Thursday, June 2, 2022

Arrow Video US - June Release Schedule includes True Romance!

New June Releases from Arrow Video US

The Initiation of Sarah

Edge of Sanity

True Romance
[4K Ultra HD]
[Dual Format 4K SteelBook - Limited Edition]
[Dual Format Deluxe 4K SteelBook - Limited Edition]

Via MVD Entertainment Group

Sorority Shenanigans, English Serial Killers
and Quentin Tarantino's Classic Romantic Crime Thriller
Headline Arrow's June Release Lineup!

Satanic secrets and telekinetic terror combine in this classic made-for-TV horror movie directed by Hammer Films alumnus Robert Day (She), from a story co-written by Tom Holland (Fright Night), featuring cinematography by Ric Waite (48 Hrs). 

Shy misfit Sarah Goodwin (Kay Lenz, House), has a secret gift: the ability to control - and destroy - with her mind. When Sarah goes off to college with her more outgoing and popular sister, Patty (Morgan Brittany, Sundown: The Vampire In Retreat), their plans to join the most prestigious sorority on campus are scuttled by snobby president, Jennifer Lawrence (Morgan Fairchild, Phantom of the Mall). Separated from her sister, Sarah is taken in by a rival, less popular sorority, whose mysterious house mother, Mrs. Hunter (Shelley Winters, The Night of the Hunter), is harboring a secret of her own: a scheme to harness Sarah's terrifying power for revenge. Betrayed by Patty, humiliated by Jennifer, it can only be a matter of time before Sorority Hell Week erupts in flame!

The Initiation of Sarah comes to Blu-ray on June 21, 2022, with a brand-new 2K restoration from the camera negative. The release includes audio commentary from TV movie expert Amanda Reyes, a new interview with writer Tom Holland, a new appreciation of the film that examines it through a queer feminist lens with the hosts of the Gaylords of Darkness podcast, and much, much more.

Also released on June 21 is Edge of Sanity. This late '80s slasher takes elements from Jack the Ripper and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and blends them together in one glorious package. The iconic Anthony Perkins stars as Dr. Henry Jekyll, a scientist experimenting on the human psyche in 1880s England. After mixing ether and cocaine, Dr. Jekyll transforms into Edward "Jack the Ripper" Hyde and begins to go on a killing spree, hunting down prostitutes on the streets of England. Vincent Canby of The New York Times praised the film for its "19th-century atmospheric" look and Perkins' wonderful, over-the-top performance as the "madman of medicine." 

Edge of Sanity was directed by Gérard Kikoïne and stars Perkins, Glynis Barber, David Lodge, and Harry Landis. Arrow's release features a new 2K restoration from the original camera negative, a new audio commentary, new interviews, and more.

Arrow closes the month out on June 28, 2022, with True Romance. The legendary Tony Scott masterfully directs this love story about a martial arts-loving Elvis fanatic (Christian Slater) that falls for a call girl (Patricia Arquette) and kills her pimp, forcing the two of them to go on the run. While that may not sound like the most romantic story ever, this Quentin Tarantino-penned script relies heavily on two inseparable love birds that will go to great lengths to prove that love has no bounds. Described by Janet Maslin of The New York Times as "a vibrant, grisly, gleefully amoral road movie," True Romance has developed a massive cult following and earned a place as one of the greatest cinematic accomplishments of the 1990s.

The film features an all-star cast with Slater and Arquette joined by Christopher Walken, Brad Pitt, Dennis Hopper, Gary Oldman, Val Kilmer, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Rapaport, and James Gandolfini. The new release from Arrow is available on Limited Edition Blu-ray, Limited Edition 4K Ultra HD, Limited Edition 4K Ultra HD SteelBook and a Limited Edition 4K Ultra HD Deluxe SteelBook. 

Special features include new restorations of both the theatrical and director's cuts, audio commentary tracks with Scott, Tarantino, Slater, and Arquette, a 60-page perfect-bound collectors’ booklet, a double-sided poster, and more.