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The month of October for Arrow Video releases are looking awesome! If you already have a big Arrow Video collection, adding these to your list will surely make it epic. If you pre-order any of these amazing horror titles listed below, please make your purchases through our links.

Arrow Video are really spoiling us in October, there is plenty of classic stuff to get your hands on in time for Halloween. One thing you can always guarantee with Arrow Video releases is the special features, artwork, and quality packaging. Look out for our next series of posts on upcoming monthly horror releases.

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Dark Water Blu-Ray

Dark Water Dual-Format Blu-Ray & DVD
Blu-Ray Release Date: 10th Oct, 2016 | Pre-Order Here

After terrifying audiences worldwide with the blockbuster J-horror classic Ring and its sequel, director Hideo Nakata returned to the genre for Dark Water, another highly atmospheric, and critically acclaimed, tale of the supernatural which took the common theme of the dead wet girl to new heights of suspense and drama.

Synopsis: “Based upon on a short story by Ring author Koji Suzuki, Dark Water follows Yoshimi, a single mother struggling to win sole custody of her only child, Ikuko. When they move into a new home within a dilapidated and long-forgotten apartment complex, Yoshimi begins to experience startling visions and unexplainable sounds, calling her mental well-being into question, and endangering not only her custody of Ikuko, but perhaps their lives as well.

Beautifully shot by the same cinematographer as Ring and Pulse, and featuring an especially unnerving sound design, Dark Water successfully merges spine-tingling tension with a family s heart-wrenching emotional struggle, creating one of the very finest and most unsettling contemporary Japanese horror films.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

  • High Definition digital transfer
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
  • Original 5.1 audio (DTS-HD on the Blu-ray)
  • Brand new interview with director Hideo Nakata
  • Brand new interview with novelist Koji Suzuki
  • Brand new interview with cinematographer Junichiro Hayashi
  • Archive interview with actress Asami Mizukawa
  • Original Making of documentary
  • Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Peter Strain
  • First pressing only: illustrated collector’s booklet containing new writing by David Kalat, author of J-Horror: The Definitive Guide to The Ring, The Grudge and Beyond, and an examination of the American remake by writer and editor Michael Gingold

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Burnt Offerings Dual-Format Blu-Ray & DVDBurnt Offerings Blu-Ray
Blu-Ray Release Date: 17th Oct, 2016 | Pre-Order Here

Synopsis: “When college lecturer Ben Rolf (Oliver Reed, The Brood, The Devils) and his family rent a remote country mansion at a bargain price, they believe they re in for an uneventful summer. Little do they realise that they ve just moved into a veritable house of horrors! As the malevolent force that dwells within its walls exerts its dark influence on the minds of its new inhabitants, and the sinister occurrences begin to mount up, it grows increasingly clear that this is a holiday they ll never forget… provided any of them live to tell of it.

Also starring Karen Black (The Day of the Locust) and Bette Davis (Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?), Burnt Offerings provides a unique and chilling portrait of a modern family in meltdown. Presented in high definition for the first time in the UK, there has never been a better time to revisit or discover for the first time this unforgettable slice of American Gothic.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of the feature, transferred from original film elements by MGM
  • Original uncompressed PCM mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio commentary by film historian Richard Harland Smith
  • Audio commentary with director/co-writer/producer Dan Curtis, actress Karen Black, and co-screenwriter William F. Nolan
  • Acting His Face, an interview with actor Anthony James
  • Blood Ties, an interview with actor Lee Montgomery
  • From the Ashes, an interview with screenwriter William F. Nolan
  • Portraits of Fear, an animated gallery of promotional materials and behind-the-scenes stills
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Haunt Love
  • First pressing only: Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic Kat Ellinger

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The Burning Arrow Video Steelbook Blu-RayThe Burning Dual-Format Blu-Ray & DVD SteelBook
Blu-Ray Release Date: 10th Oct, 2016 | Pre-Order Here

GATHER AROUND THE CAMPFIRE TO DIE!

Of all the many slice-and-dice films that emerged in the early 80s, few remain as gruesomely effective as The Burning the notorious video nasty now finally unleashed on Blu-Ray!

Synopsis: “When an ill-advised prank misfires, summer camp caretaker Cropsy is committed to hospital with severe burns. Released after five years, hospital officials warn him not to blame the young campers who caused his hideous disfigurement. But no sooner is Cropsy back on the streets than he s headed back to camp with a rusty pair of shears in hand, determined to exact his bloody revenge…

With standout gore effects courtesy of FX legend Tom Savini, The Burning proved too shocking for UK censors upon its original video release. Now, fully uncut and in High Definition, The Burning is ready to reclaim its place as the ultimate summer camp nightmare.

LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS:

  • Limited Edition SteelBook packaging (4000 copies)
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
  • Original mono audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio commentary with director Tony Maylam and critic Alan Jones
  • Audio commentary with stars Shelley Bruce and Bonnie Deroski
  • Brand new audio commentary with The Hysteria Continues
  • Blood n Fire Memories a detailed look at the creation of the film’s make-up effects with special effects artist Tom Savini
  • Slash & Cut an interview with editor Jack Sholder
  • Cropsy Speaks an interview with actor Lou David
  • Summer Camp Nightmare an interview with actress Leah Ayres
  • Brand new interview with composer Rick Wakeman
  • Behind-the-Scenes Footage
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Make-Up Effects Still Gallery
  • Poster & Still Gallery
  • First pressing only: Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Justin Kerswell

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The Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast Collection Blu-RayThe Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast DVD & Blu-Ray
Blu-Ray Release Date: 24th Oct, 2016 | Pre-Order Here

EXCLUSIVE TO AMAZON.CO.UK

In 1963, director Herschell Gordon Lewis pulled a cow’s tongue out of an actress mouth on camera, and in doing so, changed the landscape of horror cinema forever. That sequence was just one of numerous gruesome gags featured in Blood Feast, the film credited as being the world’s first gore movie. It s no exaggeration to say that the modern gross-out movies of today owe their very existence to the pioneering efforts of H.G. Lewis. But whilst Lewis is most widely celebrated for his blood-and-guts epics (Two Thousand Maniacs!, The Wizard of Gore et al.), there’s more to the prolific director than splatter. From tales of sordid photographers (Scum of the Earth) to sex robots (How to Make a Doll), from biker girl-gangs (She-Devils on Wheels) to youths-run-amok (Just for the Hell of It), and from psychic witches (Something Weird) to hard liquor-loving hillbillies (Moonshine Mountain), the filmography of H.G. Lewis reads like a veritable wish-list of exploitation movie madness.

Now, for the first time ever, Arrow Video is proud to present fourteen of the Godfather of Gore’s most essential films (including nine Blu-Ray world debuts), collected together at last and packed full of eye-popping bonus content. So put your feet up, pour yourself a glass of good ol moonshine, and prepare yourself for a feast H.G. Lewis style!

LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS:

  • Fourteen of the Godfather of Gore s finest attractions, newly restored from original and best surviving vault materials: Blood Feast, Scum of the Earth, Two Thousand Maniacs!, Moonshine Mountain, Color Me Blood Red, Something Weird, The Gruesome Twosome, A Taste of Blood, She-Devils on Wheels, Just for the Hell of It, How to Make a Doll, The Wizard of Gore, The Gore Gore Girls, This Stuff ll Kill Ya!
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of the features and extras on 7 Blu-ray and 7 DVD discs
  • Brand new introductions to the films by Lewis
  • Hours of extras including newly-produced interviews and featurettes, commentaries, short films and much more
  • Additional 2 bonus Blu-rays featuring 1.33:1 versions of Blood Feast, Scum of the Earth, Color Me Blood Red, A Taste of Blood and The Wizard of Gore [limited editions exclusive]
  • Additional bonus DVD: Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore documentary [limited editions exclusive]
  • 28-page H.G. Lewis annual stuffed full with Lewis-themed activities plus archive promotional material [limited editions exclusive]
  • Newly illustrated packaging by The Twins of Evil [Feast edition exclusive]

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52 Pick-Up Blu-Ray52 Pick-Up Dual-Format Blu-Ray & DVD
Blu-Ray Release Date: 17th Oct, 2016 | Pre-Order Here

HIS WIFE. HIS MISTRESS. HIS CAREER. A DEADLY TRAP.

Synopsis: “In 1986, John Frankenheimer the director of The Manchurian Candidate, Seconds and French Connection II made the unlikely career move of working with schlockmeisters Cannon Films. Adapting Elmore Leonard s novel of the same name, 52 Pick-Up s union brought about the perfect blend of high calibre thrills and Cannon-grade trash.Roy Scheider (Jaws, Cohen and Tate) plays a successful businessman whose life quickly falls apart when a compromising videotape of him and his mistress (Kelly Preston) becomes a tool for blackmail. Unable to go to the police without compromising the political career of his wife (Ann-Margret), he must take things into his own hands and delve into a world of drugs, sleaze, pornography and snuff.

Co-starring Prince protégé Vanity and John Glover (who was described as the best, most reprehensible villain of the year by Roger Ebert), and featuring a host of cameos from the stars of the Silver Age of Porn, 52 Pick-Up has been described by Leonard as his favourite big-screen adaptation of his works.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of the feature, transferred from original film elements by MGM
  • Original Stereo 2.0 audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio commentary by critics Glenn Kenny and Doug Brod recorded exclusively for this release
  • Hardcore Cameos, a guide to the many cameo appearances by pornographic actors in 52 Pick-Up
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Reinhard Kleist
  • First pressing only: Collector’s booklet containing new writing on the film by the Badlands Collective

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Vamp Blu-RayVamp Blu-Ray
Blu-Ray Release Date: 3rd Oct, 2016 | Pre-Order Here

THE FIRST KISS COULD BE YOUR LAST!

Synopsis: “Two fraternity pledges head to a seedy part of town to find some entertainment for their college friends but are faced with bloodthirsty vampires!Keith (Chris Makepeace, Meatballs) and AJ (Robert Rusler, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy s Revenge) want to make the right impression at college and so they devise a plan to get them into the best frathouse on campus. They head to the After Dark Club where they want to find a stripper for a party their friends won t forget, instead they find themselves among vampires led by Kinky Katrina (Grace Jones, A View to a Kill)!

Almost certainly an influence on From Dusk til Dawn, Vamp is superbly designed by many of Grace Jones own award-winning collaborators and features stunning effects by four-time Oscar winner Greg Cannom (The Lost Boys, Bram Stoker’s Dracula). Delivering laughs and scares in equal measure, with the added bonus of vampy sex appeal, Vamp is a comedy horror romp with real bite!

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

  • High Definition digital transfer
  • Original mono audio
  • Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • One of those Nights: The Making of Vamp – a brand new documentary featuring interviews with director Richard Wenk, stars Robert Rusler, Dedee Pfeiffer, Gedde Watanabe
  • Behind-the-scenes rehearsals
  • Blooper Reel
  • Image gallery
  • Dracula Bites the Big Apple (1979) – Richard Wenk s celebrated short film
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by the Twins of Evil
  • First pressing only: Booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic Cullen Gallagher

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Bride of Re-Animator Blu-RayBride of Re-Animator Dual-Format Blu-ray & DVD
Blu-Ray Release Date: 17th Oct, 2016 | Pre-Order Here

DATE. MATE. RE-ANIMATE.

The success of Stuart Gordon’s hit horror-comedy Re-animator meant that a sequel was all but inevitable. The resulting follow-up, Bride of Re-animator this time helmed by director Brian Yuzna (Society, Return of the Living Dead III) would prove that there was a good deal more life (and death) left in the story of Dr Herbert West and his ghoulish exploits.

Synopsis: “It has been eight months since the bloody massacre at the Miskatonic medical school. Unperturbed by the disastrous outcome of his previous meddling with the dead, Dr West (again played by Jeffrey Combs) continues his research into the phenomenon of re-animation; only this time, he plans to create life starting with the heart of his young protégé Dan s dearly deceased, Meg Halsey. Surely nothing could go wrong?

With special effects master Screaming Mad George (the man behind the infamous shunting sequence of Society) on hand to contribute a host of characteristically weird and wonderful creations, Bride of Re-animator is a more than worthy successor to Stuart Gordon’s original cult classic.

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

  • Brand new 2K restoration of the Unrated version, approved by director Brian Yuzna
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Brand new audio commentary with Brian Yuzna
  • Audio Commentary with Brian Yuzna, star Jeffrey Combs, visual effects supervisor Tom Rainone and the effects team including John Buechler, Mike Deak, Robert Kurtzman, Howard Berger and Screaming Mad George
  • Audio Commentary with stars Jeffrey Combs and Bruce Abbott
  • Brian Yuzna Remembers Bride of Re-animator brand new featurette in which the director looks back at the making of the first Re-animator sequel
  • Splatter Masters: The Special Effects Artists of Bride of Re-animator brand new FX featurette with a wealth of behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with Robert Kurtzman of KNB, Screaming Mad George, Tony Doublin and John Buechler
  • Getting Ahead in Horror archive making-of featurette
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gary Pullin

Another great selection of Arrow Video releases for the month of October.

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