The Thing Is What It Used To Be… And More

Monday, November 27 2017
The Thing Is What It Used To Be… And More

John Carpenter is an intrinsic figure in the history of home entertainment, particularly in the UK, his career having been aided hugely by the arrival of VHS, just as it had been boosted previously by the support of cinemas on these shores during the theatrical release of Assault On Precinct 13. That title, his breakthrough […]

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Matinee… In The Evening

Monday, September 19 2016
Matinee… In The Evening

It’s one of our favourite labels and one we’ve been banging on about for ages, and no-one could ever accuse Arrow and its Arrow Video imprint of not exploring new ways of trying to reach consumers or finding new ways of boosting their product… So the news that it is joining forces with the Prince […]

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Let Me Be Your Fantasia

Wednesday, August 12 2015
Let Me Be Your Fantasia

After conquering the UK with its own distinctive brand of horror and genre fare, Arrow Video has set its sights on territories further afield. And, as reported in our newsletter, the imprint, part of the ambitious Arrow Films operation, has set its sights firmly on North America. Unlike previous UK distributors who thought they could […]

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Friday, I’m In Love

Monday, June 22 2015
Friday, I’m In Love

The Long Good Friday, John Mackenzie’s epic tale of a long-forgotten London docklands, one that existed at the start of the Thatcher era, as the developers and their money were poised to enter, starting one of the biggest, unfettered building sprees the country has seen in the post-war years, has been described in some of […]

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Make Way For The Originals

Saturday, May 25 2013
Make Way For The Originals

Newly-created artwork… Gorgeous packaging. Specially-produced value added material, much of it made just for the UK. Hefty, information-packed booklets with essays commissioned… The aforementioned elements, either in full or a selection of them, all add up to an extensive package for a release, one that deserves a premium price. It’s long been a mainstay of […]

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Every Trailer Tells A Story…

Monday, May 20 2013
Every Trailer Tells A Story…

DVD trailers… the poor, long-forgotten black sheep of the promotional reel family. Shoved to the side by their more illustrious brothers from the theatrical wings… When was the last time you saw a fuss made about a DVD trailer in the same way people do a theatrical one? In fact, when was the last time […]

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