Arrow Video US – May 2019 Release Schedule

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Bikers, gunfights, and murder… Oh my! Arrow’s May releases have a bit of everything.

As the weather begins to warm up outside, stay in and cool off with another fun month of releases from your friends at Arrow. With four new exciting titles hitting shelves in May, there’s no better way to beat the incoming heat.

The first release, coming May 7th, is Giancarlo Santi’s iconic spaghetti western, The Grand Duel. Starring Lee Van Cleef as a sheriff seeking justice for a man accused of murder, The Grand Duel has everything a good western should – gunfights, over-the-top stunts, a tense showdown, and a score you won’t soon forget. Arrow is proud to present this film with a stagecoach worth of special features that include brand new interviews with cast and crew, including director Santi, a brand new commentary with film historian Stephen Prince, and a whole lot more.

On May 14th, Arrow brings two new releases starting with Yakuza Law. From director Teruo Ishii, comes a tale of a yakuza lynching during the Edo, Taisho, and Showa periods. In other words, this is an anthology of yakuza torture from the Godfather of J-sploitation, and you better believe it’s brutal. This release includes a brand new commentary with film critic Jasper Sharp and a rare, archival interview with Ishii.

The second May 14th release is the 1948 film noir, The Big Clock. A magazine tycoon commits a murder and then attempts to frame an innocent man, while at the same time the innocent man attempts to solve the case. This “dandy clue-chaser,” as described by The New York Times upon its initial release, was directed by Oscar-winner John Farrow, and features an all-star cast headlined by Ray Milland, Maureen O’Sullivan and Charles Laughton.

Arrow wraps up their May schedule on May 21st with the release of She-Devils on Wheels. The Godfather of Gore, Herschell Gordon Lewis, takes his talents to a small Florida town where an all-girl motorcycle gang known as The Man-Eaters squares off with an all-male rival gang. Included in the special features is another feature-length film from Lewis, 1968’s Just for the Hell of It, also a Florida-set film about a gang of punks leading a small town’s youth down a path of destruction and mayhem.

The Grand Duel

The Grand Duel is an archetypal spaghetti western which boasts many of the genre’s classic hallmarks including action-packed gunfights, wild stunts and an impressive climactic showdown… Genre stalwart Lee Van Cleef stars as gnarled ex-sheriff Clayton, who comes to the aid of a young Philipp Wermeer (Alberto Dentice), a fugitive framed for the murder of a powerful figure called The Patriarch.

SKU: AV189
UPC: 760137244486
SRP: 39.95
Street Date: 05/07/19
PreBook Date: 04/02/19
Label: Arrow Video
Genre: Western
Language: Italian
Run Time: 94 mins

Yakuza Law

Teruo Ishii, the Godfather of J-sploitation, presents Yakuza Law – a gruelling anthology of torture, spanning three district periods of Japanese history and bringing to the screen the most brutal methods of torment ever devised. In this deep dive into the world of the Yakuza, meet the violent men who rule the Japanese underworld and the cruel punishments inflicted on those who transgress them.

SKU: AV199
UPC: 760137244387
SRP: 39.95
Street Date: 05/14/19
PreBook Date: 04/09/19
Label: Arrow Video
Genre: Cult
Language: Japanese
Run Time: 96 mins

The Big Clock

The Big Clock is a superior suspense film which classily combines screwball comedy with heady thrills, adapted by acclaimed screenwriter Jonathan Latimer from a novel by the equally renowned crime author Kenneth Fearing. Directed with panache by John Farrow, The Big Clock benefits from exuberant performances by Ray Milland and Charles Laughton, who make hay with the script’s snappy dialogue.

SKU: AA047
UPC: 760137242581
SRP: 39.95
Street Date: 05/14/19
PreBook Date: 04/09/19
Label: Arrow Academy
Genre: Film Noir
Language: English
Run Time: 96 mins

She-Devils On Wheels

Have you ever heard the saying “it’s a man’s world”? Well don’t dare repeat that to The Man-Eaters – a raucous, rowdy and randy gang of female bikers who ride their men just as viciously as they do their motorcycles. When they’re not racing each other to get first pick of the “stud line-up”, these female hellcats are busy terrorizing the town and clashing with the rival male gangs.

SKU: AV198
UPC: 760137239680
SRP: 34.95
Street Date: 05/21/19
PreBook Date: 04/16/19
Label: Arrow Video
Genre: Horror
Language: English
Run Time: 83 mins

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