Arrow Video US – June 2023 Release Schedule
Arrow Video’s June release features martial arts, limited edition box sets, comedy, and a post-apocalyptic blockbuster!
On June 6, Sammo Hung’s second directorial effort, Warriors Two, will debut on Blu-ray in a new, limited edition 2K restoration. After nearly dying at the hands of thugs trying to take over her city, Cashier Hua (Casanova Wong) becomes a disciple of Wing Chun Master Tsang (Bryan Leung) after being encouraged by her friend Fei Chun (Sammo Hung). With revenge and a city to save, Hua and Chun do everything they can to fight the criminals. Lauded for its accurate portrayal of Wing Chun-style kung fu (long before Donnie Yen’s Ip-Man series took the world by storm) and Hung’s gritty directing style, Warriors Two is one of the crown jewels of late 1970s martial arts. bang.
The Blu-ray includes commentary on the HK Theatrical Cut by martial arts cinema expert Frank Djeng and actor Bobby Samuels; commentary on the Export Cut by action film experts Mike Leeder and Arne Venema; archival documentary The Way of the Warrior: The Making of Warriors Two; archival interview with Bryan “Beardy” Leung Kar-Yan; original theatrical trailers; a double-sided fold-out poster featuring Joe Kim’s original and newly commissioned artwork; a reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Joe Kim; an illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing and original press materials by Jonathan Clements.
Next June 20the Yakuza crime films of the late ’70s The most dangerous game, The Killing Gameand The execution game come on Blu-ray Game trilogy. Directed Toru Murakawa and starring Yusaku Matsuda, The Game Trilogy launched Matsuda’s career as the tough guy that would last well into the 1980s. In each film, Matsuda plays the role of hitman Shohei Narumi, who takes on corporate espionage (The Killing Game), yakuza street warfare and the guilt of past jobs (The Killing Game), and finally the most dangerous adversary… love (The Killing Game). .
Disc 1 features a brand new audio commentary by Chris Poggiali and Marc Walkow; The Action Man, a 30-minute interview with director Toru Murakawa; the original Japanese theatrical trailer; and a picture gallery. Disc 2 features a new audio commentary for The Killing Game by Earl Jackson and Jasper Sharp; Tom Mes’ new audio commentary for The Execution Game; Remembering Yusaku Matsuda, an interview with Yutaka Oki, film critic and personal friend of Yusaku Matsuda; Game Changer, an interview with The Execution Game screenwriter Shoichi Maruyama; original Japanese theatrical trailers for both films; and image galleries for both films. The packaging includes a reversible sleeve and a double-sided fold-out poster featuring Tony Stella’s original and newly commissioned artwork; and an illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing for the films by Hayley Scanlon and Dimitri Ianni.
Next time June 27Arrow delivers five classic films from Charles Band’s Empire Pictures in a limited edition box set, Enter the Video Store: Empire Of Screams. The packaging features newly commissioned works by Laurie Greasley; reversible sleeves and double-sided posters featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Ilan Sheady; 15 postcard-sized reproduction art cards; an Arrow Video store “membership card”; is an 80-page, perfectly bound book featuring new writing from the film by Lee Gambin, Dave Jay, Megan Navarro, and John Harrison, as well as selected archival material.
DISC ONE – THE GENEALOGICAL MASTER
It combines the fantasy of Conan the Barbarian and the science fiction of Tron The Dungeon Master. With the appearance of the heavy metal giants WASP
The disc includes a new 2K restoration from the original negative; three different versions of the film with seamless branching: US theatrical, pre-release and international versions; new audio commentary and interview with the star Jeffrey Byron; Theatrical previews; and a picture gallery
DISC TWO – DOLLS
Dolls is a cult horror classic from the director Stuart Gordon which combines a haunted house with possessed dolls.
Disc Two features a new 2K restoration from the original interpositive; New audio commentary by David Decoteau; archival audio commentary with director Stuart Gordon and writer Ed Naha; archival audio commentary with Carolyn Purdy-Gordon, Stephen Lee, Carrie Lorraine and Ian Patrick Williams; new interview with editor Lee Percy; an archival film featuring producers Gordon, Yuzna, Purdy, Williams, Brian Yuzna and Charles Band, as well as Gabe Bartalos; comparing film and screenplay; Theatrical previews; and a picture gallery.
DISC THREE – BED DWELLER
Art and horror make perfect bedfellows Cellar dweller.
Bonus features include additional image restoration by Arrow Films; new audio commentary and an interview with special makeup effects Michael Deak; director John Carl Buechler’s new appreciation from film critics Matty Budrewicz and Dave Wain; the original sales sheet; original production notes; a VHS trailer; Trailer and image galleries from Empire Pictures.
DISC FOUR – ARENA
Arena starring a tough sci-fi action movie Paul Satterfield and Claudia Christian.
Disc Four includes a new 2K restoration of the last known surviving 35mm; new audio commentary with director Peter Manoogian; alternative full-frame presentation; new interview with co-writer Danny Bilson; new interview with special effects makeup artist Michael Deak; the theatrical trailer; and a picture gallery.
DISC FIVE – ROBOT JOX
The Cold War was never as hot as it was in the director Stuart Gordonscience fiction adventure Jox is a robot.
Bonus content includes a new 2K restoration from the original negative; Archive audio commentary with director Stuart Gordon; archival audio commentary with associate effects director Paul Gentry, mechanical effects director Mark Rappaport, and stop-motion animator Paul Jessell; new interview with actor Gary Graham and actress Anne-Marie Johnson; stop motion animator David Allen’s newfound recognition among those who know him, featuring visual effects artists Steve Burg, Yancy Calzeda, Paul Gentry, Kevin Kutchaver, Dennis Muren and John Vincent; archival interview with actor Paul Koslo; the original sales sheet; original production notes; the theatrical trailer; and image galleries.
Also on June 27, Kevin Smithcult comedy classic Mallrats It comes in a 4K UHD limited edition set that includes 4K restorations of the film’s theatrical and extended cuts, approved by director Kevin Smith and cinematographer David Klein. To help TS in love and heartbroken (Jeremy London), Brodie (Jason Lee) takes his best friend to a place where he solves all his problems: the mall. A cheap dating game ripoff, a vengeful father (Michael Rooker), mall security and Shannon Hamilton (Ben Affleck) all conspired to end TS and Brodie’s dating life. Jay and Silent Bob (Jay Mewes and Kevin Smith) and the legend Stan “The Man” Lee they are there to help TS and Brodie find their happy ending.
The two-disc set includes audio commentaries for the theatrical version and extended cuts with director Kevin Smith, producer Scott Mosier, archivist Vincent Pereira, and actors Jason Lee, Ben Affleck, and Jason Mewes; Kevin Smith’s introduction to the film; My Mallrat Memories, interview with Kevin Smith; Kevin Smith’s tribute to producer Jim Jacks; interviews with actor Jason Mewes, cinematographer David Klein; Hollywood of the North, an animated documentary featuring the Minnesota crew who worked on the film; deleted scenes Kevin Smith and Vincent Pereira discuss deleted scenes and sequences originally cut from the film; outings and behind-the-scenes shots; casting interviews from the original set; Setting Up an Epic: The Making of Mallrats, an archival retrospective with cast and crew that examines the making and release of the film; the Q&A with Kevin Smith, an archival Q&A filmed for the 10th anniversary; “Build Me Up Buttercup” music video; still image libraries; Archival presentation of an extended cut by Kevin Smith and Scott Mossier; a Soundtrack EPK; daily newspapers; theatrical trailer; Easter egg; an illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writings by Philip Kemp; a fold-out poster showing the blueprints for “Operation Drive-by” and “Operation Dark Knight”; and a reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned works by Robert Sammelin.
Next, on June 27the post-apocalyptic action movie Water World It will be released in 4K UHD in a three-disc limited edition set featuring three cuts from the film newly restored from the original film elements. The polar ice caps melted, so the world was covered in water. There are few left and their only hope is a woman (Jeanne Tripplehorn) and a girl (Tina Majorino), who hold the key to the mainland. The only one who can lead them there is a lone stranger (Kevin Costner). Now in a race with a madman (Dennis Hopper), they try to find land before he does.
The three-disc edition includes Maelstrom: The Odyssey of Waterworld – a full-length documentary featuring extensive cast and crew interviews and behind-the-scenes footage; Dancing with Waves – original archival figure that captures the film’s production; Global Warnings – Film critic Glenn Kenny explores the ecologically themed doomsday subgenre; production and promotional stills gallery; still gallery of visual effects; original trailers and TV spots; The TV Cut (Disc Two – Limited Edition Exclusive) – which runs over 40 minutes longer than the theatrical cut; The Ulysses Cut (Disc Three – Limited Edition Exclusive) – the extended European Ulysses cut, featuring previously censored footage and dialogue; six collector’s postcards; double-sided fold-out poster; a limited-edition 60-page, perfectly bound book featuring writings on the film by David J. Moore and Daniel Griffith, as well as archival articles; a reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned works by Paul Shipper.
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