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Re: Arrow Announcements, Speculation & Wild, Irresponsible Conjecture

#2001 Post by ianungstad » Fri Oct 22, 2021 11:22 pm

Paramount?

They are apparently releasing the documentary Wolfman's Got Nards next year. There's some speculation it will be alongside Monster Squad.

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#2002 Post by dwk » Fri Oct 22, 2021 11:36 pm

If it is a US studio, then Paramount or Fox are the only two I can think of, but neither of those are licensing right now. However, if Paramount is still willing to license titles from the various catalogs they own and if Olive's rights to their Paramount licenses are expiring that would make sense.

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#2003 Post by The Elegant Dandy Fop » Sat Oct 23, 2021 3:21 am

Could be a major foreign company. Toho, Shochiku, and Fortune Star all seem like solid possiblities, especially the first two as Arrow has really been doing a tremendous job with Japanese cinema these last two years. I know Toho has been strict about licensing these last few years, but seeing as Arrow has a large pool of contributors that have connections to the Japanese film industry, I can easily see them licensing things from Toho like Throw Away Your Books and Riot in the Streets or Goyokin.

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#2004 Post by nitin » Sat Oct 23, 2021 5:53 am

Could also potentially be Studiocanal or Lionsgate?

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#2005 Post by dwk » Sat Oct 23, 2021 10:33 am

They have releases Toho titles in the US.

I can not recall if they have released any Shochiku titles (I am not aware of how many films are in Shochiku's catalog, but Criterion/Janus has hundreds of their titles.)

Fortune Star is possible, but in the US that catalog seems picked over already with Miramax still controlling a bunch and numerous labels having deals with them.

StudioCanal was my first guess when I thought it was possible that it was a UK only deal. Still possible I suppose, but between Kino, Shout, Criterion, Film Movement, and Severin, I wonder what would be left that would interest Arrow.

Lionsgate is possible, if they have decided to start licensing beyond doing it when a filmmaker requests it.

I did have a thought last night, a long shot, that it could be New Amsterdam Entertainment two big titles: Dawn of the Dead and Martin. I know the UK release of Dawn is fantastic and Martin should be too, but very few people import, so there should be a substantial market for US releases.

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#2006 Post by yoloswegmaster » Sat Oct 23, 2021 11:08 am

It sounds like he's saying that they have licensed from this company for U.K titles but none for U.S.

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#2007 Post by ianungstad » Sat Oct 23, 2021 5:13 pm

Yeah... it does sound like it's a new to the US licensor; which is why I was thinking it could be for the Republic Pictures stuff from Paramount. They've already released some Republic titles in the UK on the Academy range. Rumors of Monster Squad next year. Olive Films release seems to be unavailable. Not sure if Olive Films is even still active. If I were reading the tea leaves, it's probably the most likely "major licensor" outside the suggested possibility of another Japanese studio.

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#2008 Post by Nw_jahrles » Mon Oct 25, 2021 1:41 pm

I noticed during the Arrow sale that the Blood Hunger box is now listed as “Jose Larraz Vol. 1” so I suspect we may see a bundle coming like they have done for Sergio Martino, Giallo’s etc. likely consisting of Edge of the Axe, Deadly Manor and another title (Rest in Pieces would make the most sense)

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#2009 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Mon Oct 25, 2021 2:30 pm

dwk wrote:
Sat Oct 23, 2021 10:33 am
I can not recall if they have released any Shochiku titles (I am not aware of how many films are in Shochiku's catalog, but Criterion/Janus has hundreds of their titles.)
The Happiness of the Katakuris is part of the Shochiku catalog, but I don't know if that's who Arrow licensed it from. It seems to be the only Shochiku title they've released, or at least that I can find.

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#2010 Post by Glowingwabbit » Mon Oct 25, 2021 4:10 pm

Nw_jahrles wrote:
Mon Oct 25, 2021 1:41 pm
I noticed during the Arrow sale that the Blood Hunger box is now listed as “Jose Larraz Vol. 1” so I suspect we may see a bundle coming like they have done for Sergio Martino, Giallo’s etc. likely consisting of Edge of the Axe, Deadly Manor and another title (Rest in Pieces would make the most sense)
Rest in Pieces already got a release from VS so if they do it would be UK only. I'm sure it will be another nice looking box that those that have been collecting all along miss out on.

Edit: then again there could be a Vol 2 with new titles. The blu-rays for Emma, Stigma, and Black Candles have all gone OOP here and there are other titles that haven't been on blu-ray yet.

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#2011 Post by Finch » Wed Oct 27, 2021 8:10 pm

A BR user had a postcard for Naked Lunch with a new Arrow order.

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#2012 Post by yoloswegmaster » Thu Oct 28, 2021 9:02 am

January 2022 releases have leaked:

Dillinger (10th January)
The Mangler (10th January)
Red Angel (17th January)
Shock (17th January)
Sleep (24th January)

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#2013 Post by What A Disgrace » Thu Oct 28, 2021 9:19 am

I'm not sure if I want "Sleep" to be the Andy Warhol film or not.

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#2014 Post by swo17 » Thu Oct 28, 2021 9:33 am

Are we thinking Dillinger will be a 4K upgrade of the Milius film, or just the US release being ported over to the UK?

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#2015 Post by Glowingwabbit » Thu Oct 28, 2021 10:09 am

I'm so glad that they are continuing the Masumura's long enough to release Red Angel which is among his best films.

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#2016 Post by agnamaracs » Thu Oct 28, 2021 10:17 am

yoloswegmaster wrote:
Thu Oct 28, 2021 9:02 am
Red Angel (17th January)
Four down, two to go...

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#2017 Post by swo17 » Thu Oct 28, 2021 10:30 am

Yes if you mean replacing the Fantoma releases, but Arrow has already put out three of his films that they hadn't, and there are dozens more in his filmography (not that I've seen any of them)

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#2018 Post by Glowingwabbit » Thu Oct 28, 2021 10:31 am

agnamaracs wrote:
Thu Oct 28, 2021 10:17 am
yoloswegmaster wrote:
Thu Oct 28, 2021 9:02 am
Red Angel (17th January)
Four down, two to go...
Two? I assume one is Manji. What's the other one?

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#2019 Post by swo17 » Thu Oct 28, 2021 10:33 am

Afraid to Die, starring Yukio Mishima!

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#2020 Post by Glowingwabbit » Thu Oct 28, 2021 10:36 am

swo17 wrote:
Thu Oct 28, 2021 10:33 am
Afraid to Die, starring Yukio Mishima!
Oh right. I never bought that one which is why I forgot it. But yeah like you said there have been a few not from Fantomas so more titles could happen. It would be nice if they did a box (and by that I don't mean a re-boxing of these individual titles, ugh)

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#2021 Post by dwk » Thu Oct 28, 2021 11:51 am

swo17 wrote:
Thu Oct 28, 2021 9:33 am
Are we thinking Dillinger will be a 4K upgrade of the Milius film, or just the US release being ported over to the UK?
Blu-ray. (Go here and type in Arrow)

I wonder if the US release will be coming back into print?

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#2022 Post by agnamaracs » Thu Oct 28, 2021 1:43 pm

swo17 wrote:
Thu Oct 28, 2021 10:30 am
Yes if you mean replacing the Fantoma releases, but Arrow has already put out three of his films that they hadn't, and there are dozens more in his filmography (not that I've seen any of them)
Yeah, I was talking about the Fantoma releases. (Sorta inspired by someone else listing the Controversial Classics box in the Warner Archive box.) I'm just hoping that at least the six titles in that run get reissued. Everything else is a bonus.

Fantoma was a good label.

...Wait a minute. Three? There's Irezumi, Black Report, and...?

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#2023 Post by therewillbeblus » Thu Oct 28, 2021 1:51 pm

agnamaracs wrote:
Thu Oct 28, 2021 1:43 pm
swo17 wrote:
Thu Oct 28, 2021 10:30 am
Yes if you mean replacing the Fantoma releases, but Arrow has already put out three of his films that they hadn't, and there are dozens more in his filmography (not that I've seen any of them)
Yeah, I was talking about the Fantoma releases. (Sorta inspired by someone else listing the Controversial Classics box in the Warner Archive box.) I'm just hoping that at least the six titles in that run get reissued. Everything else is a bonus.

Fantoma was a good label.

...Wait a minute. Three? There's Irezumi, Black Report, and...?
Black Report and Black Test Car are paired together, so maybe that’s the third film, only across two releases? Or did Fantoma release that already?

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#2024 Post by Glowingwabbit » Thu Oct 28, 2021 1:55 pm

Fantoma only did Black Test Car. Swo is mistaken. Only 2 non-Fantoma's have come out.

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#2025 Post by swo17 » Thu Oct 28, 2021 2:02 pm

Sorry, I didn't realize Fantoma had put out Black Test Car

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