1 April 2022
Six titles are available in the April lineup from Arrow Video and MVD Entertainment Group, including two new box sets and three 4K Ultra HD releases.
8 diagram pole fighter, from legendary Shaw Brothers director Lau Kar-Leung, makes its American Blu-ray debut on April 5. In the film, General Yeung Yip and his sons are ambushed and brutally attacked, killing or capturing all except Yip and his two sons. , A son, Yung Chiu (Alexander Fu Sheng), returns home to his mother and sisters. The second son, Yung Dak (Gordon Liu), goes to live in a monastery where he develops eight-figure pole fighting techniques. After one of his sisters is captured, the post office is filled with anger to return home and take his revenge. 8 diagram pole fighter It was one of the last great martial arts epics to be released by the famous Shaw Brothers studio. However, the film is also remembered for the great tragedy that happened during filming. Star Fu Sheng tragically died in a car accident in the middle of production. As a result, Kar-Leung reworked the final part of the script, turning it into the final action spectacular as a tribute to his young star. This Arrow release features a brand new 2K restoration from the original camera negative and comes with bonus content.
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein Available April 12 on 4K Ultra HD. Kenneth Branagh directs and stars with an all-star cast including Robert De Niro, Helena Bonham Carter and Ian Holm in this cinematic tale of influential gothic tale. At the turn of the 19th century, scientist Victor Frankenstein (Branagh) is determined to conquer human morality. His attempt to play the role of god results in the creation of a terrifying monster (De Niro). The film earned seven nominations at the Oscars and Saturn Awards for Best Makeup. Arrow brings film to 4K for the first time with a new restoration from the original camera negative. The release includes a slate of new special features, including a documentary on the origins and development. frankenstein Story.
Also marks the release of 12 April robocop In a limited edition 4K Ultra HD Steelbook. This sci-fi classic, about a mortally wounded cop (Peter Weller) who returns to the line of duty as a cyborg advertised as the future of law enforcement, has catapulted Hollywood into director Paul Verhoeven’s Wild introduced to the world. The film is making its global debut in 4K, with a restoration approved by Verhoeven. This limited edition release includes both theatrical and director’s cuts of the film.
Arrow will release on April 19 Rogue Cop and Racketeer: Two Crime Thrillerss Enzo G. Castellari. By on Blu-ray. One of the most influential Italian genre directors of all time, Castellari made a name for himself with titles such as Keoma And The Inglourious Bastards, Arrow presents Castellari’s two action-packed titles in one set. The first is from 1976 big racket, in which a gang of goons attempt to bring an Italian town to its knees by extorting money from local shop and bar owners. Unfortunately for them, Inspector Palmeri (Fabio Testi) is on the scene. The film is notable for a death-defying stunt that sees Tasty trapped in a car that falls into a ditch. Rounding out the set belongs to Castellar heroin busters, Tasty returns, this time as an Italian police officer who goes undercover to bring down an international heroin smuggling ring. While at work, he and a hot-tempered Interpol agent (David Hemmings) are dealing with the same case, Butt Head. The limited-edition two-disc set includes brand new 2K restorations, new audio commentary tracks, and new interviews for both films.
Arrow will release its second set of Claude Chabrol films on April 26 Twisting the Knife: Four films by Claude Chabroli, This four-disc set brings together four films from the later part of Chabrol’s career, starting in the 1997 the con, In that film, Victor (Michelle Serrault) and Betty (Isabelle Huppert) are a pair of small-time scam artists who travel from business convention to business convention in their camper van to rob unsuspecting merchants. Betty sets her vision on something more ambitious and convinces Victor to take a mark with a potential pay day of 5 million Swiss francs. The pair soon realize that they are in over their heads and must fight for their lives. In color of liesA 10-year-old girl has been murdered in a small town. René (Jacques Gamblin), his art teacher, is the last person to see him alive and immediately becomes a prime suspect. Chabrol once again partnered with Huppert for 2000 psychological thriller night cap, Huppert stars as Mika, the owner of a Swiss chocolate company, and the first wife of famed pianist André Polonsky (Jacques Deutronc). After the death of Andre’s second wife, he marries Mika again. Soon an unsuspecting visitor arrives, who exposes him to dishonesty and long-hidden family secrets. The last film on the set is from 2003 flower of evil, in which a wealthy Bordeaux-dwelling family sees their entire lives ruined when the family’s wife, Anne (Nathalie Bay), decides to run for mayor. A political smear campaign uncovers the secrets of an old massacre that threatens to bring the family down. flower of evil It was nominated for Best European Film at the 18th Annual Goya Awards. Bonus material on set includes new 4K restorations; new audio commentary track; new interviews; and an 80-page collector’s handbook of new writings by Sean Hogan, Brad Stevens, Catherine Doustisier-Search, Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, and Pamela Hutchinson.
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The month is set to end with a 4K Ultra HD upgrade to Terry Gilliam’s sci-fi thriller on April 26. 12 monkeys, Set in a futuristic world ravaged by disease and death, the film sends Bruce Willis back in time as a criminal to help find the original virus and develop a cure. Brad Pitt earned an Oscar for his turn as environmentalist and anti-corporate mental patient Jeffrey Goines. This new release comes with archival bonus material and a limited-edition illustrated collector’s handbook featuring writing on the film by Nathan Rabin and Ian Christie.