Arrow Video announces September 2018 line-up

Arrow Video has announced its DVD & Blu-ray full line-up for September 2018, which includes a nightmarish new horror, an 80s cult classic, a giallo with a twist, a macabre chiller from Japan, and an under-appreciated 70s cult gem.



Incident in a Ghostland

Directed by Pascal Laugier

Release Date: 3 September 2018

Following 2008’s gruelling genre game-changer, Martyrs, and the 2012 mystery thriller, The Tall Man, French director Pascal Laugier returns with the psychological horror, Incident in a Ghostland, a terrifying excursion into abject horror filled with creepy antique dolls, murderous maniacs and thrilling jump scares.


The subject of a brutal home invasion along with her mother and sister several years ago, horror novelist Beth has found solace in her writing – detailing the harrowing ordeal in her latest book, “Incident in a Ghostland”. But when she receives a call from her sister Vera, apparently in a state of extreme distress, Beth is prompted to return to the isolated family home where the terrifying truth of that awful night soon begins to unravel…


Special Features:

Blu-ray:

• High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
• Uncompressed 5.1 and Stereo audio options
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
• Exclusive, newly-produced interview with writer-director Pascal Laugier
• The Phantom Image – feature-length documentary taking a look behind-the-scenes of Incident in a Ghostland
• Interviews with actors Crystal Reed, Emilia Jones and director Pascal Laugier
• Trailer
• Reversible sleeve featuring two artwork options

First pressing only: Collector’s booklet featuring new writing by Alan Jones

DVD:

• Standard Definition DVD presentation
• 5.1 and Stereo audio options
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
• Exclusive, newly-produced interview with writer-director Pascal Laugier
• The Phantom Image – feature-length documentary taking a look behind-the-scenes of Incident in a Ghostland
• Interviews with actors Crystal Reed, Emilia Jones and director Pascal Laugier
• Trailer
• Reversible sleeve featuring two artwork options



Heathers

Directed by Michael Lehmann

Release Date: 10 September 2018

Following a theatrical re-release on 8 August, and a Digital & On Demand released on 20 August, Michael Lehmann’s undisputed 80s cult high school classic, Heathers, will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on 10 September 2018, presented in an exclusive 30th Anniversary 4K restoration.


At Westerburg High School, an elite clique of snobby girls known as “Heathers” reign supreme. Smart and popular, Veronica (Winona Ryder) is a reluctant member of the gang and disapproves of the other girls’ cruel behaviour. When Veronica and her mysterious new boyfriend, J.D. (Christian Slater), play a trick on the clique leader, Heather Chandler (Kim Walker), and accidentally poison her, they make it appear a suicide. But it soon becomes clear to Veronica that J.D. is sociopath intent on vengefully killing the school’s popular students. She races to stop J.D., clashing with the clique’s new leader, Heather Duke (Shannen Doherty), and leading to an explosive final confrontation with her troubled former lover.


Special Features:

Blu-ray:

• New restoration from a 4K scan of the original camera negative by Arrow Films
• High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
• Original 1.0 mono audio and optional 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
• Audio commentary by director Michael Lehmann, producer Denise Di Novi and writer Daniel Waters
• Newly filmed interview with director Michael Lehmann
• A newly filmed appreciation by the writer, actor and comedian John Ross Bowie (The Big Bang Theory)
• Pizzicato Croquet, composer David Newman and director Michael Lehmann discuss the music of Heathers
• How Very: The Art and Design of Heathers, production designer Jon Hutman, art director Kara Lindstrom and director Michael Lehmann discuss the look of Heathers
• Casting Westerberg High, casting director Julie Selzer discusses the casting process for Heathers
• Poor Little Heather, a new interview with actress Lisanne Falk
• Swatch Dogs and Diet Coke Heads, an archival featurette with extensive cast and crew interviews providing an in-depth look at the making of Heathers
• Return to Westerberg High, an archival featurette providing further insight into the film’s production
• Original trailers
• Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Robert Sammelin

First pressing only: Collector’s booklet featuring new writing by Bidisha, Anna Bogutskaya and an archival interview with cinematographer Francis Kenny

DVD:

• New restoration from a 4K scan of the original camera negative by Arrow Films
• Standard Definition presentation
• Original 1.0 mono and optional 5.1 Surround Sound audio
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
• Audio commentary by director Michael Lehmann, producer Denise Di Novi and writer Daniel Waters
• Newly filmed interview with director Michael Lehmann
• A newly filmed appreciation by the writer, actor and comedian John Ross Bowie (The Big Bang Theory)
• Pizzicato Croquet, composer David Newman and director Michael Lehmann discuss the music of Heathers
• How Very: The Art and Design of Heathers, production designer Jon Hutman, art director Kara Lindstrom and director Michael Lehmann discuss the look of Heathers
• Casting Westerberg High, casting director Julie Selzer discusses the casting process for Heathers
• Poor Little Heather, a new interview with actress Lisanne Falk
• Swatch Dogs and Diet Coke Heads, an archival featurette with extensive cast and crew interviews providing an in-depth look at the making of Heathers
• Return to Westerberg High, an archival featurette providing further insight into the film’s production
• Original trailers
• Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Robert Sammelin



The Pyjama Girl Case

Directed by Flavio Mogherini

Release Date: 17 September 2018

An Italian giallo thriller with a difference, Flavio Mogherini’s ‘The Pyjama Girl Case‘ transports the genre’s unique blend of bloody mayhem to Australia to explore the haunting real-life case of one of the country’s most infamous unsolved murder mysteries; a case that continues to spark controversy and unanswered questions to this day.


The body of a young woman is found on the beach, shot in the head, burned to hide her identity and dressed in distinctive yellow pyjamas. With the Sydney police stumped, former Inspector Timpson (Ray Milland) comes out of retirement to crack the case. Treading where the “real” detectives can’t, Timpson doggedly pieces together the sad story of Dutch immigrant Glenda Blythe (Dalila Di Lazzaro) and the unhappy chain of events which led to her grisly demise.


Special Features:

• Brand new 2K restoration of the film from the original camera negative
• High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
• Original lossless mono Italian and English soundtracks
• Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
• New audio commentary by Troy Howarth, author of So Deadly, So Perverse: 50 Years of Italian Giallo Films
• New video interview with author and critic Michael Mackenzie on the internationalism of the giallo
• New video interview with actor Howard Ross
• New video interview with editor Alberto Tagliavia
• Archival interview with composer Riz Ortolani
• Image gallery
• Italian theatrical trailer
• Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Chris Malbon

FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector’s booklet featuring new writing by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas



Horrors of Malformed Men

Directed by Teruo Ishii 

Release Date: 17 September 2018

A nightmarish, hallucinogenic tale from the mind of celebrated mystery writer, Edogawa Rampo, cult director Teruo Ishii’s controversial ero-guro (erotic grotesque) mystery-horror, Horrors of Malformed Men, is a dark labyrinth of the monstrous and perverse incorporating motifs from a myriad of Rampo’s tales.


Medical student Hirosuke Hitomi slips out of the asylum in which he has been wrongfully confined and stealthily assumes the identity of a recently deceased nobleman with whom he bears an uncanny resemblance. Hirosuke eases his way into the nobleman’s household and his dead double’s marital bed. But as long-repressed memories begin to bubble to the surface, he soon finds himself drawn to a remote isle where he is confronted by a mad scientist and his malformed men, and discovers the key that will unlock some long-suppressed mysteries of his own.


Special Features:

• Brand new 2K restoration of the film presented on High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray
• Uncompressed mono 1.0 PCM audio
• Newly translated optional English subtitles
• Two audio commentaries by Japanese cinema experts Tom Mes and Mark Schilling
• Malformed Movies: a new video interview with Toei exploitation movie screenwriter Masahiro Kakefuda
• Malformed Memories: Filmmakers Shinya Tsukamoto (Tetsuo the Iron Man) and Minoru Kawasaki (The Calamari Wrestler) on the career of director Teruo Ishii
• Ishii in Italia: Ishii and Mark Schilling visit the Far East Film Festival
• Poster Gallery
• Theatrical trailer
• Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Dan Mumford

FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector’s booklet featuring new writing by Jasper Sharp, Tom Mes and Grady Hendrix



The Baby

Directed by Ted Post

Release Date: 24 September 2018

A bizarre, one-of-a-kind cult classic from Magnum Force director Ted Post, ‘The Baby‘ remains an utterly twisted nightmare of suburban depravity, 45 years after its original release.


Still traumatised by the loss of her husband, well-meaning social worker Ann Gentry (Anjanette Comer) throws herself into her latest assignment: the case of “Baby”, a 21-year-old man with the mind of an infant – who crawls, cries and has yet to make it out of nappies. But Baby’s family – the tyrannical “Mama” Wadsworth (Ruth Roman) and her two demented daughters – aren’t the only ones with a warped conception of familial relations, and the full horror only begins when Ann sets her sights on liberating the drooling man-child… and in so doing unleashes the wrath of the Wadsworth women.


Special Features:

• 1.85:1 and 1.33:1 versions of the feature
• High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
• Original uncompressed PCM mono audio
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
• Brand new audio commentary by Travis Crawford
• Down Will Come Baby – a new retrospective with film professor Rebekah McKendry
• Tales from the Crib – archival audio Interview with director Ted Post
• Baby Talk – archival audio Interview with Star David Mooney
• Theatrical Trailer
• Reversible sleeve featuring newly commissioned artwork by The Twins of Evil

First pressing only: Collector’s booklet featuring new writing by Kat Ellinger

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