It’s ‘Spring Fever’ Over At ARROW In May

A Jaw-dropping chiller, a superb murder mystery show and some truly addictive TV Series!

The weather is thankfully getting consistently better, the nights longer, over at ARROW their getting ‘spring fever’ as they reveal their May line up.

Key highlights in May include innovative horror thriller, the yakuza vs zombies classic, teen angst as well as consumer satire. It’s not all about a brand new murder mystery series from Sweden, as well as fantastic new TV shows including the darkly comic Danish sitcom KLOWN, and so much more…

MAY RELEASE CALENDAR

New TitlesFrom  2nd May 
Spring Tide, Series 1, eps 1&2

New TitlesFrom  3rd May 
Threshold + ARROW Stories
The Green Ray
Over The Edge + ARROW Stories
Versus
Branded To Kill
Wallander, eps 1-7
The Legend of the Stardust Brothers
Fukuchan of Fukufuku Flats
Lowlife Love
Love and Other Cults

New TitlesFrom 7th May
The Saboteurs
Toto the Hero
Land of Hope
The Whispering Star
The Sion Sono
Love and Peach
Love Exposure

New TitlesFrom 9th May
Spring Tide, Series 1, eps 3&4

New TitlesFrom  10th May 
Pusher
Pusher 2
Pusher 3
The Aviator’s Wife
My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend
Wallander, eps 8-13

New TitlesFrom 14th May
Putney Swope
Zombie Nightmare
The Reflecting Skin

New TitlesFrom  16th May 
Spring Tide, Series 1, eps 5&6

New TitlesFrom 17th May
Cop Killers
A good Marriage
Full Moon in Paris
Wallander, eps 14-20

New TitlesFrom 21st May
Klown
Everybody Wins

New TitlesFrom 23rd May
Spring Tide, Series 1, eps 7&8
New Titles – From May 24
Wallander, eps 21-26

New TitlesFrom 30th May 
Spring Tide, Series 1, eps 9&10

New TitlesFrom 31st May
Wallander, eps 27-32

MAY: NEW FILM SEASONS
New SeasonsFrom 3rd May
GHOULS AND GANGSTERS – To celebrate the utterly brilliant and bonkers VERSUS exploding in a hail of bullets and blood onto ARROW, we present a violent mashup of gangsters, ghouls and guns. Films include: Versus, Zombie for Sale, Wolf Guy and more

UNCLEAN SPIRITS – Nowhere is safe when the unclean spirits hell-bent on causing suffering, demons take many forms on ARROW: From possessors and corruptors of the flesh to ten-foot-tall monsters. Titles include: Demons, Demons 2, Mirror Mirror, Scared Stiff & Rawhead Rex

New SeasonsFrom 7th May 
SION SONO – The ever-evolving Sion Sono, who burst onto the Japanese film scene with I Am Sion Sono!!, has made a name for himself as a numerous award-winner, festival favourite and provocateur. Featured are three of his films, and a documentary, directed by Arata Oshima, son of rebel filmmaker Nagisa Oshima. Titles include: Land of Hope, The Whispering Star, Love and Peace, Love Exposure, The Sion Sono

New SeasonsFrom 10th May 
THE PUSHER TRILOGY – Welcome to the dark underbelly of the violent crime in Copenhagen. Director Nicolas Winding Refn burst onto the scene with these frantic and bloody tales of grim gangster life through a cinéma vérité lens. This collection brings together all three films in the notorious Danish crime Trilogy.

MAY TITLES IN DEPTH
EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE  3RD MAY : THRESHOLD

A phone call from out of the blue brings Leo (Joey Millin) back into contact with his sister, Virginia (Madison West), who persuades him to embark on a cross-country road trip to lift a curse on her that resulted from a sinister ritual performed by the cult she belonged to. The second feature from co-directors Powell Robinson, Patrick R Young and producer Lauren Bates, following their debut Bastard (2015), was improvised and shot on two iPhones over the course of a 12-day road trip with a crew of just three. Shown here with ARROW Stories and a host of exclusive extras.

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE FROM 2ND MAY: SPRING TIDE

Adapted from the bestselling novel and brought to the screen by the producers of The Bridge and the writers of Beck and Arne Dahl, SPRING TIDE is a gripping ten-part Swedish detective thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

1990. A sadistic murder is committed on Nordkoster island – a young pregnant woman is buried in the sand, and left to die as the tide rises. 25 years later, the case remains unsolved… Olivia Rönning (Julia Ragnarsson – Midsommar, The Bridge Season 2), a trainee from the Police Academy, is assigned to work on the case. She soon becomes obsessed with the murder but what she begins to uncover will have unimaginable consequences. Launching with two episodes a week from the start of May, this is must-watch, date-for-your-diary TV.

3RD MAY: VERSUS

A relentless one-of-a-kind sensory assault chock-full of hyper-kinetic fight scenes, gangster shootouts, sword-slashing violence and gory zombie horror, VERSUS was a key title amongst the barrage of innovative horror and action movies that appeared as if from nowhere from Japan at the turn of the millennium, leading to a new wave of appreciation for Asian extreme cinema. In the film, an escaped convict enters the mythic Forest of Resurrection, encountering a battle between a lone warrior against hordes of zombie samurai is carried over from a millennium ago into the present day… As well as screening several versions of the film, there are more extras here than bullets in a gunfight!

3RD MAY: OVER THE EDGE

Inspired by real-life incidents, OVER THE EDGE is an incendiary ode to teen rebellion that quickly became a Gen X / punk-rock touchstone, and a key influence on filmmakers such as Richard Linklater and musicians like Kurt Cobain. Detailing teenage unrest in ‘planned community’ New Granada, and starring Matt Dillon in his first film role, the film is armed with a classic ‘70s rock soundtrack (including Cheap Trick, Ramones and Van Halen), energetic direction by Jonathan Kaplan (White Line Fever) and an intelligent script by Tim Hunter (River’s Edge) and Charlie Haas (Matinee). This beautifully restored cult classic is coupled with brand new extras.

14TH MAY : PUTNEY SWOPE

The board of directors at a Madison Avenue ad agency must elect a new chairman. Whilst trying to make sure that enemies don’t get votes, all the members accidentally cast their ballot for the board’s token black man, Putney Swope, setting into motion a subversive and outrageous series of events. Considered one of the masterpieces of late 60s counterculture cinema, Robert Downey Sr.’s (Greaser’s Palace) PUTNEY SWOPE remains a vital – and timely – cinematic satire on race, politics and pop culture.

3RD MAY: THE LEGEND OF THE STARDUST BROTHERS

In 1985, with inspiration from Phantom of the Paradise and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, debut director Macato Tezuka assembled a cast of some of Japan’s most famous musicians of the time, alongside many famous names in Manga and even many upcoming film directors of the time such as Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Tokyo Sonata) and Daihachi Yoshida (The Kirishima Thing). The result, THE LEGEND OF THE STARDUST BROTHERS, is the exact definition of a cult film. Despite the huge array of talent on board with a large budget, the film is totally unknown even to this day in both Japan and worldwide – now’s your chance to change that!

ALSO SHOWING IN MAY
Two films from acclaimed Japanese auteur Eiji Uchida – 2015’s Lowlife Love and 2017’s Love and Other Cults. Plus! TV shows Wallander, Klown, and The Saboteurs; The Reflecting Skin, The Green Ray, Branded to Kill, Fukuchan of Fukufuku Flats, Toto the Hero, The Aviator’s Wife, My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend, Zombie Nightmare, Cop Killers, A Good Marriage, Full Moon in Paris, Everybody Wins and much more…

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