What’s coming soon to Arrow Video Channel in December 2020?
James R | On 05, Dec 2020
The genre geniuses at Arrow Video have launched their own subscription streaming service, bringing together chilling horrors and cult curios into one platform. This Christmas, there’s a brand new horror mystery, a slice of Japanese New Wave and Cronenberg’s Crash.
Here’s what’s coming soon to Arrow Video Channel in December 2020:
The Bloodhound – 1st December
A creepy and intense story of the insidious and dangerous effects of isolation on a damaged mind, The Bloodhound, a remarkably assured first feature from writer/director Patrick Picard, is a unique and stylish take on Edgar Allan Poe’s gothic classic, The Fall of The House of Usher.
Crash – 1st December
Technology and sexuality meet in a head-on collision in Crash – director David Cronenberg’s stunning and hypnotic tour de force starring James Spader and Holly Hunter, a highly controversial adaptation of writer J.G. Ballard’s hugely transgressive 1973 novel. Awarded the Special Jury Prize at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival for originality, daring and audacity, Crash remains an incredibly subversive and confrontational piece of cinema – Cronenberg himself describes it as “a dangerous film”.
Survivor Ballads: Three Films by Shohei Imamura – Date TBC
Throughout the 1980s, Shohei Imamura (The Pornographers, Profound Desires of the Gods), a leading figure of the Japanese New Wave era of the 1960s, cemented his international reputation as one of the most important directors of his generation with a series of films that all competed at Cannes to great critical acclaim. This exclusive season presents restored versions of three late career classics – Black Rain, The Ballad of Narayama and Zegen – from the legendary filmmaker which epitomise his almost documentary style of filmmaking, exposing the vulgar yet vibrant and instinctive underbelly of Japanese society.
Collection: Naughty of Nice? – 1st December
He’s making his list, and checking it twice,… Santa’s gonna be in with a fright! From tearaway teens to maniacal killers – Santa’s naughty list is going to be mighty busy this year… Films include: The Violent Years, Bloody Birthday, Children of the Corn, The El Duce Tapes, Doom Asylum, The Hooked Generation.
Shogun’s Joys of Torture – 7th December
From the outrageous imagination of cult director Teruo Ishii (Orgies of Edo, Horrors of Malformed Men) comes this infamous omnibus of three shocking tales of crime and punishment based on true-life documented cases set during the reign of the Tokugawa shogunate. Shogun’s Joy of Torture set a new benchmark for the depiction of sex, sadism and depravity in Japanese exploitation, with Ishii staging his elaborate torture methods with an unmatched verve and inventiveness.
Collection: It’s Cold Outside – 7th December
Temperatures are low but the possibility of murder and mayhem is high, in a collection of Arrow’s most snowbound and chilling titles. Films include: The Chill Factor, The Deeper You Dig, Trapped Alive.
Collection: Eat, Drink and Be Merry – 21st December
Fancy feeding your festive spirit? Well grab a spoon and get ready to dig in with this decadent feast that will (not) give you that warm feeling inside. Films include: La Grande Bouffe, Lake Michigan Monster, The Stuff, Return of the Killer Tomatoes.
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