Shouting Out Loud

Monday, July 6 2015
Shouting Out Loud

Arrow Films has been making plenty of noise about The Voices since the spring, shouting out loud about the blacker than black comedy starring Ryan Reynolds in both traditional and more innovative ways. After its high profile theatrical release earlier this year, complete with an amazing stunt aimed at passers-by in Westfield, London (see below), […]

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If Paradiso Is Half As Nice…

Thursday, November 28 2013
If Paradiso Is Half As Nice…

Normally the phrase pop-up cinema is enough to strike fear into anyone’s hearts. It’s the preserve of cramped, uncomfortable venues, crammed to the rafters rake in as much cash as possible, with poor projection and even worse sound; they’re also the last refuge of corporate clients trying to make their product seem cool. This, however, […]

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Start Me Up

Tuesday, November 26 2013
Start Me Up

Who would be an independent label releasing classic films in the high definition era? There may be a wealth of movies out there crying out for restorations, high definition transfers and proper releases replete with supporting information and gorgeous packaging, but it’s a hugely costly enterprise. Blu-ray is more expensive than its disc-based predecessor for […]

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Nordic But Nice

Friday, June 21 2013
Nordic But Nice

A normally deserted London warehouse on the fringes of the city, on a Saturday afternoon. As the rain increases, the outside of the building looks deserted. Inside it’s a hive of activity. In one ground floor warehouse, hundreds of people are watching a screening of The Hunters. On the first floor, hundreds more are watching […]

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Making A Fist Of It

Friday, July 13 2012
Making A Fist Of It

The full value of the limited theatrical platform and shortened cinema to home entertainment windows and how it can work in tandem with a strong publicity campaign, has been highlighted this week with the launch of Salute from Arrow. The film is due at cinemas today (July 13) and it looks as if Arrow’s faith and […]

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Welcome To The Pleasure Drome

Friday, June 15 2012
Welcome To The Pleasure Drome

With Father’s Day almost upon us, and with a raft of promotions in stores and online, it’s worth pulling out at least one title that should have any industry veteran, old horror fan or VHS devotee, positively drooling over. At one end of the spectrum, HMV has scored The Muppets as coming out tops as […]

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On The Box

Thursday, June 7 2012
On The Box

Another week, another box set feature… In recent weeks, both the Mail On Sunday’s You magazine and the Daily Telegraph have trotted out extensive features on TV on DVD, box sets and how they’ve changed the writers’ respective lives, loves, family activities and more. It’s as if the writers have just discovered TV on DVD […]

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Making A Killing…

Monday, October 24 2011
Making A Killing…

The high profile DVD release of The Killing 2, the much anticipated follow up to the hit TV show of the year, due in December, marks the next stage in the development of the ambitious Arrow operation. 
 The Arrow Films brand is not a new one to the market, in fact it’s one of […]

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Painting A Picture

Friday, July 22 2011
Painting A Picture

It was around the time that Momentum’s Zombie Virus On Mulberry Street came out. This writer was having a sabbatical away from trade journalism and working on the creative and design agency side, and was chatting with another distributor. “All bets are off,” he said to us. “They got away with it and didn’t get […]

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Tales from Edinburgh

Thursday, July 7 2011
Tales from Edinburgh

Looking to launch a film or DVD close to home during the summer months? Then head the Scotland’s cultural capital Edinburgh, for its annual international film festival, EIFF. The event is increasingly being used for DVD and limited theatrical bows and, if the timing is right, then it can be a great platform. Here three […]

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Pull Up To The Trailer

Wednesday, February 23 2011
Pull Up To The Trailer

The Arrow Video imprint is continuing its ongoing series of releases of classic slices of old video goodness, the kind that The Raygun grew up on. Vamp is not necessarily a change in direction for the label’s output – it is, after all, 18-rated, it’s a horror film and it came to prominence during the […]

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A Deeper Love

Tuesday, October 26 2010
A Deeper Love

His career spans some five decades. He’s made some of the most influential horror films of the modern era. He’s introduced UK and US audiences to fright flicks from outside the English-speaking world. His choice of music has been almost as seminal within horror and music circles, taking in psych rock and moving into Italian […]

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Looking Hot…

Thursday, August 26 2010
Looking Hot…

We covered this on last week’s Raygun newsletter, but it really is worth closer inspection. It’s the latest from Arrow Video, the Arrow Films imprint that deals in classic old video fare, films predominantly from what we’d called the golden age of video – the 1970s and 80s – often wrongly dubbed nasties, but horror […]

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