Tag: Arrow Video

Pulp

Pulp

| December 27, 2017

Actor Michael Caine, writer/director Mike Hodges, and producer Michael Klinger had so much fun collaborating with one another on the seminal British gangster thriller Get Carter (1971) that the trio teamed up again the following year to create another crime picture in Pulp (1972), now available on DVD and Blu-ray from Arrow Video. Though by […]

George Romero Between Night and Dawn

George Romero Between Night and Dawn

| November 21, 2017

George A. Romero will undoubtedly always be best remembered as the director of Night of the Living Dead, one of the most influential horror films of the 20th century. Romero and his collaborators all but created the modern concept of the zombie in horror film, and his continuation of the “Dead” series with Dawn of […]

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J.D.’s Revenge

J.D.’s Revenge

| November 15, 2017

Blaxploitation cinema’s emphasis on the social issues facing African American communities in the 1970’s found filmmakers working in the movement predominantly producing action films, dramas, and even a fair number of comedic films. The reasons Blaxploitation filmmakers worked primarily in those genres are numerous, not the least of which are budgetary restraints and the tendency […]

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New Battles Without Honor and Humanity

New Battles Without Honor and Humanity

| August 29, 2017

The Yakuza Papers series is an accomplishment in both Toei Studio’s history, as well as an impressive work on behalf of Kinji Fukusaku. The series was a massive hit in its native Japan and also managed to influence many filmmakers such as William Friedkin and Quentin Tarantino. Yet, with all of this, the films in […]

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The Slayer

The Slayer

| August 29, 2017

“Where have you been all my life?” Most of us have heard this phrase used as either a cheap pick-up line or as a question asked after having tried a new and particularly delicious food stuff. The above phrase can also have a literal meaning as well. The Slayer was released when I was 4, […]

Ronin

Ronin

| August 24, 2017

John Frankenheimer established himself as a director of considerable note early on with films like Birdman of Alcatraz (1962) and the classic thriller The Manchurian Candidate (1962). Unfortunately, prominent titles in the later part of his career were met with understandable derision, including the epic disaster The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996) and the meandering […]

Doberman Cop

Doberman Cop

| July 1, 2017

While Arrow Video has made it a point to release gems like Wolf Guy and Battles Without Honor and Humanity from legends Sonny Chiba and Kinji Fukusaku, nothing can truly prepare you for the beauty that is Doberman Cop. Never before released in the U.S., this 1977 film is loosely adapted from a Shonen Jump […]

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Madhouse

Madhouse

| June 13, 2017

I can’t possibly begin talking about Ovidio G. Assonitis’ Madhouse without immediately drawing comparisons between the film and J. Lee Thompson’s Happy Birthday to Me. Both films were clearly made to cash in on the slasher horror craze in the immediate post-Friday the 13th years. Both films were released in 1981 in fact (though Madhouse […]

Wolf Guy

Wolf Guy

| May 23, 2017

Without a doubt, I can say that Wolf Guy from Arrow Video is the weirdest film that I’ll see in 2017. I say this with the utmost heartfelt attitude that while nothing at any point makes any sense of the film, it is an amazing experience and a film that Japanese exploitation film lovers should […]

Cops VS Thugs Blu-Ray Review

Cops VS Thugs Blu-Ray Review

| May 23, 2017

Cops VS Thugs is another masterpiece from filmmaker Kinji Fukusaku and the folks at Arrow Video have done an amazing job to re-release this in the U.S. Created a few years after the series, Cops VS Thugs follows two characters, in particular, Detective Kuno, played by the legendary Bunta Sugawara and Yakuza leader Kenji Hirotani, […]

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