Wednesday, January 14, 2015



Arrow Films are excited to reveal further plans on the expansion of its celebrated Arrow Video label into North America this coming March.

Lauded with positive feedback from a loyal fan base for its great success in releasing various acclaimed restorations of cult and horror releases, Arrow Video have in recent years won several prestigious ‘Label of the Year’ awards by such notable outlets such as broadsheet newspaper The Guardian (2011, 2013) and Home Cinema Choice Magazine (2010/2013/2014) as well as awards from other institutions and festivals around the world.

By popular demand Arrow Video will launch into North America with a host of cult titles, receiving deluxe treatment in video, audio, supplements and artwork. Launch titles include Tonino Valerii’s Spaghetti Western Day of Anger [I Giorni dell’ira, aka Gunlaw] starring genre icons Lee Van Cleef and Giuliano Gemma; Michael Armstrong’s bloody and brutal critique of state-funded religious corruption Mark of the Devil in a director-approved release; and the thrillingly bizarro yakuza-samurai-ghost story-horror hybrid from Teruo Ishii, Blind Woman’s Curse (1971, also known as Black Cat’s Revenge). Future releases include films never-before-released on DVD and/or Blu-ray from European and Japanese cult directors.

The launch will kick-off with North American Blu-ray premieres of Mark of the Devil on 17th March, followed by Blind Woman’s Curse on 24th March and Day of Anger on 31st March. Massacre Gun, Blood and Black Lace and The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Miss Osbourne will follow in April 2015 with further titles to be announced and released throughout 2015.

About Arrow Video:
Started as an offshoot label of Arrow Films in 2009, the label began with two cult titles: Lucio Fulci’s The House by the Cemetery (1981) and Lamberto Bava’s Macabre (1980). The label ethos was ‘The Art of Cult Films is Back!’ a philosophy which is upheld and still features on the packaging today. Arrow Video releases hark back the video store glory days when VHS covers were lurid and exciting. The Label employs top illustrative artists to create brand-new oil-painting covers featuring reversible original key art as an alternate option. The label releases definitive editions that include complete uncut versions, multiple audio tracks, copious extras, cutting edge design and informative booklets. The collection now spans more than 100 releases and includes films by a host of major auteurs from Argento to Yuzna!

About Arrow Films

Arrow Films is a multi-tiered, all-rights entertainments company that is committed to deliver exceptional content via innovative and pioneering marketing solutions, best of breed technical achievements and world class customer engagement. Combining State-of-the-Art restoration with bespoke, striking and unique packaging including world first personalised releases, Arrow is the global market leader in the Premium Home Entertainment market. Separately, Arrow is focussed in developing its own internationally iconic brands across multiple platforms, including physical media, theatrical, digital, publishing and at dedicated fan events. From TV Series to Feature Films, Arrow delivers content to customers at the forefront of new technology in the ever-changing media landscape. Arrow is a friendly, family-based and respected entertainment company with a strong heritage and increasing global footprint

Arrow Video will be distributed in the United States by Music Video Distributors.

MVD Entertainment Group is a full service music and movie distribution firm, exclusively representing thousands of audio and visual products for DVD, Bluray, CD, vinyl, and digital rights, worldwide. MVD also exclusively distributes a growing line of merchandise including limited edition collectibles, tee shirts, and more. MVD stays on the cutting edge of new media with a huge catalog of audio and visual digital rights, and by nurturing its direct relationships with the major digital and VOD platforms. MVD works with a variety of up-and-coming platforms as well and actively pursues new relationships. After 30 years of business, MVD is still family owned and operated and 100% debt free. Serving Artists and Audiences, the driving principle, allows for a wide spectrum of opportunities and change with an ever-evolving industry.

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