Thursday 3 March 2022

May releases coming from Arrow films.

GIRLS NITE OUT - On Blu-ray 16th May 

A host of familiar genre faces including Hal Holbrook (Creepshow), Rutanya Alda (Amityville II: The Possession), Julia Montgomery (The Kindred) and Lauren-Marie Taylor (Friday the 13th Part 2) rounds out the cast of this gloriously mean-spirited slice from the slasher golden age, Girls Nite Out! 

The students of DeWitt University are preparing themselves for a night of fun and frolics in the form of an all-night scavenger hunt. Little do they know that they are in fact the ones being hunted… An unhinged assailant, disguised in the college’s goofy bear mascot outfit – and bearing knives for claws, two years before Freddy donned his famous gloves – is stalking the campus hellbent on carving up co-eds. 

Originally released under the only marginally more appropriate title of The Scaremaker, Girls Nite Out is a decidedly singular slasher flick which comes on like a frenetic cross between Animal House and Friday the 13th – veering from jovial frat antics to jarringly disturbing scenes of the killer shrieking obscenities as he slices up his victims. On this nite out, no one is coming home!

• Brand new 2K restoration from 35mm vault elements
• High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
• Original uncompressed mono audio
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
• Brand new audio commentary with genre film critic/author Justin Kerswell and film historian/author Amanda Reyes
• Staying Alive – a brand new video interview with actress Julia Montgomery
• A Savage Mauling – a brand new video interview with actress Laura Summer
• Alone in the Dark – a brand new video interview with actress Lois Robbins
• It Was a Party! – a brand new video interview with actor Paul Christie
• Love & Death – a brand new video interview with actors Lauren-Marie Taylor and John Didrichsen
• Archival video interview with actress Julia Montgomery
• Archival audio interview with actress Rutanya Alda
• The Scaremaker Alternate Title Card
• Original Trailers
• Reversible sleeve featuring original artwork and newly-commissioned artwork by Justin Osbourn

FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Michael Gingold

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CANDYMAN - On Limited Edition 4K UHD 23 May

Dare you say his name five times? From the chilling imagination of horror master Clive Barker (Hellraiser, Nightbreed) comes Candyman – one of the greatest horror movies of the ‘90s, now newly restored on 4K UHD from Arrow Video.

When grad student Helen Lyle (Virginia Madsen) begins working on a thesis about urban legends, she comes across the terrifying tale of the Candyman – a vengeful, hook-handed spirit who can be summoned by saying his name five times in the mirror.  

As her research leads her into the bowels of Chicago’s deprived housing projects and deeper into the Candyman’s world, Helen learns that some legends are best left well alone.

Expertly directed by British filmmaker Bernard Rose (Paperhouse) and boasting an astounding score by composer Philip Glass, Candyman ingeniously reworks Clive Barker’s original short story “The Forbidden” (originally published as part of his groundbreaking Books of Blood series) into a modern horror parable that remains as timely today as ever.


• New 4K restoration from the original negative, supervised and approved by writer-director Bernard Rose and director of photography Anthony B. Richmond
• 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible) of two cuts of the film, the US R-rated version and the original UK theatrical version featuring alternate, more graphic footage, presented via seamless branching
• Original uncompressed stereo audio and optional DTS-HD MA 5.1 and Dolby Atmos surround options
• Audio commentary with writer-director Bernard Rose and actor Tony Todd
• Audio commentary with authors Stephen Jones and Kim Newman
• Be My Victim, an interview with actor Tony Todd
• It Was Always You, Helen, an interview with actor Virginia Madsen
• The Cinema of Clive Barker: The Divine Explicit, an in-depth interview with Clive Barker on Candyman and other adaptations of his work
• The Writing on the Wall: The Production Design of Candyman, an interview with production designer Jane Ann Stewart
• Forbidden Flesh: The Makeup FX of Candyman, interviews with special makeup effects artists Bob Keen, Gary J. Tunicliffe and Mark Coulier
• A Story to Tell: Clive Barker’s “The Forbidden”, an interview with writer Douglas E. Winter on Barker’s seminal Books of Blood and Candyman’s source story
• Urban Legend: Unwrapping Candyman, a critical analysis of the film with writers Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes
• Three rarely-seen Bernard Rose short films, restored in HD: A Bomb With No Name on It (1975), The Wreckers (1976) and Looking at Alice (1977)
• Original theatrical trailer
• Image gallery
• Limited edition 40-page perfect-bound booklet reproducing the original hand-painted storyboards by Bernard Rose
• Fully-illustrated collectors’ booklet featuring new writing on the film by festival programmer Michael Blyth
• 6 postcard-sized original UK lobby card reproductions
• Reversible sleeve and poster featuring original and new artwork by Gary Pullin 

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ENTER THE VOID - On Limited Edition Blu-ray

Eight years after the controversial and shocking Irreversible, director Gaspar Noé cemented his reputation as the enfant terrible of New French Extremity with perhaps his most challenging film to date – a hallucinatory meditation on life, death and rebirth, shot entirely in the first person.

American siblings Oscar (Nathaniel Brown) and Linda (Paz de la Huerta, The Limits of Control) eke out a shared existence in Tokyo – he by dealing drugs, she by working as a stripper. However, tragedy strikes when a deal turns sour and Oscar is shot by the police. 

As his lifeless body lies on the floor of a public toilet, his soul floats high above the neon-drenched Tokyo streets, observing the effect of his death on his sister and reliving the events in his life that brought him to this juncture.

Described by Noé himself as a “psychedelic melodrama”, Enter the Void boasts mesmerising cinematography by the award-winning Benoît Debie (Climax, Spring Breakers) and a hypnotic soundtrack of experimental and electronic music. Powerful and transcendent, it offers viewers an immersive cinematic experience like no other.


• High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations of both the 143-minute UK theatrical cut and the full-length 161-minute director’s cut
• Original lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and PCM 2.0 stereo soundtracks
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
• Enter the Sensorium, a brand new visual essay on the film by author and critic Alexandra Heller-Nicolas
• Brand new video interview with typography designer and long-term Noé collaborator Tom Kan
• 8 deleted scenes
• Archival Making of – Special Effects featurette
• Archival Vortex featurette
• Archival DMT Loop featurette
• French and international theatrical trailers
• 8 teaser trailers
• 3 unused trailers
• Image gallery
• Limited edition packaging with reversible sleeve featuring two choices of artwork
• Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Jon Towlson and Rich Johnson, and an oral history of the film by Steven Hanley
• Fold-out double-sided poster featuring two choices of artwork
• Six double-sided, postcard-sized artcards

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