Arrow Video US – August 2018 Release Schedule

New from Arrow Video US and Arrow Academy US

STREET MOBSTER [Blu-ray] (8/7)

CAT O’ NINE TAILS [Blu-ray] (8/14)

THE GORE GORE GIRLS [Blu-ray] (8/14)

WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO YOUR DAUGHTERS? [Blu-ray] (8/14)

TIDELAND [Blu-ray] (8/21)

MOHSEN MAKHMALBAF: THE POETIC TRILOGY (2 Disc Blu-ray Set) (8/28)

PHILIP K. DICK ON FILM (Book) (8/3)

via MVD Entertainment Group

Spring into summer with the wonderful world of Arrow!

As we approach the dog days of summer, Arrow Video and Arrow Academy keep the heat coming with several new titles arriving on Blu-ray this August. If that’s not enough to keep you comfortable during these hot summer days, the company is also bringing you a brand new book for your reading pleasure.

Arrow Video gets things going by taking us straight to the streets on August 7th with a pivotal work in the career of director Kinji Fukasaku with the release of Street Mobster. A street wise punk with untamed anger and a lack of respect for authority gets caught in a bloody street war in hopes of securing turf for the remnants of a gang he once belonged to.

For fans of Italian horror you’ll want to take note as The Cat O’Nine Tails and What Have They Done to Your Daughters? come to Blu-ray on August 14th. The former is the middle entry in the “Animal Trilogy” from the maestro Dario Argento, and is the tale of a newspaper reporter and retired, blind journalist that join forces to solve a series of killings connected to a pharmaceutical company’s top-secret projects. The latter is director Massimo Dallamano’s story of a police investigation into teen suicide that uncovers the dark details behind a teenage prostitution racket. Both films are landmark entries in Italian genre cinema.

Rounding out the August 14th releases is The Gore Gore Girls. This darkly comedic spatter fest from legendary filmmaker Herschell Gordon Lewis follows a young reporter as she attempts to solve the murder of a Chicago stripper. The last film Lewis would make before returning 30 years later, it marked the first time he submitted one of his films to the MPAA where it would receive an X rating.

“Creepy, exploitative, and self-indulgent,” is how noted film critic A.O. Scott described Tideland, the final Arrow Video release in August. This controversial film from visionary director Terry Gilliam follows a young girl that is left alone in a decrepit country estate where she is forced to live within her own imagination. Responses to this dark fantasy have been divisive across the board, but one thing that can be agreed upon is that you won’t soon forget it.

Arthouse film fans will be offered the chance to explore the work of Mohsen Makhamalbaf, a preeminent Iranian filmmaker known for his ability to explore the relationship between the individual and a larger social and political environment. Arrow Academy brings together three of his most lyrical works – Gabbeh, The Silence, and The Gardener – which Makhamalbaf himself has dubbed as The Poetic Trilogy. All three films are in high definition with a load of special features.

And finally Arrow brings the month to a close with the release of Gregg Rickman’s Philip K. Dick On Film. This brand new book explores how the work of this legendary author has seeped its way into public consciousness by way of numerous television and film adaptations, both big and small.

Street Mobster
A pivotal work in the yakuza movie genre and in the career of director Kinji Fukasaku (Battle Royale, Doberman Cop), Street Mobster presents an abrasive portrait of the rise and fall of a reckless street punk caught in the crossfire of a bloody turf war raging in the mean streets of Kawazaki.

SKU: AV145
UPC: 760137149781
SRP: 39.95
Street Date: 08/07/18
PreBook Date: 07/03/18
Label: Arrow Video
Genre: Cult
Language: Japanese
Run Time: 92 mins

Cat O’ Nine Tails, The
When a break-in occurs at a secretive genetics institute, blind puzzle-maker Franco ArnĂ², who overheard an attempt to blackmail one of the institute’s scientists shortly before the robbery, teams up with intrepid reporter Carlo Giordani to crack the case. But before long the bodies begin to pile up and the two amateur sleuths find their own lives imperilled in their search for the truth.

SKU: AV155
UPC: 760137137580
SRP: 34.95
Street Date: 08/14/18
PreBook Date: 05/29/18
Label: Arrow Video
Genre: Horror
Language: Italian
Run Time: 112 mins

Gore Gore Girls, The
A vicious killer with a twisted sense of humor is butchering the girls of a go-go dancing club. As the grim death toll mounts, young reporter Nancy Weston teams up with obnoxious but dapper private investigator Abraham Gentry to try and crack the case. Nipples are snipped, faces are fried and asses are tenderized as The Gore Gore Girls hurtles towards its shocking (and hilarious) conclusion.

SKU: AV167
UPC: 760137142089
SRP: 34.95
Street Date: 08/14/18
PreBook Date: 07/10/18
Label: Arrow Video
Genre: Horror
Language: English
Run Time: 84 mins

What Have They Done To Your Daughters?
In 1972, director Massimo Dallamano (Colt 38 Special Squad, The Night Child) broke new ground in the giallo genre with the harrowing What Have You Done to Solange’ Two years later, he followed up with an even darker semi-sequel – the chilling What Have They Done to Your Daughters’

SKU: AV159
UPC: 760137149989
SRP: 39.95
Street Date: 08/14/18
PreBook Date: 07/10/18
Label: Arrow Video
Genre: Cult
Language: Italian
Run Time: 91 mins

Tideland
To escape her unhappy life in a remote part of Texas, nine-year-old Jeliza-Rose dreams up an elaborate fantasy world. But the reality of having junkie parents – played by Jeff Bridges (The Big Lebowski) and Jennifer Tilly (Bound) – and the influence of her eccentric neighbours begins to encroach, turning her daydreams ever darker.

SKU: AV158
UPC: 760137149880
SRP: 39.95
Street Date: 08/21/18
PreBook Date: 07/10/18
Label: Arrow Video
Genre: Cult
Language: English
Run Time: 120 mins

Mohsen Makhmalbaf: The Poetic Trilogy
One of the preeminent figures of Iranian cinema, Mohsen Makhmalbaf has written and directed an impressive array of acclaimed films, winning accolades at international film festivals and the admiration of world cinema audiences. This collection presents three of Makhmalbaf’s most lyrical films which the director has termed his Poetic Trilogy.

SKU: AA033
UPC: 760137145288
SRP: 49.95
Street Date: 08/28/18
PreBook Date: 07/24/18
Label: Arrow Academy
Genre: Drama
Language: Persian
Run Time: 1 mins

Philip K. Dick On Film
The now legendary writings of Philip K. Dick (1928-1982) have inspired fourteen feature films and four television series, none of which he ever saw. Many of them have been widely seen and highly influential; they include Blade Runner, Total Recall, Minority Report, The Man in the High Castle and most recently Blade Runner 2049 and Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams.

SKU: AB008
UPC: 9780993306082
SRP: 29.95
Street Date: 08/03/18
PreBook Date: 06/22/18
Label: Arrow Books
Genre: Educational
Language: English
Run Time: 1 mins

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