Arrow Booklets: An International Tragedy

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Arrow Booklets: An International Tragedy

#1 Post by domino harvey » Sat Feb 02, 2008 12:09 am

Since Arrow’s limited edition booklets now have the shelf life of bananas, please use this thread to inquire about the current booklet status of various Arrow release. Please do not bring missing booklet matters into the dedicated threads (though feel free to use those to discuss the contents of the booklets). Mods will update this first post with the current year’s releases’ booklet status as needed, but feel free to bring any year’s releases/booklets into discussion here.

2019 Releases Confirmed as Now Bookletless
the Andromeda Strain Reported 06/19
Black Moon Rising Reported 06/19
the Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion Reported 06/19
Horror Express Reported 06/19
the Iguana With a Tongue Of Fire Reported 06/19
the Sender Reported 06/19
Strip Nude for Your Killer Reported 06/19

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Arrow Booklets: An International Tragedy

#2 Post by neilist » Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:39 am

As part of their 10 year celebration, Arrow seems to have begun inserting promotional '10 years of Arrow' stapled booklets inside their releases.

So, anyone going to a highstreet store and trying to determine which releases still have the limited first pressing booklets inside, beware. It might simply be a promotional booklet inside.

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#3 Post by reaky » Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:55 am

So I’m not the only one wiggling and weighing sealed blu-rays at the shelves!

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#4 Post by neilist » Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:09 am

reaky wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:55 am
So I’m not the only one wiggling and weighing sealed blu-rays at the shelves!
Ha! Judging by our location, we're probably doing it in the exact same store too...

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Re: The Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion

#5 Post by TMDaines » Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:58 am

This seems to be getting ridiculous. I picked this up in store in Fopp today and it has no booklet already! All of the copies weighed about the same in hand. All just contain a 10th anniversary celebration booklet instead.

We need a bit of transparency about number of copies with booklets.

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Re: The Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion

#6 Post by Orlac » Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:16 pm

Agreed. Indicator and 88 FIlms play fair, Arrow does not.

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Re: The Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion

#7 Post by Adam Grikepelis » Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:54 am

I feel like they're heading more toward opacity of late. Would be great if it were otherwise.

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#8 Post by Mr Sloane » Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:55 am

I picked up The Iguana with the Tongue of Fire this weekend and that is also missing the booklet - despite only being released nine weeks ago! I wonder if Arrow have pressed up a few runs with only the 10th anniversary booklet just for this promotion? I also picked up some older releases, but have yet to open those.

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Re: The Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion

#9 Post by Orlac » Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:41 am

The booklet for Iguana is very interesting.

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Re: The Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion

#10 Post by reaky » Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:32 am

I also bought it at the weekend (Fopp Cambridge) - and got a booklet! Seems Arrow have introduced a lucky dip element to their marketing.

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#11 Post by Orlac » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:09 am

I don't care for it at all.

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Re: Arrow: Cheapest Prices/Best Places to Buy/Pre-Orders/Deals

#12 Post by TMDaines » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:21 am

TMDaines wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 5:40 am
I ordered the following, but guessing I'll be lucky to get a booklet in any of them:

Torso
What Have They Done To Your Daughters?
Strip Nude For Your Killer
Keoma
Booklets in all bar Strip Nude For Your Killer. Weird.

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#13 Post by Ovader » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:31 am

Just received my DiabolikDVD Arrow order and THE POSSESSED & THE FIFTH CORD have the booklets but HORROR EXPRESS does not which I assume would be the case for the latter with the popularity of such a Lee/Cushing film.

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#14 Post by Jean-Luc Garbo » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:32 pm

My order of Audition from DiabolikDVD didn't have a booklet.

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#15 Post by kuzine » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:41 pm

I think only the Audition steelbook came with a booklet. The pdf is available on the website though if you log in to your account [is there a list of these anywhere?].

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#16 Post by Adam Grikepelis » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:39 am

Really? I didn’t think they’d followed through with that. If there are any others it’d be interesting to know.

The Audition steelbook was a UK release, whereas the one Diabolik are selling is the new US edition that came out in February of this year.

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#17 Post by DRW.mov » Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:09 am

Can we just have a separate Arrow Booklet Investigations thread?

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#18 Post by swo17 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:18 am

Probably necessary at this point

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Re: Arrow Booklets: An International Tragedy

#19 Post by domino harvey » Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:33 am

Okay, please read the first post and let us know of any 2019 titles that are now bookletless / use this thread for all missing booklet tracking (all years)

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Re: Arrow Booklets: An International Tragedy

#20 Post by reaky » Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:49 am

HORROR EXPRESS, three weeks after release.

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#21 Post by kuzine » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:29 am

Adam Grikepelis wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:39 am
Really? I didn’t think they’d followed through with that. If there are any others it’d be interesting to know.
I usually check when I watch a disc where my copy came without a booklet (I think only a handful so far for me, but I haven't bought too many '19 releases yet). From memory, of those I checked, it was only Audition where the website had the Members section on the product page which has a link to the pdf.

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#22 Post by Ashirg » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:28 am

I picked up 5 gialli from Diabolik -

The Iguana with the Tongue of Fire
Strip Nude for your Killer
The Possessed
Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion
The Fifth Cord

Only Strip Nude for your Killer was missing a booklet.

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#23 Post by Adam Grikepelis » Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:33 am

kuzine wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:29 am
From memory, of those I checked, it was only Audition where the website had the Members section on the product page which has a link to the pdf.
Thanks kuzine, I guess their uploading of PDF's is as consistent as the existence of booklets in new releases. Can I nominate this thread title as best-named coralling of spurious threads for the year?

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#24 Post by Jean-Luc Garbo » Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:56 pm

Adam Grikepelis wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:39 am
The Audition steelbook was a UK release, whereas the one Diabolik are selling is the new US edition that came out in February of this year.
Unless it was a duplication of the UK ad copy over on Amazon for the US edition of Audition it says "FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Anton Bitel" hence my surprise when my Diabolik order arrived. I did just get the pdf from the website tho. Has anyone tried emailing Arrow before buying to ask if the first printing has sold out?

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Re: Arrow Booklets: An International Tragedy

#25 Post by kindaikun » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:44 pm

I bought Dillinger, Rage of Honor, Pray for Death and Bloody Birthday during the recent Diabolik sale (May 21st) and all came with booklets except the most recent, Bloody Birthday.

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