On December 12th, Arrow Video invites The Warriors to come out and play in a new 4K UHD Blu-ray release and Limited Edition Blu-ray set. The action-thriller sets feature exclusive new 4K remasters of both the theatrical cut and the 2005 alternate version of the film sourced from the original camera negative, approved by director Walter Hill.
After the assassination of respected gang leader Cyrus, the Warriors are framed for the murder and must traverse the boroughs of New York on foot to get back home to Coney Island. Hill’s thrilling and visually stunning adaptation of Sol Yurick’s novel (itself a retelling of the Greek story of Anabasis) features performances by Michael Beck, James Remar, Deborah Van Valkenburgh, and David Patrick Kelly.
The two-disc 4K UHD Blu-ray / Blu-ray Limited Edition set’s bonus content includes a 100-page collector’s book containing new writing by film critic Dennis Cozzalio plus select archival material; limited edition packaging with a reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Laurie Greasley; a double-sided fold-out poster with original and newly commissioned artwork by Laurie Greasley; 6 postcard-sized artcards; and gang logo stickers.
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The Day of the Locust
On December 5th, Arrow Video delivers director John Schlesinger’s classic drama, The Day of the Locust, on Blu-ray for the first time, newly remastered in 2K from the original negative. This adaptation from screenwriter Waldo Salt, based on the 1939 novel of the same name by Nathanael West, offers a nightmarish depiction of Hollywood. An aspiring starlet (Karen Black, nominated for a Golden Globe for this performance) makes a slow descent into the darkest recesses of Hollywood’s broken dreams. The film features stunning performances from an all-star cast, including Donald Sutherland, Burgess Meredith, William Atherton, Geraldine Page, Jackie Earle Haley, Bo Hopkins, Richard Dysart, and Pepe Serna.
The special features include a brand new oral history audio commentary conducted by writer and film historian Lee Gambin, featuring assistant directors Leslie Asplund and Charles Ziarko, production associate Michael Childers, and actors Grainger Hines and Pepe Serna among others; Welcome to West Hollywood – a brand new appreciation of the film by critic Glenn Kenny; Days of the Golden Age – costume historian and film historian Elissa Rose discusses the film’s costumes in this brand new visual essay; Jeepers Creepers, Where’d You Get Those Peepers? – a brand new visual essay on the film and its themes by writer and film historian Lee Gambin; image galleries, including exclusive behind-the-scenes photographs from the archives of production associate Michael Childers and assistant camera operator Ron Vidor; a reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Colin Murdoch; and an illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Pamela Hutchinson.
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Savage Guns: Four Classic Westerns Volume 3
On December 12th, Arrow Video proudly presents the newest addition to their Italian Western box set series, Savage Guns: Four Classic Westerns Volume 3 (Limited Edition). Featuring four late-era Italian Westerns where vengeance, politics, money, greed, and cynicism all collide with the disillusionment of the late 60’s and early 70’s to explosive effect. The box set includes director Paolo Bianchini’s brutal I Want Him Dead, a story of a soldier (Craig Hill) seeking vengeance for his murdered sister that could cause the Civil War peace talks to end in another full-out war; director Edoardo Mulargia’s El Puro, about a gunfighter’s (Robert Woods) dreams of love and a second chance at life that are destroyed by bounty hunters on his trail; Terence Hill stars in director Mario Camus’s Wrath of the Wind as a hitman with a conscience who’s hired to kill the heads of a newly formed and growing labor union by a ruthless land baron; and Italian icons Fabio Testi and Tomas Milian face off in director Lucio Fulci’s horror-tinged tale of survival in Four of the Apocalypse.
The 4-disc Limited Edition Blu-ray set includes 2K restorations of all four films from the original 35mm camera negatives, with El Puro newly restored for this release; Italian and English front and end titles on all four films; restored original lossless mono Italian and English soundtracks on all four films; brand new introductions to each film by journalist and critic Fabio Melelli; an illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the films by author and critic Howard Hughes; a fold-out double-sided poster featuring newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx; limited edition packaging with reversible sleeves featuring original artwork and a slipcover featuring newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx.