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New Arrow Releases

Arrow have just announced more releases for this year, as well as a new label – Arrow Drome.

First up for a DVD release is the cult favourite ‘Pieces’…Here’s what you can expect on it…

PIECES (ARROW VIDEO) DVD
When you meet him, you’ll go to PIECES!
Jigsaw puzzles can be maddening. They drive to distraction. You might even go so crazy to take your own mother down with an axe…
On a Boston Campus, young girls are missing out. Missing out on hands, feet, arms and heads as a certain puzzled psychopath, forty years down the line, carves a bloody swathe through the female college population. Only one tough cop has the stones to bring him in but can he track down the slayer before all the girls are mincemeat?
If you want classic, leering, sleazy, slasher action, then PIECES will take a chainsaw to your skull.
THIS EDITION CONTAINS
– Reversible sleeve with original and newly commissioned artwork
– Double-sided fold-out artwork poster
– Collector’s booklet featuring brand new writing on the film by Stephen Thrower, author of ‘Nightmare USA’.
DVD CONTAINS:
– Introduction by star Jack Taylor
– Pieces of Jack: An Actors Experience of Spanish Splatter Actor Jack Taylor recollects his experiences of performing in Pieces
– Pieces of Deconstruction: Looking Back at a Grindhouse Gorefest Hostel producer Scott Spiegel, filmmaker Howard S. Berger, critic Michael Gingold and horror historian Santos Ellin Jr. reflect on the lasting legacy, and lacerations, of Pieces!
– Audio Commentary with Fangoria magazine’s Tony Timpone, sharing first hand recollections of the golden age of slasher cinema, moderated by Calum Waddell
Artwork by Jeff Zornow Must be Destroyed
In original 1.66:1 (16×9) anamorphic aspect ratio
Optional English and Spanish original mono audio
82 mins approx
Region 0 PAL
RRP 15.99
Released 5th September 2011

‘Pieces’ is one of those movies that i’ve read a lot about, but never actually got around to seeing, even if I have been tempted numerous times when i’ve seen it going in those dirtcheap horror sets, or by itself for a mere 1 pound. But now that Arrow are releasing it, i’ll no doubt finally pick it up.

And as you can see, Arrow have put together quite the package for the movie, probably the most extensive release for the movie ever i’d imagine.

Also in September is the Blu-Ray release of Dario Argento’s ‘Cat O’ Nine Tails’

THE CAT O’ NINE TAILS (ARROW VIDEO) BLU-RAY
Caught between the truth and a murderer’s hand!
A break in at a genetics lab leads to a spiralling vortex of bloody murder in Cat O’ Nine Tails, Dario Argento’s 70s Giallo classic.
Strange circumstances surrounding the crime pique the interest of a journalist and a blind crossword compiler whose sharp ears have overheard talk of blackmail. However, all the would be investigators leads soon regret the help they gave as scientists die in front of speeding trains and photographers are viciously slain while others fall to their screaming deaths down elevator shafts in this surreal and nightmarish thriller from one of the acknowledged masters of Italian horror.
As the body count increases, will no one escape the sting of Cat O’ Nine Tails?
THIS AMAZING EDITION CONTAINS:
– 4 Sleeve art options with original and newly commissioned artwork
– Two-sided fold-out poster
– Exclusive collector’s booklet featuring brand new writing by Alan Jones, author of ‘Profondo Argento’
BLU-RAY DISC CONTAINS:
– Brand new High Definition transfer of the film (1080p)
– Optional English and Italian Mono Audio
SPECIAL FEATURES:
– Dario Argento Remembers Cat O’ Nine Tails (1080p)
– Cat O’ Nine Tails in Reflection, an interview with long-time Argento collaborator Luigi Cozzi (1080p)
– Sergio Martino: The Art and Arteries of the Giallo (1080p)
– Original Trailer
Artwork by Rick Melton
In original 2.35:1 (16×9) aspect ratio
Optional English and Italian Language with English subtitles for Italian language
111 mins approx
BD50 Region ABC
RRP 24.99
Released 26th September 2011

Once again a rather tasty looking package indeed!

As for Arrow Drome, the new part of the Arrow family….

ARROWDROME IS A FLEAPIT SELECTED LIBRARY OF CULT FILMS; VIOLENT, HORRIFIC, SLEAZY, EXPLOITATIVE. TO EXPLORE STEP IN TO THE CULT ARENA! EVERY ARROWDROME RELEASE INCLUDES A REVERSIBLE SLEEVE OF ORIGINAL ARTWORK AND A COLLECTOR’S BOOKLET!

Sounds marvellous. Here’s some info on the first two releases…

THE MAN WITH THE SEVERED HEAD (ARROWDROME) DVD
The mind of a man, the head of a killer!
From the dusty vaults of Eurocine, the production grindhouse that’s left a permanent stain on cinema’s reputation, ARROWDROME brings you… The Man With The Severed Head.
Spain’s greatest horror icon Paul Naschy is transformed into a raging psychopath in this sleazy ride to murder and depravity from a time when exploitation cinema ruled the fleapits of Europe.
When a jewellery heist goes awry, Jack Surnett (Naschy) finds himself with a bullet in his head and few options. Luckily, his gang have the novel idea to transplant his brain into the corpse of their arch nemesis, a gangster called ‘The Sadist’. But as he settles into his new body, Jack feels sinister urges welling up inside, urges that will lead him down a path to madness, torture and crimson murder!
ARROWDROME IS A FLEAPIT SELECTED LIBRARY OF CULT FILMS; VIOLENT, HORRIFIC, SLEAZY, EXPLOITATIVE. TO EXPLORE STEP IN TO THE CULT ARENA! EVERY ARROWDROME RELEASE INCLUDES A REVERSIBLE SLEEVE OF ORIGINAL ARTWORK AND A COLLECTOR’S BOOKLET!
ALSO INCLUDES ADDITIONAL EROTIC SCENES AND FEATURETTE WITH STAR PAUL NASCHY + ‘PAUL NASCHY IN AMERICA: AN INTERVIEW WITH NASCHY DISTRIBUTOR SAM SHERMAN’ BOOKLET BY CALUM WADDELL!
86 mins approx
English & French Language Options with optional English subtitles for French language
RRP 9.99
Released 12th September 2011

MCBAIN (ARROWDROME) DVD
War is Addictive!
Christopher Walken (The Deer HunterKing of New York) is Robert Mcbain… An ordinary steel worker with an extraordinary past. 18 years ago, in the sweltering heat of the Vietnamese jungle, he was a prisoner of war. Rescued by a future Columbian rebel, he is now held to a sacred vow, sworn over a torn $100 bill.
Now McBain must help to liberate Central America and decimate its evil drug trade by bringing together his old comrades from ‘Nam. Together with the downtrodden peasants of Columbia, it’s up to them to crush the military junta, bring down El Presidente and give the country back to the people while blowing up as many tanks, planes and people as possible.
From director James Glickenhaus, director of such video store exploitation action classics as The Exterminator and Shakedown, comes a movie that ticks every macho box in the guns ‘n’ glory movie guide and delivers a body count that even Rambo would be proud of.
ARROWDROME IS A FLEAPIT SELECTED LIBRARY OF CULT FILMS; VIOLENT, HORRIFIC, SLEAZY, EXPLOITATIVE. TO EXPLORE STEP IN TO THE CULT ARENA! EVERY ARROWDROME RELEASE INCLUDES A REVERSIBLE SLEEVE OF ORIGINAL ARTWORK AND A COLLECTOR’S BOOKLET!
ALSO INCLUDES INTRODUCTION BY AND INTERVIEW WITH DIRECTOR JAMES GLICKENHAUS + BOOKLET BY CALUM WADDELL!
99 mins approx
English Language
RRP 9.99
Released 19th September 2011

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