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All posts for the month August, 2020

Pitch Black

Out now from Arrow Video – This definitive, and stunningly-presented edition of Pitch Black, restored in 4K with Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible), is just the start of Arrow Video’s journey into a dazzling hi-definition world that offers viewers astonishing, pin-sharp resolution, bringing film favourites to life like never before.

Pitch Black – The sci-fi/horror sleeper hit that birthed a franchise and launched the career of a new action movie icon. The movie is a nerve-shredding creature-feature in which the monsters outside finally meet their match against a monster within. This awesome movie is now available in an illuminating, brand new and definitive Ultra HD 4K restoration, with hours of exclusive bonus content

Synopsis:

When an intergalactic transport ship crashes on a remote desert planet with no sign of help on the horizon, the survivors, led by Fry (Radha Mitchell), band together to find a way back home. Among the passengers is Riddick (Vin Diesel), a convicted murderer being transported by marshal Johns (Cole Hauser). But, as a solar eclipse plunges the planet into total darkness, a threat even worse than Riddick reveals itself. The last humans standing may have to form an uneasy truce with the cunning fugitive to last the long night.

Boasting crackerjack direction and a whip-smart script by David Twohy, as well as a star-making performance by Diesel, Riddick’s first outing is freshly unleashed in an illuminating, brand new 4K restoration, with hours of exclusive bonus content. Speaking of which, check out this new ‘making of’ clip taken from the special features.

Imagine watching Pitch Black in stunning 4K UHD!

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Escape: Puzzle of Fear

Anyone who has been to an Escape Room knows just how fun they can be! Usually adopting certain themes, the game requires you to solve a series of puzzles within an allotted time in order to escape from the room. If you manage to decipher the clues before the time runs out – you win. If not – you lose. Sounds like the ideal premise for a horror movie, right? Writer Lizze Gordon would agree!

Synopsis

Omar Gooding (Barbershop) and Nicholas Turturro (BlacKkKlansman) feature in this summer’s most terrifying enigma of frights, Escape : Puzzle of Fear!

Hot-shot Hollywood agent Matthew Blake (Tommy Nash) has a dark past. He thinks that he is on his way to a double date with his oldest friend to a new Escape Room in Los Angeles. When the couples are locked into the Escape Room, Matthew quickly finds himself at the center of a revenge plot meant to right the wrongs of his past, with deadly results.

Escape: Puzzle of Fear

Starring Aubrey Reynolds in a pivotal role, the story plays out as you’d expect it. Unsurprisingly, the Escape Room turns out to be more sinister than initially thought. What follows is a series of trials that gradually uncover Matthew’s sinister past. Now, to be honest, this was predictable from the first flashback scene and I don’t think it was meant to be a jaw-dropping bombshell when the secrets are uncovered. However, that being said, there was a nice twist at the end which was satisfying enough to finish the movie on.

Lizze Gordon is definitely a Writer/Director to keep an eye on and certainly making her mark on the horror industry. We recently reviewed her spellbinding feature Coven and this latest feature shows just how versatile she can be. But, as with any upcoming filmmaker, there are always issues with budget. Escape: Puzzle of Fear would definitely benefit from a financial injection to rectify some of the disappointing effects that are used. For instance, whilst the electric shock scene provided a nostalgic trip to the days of yore, the blue lightning effects tend to detract from productions made in this day and age.

Overall

Overall, the movie was enjoyable with quite a good storyline. Think Saw without the gore, combined with a milder I Spit On Your Grave storyline and you’ll be close. Cinematography was great for the majority and the acting was pretty good as well. Aubrey Reynolds in particular delivered a stand up performance and was certainly well cast for the role.

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Antebellum is no longer a cinema release

Another COVID-casualty to report. Lionsgate have announced that Antebellum is no longer a cinema release. However, rather than putting it back until next year, they’re opting to release it on demand on 18th September!

Synopsis

From the producer of Get Out and Us comes the highly anticipated Thriller Antebellum. Successful author Veronica Henley finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality and must uncover the mind-bending mystery before it’s too late.

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Veronica Henley, a successful author, finds herself stuck in a twisted reality after her abusive ex-husband incapacitates her on the way home one night. Desperate to be free of this nightmare, Veronica must navigate the unstable fantasy before her time is up.

Need a recap of the first trailer? Here it is.

Despite the fact Antebellum is no longer a cinema release, we’re still excited to watch on demand next month!

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Arrow Video Channel

The ARROW VIDEO CHANNEL gives cult movie fans the opportunity to watch a wide selection of films that the ARROW VIDEO brand has been famous for. From horror to sci-fi, thrillers to westerns, the ARROW VIDEO CHANNEL is home to cutting edge cult and undiscovered gems. Films such as Takashi Miike’s Audition and Wes Craven’s seminal masterpiece The Hills Have Eyes for instance. Or how about Romero’s contagion classic The Crazies and Edwin Brown’s slice-and-dice staple The Prey. There’s so much to choose from.

In the coming months the ARROW VIDEO CHANNEL will be adding even more cult classics. These will include Dario Argento’s Tenebrae and American made horrors such as, The Deeper You Dig, 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.

They also host a growing collection of documentaries, interviews and never-before-seen content. Not only that, but newly produced material as well. 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.

So what did July have in store for us?

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Zombie For Sale – An infectiously funny slice of modern Korean cinema. Zombie For Sale sees an undead escapee from a pharmaceutical lab attacking the head of the misfit Park family – who promptly becomes revitalised and full of life! The family hatch a plan to exploit this unexpected fountain of youth, allowing locals to pay to be bitten too, until things go wrong…

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Horror maestros George Romero and Stephen King are together again. This time in the wildly enjoyable follow-up to their 1982 anthology hit. Featuring young hoodlums, horny teens and an uptight businesswoman getting their just desserts, in all manner of ghoulish and ghostly going-ons, revisit this classic for a nostalgic trip that you won’t forget in a hurry

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Buckle up from some B-movie mayhem from genre film luminary Nico Mastorakis. Featuring a stellar performance by legendary Tamil superstar Rajinikanth in his first English-language role. This action-packed romp is full of thrills, kick-ass one liners and venomous cobras!

Mike Hodges’ underappreciated chiller. It stars Rosanna Arquette as a clairvoyant whose visions start to predict a series of deadly events. Black Rainbow is a superbly eerie and entertaining gothic tale of suspense and the occult. It’s presented here in a stunning director-approved restoration.

David Bowie is in mesmerizingly good form in Nagisa Oshima’s 1983 Palme d’Or-nominated World War II prisoner-of-war classic,. Featuring a memorably haunting, BAFTA-winning score by Ryuichi Sakamoto, and a breakthrough role for the legendary Takeshi ‘Beat’ Kitano.

Arrow Video Channel are proving once again they’re big players in the horror game. Be sure to check out their channel and don’t miss the new releases for August! We’ll be posting another feature in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!

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The Good Things Devils Do

Kane HodderBill Oberst Jr. and Linnea Quigley star in the hugely exciting THE GOOD THINGS DEVILS DO. The Gravitas Ventures movie is available on digital platforms and DVD from today!

Written and directed by Jess Norvisgaard, the movie also stars David Rucker III, Mary Katherine O’Donnell, Veronika Stoykova and Kelley Wilson Robinson.

Synopsis

Richard (Oberst Jr.), a small-time gangster, is retiring. Before he can, he must take one last job: to steal money from a rival gangster’s house. Miles apart, Melvin [Rucker] is a reluctant family man who has dreams of becoming a famous curator for his Museum of the Macabre. His newest acquisition? The remains of the notorious Masquerade, a vampire born from the embers of hell, slain centuries ago. On Halloween night, their paths will collide and they’ll be forced to work together to fight centuries-old evil with everything on the line.

Check out The Good Things Devils Do trailer below!

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