Arrow Video April Announcements

Arrow Video continues to kill it with their releases and their recent announcements are no different. While their April slate is a bit light in the number of titles, they include some heavy hitters. Starting with a new Limited Edition for Dario Argento’s Deep Red slated for April 10th, Arrow is continuing to bring the horror master’s best works on beautiful sets. Also announced is Takashi Miike’s 100th film Blade of the Immortal, set be released in the UK on April 4th on Blu-ray, DVD, and special edition steelbook. Arrow also teased earlier this week that they would be releasing Terry Gillium’s 12 Monkeys and Elvira: Mistress of the Dark later this year. No release date has been set yet for those titles, but we super excited for these titles. Here are the current details on the April Releases:

 

Details From DiabolikDVD.com:

2-DISC LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

• High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of two versions of the film

• Original Italian soundtrack in lossless DTS-HD MA mono 1.0

• Optional surround sound remix of the Italian soundtrack in lossless DTS-HD MA 5.1

• Original English soundtrack in lossless DTS-HA MA mono 1.0*

• English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack

• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack

• 6 postcard-sized lobby card reproductions

• Reversible fold-out poster featuring two original artworks

• Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx

• Limited Edition booklet featuring new writing on the film by Mikel J. Koven, author of La Dolce Morte: Vernacular Cinema and the Italian Giallo Film, and an archival essay by Alan Jones, illustrated with original archive stills

DEEP RED: ORIGINAL VERSION (BLU-RAY DISC 1)

• Brand new restoration from a 4K scan of the original negative

• Audio commentary by filmmaker and Argento expert Thomas Rostock

• Introduction to the film by Claudio Simonetti of Goblin

• Profondo Giallo, a new visual essay by Michael Mackenzie featuring an in-depth appreciation of Deep Red, its themes and its legacy

• Rosso Recollections: Dario Argento’s Deep Genius – the Deep Red director on the creation of a giallo masterpiece

• The Lady in Red: Daria Nicolodi Remembers Profondo Rosso

• Music to Murder For! Claudio Simonetti on Deep Red

• Profondo Rosso: From Celluloid to Shop – a tour of the Profondo Rosso shop in Rome with long time Argento collaborator Luigi Cozzi

• Italian theatrical trailer

DEEP RED: EXPORT VERSION (BLU-RAY DISC 2) [LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE]

• Brand new restoration from a 4K scan of the original negative

• US theatrical trailer

* The English audio track on the original, longer cut has some portions of English audio missing. English audio for these sections was either never recorded or has been lost. As such, these sequences are presented with Italian audio, subtitled in English.

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Blade of the Immortal details:

BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio (Blu-ray)
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Takashi Miike on Blade of the Immortal, a new interview with the legendary director filmed exclusively for Arrow Video at the 2017 London Film Festival
  • Audio commentary by Asian cinema expert Tom Mes
  • Manji vs. 300, behind the scenes featurette documenting the shooting of the film’s thrilling climax
  • Extensive cast interviews filmed on the set during production
  • Stills gallery
  • Original trailers
  • Reversible sleeve featuring Arrow Films theatrical poster art and original artwork
  • Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Anton Bitel [SPECIAL EDITION EXCLUSIVE]

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Steelbook:

STEELBOOK SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

  • Limited Edition Steelbook (4000 copies)
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio (Blu-ray)
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Takashi Miike on Blade of the Immortal, a new interview with the legendary director filmed exclusively for Arrow Video at the 2017 London Film Festival
  • Audio commentary by Asian cinema expert Tom Mes
  • Manji vs. 300, behind the scenes featurette documenting the shooting of the film’s thrilling climax
  • Extensive cast interviews filmed on the set during production
  • Stills gallery
  • Original trailers
  • Reversible sleeve featuring Arrow Films theatrical poster art and original artwork
  • Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Anton Bitel [SPECIAL EDITION EXCLUSIVE]

Pre-Order Here