❉ May 2023 Lineup Includes Molto Argento, A Deep Dive into Straw Dogs, A Woman Kills and Margot Robbie!
Arrow Video is excited to announce the May 2023 lineup of their subscription-based ARROW platform, available to subscribers in the US, Canada, the UK and Ireland.
ARROW presents a Margot Robbie crime thriller, a Yakuza classic, rediscovers a killer gem from France, and more this May!
Key highlights this May on the essential, alternative streaming service ARROW includes the superb crime thriller Terminal, starring Margot Robbie, Simon Pegg and Mike Myers, rediscovered controversial cult sensation A Woman Kills, yakuza masterwork Big Time Gambling Boss, as well as much more.
Watch the ARROW Feature Presentations May 2023 Trailer here:
Seasons in May include Molto Argento, a killer collection of murderous masterpieces from maestro Dario Argento, including Deep Red, Tenebrae and The Bird with the Crystal Plumage; splatterrific fun in The Gore The Merrier, featuring all of ARROW’s absolutely artery-opening, guts-spilling, bodies-bisecting films, including Microwave Massacre, Island of Death, and Inferno of Torture; and P S Y C H O T R O N I C, a collection of far-out films all listed in Michael Weldon’s cult guide to the wildest movies ever made.
New Seasons this May
May 1: Molto Argento: The Dario Argento Collection
A killer collection of one of the all-time master’s of horrors’ murderous masterpieces, Molto Argento is a season of slick and stylish films from maestro Dario Argento.
Featuring all of his very best films, including the absolutely untouchable first two films in his Three Mothers trilogy*, and all of his standalone classics like Tenebrae, Deep Red and Phenomena, as well as team-ups with Lamberto Bava and George A. Romero; Molto Argento is a collection full of terrifying, nerves-splitting set pieces, brain-boggling whodunits, unforgettable lighting, astonishing camera moves and soundtracks that will take your roof off.
If you love giallo god Dario Argento, you will no doubt devour this season multiple times, but if you are discovering his instantly recognisable brand of shock and suspense for the first time then there is absolutely no better place you could have come to.
*Inferno is currently US/CA only.
❉ Titles Include: Deep Red, Tenebrae, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, Deep into the Red
May 3: P S Y C H O T R O N I C
P S Y C H O T R O N I C is a collection of far-out films all listed in Michael Weldon’s cult guide to the wildest movies ever made, and the film guide that Quentin Tarantino swears by, The Psychotronic Encyclopedia of Film. Described by Weldon as “[films] traditionally ignored or ridiculed by mainstream critics at the time of their release: horror, exploitation, action, science fiction, and movies that used to play in drive-ins or inner city grindhouses”, this is where you will find all our wildest, coolest stuff.
From the slightly offbeat to the outlandishly bizarre, P S Y C H O T R O N I C is a collection of outrageous films ranging from sincere social commentary to degrading trash, but all united by the fact that they are all full of mucho weirdness and massive fun! So, sit back and prepare yourself for a journey into a dimension of Cult film that can only be described as P S Y C H O T R O N I C.
❉ Titles Include: Something Weird, The Crazies, The Baby
May 12: The Gore The Merrier
Come and take a nice long soak in a bright red bloodbath of a collection: The Gore The Merrier. Featuring all of our most absolutely artery-opening, guts-spilling, bodies-bisecting films, those of a nervous or queasy disposition need not apply. This is an ARROW abattoir and your armchair is smack dab in the middle of the splatter zone!
❉ Titles Include: Microwave Massacre, Island of Death, Inferno of Torture
May 19: Masters of Horror
Nine directors whose game-changing work in the genre earned them the title ‘Masters of Horror’ (and a spot directing an episode of the legendary 2005 television show of the same name).
Featuring Cult classics from the likes of Dario Argento, George A. Romero, Lucio Fulci, Takashi Miike, Don Coscarelli, Stuart Gordon, John Landis, Lucky McKee and John McNaughton, these Masters unite for a collection showcasing their most absolutely must-see films.
❉ Titles Include: Audition, Don’t Torture a Duckling, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
May 22: Adam Cesare Selects
Adam Cesare is the Bram Stoker Award-Winning author of the young adult slasher novel Clown in a Cornfield, its sequel Clown in a Cornfield 2: Frendo Lives, and Clown in a Cornfield 3: [Incendiary Subtitle to be Revealed]. His other works include the cult hit novels Video Night and The Con Season, several produced horror screenplays, and the Dark Horse Comics graphic novel Dead Mall, with artist David Stoll and available in trade paperback now.
With the Clown in a Cornfield series – especially the upcoming Part 3 – serving as a blood-drenched celebration of Americana, an examination of what brings the country together (and tears its people apart), he limited his Selects choices to American-made films. So come on, hop in, we’re taking a road trip across America, starting in Hollywood and ending up very far away from “Hollywood”.
❉ Titles Include: The Stylist, The Crazies, Dark August
May 26: Ghostly Goings-On
Be prepared to hide under the covers as ARROW unleashes all of our spookiest spectre-stacked stories in… Ghostly Goings-On.
These haunting supernatural tales will give you goosebumps and send shivers up your spine. There’s not a bedsheet with eye holes cut in it in sight, just ethereal apparitions and pulse-pounding phantoms dead set on ensuring you don’t get a wink of sleep tonight.
❉ Titles Include: Scared Stiff, 8-bit Ghost Hop, Lady Morgan’s Vengeance.
MAY TITLES – IN DEPTH
FROM MAY 5: MANTRAP. STRAW DOGS: THE FINAL CUT
“I will not allow violence against this house.” A controversial Cult siege thriller that cuts so close to the bone that we are still talking about it today, Mantrap: Straw Dogs – The Final Cut is an absolutely unmissable documentary that unflinchingly examines a challenging film that pushed the limits of mainstream cinema, Sam Peckinpah’s Straw Dogs. Presented by the iconic Mark Kermode (The Fear Of God: 25 Years Of The Exorcist) and, thanks to the access of producer-director Paul Joyce, featuring interviews with director Peckinpah (The Wild Bunch) and writer David Zelag Goodman (Logan’s Run), as well as key cast members including stars Dustin Hoffman (Midnight Cowboy) and Susan George (Dirty Mary Crazy Larry).
MOTION AND EMOTION: THE FILMS OF WIM WENDERS
Put on your shades and get ready to hang out in a Berlin apartment with the super-cool German filmmaker behind Paris, Texas and Wings of Desire, Wim Wenders. The feature-length documentary, Motion and Emotion: The Films of Wim Wenders, examines every facet of the work of Wenders, whose love of rock ‘n’ roll and outsider POV have conjured up unique views of America and Americana. Featuring unparalleled access to Wenders, as well as interviews with the stars he has worked with, including Harry Dean Stanton, Peter Falk and Dennis Hopper, Motion and Emotion: The Films of Wim Wenders is an intriguing insight into the Cult filmmaker who prefers sax and violins to sex and violence.
BIG TIME GAMBLING BOSS
Tokyo, 1934. Gang boss Arakawa is too ill and a successor must be named. The choice falls on Nakai, but being an outsider he refuses and suggests senior clansman Matsuda instead…
An atmospheric tale of gangland intrigue written by Kazuo Kasahara (Battles Without Honour and Humanity) and starring Tomisaburo Wakayama, (Lone Wolf and Cub, The Bounty Hunter Trilogy) and genre legend Koji Tsuruta, Big Time Gambling Boss is one of the all-time classics of the yakuza genre. Paul Schrader called it the richest and most complex film of its type, while novelist Yukio Mishima hailed it as a masterpiece.
A WOMAN KILLS
A series of prostitute murders disturbs the public with the thought of a serial killer on the loose…
Filmed in the tumultuous events of May 1968, Jean-Denis Bonan’s A Woman Kills never found distribution due to controversy around the director’s first film and producer Anatole Dauman (The Beast, Hiroshima mon amour) was unable to find distribution for the film for 45 years until Luna Park Films brought it back to life in a new restoration.
Now for the first time, audiences outside of France can finally experience this utterly singular film, a new wave-influenced serial killer film that presents its narrative in an almost true crime approach yet focuses more on the psychological aspect with echoes of German Expressionism and Franju, set to a discordant, jazzy score.
MAY 12: ADRIFT IN TOKYO
Leading a lazy life, Fumiya has been a university student for 8 years and owes money to loan sharks. One day, a man named Fukuhara comes to collect the loan, which Fumiya cannot pay. So Fukuhara makes a proposition: He will cancel the debt as long as Fumiya agrees to walk with him across Tokyo to the police station of Kasumigaseki, where he intends to turn himself in for a crime he deeply regrets. Not having much choice, Fumiya accepts the deal. Thus begins their journey which will lead them to various unusual encounters, most of all with themselves.
In search of employment and a permanent position and having committed murder the ronin Kake Junoshin tells the Kuroae clan that a religious cult is aiming for their destruction. This gets him in, but he is soon disproved and arrested. Given the death sentence and awaiting death he has to be quick on his feet and figure out a way to get himself out of the hole. Then the resurrection occurs.
GIRLS AGAINST BOYS
Having a hard time to get over a big breakup and move on with her life, the dejected college student by day and bartender by night, Shae (Danielle Panabaker, Piranha 3DD), goes for a night out with her co-worker, Lulu (Nicole LaLiberte, Kaboom). But, an encounter with three guys who take no for an answer will make things even worse, paving the way for a roaring rampage of revenge against all men who have caused Shae so much pain. Now, a gun enters the picture, and a blood-soaked trail of retribution ensues, as those who treated Shae like garbage will come face-to-face with their worst nightmare.
In the dark heart of a sprawling, anonymous city, Terminal follows the twisting tales of two assassins carrying out a sinister mission (Max Irons, The Wife and Dexter Fletcher, Kick-Ass), a teacher battling a fatal illness (Simon Pegg, Shaun of the Dead), an enigmatic janitor (Mike Myers, Shrek) and a curious waitress leading a dangerous double life (Margot Robbie, Barbie). Murderous consequences unravel in the dead of night as their lives all intertwine at the hands of a mysterious criminal mastermind hell-bent on revenge.
FROM MAY 26: THE ROAD WITHIN
Three teenagers, Vincent (Robert Sheehan, The Umbrella Academy), Alex (Dev Patel, Slumdog Millionaire), and Marie (Zoë Kravitz, The Batman), escape from a clinic for special children. They then venture into a life-changing journey and head towards the ocean.
21 DAYS: THE HEINEKEN KIDNAPPING
In 1983 Alfred Heineken (Rutger Hauer, The Hitcher) was one of the world’s most successful brewers and perhaps the most influential man in the Netherlands – and thus a target for kidnappers. He is snatched by a team of inexperienced, hot headed young criminals and is held for 21 gruelling days in a cold, cramped cell.
Rendered powerless for the first time in his life, Heineken finds himself at the mercy of the gang’s youngest member, who takes special pleasure in humiliating and frightening the business magnate. When the huge ransom is finally paid, Heineken is set free – and begins to plot his elaborate revenge.
MAY RELEASE CALENDAR
New Titles – From May 5
❉ Mantrap. Straw Dogs: The Final Cut
❉ Motion and Emotion: The Films of Wim Wenders
❉ Big Time Gambling Boss
❉ A Woman Kills
New Titles – From May 12
❉ Adrift in Tokyo
❉ Punk Samurai
From May 19
❉ Girls Against Boys
From May 26
❉ The Road Within
❉ 21 Days: The Heineken Kidnapping
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