Arrow Academy deliver 2 more classics this February ( @academy_arrow )

Arrow Academy’s February releases are a brace of rarities from seminal Hollywood filmmaker Joseph H Lewis, director of noir classics Gun Crazy and The Big Combo, who Time magazine described as a ‘cult phenomenon’ responsible for ‘unforgettably twisted thrillers’. His extraordinary films have been an influence on such heavyweight talents as Quentin Tarantino, Paul Schrader and Brian De Palma. These films are making their UK Blu-ray debuts, and feature brand new writing, artwork and commentaries.

First up is My Name Is Julia Ross from 1945, Lewis’s breakout hit and his first film at Columbia, a Gothic-tinged Hitchcockian mystery thriller starring the marvellous Nina Foch, that immediately cemented Lewis’ place in the noir pantheon. A tantalising cross between Rebecca and The Spiral Staircase, this overlooked gem is beautifully presented on high definition Blu-ray.

  • SPECIAL EDITION BLU-RAY CONTENTS
  • • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
    • Original uncompressed mono PCM audio
    • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
    • Commentary by noir expert Alan K. Rode
    • Identity Crisis: Joseph H. Lewis at Columbia – The Nitrate Diva (Nora Fiore) provides the background and an analysis of the film
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Scott Saslow

Released 18th Feb. 2019

Then there is So Dark the Night, a stunning thriller made by the versatile and prolific Lewis in 1946, starring genre stalwart Steven Geray as a detective whose first holiday in eleven years is rudely interrupted when his lover disappears. A must for noir fans, the Blu-ray comes with the original theatrical trailer, extensive analysis of the film, and a newly commissioned sleeve.

BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

• High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
• Original uncompressed mono PCM audio
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
• Audio Commentary by critics Glenn Kenny and Farran Smith Nehme
• So Dark… Joseph H. Lewis at Columbia – Critic Imogen Sara Smith provides the background and an analysis of the film
• Theatrical trailer
• Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Tonci Zonjic

Released 18th Feb. 2019

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