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Arrow Releases for July/August/September

Time for some more announcements from the fantastic Arrow Video. Some cool releases coming up in the coming months, especially for you Troma fans.

Who Dares Wins (Arrow Video)
THE 60 SECOND WAR BEGINS NOW!
Paranoia, black ops and espionage combine in Who Dares Wins, a violent and edgy anti-terror classic starring Lewis Collins (The Professionals) and Edward Woodward (The Equalizer).
The anti-nuclear movement is plotting a bloody outrage on British soil and, having already fatally lost their undercover operative at a violent protest, the secret services call on the aid of the SAS. Captain Peter Skellen (Collins) risks his career, his family and his life to infiltrate the terrorist group before they can unleash an attack that will devastate the country.
Relive a classic cold war thrill ride which remains relevant to this day… Who Dares Wins, a violent lesson in how to deal with the enemy within.
Special Features:
– High Definition Presentation of the main feature
– Audio commentary with producer Euan Lloyd and director Ian Sharp
– The Last of the Gentleman Producers: A Documentary on the life of the legendary producer Euan Lloyd, featuring Sir Roger Moore, Ingrid Pitt, Kenneth Griffith and more!
– Two Original Trailers
– Bonus Feature Film: THE COMMANDER, another Lewis Collins action spectacular co-starring Lee Van Cleef and Donald Pleasance, directed by Antonio Margheriti aka Anthony M. Dawson!
– Reversible sleeve with original and newly commissioned artwork
– Collector’s booklet featuring brand new writing on the film by Ali Catterall, co-author of Your Face Here: British Cult Movies Since the Sixties plus press book extracts and writing by Euan Lloyd!
Blu-ray only
Region B
Release date: 02/07/2012

The Wild Geese (Arrow Video)
One Last Pay Day… One More Chance To Die!
Legendary hell-raisers Richard Burton and Richard Harris, along with a coolly detached Roger Moore are aging mercenaries with a taste for fine liquor, drawn together for a late but extremely lucrative pay day in The Wild Geese, an African adventure soaked in booze, gunfire and bloodshed.
Colonel Allen Faulkner (Burton) is secretly back in London to accept the task of reinstating an African leader deposed in a violent military coup, but without the combat skills of his two old friends, there isn’t going to be a mission. With his two reliable loose cannons in place, Faulkner and the team enact a text book rescue operation but disaster is close at hand when the cynical multinational who set up the whole deal turns the tables, striking a new deal with the local despot which sees The Wild Geese trying to escape with their lives intact.
The Wild Geese are ready for one last mission so finish your drinks and relive this classic old school British action adventure today.
Special Features:
– High Definition Presentation of the main feature
– Audio commentary with Roger Moore, producer Euan Lloyd and second unit director John Glen
– World Premiere Newsreel Footage
– Original Trailer
– Bonus Feature Film: CODE NAME: WILD GEESE, starring Lewis Collins, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine and Klaus Kinski, directed by Antonio Margheriti aka Anthony M. Dawson
– Reversible sleeve with original poster and newly commissioned artwork cover
– Collector’s booklet featuring brand new writing on the film by Ali Catterall, co-author of Your Face Here: British Cult Movies Since the Sixties and a biography of Euan Lloyd
Blu-ray only
Region B
Release date: 02/07/2012

Class of Nuke em High (Arrow Video)
IT ROTTED THEIR BODIES. IT CORRUPTED THEIR MINDS. AND THAT’S THE GOOD NEWS
At Tromaville High School the kids are revolting. Literally. The irradiated marijuana they’ve been buying from The Cretins, a tough gang of ex-star pupils turned atomic punks, is turning them into freaks. Girls are giving birth to demon babies, the nerds are developing super strength and there’s a monster in the school basement that eats honour roll students for breakfast.
Welcome to State education Troma-style, a place where the science lab is kitted out with lasers and nudity is often compulsory. The Class of Nuke ‘Em High will have their work cut out surviving until the final bell, let alone graduation.
So join the Class of Nuke ‘Em High in this low rent Troma classic, a straight-to-video masterclass in shlock and awe from the people who brought you Surf Nazi’s Must Die.
Special Features:
– High Definition Blu-ray and Standard Definition DVD transfer of the unrated Director’s Cut of the film
– Optional English SDH subtitles on the main feature
– Audio commentary with Troma Studios founder and Class of Nuke ‘em High co-director Lloyd Kaufman
– Interview with stars Robert and Jennifer Prichard
– Theo Pingarelli on the making of the nuclear power plant effect
– Troma Studios tour with Llloyd Kaufman
– Public Service Announcement by Lemmy from Motörhead featuring Trey Parker and Matt Stone, creators of South Park
– Aroma du Troma
– Troma Studios Trailer Reel
– Reversible sleeve with original poster and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphries
– Collector’s Booklet by critic and author David Hayles
Dual Format DVD & Blu-ray
Region 2/B
Release date: 06/08/2012

Combat Shock (Arrow Video)
FROM JUNGLE HELL TO URBAN HATE
‘Nam, a green jungle hell. A terrifying place of death, violence and bloody war where seeing your buddies die in front of you is a daily event and getting your seed corrupted by Agent Orange is an occupational hazard. Poor Ricky came home with a messed up head and scrambled DNA, now he has a mutated baby, a nagging wife and a grim collection of junkie friends to deal with. In the dilapidated tenements of Staten Island, life is harsh and sanity is transitory at best.
Combat Shock is Troma’s meanest, grittiest movie. A headfirst trip into the seedy urban trough where hookers, desperate junkies and slowly unravelling Vietnam vets crawl over each other just to survive as the movie jacks up the grime flecked horror on its journey to one of no budget cinema’s most shocking conclusions.
You’ve witnessed the Surf Nazis on the rampage, you’ve laughed at the kids of the Class of Nuke ‘Em High… Now take a trip into Troma’s dark heart in COMBAT SHOCK.
SPECIAL FEATURES:
– Reversible sleeve with original poster and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphries
– Collector’s Booklet by horror expert Anthony Timpone
– Two disc DVD edition featuring both cuts of the film
DISC 1 FEATURES:
– Feature Presentation of American Nightmares, director Buddy Giovinazzo’s Original Cut
– Feature Presentation of Combat Shock, the Troma theatrical cut of the film
– Audio Commentary with writer-director Buddy Giovinazzo and Jorg Buttgereit (Nekromantik)
DISC 2 FEATURES:
– Post-Traumatic: An American Nightmare – A documentary on the film’s impact and influence featuring William Lustig (Maniac Cop), John McNaughton (Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer), Scott Spiegel (Evil Dead 2), Richard Stanley (Hardware), Roy Frumkes (Street Trash) and more!
– Buddy’s Early Works: Five short films directed by Giovinazzo and three music videos from the Giovinazzo brothers’ band
– Interview with director Buddy Giovinazzo
– Unscarred: Interview with star Rick Giovinazzo
– Buddy Giovinazzo and Jorg Buttgereit at the Berlin Film Festival
– Der Combat: Buddy Giovinazzo and Troma President Lloyd Kaufman at the Tromanale in Berlin
– Hellscapes: The Locations of the film revisited
– Original Theatrical Trailer
2xDVD only
Region 2
Release date: 06/08/2012

Surf Nazis Must Die (Arrow Video)
At Hang Ten To Hell…
When the California coast is ravaged by a massive earthquake the beaches are left in a state of anarchy. In this lawless void a new power is rising. Adolf and his evil gang of fascist water rats are coming. They are the Surf Nazis and they must DIE!
Fighting with rival beach gangs and harassing the locals, the Surf Nazis soon take over the area but when they ice a local jogger it opens up a can of revenge as the murdered man’s Mama breaks out her retirement home, tooled up and ready for harsh vigilante justice.
Blood, guts, gore, nudity and murder come thick and fast in this gnarly beach bum holocaust extravaganza from Troma, the sick, twisted shlock house that brought you Combat Shock and Class of Nuke ‘Em High.
Special Features:
– Director’s Cut Feature Presentation
– Interview with director Peter George
– Interview with producer Robert Tinnell
– Six lost Surf Scenes with introduction by Peter George
– Original Theatrical Trailer
– Reversible sleeve with original poster and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphries
– Collector’s Booklet by critic and author Calum Waddell
DVD only
Region 2
Release date: 06/08/2012

Lady Snowblood / Lady Snowblood 2 (Arrow Video)
From the original manga by Kasuo Koike (Lone Wolf and Cub) and the main inspiration for Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill, Lady Snowblood is a blood spattered Samurai masterpiece from the golden age of Japanese cult cinema!
Kidnapped and abused by Samurai a woman who finds herself in jail plots revenge by getting pregnant to raise an instrument of death! The child, Yuki, is raised with the single purpose of cutting down the four beasts that brutalised her mother, dismembering every down, dirty lowlife that stands in her way.
Special Features:
– High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of both features
– Reversible sleeve with original poster and newly commissioned artwork
– Collector’s booklet by Japanese cinema expert
– More special features to be announced closer to the time!
– Also available as a Limited Edition SteelBook!
Standard Edition
Dual Format DVD & Blu-ray
Region 2/B
Release date: 24/09/2012
Limited Edition SteelBook
Dual Format DVD & Blu-ray
Region 2/B
Release Date 24/09/2012

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