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Re: Arrow Announcements, Speculation & Wild, Irresponsible Conjecture

#1576 Post by therewillbeblus » Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:53 pm

Maybe, though Arrow doesn't seem nearly as self-conscious about their image filtered through the tabloid zeitgeist as other labels

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#1577 Post by swo17 » Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:10 pm

On the spine you can see an Arrow Films logo, but not Video or Academy

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#1578 Post by Ribs » Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:12 pm

A line that I believe they haven't used in five years - just saying, seeing as this went from release teased in postcards to not even announced with no features included the main culprit would seem to be what's transpired about Carruth's personal behavior over the Summer. I understand Arrow regularly features people like Jodorowski who are varying degrees of cancelled but this is a situation where there is actual litigation publicly known about his horrifying behavior so I just think this treatment screams "we don't want anything to do with it but spent too much money to drop it."

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#1579 Post by JamesF » Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:28 pm

I can neither confirm nor deny that
that is correct.

To clarify though, there have been quite a few Arrow Films releases in the last few years, including last year’s vanilla releases of True Romance, Ace Ventura, Last of the Mohicans and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.

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#1580 Post by swo17 » Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:39 pm

JamesF, can you confirm whether Primer is a UK-only release?

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#1581 Post by JamesF » Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:56 pm

Yes, it is - Carruth himself has domestic rights (we acquired the films from his international sales agent).

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#1582 Post by swo17 » Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:18 pm

Good to know, thanks!

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#1583 Post by bluesforyou » Fri Nov 27, 2020 8:26 pm

JamesF wrote:
Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:28 pm
I can neither confirm nor deny that
that is correct.

To clarify though, there have been quite a few Arrow Films releases in the last few years, including last year’s vanilla releases of True Romance, Ace Ventura, Last of the Mohicans and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.
Are all these films you mentioned fated to being relegated forever or will they get special editions in the future?

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#1584 Post by hearthesilence » Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:06 pm

JamesF wrote:
Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:28 pm
To clarify though, there have been quite a few Arrow Films releases in the last few years, including last year’s vanilla releases of True Romance, Ace Ventura, Last of the Mohicans and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.
I can't say I'm a fan of Ace Ventura, but FWIW, if you ever do any extras for Jim Carrey's early comedies, Richard Hell might be an interesting cinephile to contact, just to get a sincere and intelligent take on why such a film may deserve a reappraisal. He even says in his review of Eternal Sunshine... that he's "liked him since Ace Ventura, Dumb and Dumber, and The Mask -- his amazing triple-stage 1994 star-birth -- through the transcendent Cable Guy...he's genius for sure." He's probably reachable through his website.

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#1585 Post by J Wilson » Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:24 am

The "BB" in November could be Teruo Ishii's Bohachi Bushido: Code of the Forgotten Eight. It was included in a Japanese DVD set of the Abnormal Love series, of which Arrow will have released three already.

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#1586 Post by SSF » Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:44 am

Could the “D Box Set” be the the Daimajin Trilogy and the “Y Box Set” be the Yokai Monsters Trilogy?

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#1587 Post by Calvin » Sat Nov 28, 2020 5:50 am

If/when Arrow release the Yokai Monsters films, I expect they'll include Miike's The Great Yokai War as well

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#1588 Post by rapta » Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:01 pm

JamesF wrote:
Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:28 pm
To clarify though, there have been quite a few Arrow Films releases in the last few years, including last year’s vanilla releases of True Romance, Ace Ventura, Last of the Mohicans and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.
It would be a huge shame to see The Last of the Mohicans left there on the barebones shelf. Been anxiously waiting for another Michael Mann film from you guys ever since you did Thief. I imagine Mann himself would have a say in these things but Ali (Sony) needs a UK disc and Blackhat (Universal) would be worthy of a revisit if you could get the Director's Cut. That's if you can't do Mohicans for some reason.

Goes without saying but True Romance would also be a great title to cover properly. Tony Scott, Tarantino, Hans Zimmer, basically the whole cast. I guess that it needs restoring too - the AV has been underwhelming on every Blu-ray edition to date.

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#1589 Post by Calvin » Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:37 pm

rapta wrote:
Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:01 pm
d Blackhat (Universal) would be worthy of a revisit if you could get the Director's Cut. That's if you can't do Mohicans for some reason.
Why not both?

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#1590 Post by rapta » Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:38 pm

Calvin wrote:
Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:37 pm
rapta wrote:
Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:01 pm
d Blackhat (Universal) would be worthy of a revisit if you could get the Director's Cut. That's if you can't do Mohicans for some reason.
Why not both?
Both then. And chuck in Miami Vice, Public Enemies, even Collateral! :D

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#1591 Post by Calvin » Thu Dec 10, 2020 11:05 am

Teaser for tomorrow's Academy announcement:

Image

Manhattan and/or Annie Hall in 4K?

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#1592 Post by dwk » Thu Dec 10, 2020 11:36 am

Probably a re-released of The Naked City either alone or in a set with Brute Force. (The DASS release from the schedule posted on twitter.)

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#1593 Post by Ribs » Thu Dec 10, 2020 11:53 am

I would imagine the use of the word “title” instead of “release” rules out a box set or paired releases or anything. I still want to believe that Two by Woody Allen 4K set will happen but don’t think the signs are great this would be for that.

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#1594 Post by M Sanderson » Fri Dec 11, 2020 3:44 am

dwk wrote:
Thu Dec 10, 2020 11:36 am
Probably a re-released of The Naked City either alone or in a set with Brute Force. (The DASS release from the schedule posted on twitter.)
I thought about that, Naked City from the more recent restoration.

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#1595 Post by Calvin » Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:21 am

dwk wrote:
Thu Dec 10, 2020 11:36 am
Probably a re-released of The Naked City either alone or in a set with Brute Force. (The DASS release from the schedule posted on twitter.)
Correct.
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Ribs wrote:
Thu Dec 10, 2020 11:53 am
I would imagine the use of the word “title” instead of “release” rules out a box set or paired releases or anything. I still want to believe that Two by Woody Allen 4K set will happen but don’t think the signs are great this would be for that.
A New York bridge in black and white is probably as clear a reference to Manhattan as Arrow are ever going to provide with a clue! I think Arrow are probably our only hope for Woody Allen on UHD; it seems pretty clear that MGM are not going to release the 4K restorations themselves and I doubt Criterion would be willing to go near them. I'm surprised MGM haven't got them on VoD platforms in 4K, as that'd be the easiest way to dump them.

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#1596 Post by EddieLarkin » Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:50 am

I'd already sold my old Arrow BDs in anticipation of importing the Criterions, so this is very welcome considering the cost of doing so. It's too bad they didn't spring for UHD releases to help offset upgrade fatigue, Arrow releasing films like this on the format would really show that Criterion are becoming less and less important in this business (and maybe help encourage Indicator and Eureka to adopt the format too).

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#1597 Post by Ribs » Fri Dec 11, 2020 11:55 am

Calvin wrote:
Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:21 am
Ribs wrote:
Thu Dec 10, 2020 11:53 am
I would imagine the use of the word “title” instead of “release” rules out a box set or paired releases or anything. I still want to believe that Two by Woody Allen 4K set will happen but don’t think the signs are great this would be for that.
A New York bridge in black and white is probably as clear a reference to Manhattan as Arrow are ever going to provide with a clue! I think Arrow are probably our only hope for Woody Allen on UHD; it seems pretty clear that MGM are not going to release the 4K restorations themselves and I doubt Criterion would be willing to go near them. I'm surprised MGM haven't got them on VoD platforms in 4K, as that'd be the easiest way to dump them.
I'd like to think if they were to become available again Kino would have a decent shot of wanting to put them out on UHD - but we know they aren't the ones that licensed the new 4K restos for the US when they became available, as they specifically said someone else did back then (I assumed at the time it had to be Arrow, and have only renewed my hopes of late because of their embrace of UHD)

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#1598 Post by Aunt Peg » Sun Dec 13, 2020 5:01 am

Received the Imamura box-set during the week. I had never seen Zegen and it was a treat. Will get around to watching Black Rain which I haven't seen since it's cinema release soon I hope.

Would be great if Arrow Academy can get some more Imamura (Why Not?, The Eel, Dr. Akagi & Warm Water Under a Red Bridge).

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#1599 Post by Dylan » Sun Dec 13, 2020 1:46 pm

Ribs wrote:
Fri Dec 11, 2020 11:55 am
I'd like to think if they were to become available again Kino would have a decent shot of wanting to put them out on UHD - but we know they aren't the ones that licensed the new 4K restos for the US when they became available, as they specifically said someone else did back then (I assumed at the time it had to be Arrow, and have only renewed my hopes of late because of their embrace of UHD)
If the Woody Allen restorations don't come out through Arrow, it does seems like Kino Lorber would be more-than willing to release them if they can obtain the license. Unless I'm mistaken, Kino Lorber is the only American company who have released a Woody Allen-related blu-ray in the last year (Don't Drink the Water in April, 2020, with Allen's name prominently featured on the cover).

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#1600 Post by nitin » Sun Dec 13, 2020 10:25 pm

EddieLarkin wrote:
Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:50 am
I'd already sold my old Arrow BDs in anticipation of importing the Criterions, so this is very welcome considering the cost of doing so. It's too bad they didn't spring for UHD releases to help offset upgrade fatigue, Arrow releasing films like this on the format would really show that Criterion are becoming less and less important in this business (and maybe help encourage Indicator and Eureka to adopt the format too).
Considering they didnt go UHD for The Bicycle Thieves, I dont think it's realistic to expect them to go UHD for these sorts of titles, at least not right now.

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