|Out on:||VOD 3rd March 2023|
Key highlights this March on the essential, alternative streaming service ARROW includes the dizzying Japanese sci-fi comedy Summer Time Machine Blues; the debut of two outstanding Paul Joyce documentaries, Dennis Hopper: Some Kind of Genius and Nothing As It Seems: The Films of Nicholas Roeg; an unmissable season of cult gems featuring genre hero Jeffrey Combs; Camille Rutherford starring in the riveting royal drama Mary Queen of Scots, as well as much more...
In March, ARROW are proud to present Summer Time Machine Blues, a delightful teenage time-travel comedy from 2005 and a cult favourite in Japan, from the makers of the highly-acclaimed sci-fi comedy Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes. Summer Time Machine Blues, which Backseat Mafia acclaimed is “wildly inventive and impossible not to enjoy”, sees a gang of students discover a working time machine leading to all manner of delightful mayhem… and you can follow their antics on ARROW in March.
Also in March, Mary Queen of Scots, a stirring account of the beleaguered Queen’s turbulent life, with an outstanding performance by Camille Rutherford (Blue Is The Warmest Colour) in the lead role. A Swiss/French co-production, based on the novel by Stefan Zweig, and directed by Thomas Imbach, Eye For Film describes it as “a spare and taut account and a view of Mary as a woman far ahead of her time who fought to live her own passions”.
In March, ARROW present two documentaries from renowned documentarian Paul Joyce: Dennis Hopper: Some Kind of Genius, a revealing, entertaining and intimate interview with the legendary star of Apocalypse Now and Blue Velvet whose directorial debut, Easy Rider, irreparably altered Hollywood forever; and Nothing As It Seems: The Films of Nicholas Roeg, a terrifically insightful look at the formidable British director behind cult classics Walkabout, Performance, The Man Who Fell to Earth, Don’t Look Now and The Witches.
Seasons in March include Re-Animated: The Jeffrey Combs Collection, an unmissable selection of cult films starring the legendary actor Jeffrey Combs, whose mere presence makes any film he's in automatically 27% better, with titles including Castle Freak, Doctor Mordrid, and Lurking Fear; Nico Mastorakis: Hellas Raiser, showcasing the Greek genre film god’s pulpy thrillers jam-packed full of excitement, action and gore, with titles including .Com For Murder, Island of Death, and Nightmare at Noon; and Death By Stereo, a collection of music and audio-based ARROW features, shorts and extras up to 11!
ALSO SHOWING: A fascinating documentary on Get Carter director Mike Hodges, a behind-the scenes look at sci-fi classic Barbarella and horror favourite The Mutilator, Ewan McGregor and Eva Green in the dazzling Perfect Sense, and much much more…
MARCH RELEASE CALENDAR
New Titles – From March 3
Dennis Hopper: Some Kind of Genius
Nothing As It Seems: The Films of Nicholas Roeg
From March 10
Nightmare at Noon
From March 17
Mike Hodges: A Film-Maker’s Life
Fall Breakers: The Making of 'The Mutilator'
From March 24
Mary Queen of Scots
From March 31
Summer Time Machine Blues
New Seasons this March
March 3: Re-Animated: The Jeffrey Combs Collection
Cult film legend Jeffrey Combs is an actor whose mere presence makes any film he's in automatically 27% better and whose talent at making any character he portrays absolutely unforgettable makes anything he's in a must-see.
Re-Animated: The Jeffrey Combs Collection collects together some of his most memorable roles, from Dr. Herbert West to Doctor Mordrid and including his incredible turn as a put-upon father who reaches his breaking point versus a Castle Freak.
Titles Include: Castle Freak, Doctor Mordrid, Lurking Fear
March 10: Nico Mastorakis: Hellas Raiser (shelf)
Greek genre film god, Nico Mastorakis, has been banging out pulpy thrillers jam-packed full of excitement, action and gore since the 1970s. To celebrate the arrival of his cyber-thriller, .com for Murder, on ARROW, here is a collection of some of Mastorakis' best. From his telekinetic Giallo debut, Death Has Blue Eyes; to his Video Nasty, Island of Death; James Earl Jones battling underwater terror in Bloodtide and Meg Foster vs. a sickle-wielding psycho in The Wind; sit back and prepare yourself for all-out entertainment from the Hellas Raiser himself, Nico Mastorakis.
Titles Include: .com For Murder, Island of Death, Nightmare at Noon
March 17: Death By Stereo
Turn this collection of music and audio-based ARROW features, shorts and extras up to 11! From sound as a weapon in LFO to a caged female house band in Blood Dolls, Death By Stereo features wild musical numbers, feuding punk bands and musicians in danger, as well as music videos from effects legend Screamin' Mad George, a singalong Re-animator dance anthem (for real) and even Goblin's Claudio Simonetti discussing the score for Dario Argento's Deep Red.
Titles Include: LFO, Burst City, Hellbent
March 24: Horror Movie Survival Guide Selects
Titles Include: TBC
MARCH TITLES - IN DEPTH
FROM MARCH 2: DENNIS HOPPER: SOME KIND OF GENIUS
Get us up close and personal as possible with Dennis Hopper in Some Kind of Genius - an intimate interview with the legendary star of Apocalypse Now and Blue Velvet whose directorial debut, Easy Rider, irreparably altered Hollywood forever. The immediacy of Paul Joyce’s documentary will make you feel as though you are sat across from Hopper as he candidly recounts a rollercoaster career of rises and falls and multiple Renaissances. From his start performing Shakespeare, to having his life and acting style changed by Brando, to working with James Dean, Hopper tells absolutely all, including how he got Easy Rider made and approached it like a Western, to the lows of his second film as a director flopping and his problems with drink and drugs.
NOTHING AS IT SEEMS: THE FILMS OF NICHOLAS ROEG
The British director behind Cult classics Walkabout, Performance, The Man Who Fell to Earth, Don’t Look Now and The Witches - Nicolas Roeg - is the focus of the terrifically insightful documentary from Paul Joyce, Nothing As It Seems: The Films of Nicolas Roeg. Climb into the back of a white Rolls Royce with Roeg’s Performance co-director Donald Campbell (and two bottles of gin) to learn what made Roeg a very special filmmaker from the outset and why he was so appealing to stars like Mick Jagger and David Bowie. Then, Joyce’s trademark unmatched access conjures up an assortment of screenwriters queuing up to give expert analysis on Roeg’s filmography and the development of a one-of-a-kind style that reached an unforgettable crescendo in Don’t Look Now.
FROM MARCH 10: NIGHTMARE AT NOON
From cult director Nico Mastorakis (Island of Death, Hired to Kill) comes Nightmare at Noon, a hectic mashup of eco-horror and shoot ‘em up full of daring stunts and explosive action!
Something strange is afoot in a small remote town in Utah, as a series of sinister state experiments in the surrounding desert leads to the contamination of its water supply, transforming the residents into lethal brainless maniacs. Enter vacationing lawyer Ken Griffiths (Wings Hauser, Vice Squad), his sassy wife Cheri (Kimberly Beck) and Reilly (Bo Hopkins), the mysterious hitchhiker they pick up on the road, who find themselves thrust into the midst of this madness when they stop for a drink at the local diner.
Featuring an epic score by Stanley Myers and Hans Zimmer (Inception, The Dark Knight series) and set amongst the spectacular backdrop of Arches National Park, Nightmare at Noon is a non-stop adrenaline pumping thrill ride!
FROM MARCH 17: BARBARELLA FOREVER!
Get a never-before-seen look behind the scenes of the making of the sexy and swinging sci-fi Cult classic, Barbarella, in Barbarella Forever.
MIKE HODGES: A FILM-MAKER’S LIFE
Mike Hodges: A Film-makers Life is a documentary concerning the life and work of film director Mike Hodges.
FALL BREAKERS: THE MAKING OF 'THE MUTILATOR'
Retrospective documentary on the making of the 1980's slasher horror splatter cult classic The Mutilator (1984).
FROM MARCH 24: MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS
Mary Queen of Scots is a young woman who, having grown up in France, finds a kindred spirit in her new country as a queen alone in a kingdom devastated by war. Providing stability for Scotland's future in the birth of her son, she is unable to find stability in her own heart, as a jealous love affair leads to treachery, tragedy and death. Spurned by the country that once embraced her, Mary finds herself trapped in a corner with no one left to trust. This is a story about a queen, this is a story about a wife, but most of all this is a story about a woman, and the choices she'll make to protect her liberty, her love, and her life.
Susan is a scientist searching for answers to important questions. So important that she has given up on other things, like love - until she meets Micheal. Susan and Michael find themselves embarking on a sensual adventure while the world around them seems to be falling apart. A life-affirming look at what it means to love and be loved in turbulent times.
FROM MARCH 31:
SUMMER TIME MACHINE BLUES
Summer Time Machine Blues is a delightful teenage time-travel comedy from 2005 and a cult favourite in Japan. To members of the university Sci-Fi Club, summer means hanging around in the clubhouse with the air-con blasting. When the air-con remote is accidentally broken, the friends are forced to face the full heat of summer. The next day, after an encounter with a mysterious student, they discover an incredible new addition to their clubhouse: a working time machine. Now they can go back to before the remote broke and cool down again. If only time travel was that simple…
A wild and quirky Japanese omnibus of stories adapted from the manga by Hiroyuki Ohashi (On-gaku: Our Sound) comprise this live-action feature by directors Naoto Takenaka, Takayuki Yamada and Takumi Saitoh.
There’s an old man who feels the need to impart his knowledge to a grown-up granddaughter; a quiet loner seeking self-discovery on his bike and the fisherman he encounters who invites him to a special meal; a school friendship that turns awkward because of an infatuation with an older sibling; a boy and his father who have very different ideas about how to enjoy themselves; and a friendship between two neighbours that revolves around a series of notes. Scripted by Yutaka Kuramochi, Zokki is less an anthology than a series of snapshots of a strange and quirky world.
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