|Out on:||VOD 1st Sept. 2023|
ARROW UNVEILS A STAR-STUDDED SEPTEMBER WITH ADRIEN BRODY, SAM NEILL, JOE DANTE AND MORE!
IN SEPTEMBER, ARROW PRESENTS A JAPANESE ACTION THRILLER LIKE NO OTHER, GROUNDBREAKING HORRORS, AND JOE DANTE SELECTS
Key highlights this September on the essential, alternative streaming service ARROW includes an outstanding actioner from Katsuhito Ishii, a supernatural thriller starring Adrien Brody and Sam Neill, Ringu and Blood and Black Lace in 4K via ARROW-Player.com, legendary The Howling and Gremlins director Joe Dante Selects, and much more…
In September, ARROW are proud to present Katsuhito Ishii’s Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl, a fast moving and action packed odyssey into a comically violent world, starring Tadanobu Asano (Ichi the Killer, Thor), this is visually impressive, massively entertaining, and quite unlike anything you’ve seen before - make sure you don’t miss it on ARROW in September.
Also showing in September, chilling mystery Backtrack, that The Guardian describes as a “nifty little scary movie”, starring Adrien Brody (Oscar winner for The Pianist) as a psychotherapist plagued by nightmares and sinister visions, who returns to his childhood home to put things to rest. This is a thoughtful and affecting ghost story that Fangoria says “grabs you and holds you for the entirety of its running time”.
And this September, JOE DANTE SELECTS, as the legendary genre director responsible for beloved classics The Howling, Gremlins and Piranha, chooses from the ARROW catalogue, including eclectic must-sees The Mighty Peking Man, Horror Express and Vampire Circus.
September also sees the hugely influential horror films Ringu and Blood and Black Lace, both available to watch in stunning 4K. In 1998’s Ringu, director Hideo Nakata (Dark Water) unleashed a chilling tale of technological terror on unsuspecting audiences, which redefined the horror genre, launched the J-horror boom in the West and introducing a generation of moviegoers to a creepy, dark-haired girl called Sadako. Mario Bava’s iconic Blood and Black Lace is one of the most influential films ever made – an Italian classic that would spearhead the giallo genre, provide a prototype for the slasher movie, and have a huge effect on filmmakers as diverse as Dario Argento and Martin Scorsese.
Seasons in September include Dan Martin Selects where the special effects artist behind Infinity Pool, Possessor, The Banshees of Inisherin, Censor and In the Earth shines the spotlight on some of his ARROW faves, including The Five Venoms, Giants and Toys, and Hotel Poseidon; Eat the Rich, featuring films where the class war has a body count, including Society, Audition, and Double Face; Solid Metal Nightmares: The Films of Shinya Tsukamoto, a collection of the director’s breathtaking films, all nightmarish portrayals of obsession and madness, including Tokyo Fist, Tetsuo and Tetsuo II: Body Hammer; Dark and Sharp: The Jim Cummings Collection, where you can get to know the cutting and acerbic work of the one-of-a-kind indie cult director, with a selection of his of biting and unmissable short films, as well as his quirky and provocative features including The Beta Test; and Trouble in Time, a spin through a season of films full of time travel adventures in the past and future, including Whatever This Is, The Navigator, and Dead or Alive: Final.
ALSO SHOWING: Cult comedy chaos in Party 7, atmospheric Swedish crime thriller Tommy, a drug deal gone wrong in Doug Liman’s Go, documentaries on the Pink Panther films and Kris Kristofferson, and much more…
SEPTEMBER RELEASE CALENDAR
New Titles – From September 1
The Curious Case of Inspector Clouseau - 2002
Kris Kristofferson: Pilgrim. His Life and Work - 1993
Go - 1999
Party 7 - 2000
Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl - 1998
From September 8
Tommy - 2014
From September 18
Ringu (4K via ARROW-Player.com) - 1998
From September 22
Backtrack - 2015
From September 24
Blood and Black Lace (4K via ARROW-Player.com) - 1964
New Seasons this September
September 1: Dan Martin Selects
Dan Martin, the special effects artist behind Infinity Pool, Possessor, The Banshees of Inisherin, Censor, In the Earth and much more, on his ARROW Selects:
“Hello, I’m Dan Martin, special effects artist, co-host of the Arrow Video podcast and film fan. I’ve poured through the massive selection of fine titles on Arrow’s streaming service to select a collection of titles that I love. My tastes are very varied and I think that is well represented here, although I’ve tried to select things that I feel deserve a spotlight shone on them, things that are maybe less seen (although there’s a couple here people may consider obvious choices).’’
Titles Include: The Five Venoms, Giants and Toys, Hotel Poseidon
September 8: Trouble in Time
Travelling in time sounds like a great idea but it rarely works out for the best. Hop inside our ARROW time machine for a spin through a season of films full of adventures in the past and future, trying to dodge creating any paradoxes and attempting not to make the whole space-time continuum fold in on itself. We can't promise we won't destroy the fabric of the universe in the process - but it'll be fun.
Titles Include: Whatever This Is, The Navigator, Dead or Alive: Final
September 15: Eat the Rich
With the rest of the world feeling the pinch, it’s time to fill our bellies with the 1% and Eat the Rich!
Featuring films where the class war has a body count, and the well-off who try and knock off the common people sometimes rightly get their just desserts, Eat the Rich is a cathartic curated collection that chows down on the class barrier and munches away on the money monopolisers.
Titles Include: Society, Audition, Double Face
September 22: Solid Metal Nightmares: The Films of Shinya Tsukamoto
Japanese director Shinya Tsukamoto is best known for his debut body horror-cyberpunk shot-to-the-arm Tetsuo: The Iron Man, but there is much more to this maverick director. Solid Metal Nightmares is a collection of Tsukamoto’s breathtaking films - all nightmarish portrayals of obsession and madness.
Self-funding, writing, shooting and editing, as well as directing and appearing in his films, Tsukamoto is a true auteur, with singular, sometimes terrifying, transgressive visions, that he uncompromisingly brings to the screen in order to haunt, repel, seduce and inspire.
Titles Include: Tokyo Fist, Tetsuo, Tetsuo II: Body Hammer
September 25: Joe Dante Selects
"ARROW kindly asked me to curate some films for you. It wasn't an easy task. Their vast library is the most eclectic group of movies I've ever encountered. Nonetheless, I came up with some must-see choices I can really stand behind."
Titles Include: The Mighty Peking Man, Horror Express, Vampire Circus
September 29: Dark and Sharp: The Jim Cummings Collection
Get to know the cutting and acerbic work of a one-of-a-kind indie Cult filmmaker in Dark and Sharp: The Jim Cummings Collection.
Known for his uncomfortably awkward tragi-comic roles in films that he also wrote and directed, like Thunder Road and The Beta Test, Cummings has also written and directed a series of biting and unmissable short films featuring outsiders pushed to breaking point. As well as these shorts, Dark and Sharp also features an exclusive ARROW original introduction to his shorts that sees Jim as the great-great-grandson of the legendary and lethal pistoleer Sartana and his Selects.
Titles Include: Us Funny, The Beta Test, The Robbery
SEPTEMBER TITLES - IN DEPTH
FROM SEPTEMBER 1: THE CURIOUS CASE OF INSPECTOR CLOUSEAU
A documentary history of the Pink Panther series, focusing on their star Peter Sellers and his relationship with director Blake Edwards.
KRIS KRISTOFFERSON: PILGRIM. HIS LIFE AND WORK
Kris Kristofferson's appeal crosses generations and gender boundaries and this profile unfolds his life highlighting many of his now legendary songs, many of which are performed especially for this program. This major production examines the extraordinary career and life of the actor, songwriter, performer and Country Music Hall Of Fame Inductee. The program includes interviews and excerpts from Kristofferson's motion pictures.
The aftermath of a drug deal as told from three different points of view.
Seven characters, introduced at the start of the film, get thrown together into the same hotel room: a thief who's stolen a suitcase of money from the mob, his ex-girlfriend, her obsessive boyfriend, the mob soldier sent to retrieve the briefcase, another mobster sent to kill them, master voyeur Captain Banana and his new apprentice, The Mister Yellow. Who will end up with the money?
SHARK SKIN MAN AND PEACH HIP GIRL
In dreamlike mountain scenery, Toshiko makes a daring escape from her sexually warped Uncle Sonezaki. Fortunately, she met Samehada as she runs for her life, which is also escaping from some slayers. What follows is a wild chase that leads the audience into a comically violent world.
FROM SEPTEMBER 8: TOMMY
After being in hiding for a year with her husband Tommy and their daughter, Estelle returns to Stockholm. Tommy had been part of one of the biggest robberies ever in the history of Swedish crime and now he wants his share of the take. Word spreads like wildfire through Stockholm's underworld. If Tommy returns, the city will explode. And if he doesn’t ... something even worse might happen. Tommy stars Moa Gammel as Estelle and Swedish superstar Ola Rapace (Wallander, Skyfall, Crimes of Passion) and international singing sensation Lykke Li.
SEPTEMBER 18: RINGU (4K via ARROW-Player.com)
In 1998, director Hideo Nakata (Dark Water) unleashed a chilling tale of technological terror on unsuspecting audiences, which redefined the horror genre, launched the J-horror boom in the West and introducing a generation of moviegoers to a creepy, dark-haired girl called Sadako. The film's success spawned a slew of remakes, reimaginations and imitators, but none could quite boast the power of Nakata's original masterpiece, which melded traditional Japanese folklore with contemporary anxieties about the spread of technology. A group of teenage friends are found dead, their bodies grotesquely contorted, their faces twisted in terror. Reiko (Nanako Matsushima, When Marnie Was There), a journalist and the aunt of one of the victims, sets out to investigate the shocking phenomenon, and in the process uncovers a creepy urban legend about a supposedly cursed videotape, the contents of which causes anyone who views it to die within a week - unless they can persuade someone else to watch it, and, in so doing, pass on the curse... Arrow Video is proud to present Ringu, the film that started it all, restored from the original negative in glorious high definition.
FROM SEPTEMBER 22: BACKTRACK
Psychologist Peter Bower (Adrien Brody, The Pianist) sees his life is thrown into turmoil when he discovers that the patients he has been seeing are ghosts. Risking his own sanity, Peter delves into his past to uncover a terrifying secret which only he can put right. Backtrack is a spine-chilling story from the acclaimed writer-director, Michael Petroni (The Book Thief, Messiah).
FROM SEPTEMBER 25: BLOOD AND BLACK LACE (4K via ARROW-Player.com)
The Christian Haute Couture fashion house is a home to models… and backstabbing… and blackmail… and drug deals… and MURDER.
Having established a template for the giallo with The Girl Who Knew Too Much, Mario Bava set about cementing its rules with Blood and Black Lace. In doing so, he created one of the most influential films ever made – an Italian classic that would spearhead the giallo genre, provide a prototype for the slasher movie, and have a huge effect on filmmakers as diverse as Dario Argento and Martin Scorsese.
Newly restored from the original camera negative and presented here in its original uncut form, this new release allows fans to see Blood and Black Lace afresh and offers newcomers the ideal introduction to a major piece of cult filmmaking.
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