July is shaping up to be Arrow Video’s very own blockbuster season with a multitude of new releases making up a perfect month of cult film viewing.
Following on from its theatrical release, the latest from acclaimed filmmakers Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead comes to DVD and Blu-ray. The Endless is a genre-blending sci-fi-horror movie that sees two brothers return to the ‘UFO death cult’ they’d left behind. It follows on from their lauded Resolution, which is included in the Limited Edition Blu-ray release.
Fans of Seijun Suzuki’s yakuza films should be on the watch for Detective Bureau 2-3 Go to Hell Bastards!, which arrives on Blu-ray early in the month. And if that love stretches to hard-hitting, violent crime films, they should also check out Arrow Video’s Blu-ray edition of cult classic The Boondock Saints, which presents the director’s cut of the film in vivid high definition.
Horror fans are well catered for too, as 1980s splatter slasher Doom Asylum arrives on Blu-ray. Starring Kristen Davis of Sex and the City fame, it sees a group of randy teenagers go up against a hideously deformed maniac armed with a wide selection of surgical tools. Funny and gory in equal measure, it’s one of the best slashers of the 80s. And if your horror bent turns to giallo, Arrow Video have that covered as well, with a 2K restoration of Sergio Martino’s The Case of the Scorpion’s Tale. Combining intricate plotting, shocking violence and beautiful views of the Greek coast, this is a classic gialli that overflows with European talent.
Arrow Video finishes the month by returning to genre-bending sci-fi with The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey. This New Zealand cult classic from Vincent Ward seamlessly blends time travel, sci-fi and medieval fantasy to create a story unlike anything you’ve seen before.
And if you simply can’t wait until July (and we can’t blame you) then you can get your cult fix from Arrow Books, who release Samuel J. Umland’s intense examination of Nicolas Roeg’s David Bowie-starring The Man Who Fell to Earth in May. This much-needed exploration gives an enthralling view of one of the most enigmatic sci-fi films ever made.
So if you can’t make it to the cinema for summer blockbuster season, don’t worry – Arrow Video has you covered.