18 June 2024
Ellar Coltrane stars in Boyhood out soon on Arrow Video

Scream The House Down With Arrow March 2023 Line-Up

Spanish horror, a Film Noir box set and Linklater in UHD

Talking Heads ‘Burned’ the house down,  March 2023 Arrow Video will scream the house down. A month that brings a never been seen version of a major gothic horror from Spain. A deluxe box set of four superb Film Noirs from the golden age of the crime genre and a groundbreaking masterwork from Richard Linklater in UHD. All coming with the trademark Arrow Video cuts, extras, features and commentaries.

First in March, Spain’s first major horror film production, The House That Screamed. A stylish gothic tale of tortured passions and bloody murder that bridges the bloody gap between Psycho and Suspiria. Directed by Narciso Ibáñez Serrador (Who Can Kill a Child?), this landmark title in Spanish genre cinema has been restored to its director’s original full-length vision for the first time. The new 2k restoration is also available in an Original Artwork Slipcase Limited Edition Blu-ray.

This month also sees the release of Four Film Noir Classics Vol 2, featuring tormented protagonists, sadistic villains, sublimated sex and murder most foul. Take a walk through the shadowy streets of Film Noir in these four atmospheric classics: The Suspect (1944); The Sleeping City (1950); Thunder on the Hill (1951); Six Bridges to Cross (1955). This showcase of lesser known noir classics features sterling performances from a host of screen greats, as well as taut direction, stunning cinematography, and superb screenwriting from the likes of Oscar Saul (A Streetcar Named Desire), Jo Eisinger (Gilda, Night and the City), Andrew Holt (In a Lonely Place) and Sydney Boehm (The Big Heat). Embrace the darkness with these hard-boiled genre gems. The four disc Limited Edition Blu-ray box set includes a hardback collector’s book featuring new writing on the films..

Finally in March, Boyhood, a ground-breaking cinematic achievement from Richard Linklater, the director of Slacker, Dazed & Confused and Before Sunrise. A fictional drama made with the same group of actors over a 12-year period, it is at once epic and intimate, and a one-of-a-kind trip through the exhilaration of childhood, the seismic shifts of modern family life, and the passage of time itself. A remarkable film that builds on Linklater’s fascination with time, relationships and the ever-changing nature of our lives, Boyhood is a deeply moving experience that found praise from critics around the world and went on to win the award for Best Film at both the Golden Globes and British Academy Film Awards in 2015.

The House That Screamed Blu-ray &  Limited Edition Blu-ray 6th March

Thérèse (Cristina Galbó) is the latest arrival at the boarding school for wayward girls run under the stern, authoritarian eye of Mme Fourneau (Lilli Palmer). As the newcomer becomes accustomed to the strict routines, the whip-hand hierarchies among the girls and their furtive extra-curricular methods of release from within the forbidding walls of institutional life, she learns that several of her fellow students have recently vanished mysteriously. Meanwhile, tensions grow within this isolated hothouse environment as Mme Fourneau’s callow but curious 15-year-old son Louis (John Moulder-Brown) ignores his mother’s strict orders not to get close to the “tainted” ladies under her ward.

Four Film Noir Classics Vol 2 On Limited Edition Blu-ray 20th March
Film Noir classics Volume 2
In The Suspect (1944) a genial shopkeeper, Philip Marshall, is constantly nagged by his shrewish wife, Cora, while secretly yearning for a pretty young stenographer. When Cora falls to her death the police are suspicious, and Marshall’s neighbour sees a chance for blackmail. A classic noir with an unusual Edwardian setting directed by Robert Siodmak (The Killers), and starring Charles Laughton (The Big Clock), Ella Raines (Phantom Lady) and Henry Daniell (The Body Snatcher). Meanwhile, The Sleeping City (1950) sees an undercover policeman investigating murder and narcotics racketeering at New York’s Bellevue Hospital. Starring Richard Conte (Thieves’ Highway) and Coleen Gray (Nightmare Alley) this tense, semi-documentary thriller was shot entirely on location by director George Sherman. In Thunder on the Hill (1951) convicted murderer Valerie Carns is being transported for execution when a flood strands her and her guards at a convent hospital, where Sister Mary Bonaventure becomes convinced of Valerie’s innocence and sets out to find the real killer. Celebrated director Douglas Sirk is best known for his classic melodramas, but he made a number of noir thrillers and this is one of the best; starring Claudette Colbert (It Happened One Night) and Ann Blyth (Mildred Pierce). Finally, in Six Bridges to Cross (1955) streetwise delinquent Jerry Florea is shot and wounded by rookie policeman Eddie Gallagher while fleeing the scene of a robbery. Despite this, the two develop a friendship as Eddie and his wife take Jerry under their wing, trying to keep him on the straight and narrow. As an adult Jerry marries and seems to settle down, until an armoured security company across the street from him is robbed of two and a half million dollars. Directed by Joseph Pevney (Man of a Thousand Faces) the film stars Tony Curtis (Some Like it Hot), George Nalder (Robot Monster), Julie Adams (Creature from the Black Lagoon) and Sal Mineo (Rebel Without a Cause), with cinematography by the great William H. Daniels (The Naked City).

Boyhood On Limited Edition 4K UHD / Limited Edition Blu-ray 27th March

Dreamy-eyed grade-schooler Mason (Ellar Coltrane) is facing upheaval: his struggling single mom Olivia (Patricia Arquette) has decided to move him and older sister Samantha (Lorelei Linklater) to Houston – just as their long-absent father Mason Sr. (Ethan Hawke) re-enters their world. Thus begins a decade of constantly unfolding heartbreak and wonder. Against the tide of family moves and controversies, faltering marriages and re-marriages, new schools, first loves, lost loves, good times and scary times that will shape him, Mason emerges to head down his own road.

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