Who Knew Too Much/Evil Eye interacts with various forms of texts – from the ‘paranoid woman’s films’ of the 1940s to the pulp paperbacks that gave the giallo genre its name – illustrate the struggle for a feminine voice that had been building since the war and would become a hallmark of that decade. The giallo film genre is not known for its ‘feminist’ qualities, and this is another thing that makes Evil Eye unique: it is more aligned with the gender politics of Black Sunday than with the litany of giallo films that followed in its wake, making it one of Bava’s most feminist horror films – despite tacked-on endings in both versions that neutralise that voice. 

Friday, 21 November 2014

Thief - A Tale of Three Edits

by Anthony Nield

(Click images to see full size.)

WARNING: The following article unavoidably contains spoilers.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Video nasties invade the Abertoir Horror Festival!

This year's Abertoir Horror Festival was home to a very special exhibition curated by Mark McKenna, an Academic Tutor at the University of Sunderland, and Dr Johnny Walker, a Lecturer in Media at Northumbria University. 

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

NEKROMANTIK - The Full Specs

They said it couldn't happen... BUT HERE IT IS!!! Time to feast your eyes on the artwork and full specs for our upcoming 3-disc release of notorious cult classic NEKROMANTIK - and boy, is this one an absolute monster! We've had to move the release date back to December 15th just to allow us time to accommodate all the goodness that's on offer here, but we're sure you won't be disappointed when you read on - seriously, this release is positively GROANING under the weight of all the special features. 

Friday, 3 October 2014

Arrow Video USA FAQ

It has been on our minds for a while and we have finally decided to take the plunge and launch in North American in early 2015!  On October 3rd we launched our Indiegogo page and we are all very excited about this next chapter.

Since the campaign has gone live we have been receiving a lot of questions we've decided to create a handy FAQ for all things Arrow Video USA!  We will continue to update this section with new information so do make sure to bookmark the page so you can keep checking back.

Got a query that isn’t covered?  Pop your question the comments section below and we will try our best to help!

Arrow Video USA - Why You Should Care If You're NOT in the USA

Today we have announced our plans to enter the North American market to distribute our releases. ‘So what’, you might think if you live in the UK or Europe, but this is an important move for all our fans – and here’s why.

Friday, 26 September 2014

Meet the Artists

As well as release calendars, we also get plenty of questions about the artists we use here at Arrow. So here they are, in alphabetical order and accompanied by their sleeves. We'll be updating these page every time we make new announcements, so keep checking back...

Arrow Academy Release Calendar

Following numerous requests, we’ve put together a complete Arrow Academy release calendar. The most recently announced are at the top moving all the way down to our very first discs. We’ll be keeping this up-to-date as new titles are revealed.

Out of print titles are marked in red.

Clicking the in-print titles will take you to shopping links.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Arrow Video Release Calendar

Following numerous requests, we’ve put together a complete Arrow Video release calendar. The most recently announced are at the top moving all the way down to our very first discs. We’ll be keeping this up-to-date as new titles are revealed.

Out of print titles are marked in red.

Clicking the in-print titles will take you to shopping links.

(We’ll be putting together an Arrow Academy release calendar shortly.)

Monday, 22 September 2014

Rabid Dogs - A Note on the Translation

The foremost English translations of Rabid Dogs are the original subtitles supervised for Lucertola Media by Mario Bava's biographer, Tim Lucas, and the later set commissioned by Anchor Bay.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Withnail & I - Preparing the Book

by Anthony Nield

Since its belated theatrical release in early 1988, Withnail & I has slowly but surely attracted an ever-increasing amount of ink. In fact, if you ever feel the need to trace the steadily-growing popularity and appeal of the film, then a quick scan of the key texts does a fine job. Initially there were the reviews, and a mixed bag at that; the Village Voice describing it as “civilised Cheech and Chong”. And then, nothing. Or rather, the words being spoken about the film were word-of-mouth and not to be found in print. It was only when a new magazine and a new audience – loaded and the ‘new lad’ of the mid-nineties – emerged that some recognition in a popular publication arrived. Appearing in May 1994, in the very first issue, James Brown’s article, ‘The Biggest Cult Video in Britain?’, became the first to identify the growing student audience for the film, as well as laying out the rules for the now-infamous drinking game.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Restoring Withnail

Like most fans of the film I know, I didn't see Withnail & I when it first opened. In 1987, at the age of 16, I spent an unhealthy amount of time in our local cinema seeing all manner of whatever was popular... Good Morning VietnamRoboCopWall Street, Beverly Hills Cop 2Lethal Weapon, The Untouchables, etc. On the plus side, I saw Full Metal Jacket the weekend it was released. Sadly, the same is also true of Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise. So one can deduce that at this point in my life I hadn't really adopted much in the way of critical faculties, and that my film tastes, such as they were, sat very comfortably in the mainstream. Okay, I saw Radio Days that year, but that's not exactly Sous le soleil de Satan... 

Friday, 29 August 2014

Withnail & I - The Restorations

Earlier this week we announced our forthcoming limited edition dual-format release of Withnail & I, to be released on October 20th. If you haven’t taken a look yet, please head over to withnailfilm.com for all of the details. This is going to be one fantastic set!

Thursday, 28 August 2014

WITHNAIL and I - Press Release

The finest cult film known to humanity!


Arrow Video is delighted to announce a limited edition and personalised dual format Blu-ray and DVD box-set of the cult classic Withnail and I, set for release on 20th October 2014 in a stunning new 2k restoration.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Meet the Team - James White


My name is James White and I’m Arrow’s Head of Technical and Restoration Services. I’m responsible for supervising any new digital/film restorations we produce, as well as overseeing all master-related issues on our Blu-ray/DVD titles. 

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

The 'Burbs - full specs announced

It's time to catch up with the Klopeks! We're thrilled to finally unveil the full specs for our upcoming release of Joe Dante's tongue-in-cheek horror classic The 'Burbs. So excited were we, in fact, that we decided to film a special report direct from the suburbs to mark the occasion, and here it is!

Monday, 21 July 2014

Meet the Team - Ewan Cant


I joined as a Marketing and Operations Executive for Arrow Video a little over a year ago. That title covers a whole range of things, but the ‘bread and butter’ of my role, if you like, is being a full-time disc producer – as a huge horror fan, basically anything in that general area comes my way, which I’m more than happy with! At the end of last year I started getting more involved in the events side of things, bringing Arrow Video to various conventions around the UK and hosting some of our very own theme screenings (mulled wine and Silent Night, Deadly Night, anyone?). I’m also currently engaged in getting a whole new range of Arrow Video merchandise off the ground, so keep your eyes peeled for that!

Monday, 14 July 2014

Meet the Team - Michael Brooke


I’m a freelance writer/editor/producer who has worked for several Blu-ray/DVD labels (BFI, Eureka, Second Run) over the years in various capacities, but Arrow in general and Arrow Academy in particular take up most current waking hours.  Since 2011, I’ve contributed to numerous Arrow releases as producer, co-producer, extra creator, booklet essayist/editor, QC inspector, blurb writer, trailer cutter, you name it.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Branded to Kill - Press Release


Monday, 7 July 2014

Meet the Team - Anthony Nield


I work as a producer on a freelance basis for Arrow which means I’m allocated a freshly-licenced title for either the Arrow Video or Arrow Academy range, given a budget and told to create as definitive an edition as is possible. I then go away, research the film (or films) in plenty of depth and set about commissioning the new artwork, the booklet and the extras. I’ll also look into what’s already out there and consider the possibilities of licencing pre-existing video and print materials – whether it be an interview, a commentary, a short film, a documentary or what-have-you.

Bound - Press Release


Arrow Video is thrilled to announce the UK Blu-ray and DVD release of Bound, the mid-90s neo-noir which marked the debut directorial feature from the Wachowski siblings (Lana, formally Larry, and her younger brother Andy). The movie will make its uncut UK Blu-ray debut on 28th July 2014 in a newly restored transfer with a host of brand-new extra features. 

Friday, 4 July 2014

Arrow Video Postcard Checklist

The Arrow Video team grew up collecting and trading stickers, cards and Tazos on the playground so were thrilled to be able to bring this tradition back with our postcards!

Monday, 30 June 2014

Meet the Team - Louise Buckler


I assist with the marketing side of things at Arrow across the entirety of Arrow Films from our theatrical films to our Nordic Noir brand so have to make sure I am up always up to date with our growing catalogue of releases. In relation to Arrow Video, the main focus of my job is managing all of our Social Media channels and helping with the organisation and management of all the conventions and events that we are attend throughout the year.

Fifth Anniversary SteelBook Competition - The Winners (and the Answers)

Eleven days ago we invited you lot to test your Arrow Video knowledge with our super-tough SteelBook quiz. Loads of you got in touch with answers, although nobody quite managed a twenty-out-of-twenty. (We did warn you it was difficult!)

Eight entrants came up with nineteen out of twenty correct answers and the winners have been selected as follows...

Monday, 23 June 2014

Meet the Team - Marc Foley-Comer


I oversee all the PR activity across the company, for both Arrow Films and Arrow Video. Around four-to-six weeks prior to each Arrow Video release, I’ll press release the specific title out wide to our database, and from thereon in I focus on mass review coverage in both off- and online publications. Coverage can vary as far-and-wide as The Guardian Guide to a YouTube vlogger doing an unboxing of the Blu-ray

Thursday, 19 June 2014


As you’re hopefully already aware, Arrow Video is turning five this year!

To mark this milestone – our birthday falls on June 29th – we’re giving one lucky fan a chance to show off their Arrow Video knowledge and win a full set of our six Zavvi exclusive SteelBooks. That’s Day of the Dead, Black Sunday, Maniac Cop, City of the Living Dead, Inferno and Phenomena – and remember one of them may even include the Golden Ticket! Two lucky runners-up will win two Zavvi exclusive SteelBooks of their choice.

Monday, 16 June 2014

Meet the Team - Francesco Simeoni


I oversee production and acquisitions for Arrow Video and Arrow Academy, so firstly I acquire the titles for distribution and then with the producers commission extras and artwork, assign authoring companies and designers, market the films and work with PR to get each release as widely visible as possible.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Read It and Weep: Nekromantik officially classified!


Shocked. Astounded. Flabbergasted. These are all words that could be used to describe your reaction when we announced last week that we would be bringing Jörg Buttgereit's grimy 1987 underground classic Nekromantik to UK home video for the very first time later this year - fully uncut. Many were asking, "How on Earth did you get it past the BBFC?!" Others simply declared: "You'll never get this past the BBFC uncut!"  

Well, ye of little faith, this morning we officially accepted the '18' category for Nekromantik and the title is now searchable on the BBFC website: http://www.bbfc.co.uk/releases/nekromantik-1987Go ahead, take a look - as they say, seeing is believing! 

Here follows some words of caution offered up by the BBFC regarding the film's contents: 

Monday, 2 June 2014

Remo Williams - Full Specs and Reverse Art

A little treat for you all: the reverse of our Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins... sleeve including a full reveal of the special features.

Thursday, 29 May 2014

The Visitor & Nekromantik: Coming Soon from Arrow Video!

Arrow Video is extremely proud to unveil not one but TWO as yet-unannounced forthcoming titles! SUBMITTED FOR YOUR APPROVAL: from the master Italian schlock, Ovidio G. Assonitis, the barmy 1979 sci-fi horror mash-up THE VISITOR and – for the hardened cult movie freaks amongst you – the infamous 1987 underground German shocker NEKROMANTIK!!!

The Arrow Video 5 year anniversary and the hunt for a golden ticket!

This June, Arrow Video will be celebrating its 5 year anniversary with a host of special announcements being made in the coming weeks to commemorate its 5th birthday!

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Arrow Video FAQ

With so much going on at Arrow HQ  we are certain there are some questions you would like to ask us which is why we have made this handy FAQ section to try and cover the things we get asked the most. We will continue to update this section with new information so do make sure to bookmark the page so you can keep checking back.

The Complete Dr. Phibes - Press Release

Love means never having to say you’re ugly

Porky's - Press Release



We at Arrow are extremely excited about our upcoming release of Camera Obscura: The Walerian Borowczyk Collection. This is truly a milestone release for us, and one that we can't wait to share with you. We're now into the final stretch of production, and we're currently keeping very busy checking and double-checking, proofreading, finessing and subtitle-spotting everything that appears on the set.