Arrow Announcements, Speculation & Wild, Irresponsible Conjecture

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Re: Arrow Announcements, Speculation & Wild, Irresponsible Conjecture

#1351 Post by domino harvey » Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:19 pm

Jeez, one title for the month. As if there was any doubt that resources are being redirected to Video’s output

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#1352 Post by Glowingwabbit » Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:27 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:19 pm
Jeez, one title for the month. As if there was any doubt that resources are being redirected to Video’s output
I guess the dream of a Chabrol box is dead. Over a short time they had become one of my favorite labels and sadly no one else has really picked up the slack when it comes to non-english titles.

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Re: Arrow Announcements, Speculation & Wild, Irresponsible Conjecture

#1353 Post by Boosmahn » Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:02 pm

While it is true that most of Arrow's resources are poured into Video, I wouldn't say that a dream of any certain release is dead. I suspect Academy will have at least a couple of flagship sets/boxes a year.

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Re: Arrow Announcements, Speculation & Wild, Irresponsible Conjecture

#1354 Post by swo17 » Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:17 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:19 pm
Jeez, one title for the month. As if there was any doubt that resources are being redirected to Video’s output
Would you have preferred it if they'd added a couple noirs?

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#1355 Post by Glowingwabbit » Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:01 pm

swo17 wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:17 pm
domino harvey wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:19 pm
Jeez, one title for the month. As if there was any doubt that resources are being redirected to Video’s output
Would you have preferred it if they'd added a couple noirs?
Hey don't spoil April's lineup!

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#1356 Post by Orlac » Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:27 pm

I must say less boxsets all the time is much better for my bank balance!

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#1357 Post by Glowingwabbit » Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:32 pm

Well there were 0 boxsets in 2019 (not counting the Buddhist Trilogy which was delayed in 2018)

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#1358 Post by Ribs » Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:13 pm

That seems like a fairly wild reason for exclusion

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#1359 Post by Telstar » Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:24 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:19 pm
Jeez, one title for the month. As if there was any doubt that resources are being redirected to Video’s output
I wouldn't say Arrow Video's recent output is any great shakes either, particularly from late 2019 through early 2020.

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#1360 Post by Orlac » Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:39 pm

I think they overdid it in 2016 - far too many limited editions for one to keep up with. The new schedule is much more relaxed.

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#1361 Post by EddieLarkin » Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:47 pm

It sort of seems like there's only room for one truly great Criterion like catalog Blu-ray label in the UK at any one time. 2009-2012 it was Masters of Cinema, 2012 being quite the bumper year for them with the big Universal deal and restoring The Passion of Joan of Arc, but very quickly after that their output fell, their title priortisation changed and now it seems like they put more resources into the Eureka Classics line.

2012 was the first year Arrow did their own restoration too, but they capitalised on this in a way Eureka didn't seem to be able to, and by 2014 with the release of the Boro set and their US expansion the following year, they'd clearly become MoC's successor. This seemed to last until about 2017, but things started to feel different the following year, and this year I felt the same disappointment I did towards Eureka 5 years ago.

Obviously it's Indicator now who hold the crown, but for how long? I suspect for as long as the disc producers stick around, because that seemed to be a catalyst for MoC when peerpee left in 2012, and perhaps similarly when guys like MichaelB and antnield stopped producing for Arrow. All 3 of them of course now work with Indicator.

Criterion on the otherhand, despite some ups and downs, never seem to have been seriously challenged in the States.

(Of course I've left out the trusty old BFI, who seem to have maintained the same level of quality for over a decade, but who I imagine sadly don't see the sort of sales the other guys do).

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#1362 Post by DeprongMori » Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:31 pm

Indicator has been knocking it out of the park with their box sets and continue to have many excellent releases, but they seem to be committed to “English-language only” releases, which takes them out of the running for heir to Eureka or Arrow — both of which highlight gems of world cinema.

Most of my orders these days seem to be from BFI.

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#1363 Post by Luke M » Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:41 pm

Clue for Friday's announcement. Looks kinda like the door is ajar, perhaps ajar-door-owsky?

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#1364 Post by swo17 » Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:57 pm

That's so much of a stretch it might just be right

I like the guesses for Near Dark better though

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#1365 Post by Glowingwabbit » Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:59 pm

The theatrical is January and i've seen it mentioned that its coming in March. The clue could be related to another release being announced for March though

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#1366 Post by Adam X » Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:44 pm

swo17 wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:57 pm
I like the guesses for Near Dark better though
Man, that'd be nice if it were true. It really needs a good release.
I find myself thinking of Alexandre Aja, though - which would likely lead to High Tension, or his new film Crawl. But yeah, Jodorowsky seems appropriately idiomatic for Arrow.

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#1367 Post by tenia » Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:31 pm

People on blu-ray.com are suggesting Door Into Darkness, which would fit an Alan Jones tweet about "filming an exclusive DVD extra in Cannes for a surprising upcoming Argento release.".

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#1368 Post by Adam X » Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:52 pm

That would also be welcome.

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#1369 Post by Adam X » Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:07 am

Turns out the clue was for
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Beyond the Door.
It’s gone now but the page briefly went up on their site while I was looking at something else.

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#1370 Post by dwk » Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:11 am

UK only:
Alejandro Jodorowsky Collection (Fando y Lis, El Topo, The Holy Mountain, & Psychomagic, A Healing Art) Limited Edition Box set

US/Can only:
The Passion of Darkly Noon

UK/US/Can:
Beyond the Door Limited Edition

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#1371 Post by Glowingwabbit » Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:14 am

dwk wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:11 am
UK only:
Alejandro Jodorowsky Collection (Fando y Lis, El Topo, The Holy Mountain, & Psychomagic, A Healing Art) Limited Edition Box set
I really only care about El Topo but this set looks really fantastic. Who has the US rights?

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#1372 Post by Adam X » Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:09 pm

abkco, in perpetuity, I believe.

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Re: Arrow Announcements, Speculation & Wild, Irresponsible Conjecture

#1373 Post by colinr0380 » Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:53 am

dwk wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:11 am
US/Can only:
The Passion of Darkly Noon
Oh fantastic! I think this might be my favourite Philip Ridley film (though he's only made three so far with The Reflecting Skin before this and Heartless fourteen years after Darkly Noon). Its a very moody almost fairy tale of a someone rather ruined by a harsh religious upbinging (Brendan Fraser) getting invited into a home of a young couple (Ashley Judd and Viggo Mortensen) in the middle of a secluded forest and getting a bit too infatuated with her. It's sort of Dead Calm in the woods, but the antagonist is (a little bit) more sympathised with than the Billy Zane character was!

Here's the trailer that Arrow have put up. It's kind of in the same tradition that the much later Mandy is, of imagery almost overwhelming the rather simple structuring storyline (which I guess means that Grace Zabriske is in the Bull Duke equivalent role!)

Perhaps the most enduring legacy of the film is the lament for the main character (or really the whole trio of characters) in the PJ Harvey song Who Will Love Me Now? that runs over the end credits, which got an early 2000s electronica remixed version!

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#1374 Post by the__projectionist » Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:10 am

Gamera Collection in Summer 2020.

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