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Re: Arrow Films

#251 Post by eerik » Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:14 am

Looks nice:

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Thank you, MoC, for encouraging others to release steelbooks as well.

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#252 Post by MichaelB » Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:53 pm

HJackson wrote:Good thing these releases include other covers though because, like RIFIFI and THE CONFORMIST, the custom artwork they've put together looks crap (nice image, ruined by a tacky looking typeface).
I'll give you Rififi, but the "tacky looking typeface" on the cover of The Conformist is in fact the same one used for the film's actual main title.

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(The grab is from the Paramount DVD - the Arrow Blu-ray has the Italian title Il Conformista, but the font is the same).

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#253 Post by Der Spieler » Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:15 pm

I think most (if not all) Arrow Academy covers look very good.

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#254 Post by peerpee » Sat Jan 28, 2012 3:00 am

eerik wrote:Thank you, MoC, for encouraging others to release steelbooks as well.
That's a total ripoff of the sticker I designed for MoC, but fairplay to them, it looks good!

They ought to get the bloody BBFC cert logo off the steel and on the sticker like we do though. Missed a trick there!

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#255 Post by Calvin » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:03 am

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Arrow has done a Criterion, apparently 6 of them haven't been announced.

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#256 Post by antnield » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:19 am

Two unannounced that I can make out: the print A4 sheet contains liner notes for Candyman and the DVD under The Wild Geese is Fear Eats the Soul, so that's presumably an Arrow Academy release, hopefully in Blu.

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Re: Arrow Films

#257 Post by peerpee » Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:02 pm

We'll be releasing the Tesco Paracetamol as well!

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#258 Post by Brvtality » Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:45 pm

peerpee wrote:We'll be releasing the Tesco Paracetamol as well!
Does it come with a slipcover?

Some people have pointed out the Candyman link, however, Universal released it last October. Not much in the way of extras though, I believe.

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Re: Arrow Films

#259 Post by ellipsis7 » Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:06 pm

Perhaps this is a radical marketing idea, some kind of optional sedative, painkiller or analgesic provided with each new BR, just in case...

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#262 Post by manicsounds » Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:07 am

"Subscriber-Only Content", so what are the acquired titles?

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#263 Post by TonyleStephanois » Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:14 am

Screen Daily wrote:UK distributor Arrow Films has picked up Ann Hui’s Venice and Toronto drama A Simple Life.

UK distributor Arrow Films picked up Ann Hui’s Hong Kong Oscar entry A Simple Life at the EFM, as well as doc When the Dragon Swallowed the Sun from House of Film and Snowmen from Mpower Pictures.

The treble accompanies previously announced acquisition The Hunt by director Thomas Vinterberg from TrustNordisk and a newly restored print of Korczak by Andrzej Wajda.

Arrow scored its biggest theatrical success since 1994 last year with Perfect Sense.

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#264 Post by colinr0380 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:19 am

Arrow scored its biggest theatrical success since 1994 last year with Perfect Sense.
Yet bizarrely when it came time to bring Perfect Sense out on home video it was only released on DVD.

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#265 Post by eerik » Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:29 am

Arrow Films is considering Demons 1 & 2 Blu-ray steelbook, but have not decided or confirmed it, yet. Here's how it looks:

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I'm sure they will release it anyway...

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#266 Post by Calvin » Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:23 pm

More titles have now been added to their 5 Blu-Rays for £50 deal, including all of the Arrow Academy titles.

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#267 Post by manicsounds » Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:24 am

Arrow says their releases of George Romero's "Dawn Of The Dead" and "Martin" are going out of print.

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#268 Post by perkizitore » Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:39 am

Why is Martin going OOP? Should I get the DVD or wait for a re-release or possibly blu-ray?

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#269 Post by knives » Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:03 pm

Run for it. Excellent package that couldn't be topped.

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#270 Post by eerik » Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:43 pm

perkizitore wrote:Why is Martin going OOP? Should I get the DVD or wait for a re-release or possibly blu-ray?
They have lost the rights.

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Re: Arrow Films

#271 Post by TMDaines » Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:42 pm

Beaver - Miracle in Milan

Transfer looks a little problematic at times... to say the least. It still seems a decent package overall though, especially after a price drop.

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#272 Post by MichaelB » Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:01 pm

TMDaines wrote:Beaver - Miracle in Milan

Transfer looks a little problematic at times... to say the least. It still seems a decent package overall though, especially after a price drop.
Much of it looks gorgeous (close-ups of faces in particular, of which there are a lot), and the source print (the recent restoration) is clean as a whistle - but yet again, the Italians seem to have added completely unnecessary and unremovable digital "enhancement" to their master. It's especially annoying because I know the transfer supervisor at Arrow's end well, and he's firmly in the "less is more" camp when it comes to digital tweaking - but if the tweaking has already been carried out, there's not a lot he can do.

That said, it's a very substantial advance on the old DVD, and Il Tetto is a major bonus - it's very much in the Shoeshine/Bicycle Thieves/Umberto D. vein, but less heart-tugging because it's about a newly married couple trying to get a permanent roof of their own over their heads, so there are fewer cute children, pensioners and dogs to moisten the eyes. But I suspect the film's comparative neglect is primarily for historical reasons (by 1956, neorealism was on the wane) than for artistic ones, as it's unmistakably a De Sica/Zavattini project through and through.

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#273 Post by knives » Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:07 pm

I actually feel that De Sica works best with children and he tends to get overly sentimentalized about adult issues without them.

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Re: Arrow Films

#274 Post by Der Spieler » Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:29 pm

MichaelB wrote:
TMDaines wrote:Beaver - Miracle in Milan

Transfer looks a little problematic at times... to say the least. It still seems a decent package overall though, especially after a price drop.
Much of it looks gorgeous...
Does it still come in the classic Arrow "window" slipcase? The listing on Amazon seems to indicate a normal, plastic case.

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#275 Post by tajmahal » Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:33 pm

TMDaines wrote:Beaver - Miracle in Milan

Transfer looks a little problematic at times... to say the least. It still seems a decent package overall though, especially after a price drop.
The Roof is a wonderful film, which makes this a fantastic package. The Australian edition of The Roof was only sparingly subtitled, so I'm hoping this edition is fully subbed, because that would make this the release of the year, thus far.

The Roof is not a minor film by any standards. It's a joy to watch. Moving, funny, and ultimately, a testament to the triumph of the human spirit.

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