Arrow Video July Slate Brings John Hughes Films To Lords Of Chaos

John Hughes hits to The Lords Of Chaos, Arrow Video July slate is the beginning of the Summer fun! A month that will also include a cult comedy making its Blu-ray debut, a 90s snowbound horror rediscovery, a pair of classic 80s John Hughes hits, a Nordic true-crime black metal thriller, and a gruesome German serial killer shocker.

July starts in fine style with FM, a riotous comedy about the heady world of late-70s US radio, directed by legendary cinematographer John A. Alonzo (Chinatown, Scarface). Making its UK Blu-ray debut coming with an incredible platinum-selling soundtrack that includes Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers, Eagles and Tom Petty.

The Chill Factor, a 1990s horror from the golden era of VHS, will cool you down. From the makers of the recent Arrow rediscovery Trapped Alive, directed by Christopher Webster, the film features snowmobiling action, college couples in jeopardy, ill-advised ouija board usage, demonic possession and kills aplenty!

Things are about to get ‘weird’, that’s with Weird Science, from the king of 1980s teen flicks John Hughes. Infusing the genre with a hefty dose of whacked-out sci-fi comedy, in a film where every teenage boy’s wildest fantasies come to life. Starring Anthony Michael Hall and Kelly LeBrock and an early appearance from Robert Downey Jr, the high school movie classic has never looked better than in this new special edition, including an exclusive extended version of the film featuring deleted scenes never released on home video before.

More John Hughes in July with Sixteen Candles, his debut film as writer-director, where he introduced one of the most iconic faces of ‘80s Americana: Molly Ringwald. Taking the rude and crude humour of the teen sex comedies that came before it, and placing it within the intimately portrayed perspective of a girl’s mid-teenage-life crisis.

After blink you miss very limited cinematic release, Jonas Åkerlund Lords of Chaos, gets its home release. A thrilling true-crime horror film set in Oslo, Norway, in the early 1990s, that weaves together rock ‘n’ roll delinquency, death and betrayal. By turns shocking, funny and tragic, film that renders the world of black metal with immense detail whilst also coaxing superb performances from his young cast that includes Rory Culkin and Sky Ferreira.

The month will end with Schramm, a shocking horror from legendary Nekromantik director Jörg Buttgereit, detailing the disturbing life and times of a serial killer. Featuring Monika M, from Nekromantik 2, this raw, unrepentant portrait of paranoia and depravity makes its UK Blu-ray debut.

FM |Blu-ray |1 July 2019


Michael Brandon (Four Flies on Grey Velvet) stars as Jeff Dugan, the ultra-cool program director at LA’s number one rock station, where he employs an array of eccentric DJ personalities, including world-weary ex-hippie Mother (Eileen Brennan, Private Benjamin), and cool cat The Prince of Darkness (Cleavon Little, Blazing Saddles). When the station’s future is thrown into jeopardy by corporate bosses, the motley crew need to stage a rock ‘n’ roll rebellion to save the day.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation transferred from original film elements
Uncompressed stereo 2.0 PCM audio soundtrack
Mono 1.0 music and effects track
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
No Static at All, a newly filmed interview with Michael Brandon, the star of FM
Radio Chaos, a newly filmed interview with Ezra Sacks, the writer of FM
The Spirit of Radio, a newly filmed video appreciation of the era of FM radio and the FM soundtrack by the film and music critic Glenn Kenny
Extensive gallery of original stills, promotional images and soundtrack sleeves
Original trailers
Reversible sleeve featuring two original artwork options

FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by writer and critic Paul Corupe

The Chill Factor | Blu-ray |15 July 2019


After an accident during their snowmobiling holiday, three college couples take refuge in a boarded up children’s camp, once run by a group of satanists. When a ouija board is discovered, the couples foolishly try it out, and all hell is unleashed. Boasting ‘fiendishly original mayhem’ by demonic forces, and a particularly innovative death by icepick, this snowbound Evil Dead-style frightener promises a cold day in hell.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

Brand new 2K restoration from original film elements
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Original uncompressed stereo audio
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Brand new audio commentary with special effects artist Hank Carlson and horror writer Josh Hadley
Brand new on-camera interview with makeup artist Jeffery Lyle Segal
Brand new on-camera interview with production manager Alexandra Reed
Brand new on-camera interview with stunt coordinator Gary Paul
Still Gallery
Original VHS trailer
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Marc Schoenbach TO BE REVEALED

FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector’s booklet featuring new writing by Mike White

Weird Science| Blu-ray |22 July 2019


Perennially picked-on high school nerds Gary (Anthony Michael Hall, Sixteen Candles) and Wyatt (Ilan Mitchell-Smith) create their dream woman on a computer, that unexpectedly appears in the form of Lisa (Kelly LeBrock, The Woman In Red). Gorgeous, intelligent, and blessed with limitless magic powers, Lisa makes the boys’ dreams come true… until Wyatt’s brother Chet (Bill Paxton), and two bullies (Robert Downey Jr and Vamp’s Robert Rusler) determine to put them back in their place.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

New restoration by Arrow Films from a 4K scan of the original negative
High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation of the original Theatrical Version of the film (94 mins), plus seamlessly-branched exclusive Extended Version (97 mins), featuring two additional scenes newly remastered in high-definition
Original lossless stereo audio, plus 5.1 DTS-HD MA surround option (theatrical version only)
Original English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Edited-for-TV version of the film (SD only, 95 mins), plus comparison featurette highlighting the alternate dubs and takes
Option to watch additional scenes from the Extended Version separately
Newly-filmed interview with special makeup creator Craig Reardon
Newly-filmed interview with composer Ira Newborn
Newly-filmed interview with supporting actor John Kapelos
All-new interview with casting director Jackie Burch
It’s Alive: Resurrecting Weird Science, an archive documentary featuring interviews with cast, crew and admirers, including star Anthony Michael Hall
Theatrical trailers and TV spots
Image gallery
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Tracie Ching

FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas and Amanda Reyes

Sixteen Candles | Blu-ray | 22 July 2019


For high schooler Samantha Baker (Molly Ringwald), her 16th birthday might be the worst day of her life. Her family has forgotten about it due to her older sister’s impending wedding; her biggest crush has discovered an embarrassing “sex quiz” filled out by Sam in which she details how she is saving herself for him; she is being hounded by a relentless nerd (Anthony Michael Hall, The Breakfast Club) who won’t take no for an answer. But before the end of the night, all her birthday wishes could still come true…

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

New restoration by Arrow Films from a 4K scan of the original negative
High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation of the Theatrical Version of the film (92 mins), plus Blu-Ray world premiere Extended Version (94 mins), featuring the additional “cafeteria” scene newly remastered in high-definition
Original lossless mono audio, plus 5.1 DTS-HD MA surround option
Original English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Alternate “home video” soundtrack prepared for VHS and laserdisc releases
Option to watch additional scene from the Extended Version separately
Newly-filmed conversation between actors Gedde Watanabe and Deborah Pollack
All-new audio interview with casting director Jackie Burch
Newly-filmed interview with composer Ira Newborn
Newly-filmed interview with supporting actor John Kapelos
Newly-filmed interview with camera operator Gary Kibbe
Newly-filmed interview with filmmaker Adam Rifkin, who shadowed John Hughes while working as an extra on set
All-new video essay written and narrated by writer Soraya Roberts, looking at the film from a contemporary feminist perspective
Celebrating Sixteen Candles, an archive documentary featuring interviews with cast, crew and admirers, including stars Anthony Michael Hall, Paul Dooley, Haviland Morris and Gedde Watanabe, among others
Theatrical trailer
Image gallery
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sara Deck

FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collectors’ booklet featuring new writing on the film by Nikki Baughan and Bryan Reesman

Lords of Chaos |Blu-ray | 22 July 2019


Seventeen-year-old Euronymous (Rory Culkin) longs to escape his idyllic middle-class life. Enlisting a clique of fanatical youths – Necrobutcher, Hellhammer and Dead (Jack Kilmer) – he forms the most evil band in the world… Mayhem. The band soon achieve notoriety for their extreme live shows and the morbid cult that surround them, but the dark world Euronymous has created degenerates into a mire of murder and arson when an arch-rivalry with Varg (Emory Cohen), of the band Burzum, spirals out of control…

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
New interview with writer-director Jonas Åkerlund
New interviews with actors Sam Coleman, Jason Arnopp and Arion Csihar
On-stage introduction to the film by Thurston Moore filmed at the Rio cinema, London, 2018
Outtakes
Image galleries
Original trailer & teasers

FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Metal Hammer’s Jonathan Selzer

Schramm | Blu-ray | 29 July 2019


Lothar Schramm (Florian Koerner von Gustorf, delivering a no-holds-barred performance) lies in a pool of his own blood, bleeding to death, and recalls the events that led to his murderous rampage and his obsession for a prostitute who lives next door. Plagued with paranoia and re-experiencing some truly repulsive moments in his career of carnage, Schramm is a powerful and occasionally outrageous addition to director Jörg Buttgereit’s provocative ouevre.

2-DISC DIRECTOR-APPROVED LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

HD transfer overseen by the filmmakers
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Original uncompressed Stereo 2.0 audio
Optional English subtitles
Limited edition digipak packaging featuring new artwork by Gilles Vranckx
Limited edition certificate
Set of 5 exclusive Schramm “polaroid” postcards
Soundtrack CD
Limited edition 60-page book

DISC 1 [BLU-RAY] – ‘SCHRAMM

Archival audio commentary with director/co-writer Jörg Buttgereit and co-writer Franz Rodenkirchen
Archival audio commentary with actors Florian Von Gustorf and Monika M
Tomorrow I Will Be Dirt: Scenes from the Afterlife of Lothar Schramm (2019) – brand new animated short film sequel to Schramm made by award-winning filmmaker and stop-motion artist Robert Morgan, produced exclusively for this release
Take My Body: The Journey of a Blow-up Doll – writer Kier-La Janisse on how she came to be the owner of a particularly interesting piece of Schramm memorabilia
Jörg Buttgereit in conversation with Arrow Video’s Ewan Cant at the 2019 Offscreen Film Festival
The Making of Schramm – archival behind-the-scenes documentary
Mein Papi – Jörg Buttgereit short film available in HD for the first time ever and with optional director audio commentary
Jesus – Der Film (1995) – short film segment directed by Jörg Buttgereit
Two short films by Schramm producer Manfred Jelinski: Orpheus in der Oberwelt (1970) and Ein Ku’ze’ Film übe’ Hambu’g (1990)
Extensive image gallery
Jörg Buttgereit Trailer Gallery

DISC 2 [CD] – ‘SCHRAMM’ SOUNDTRACK – LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE

CD featuring the complete Schramm score

60-PAGE BOOK – LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE
Exclusive perfect-bound book featuring new writing from Virginie Selavy and Graham Rae, all illustrated with new artwork and original archival stills

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