|Out on:||VOD 1st June 2020|
ARROW VIDEO CHANNEL is the passion-driven film platform giving film fans the opportunity to watch a curated selection of movies that the Arrow Video brand is famous for. This June, the Arrow Video Channel is committed to blowing your mind, with the exclusive premiere of JESUS SHOWS YOU THE WAY TO THE HIGHWAY, a genre-busting, synapse-shredding, cult masterwork described as ‘bizarre, unique and unlike anything you’ve ever seen before’ (Screen Anarchy).
Miguel Llanso’s bonkers mashup of Afro-futurism, Cold War paranoia, the dystopian world of Philip K. Dick, and 60s exploitation cinema, sees two CIA agents enter a virtual reality world to wipe out a virus, encountering killer flies, an Irish-accented Joseph Stalin and Jesus Christ himself.
With a star-making performance from unlikely leading man Daniel Tadesse, stop-motion stunt work, Mexican wrestlers and martial arts, coke-snorting super hero Batfro, astonishing and exotic locations, not to mention disguises involving paper masks of top Hollywood actors from the 70s, Jesus Shows You the Way to the Highway is bursting with imagination, bristling with inventiveness, and might be the maddest thing ever committed to film. You can see it first on Arrow Video Channel - the home for weird and wild cult classics, newly-restored gems, and genre favourites, available on Apple TV and Amazon.
Also debuting on the Arrow Video Channel in June are:
Key Talent: Lucky McKee (Director, All Cheerleaders Die), Pollyanna McIntosh (The Walking Dead)
Master of horror Lucky McKee’s grimly gruesome shocker about an all-American family’s attempt to civilize a feral cannibal (played by Pollyanna McIntosh). It’s a finger-chomping, wince-inducing, blood-soaked slice of brilliant brutality that’ll keep you glued to your sofa.
Key Talent: James Earl Jones (Star Wars), Deborah Shelton (Body Double), Nico Mastorakis (Director, Island of Death)
A suspense-filled creature feature, surging with blood, nudity and beachside aerobics! James Earl Jones and Deborah Shelton star in this Grecian schlock horror from director Nico Mastorakis, the man responsible for the outrageously nasty Island Of Death.
Key Talent: Timothy Spall (Mr. Turner), Jemma Redgrave (Howards End), Jimmy Nail (Crocodile Shoes), Harley Cokeliss (Director, Black Moon Rising)
Unappreciated in its day and last seen on a Palace Pictures video tape, this superbly creepy British-set 1988 “rubber reality” shocker is being shown in a newly-restored, brand new Director’s Cut, exclusively on the Arrow Video Channel.
Key Talent: Robert Ginty (The Exterminator), Fred Williamson (From Dusk ‘Til Dawn)
If you’re in the mood for some VHS-era mindless fun, look no further! Exploitation legends Robert Ginty and Fred Williamson star in this unmissable, high-octane exploitation epic, featuring chainsaw mayhem, awkward brotherly love, and a very ‘80s theme song.
THE STUFF (US only)
Key Talent: Larry Cohen (Director, Maniac Cop)
The late, great B-movie maestro Larry Cohen’s classic sci-fi horror, newly-restored, is as timely as ever, the story of a delicious new dessert that turns consumers into insatiably-addicted zombies. Sensational, satirical, and scary - it’s the stuff of nightmares.
Arrow Video Channel’s curated picks of June:
MIND MELTERS COLLECTION
We get it - the temperatures are going through the roof, you’re still stuck at home, and it feels like the flesh is melting off your very bones. Don’t worry, just get stuck into the Arrow Video Channel’s themed collection for June, Mind Melters, including the magnificent Japanese man meets machine sci-fi horror Tetsuo: The Iron Man; the extremely icky body horror classic Society; the ultra-controversial German splatter epic Nekromantik; the eye-popping, boundary pushing, no-holds-barred We Are the Flesh; the mind-expanding Brain Damage from Basket Case director Frank Henenlotter; and the absolutely head-wrecking cinematic oddity Dave Made a Maze. Slacken your jaw to the floor and go with the flow!
Brain Damage - UK/US
We Are The Flesh - UK/US
The Happiness of the Katakuris - UK/US
House - UK/US
House II: The Second Story - US
Tetsuo - The Iron Man - UK/US
Tetsuo II: Body Hammer - US
Sister Street Fighter - UK/US
Microwave Massacre - UK/US
Terra Formars - UK/US
The Stuff - US
Society - UK/US
Ring - US
Basket Case - US
La Grande Bouffe - US
How to Make a Doll - US
The Ghoul - US
The Coming of Sin - US
Horror Express - UK
In the Aftermath - UK
Mega Time Squad - UK
Hell Comes to Frogtown - UK
Return of the Killer Tomatoes - UK
Dave Made a Maze - UK
Schramm - UK
Nekromantik - UK
The Gore Gore Girls - UK
Two Thousand Maniacs - UK
EFFED UP FAMILIES COLLECTION
‘They eff you up, your mum and dad’ - so said the esteemed poet Philip Larkin, who had no doubt been binge-watching some dysfunctional-family horror flicks, like Magnum Force director Ted Post’s indescribably disturbing man-child melodrama from the Seventies, The Baby; Wes Craven’s cannibal classic The Hills Have Eyes, featuring a cave-dwelling clan snacking on passing tourists; or Toys Are Not For Children, a sordid sliver of daddy-issues horror from the American drive-in circuit. June’s Arrow Video Channel themed collection, Effed Up Families, includes all these and many more, including Russian dad-from-hell comedy Why Don't You Just Die!, Eighties Freudian vengeance slasher Blood Rage, and José Ramón Larraz’s claustrophobic, erotic psychodrama Whirlpool. It’s fun for all the family, Arrow style!
The Baby - UK/US
White Fire - UK/US
Whirlpool - UK/US
Dream No Evil - UK/US
The Child - UK/US
Toys Are Not For Children - UK/US
We Are The Flesh - UK/US
The Hills Have Eyes - UK/US
The Hills Have Eyes 2 - US
Why Don't You Just Die! - UK/US
Dark Water - UK/US
Ring - UK/US
Blood Rage - UK/ US
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About the Arrow Video Channel
The ARROW VIDEO CHANNEL gives cult movie fans the opportunity to watch a wide selection of movies that the ARROW VIDEO brand has been famous for – personally curated by members of the Arrow team. From horror to sci-fi, thrillers to westerns, the ARROW VIDEO CHANNEL is home to cutting edge cult and undiscovered gems such as Takashi Miike’s Audition, Wes Craven’s seminal masterpiece The Hills Have Eyes, George A. Romero’s contagion classic The Crazies, Edwin Brown’s slice-and-dice staple The Prey and so much more. In the coming months the ARROW VIDEO CHANNEL will be adding more cult classics from East Asia including a collection of the Japanese classic Gamera movies and American made horrors such as Creepshow 2, Children of the Corn and Lake Michigan Monster. In addition to crowd pleasing cult movies on the service, the ARROW VIDEO CHANNEL will continue to give you an exclusive platform to brand new genre as part of a new global strategy.
The ARROW VIDEO CHANNEL also hosts a growing collection of documentaries, interviews and never-before-seen content from the Arrow Video archives, as well as newly produced material. These documentaries will breathe new life on the ARROW VIDEO CHANNEL, giving movie fans an immersive look into the creation of many cult movie classics such as Donnie Darko and Hellraiser. The service will be updated regularly with new content, new curation focus and never-before-seen content, all hand-picked by the Arrow Video team.