What’s coming soon to Arrow UK in August 2022?
James R | On 01, Aug 2022
Arrow is a streaming service curated by members of the Arrow Video team, bringing together new horror, cult classics, cutting edge cinema, international favourites and more – from Lars von Trier to Park Chan-wook, plus TV shows such as The Bridge and Gomorrah.
This August, Arrow marks the exclusive release of the latest from acclaimed Indonesian director Edwin (Postcards from the Zoo) and based on the novel by Eka Kurniawan. Winner of the Golden Leopard at the 2021 Locarno Film Festival, it’s a pulpy, energetic throwback to 80s South East Asian action and coming-of-age cinema. It’s joined by a cult shocker from Joe Begos, a season of B-movie mayhem, crazed animals, giallo classics and an iconic French horror.
Here’s what’s coming soon to Arrow Video in August 2022:
La Haine – 5th August
After a chaotic night of rioting in a marginal suburb of Paris, three young friends, Vinz, Hubert and Saïd, wander around unoccupied waiting for news about the state of health of a mutual friend who has been seriously injured when confronting the police.
The Weapon, The Hour, The Motive – 5th August
Horny priests and self-flagellating nuns abound in Francesco Mazzei’s The Weapon, the Hour, the Motive, as police commissioner Franco Boito (Renzo Montagnani, Massacre in Rome) investigates the brutal murder of a young clergyman, only to enter into an affair with the dead man’s lover (Bedy Moratti, Calling All Police Cars).
The Killer Reserved Nine Seats – 5th August
In Giuseppe Bennati’s The Killer Reserved Nine Seats, an assortment of wealthy degenerates – including Italian cult mainstays Andrea Scotti (Django, Prepare a Coffin) and Howard Ross (The Pyjama Girl Case) – answer the summons of an eccentric nobleman (Chris Avram, A Bay of Blood) and assemble in the theatre attached to his ancestral home, only to find themselves trapped in the decaying building while a savage killer picks them off Agatha Christie-style!
Smile Before Death – 5th August
In Silvio Amadio’s Smile Before Death, familicide with a sprinkling of Oedipal love is the order of the day when teenager Nancy (Jenny Tamburi, The Suspicious Death of a Minor) returns home to discover the apparent suicide of her mother, and quickly comes to suspect that her stepfather (Silvano Tranquilli, The Bloodstained Butterfly) and his mistress (Rosalba Neri, The French Sex Murders) are to blame.
Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash – 5th August
Ajo Kawir (Marthino Lio) is a fighter who fears nothing, not even death. But his raging urge to fight is driven by a secret – his impotence, resulting from a traumatic childhood memory. When he crosses paths with a tough female fighter named Iteung (Ladya Cheryl), Ajo gets beaten black and blue, but he also falls head over heels in love. Will Ajo’s path lead him to a happy life with Iteung, and, eventually, his own peace of mind?
Subspecies – 12th August
Michele and Lillian are two American students who have joined their friend Mara in Romania for their studies of the ancient myths and legends of Transylvania. But Myth turns into reality when the women become the objects of desire of the Master Vampire Radu Vladslaví, an ancient and evil vampire obsessed with making them his consorts for eternity and rule the underworld with them by his side!
Bloodstone: Subspecies II – 12th August
Michelle, now linked to Radu the vampire, steals the legendary Bloodstone and escapes Radu’s clutches. She finds a lair beneath a theatre in Bucharest and stalks the streets in torment, torn between her fading humanity and her growing thirst for blood. She phones her sister Rebecca and begs her to come to Bucharest to help her. With the aid of Mel Thompson of the US Embassy and Romanian policeman Lt. Marin she hunts for Michelle in the shadows of the sinister city.
Bloodlust: Subspecies III – 12th August
Radu has been destroyed, and Michelle has been captured by Radu’s vile mother, Mummy. However, Mummy uses dark sorcery to bring Radu back to life and transports them back to Castle Vladislas to escape their pursuers. But Michelle’s sister Rebecca, plans to storm the castle with the help of a CIA operative armed with an arsenal of silver bullets that leads to a climactic standoff against the Vampire Radu and his bloodline.
Bloodstorm: Subspecies IV – 12th August
The most savage vampire masters of all time have returned from their unholy rest in the final battle for the Bloodstone. The evil and cruel vampire Radu Vladislas has awakened once again to exact his bloody revenge upon those who have betrayed his reign of evil. Michelle, who turns more into a creature-of-the-night by every passing day, and her friends are about to be swept up in a wave of carnage and evil…as the war of the undead begins!
Vampire Journals – 12th August
Zachary is a vampire with a conscience who hunts the vampire bloodline that sired him. After witnessing the love of his life get turned into a vampire, Zachary destroys both her, and his master, and former protege of Ash. Serena. Zachary, armed with the enchanted sword of a great vampire slayer called Laertes, seeks out the rest of Serena’s bloodline to eradicate them. A spin-off of the popular SUBSPECIES vampire franchise.
Bliss – 12th August
In need of creative inspiration, a professionally stagnant and hard-partying Los Angeles artist recklessly indulges in a series of drug binges. As the narcotics fly out of control, so does her newfound and inexplicable, yet unquenchable, craving for blood.
Hounds of Love – 12th August
Loosely based on real-life events, this harrowing psychological thriller from Australian writer-director Ben Young is set in 1980s Perth, where a depraved couple are abducting and murdering young girls. When seventeen-year-old Vicki Maloney accepts a ride from the duo late one night, she finds herself catapulted into a nightmare beyond her imagining.
Ben – 19th August
A lonely boy becomes good friends with Ben, a rat. This rat is also the leader of a pack of vicious killer rats, killing lots of people.
Willard – 19th August
A social misfit, Willard is made fun of by his co-workers, and squeezed out of the company started by his deceased father by his boss. His only friends are a couple of rats he raised at home, Ben and Socrates.
Meridian – 19th August
Catherine returns to her family castle in Italy after her father’s death & gets caught in a love triangle between a man & a creature of the night. With the help of her nanny and a ghost of a young girl, Catherine discovers a curse that threatens their lives.
Eyes without a Face – 26th August
Dr. Génessier is riddled with guilt after an accident that he caused disfigures the face of his daughter, the once beautiful Christiane, who outsiders believe is dead. Dr. Génessier, along with accomplice and laboratory assistant Louise, kidnaps young women and uses them to try and restore his beloved daughter’s visage.