July is packed with great classic releases from Arrow ( @arrowfilmsvideo )

Summer fun has just begun for film fans in July, with Arrow Video releasing a cult comedy making its Blu-ray debut, a 90s snowbound horror rediscovery, a pair of classic 80s John Hughes hits, a Nordic true-crime black metal thriller, and a gruesome German serial killer shocker. The Blu-rays come with collector’s booklets, new artwork, and a multitude of extras, including newly filmed interviews with cast and crew, archive documentaries and extended scenes.

July starts in fine style with FM, a riotous comedy about the heady world of late-70s US radio, directed by legendary cinematographer John A. Alonzo (Chinatown, Scarface), and featuring an incredible platinum-selling soundtrack that includes Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers, Eagles and Tom Petty. Making its UK Blu-ray debut, the release features new artwork, interviews, promo materials and trailers.

Release date 1st July, 2019

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation transferred from original film elements
Uncompressed stereo 2.0 PCM audio soundtrack
Mono 1.0 music and effects track
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
No Static at All, a newly filmed interview with Michael Brandon, the star of FM
Radio Chaos, a newly filmed interview with Ezra Sacks, the writer of FM
The Spirit of Radio, a newly filmed video appreciation of the era of FM radio and the FM soundtrack by the film and music critic Glenn Kenny
Extensive gallery of original stills, promotional images and soundtrack sleeves
Original trailers
Reversible sleeve featuring two original artwork options

If you need cooling down, try out The Chill Factor, a 1990s horror from the golden era of VHS, from the makers of the recent Arrow rediscovery Trapped Alive. Directed by Christopher Webster (producer of Hellraiser and Heathers), the film features snowmobiling action, college couples in jeopardy, ill-advised ouija board usage, demonic possession and kills aplenty!

Release date 15th July, 2019

 

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

Brand new 2K restoration from original film elements
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Original uncompressed stereo audio
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Brand new audio commentary with special effects artist Hank Carlson and horror writer Josh Hadley
Brand new on-camera interview with makeup artist Jeffery Lyle Segal
Brand new on-camera interview with production manager Alexandra Reed
Brand new on-camera interview with stunt coordinator Gary Paul
Still Gallery
Original VHS trailer
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Marc Schoenbach TO BE REVEALED

Next up in July, Weird Science, which sees the king of 1980s teen flicks John Hughes infusing the genre with a hefty dose of whacked-out sci-fi comedy, in a film where every teenage boy’s wildest fantasies come to life. Starring Anthony Michael Hall and Kelly LeBrock and an early appearance from Robert Downey Jr, the high school movie classic has never looked better than in this new special edition, including an exclusive extended version of the film featuring deleted scenes never released on home video before. The Blu-ray will also be released through ZAVVI as an exclusive collectable steelbook.

Release date 22nd July, 2019

 

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

• New restoration by Arrow Films from a 4K scan of the original negative

• High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray™ presentation of the original Theatrical Version of the film (94 mins), plus seamlessly-branched exclusive Extended Version (97 mins), featuring two additional scenes newly remastered in high-definition

• Original lossless stereo audio, plus 5.1 DTS-HD MA surround option (theatrical version only)

• Original English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

• Edited-for-TV version of the film (SD only, 94 mins), plus comparison featurette highlighting the alternate dubs and edits

• Option to watch additional scenes from the Extended Version separately

• Casting ‘Weird Science’, an all-new interview with casting director Jackie Burch

• Dino The Greek, a newly-filmed interview with supporting actor John Kapelos

• Chet Happens, a newly filmed interview with special makeup creator Craig Reardon

• Fantasy and Microchips, a newly filmed interview with editor Chris Lebenzon

• Ira Newborn Makes The Score, a newly filmed interview with the composer

• It’s Alive! Resurrecting Weird Science, an archive documentary featuring interviews with cast, crew and admirers, including star Anthony Michael Hall

• Theatrical trailers, TV spots and radio spots

• Image galleries

• BD-ROM: PDF of the original shooting script

• Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Tracie Ching

More John Hughes in July with Sixteen Candles, his debut film as writer-director, where he introduced one of the most iconic faces of ‘80s Americana: Molly Ringwald. Taking the rude and crude humour of the teen sex comedies that came before it, and placing it within the intimately portrayed perspective of a girl’s mid-teenage-life crisis, Sixteen Candles is a bombshell of 80s pop culture that continues to be debated and beloved over three decades after its release. Presented here with a wealth of fascinating extras.

Release date 22nd July, 2019

 

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
• New restoration by Arrow Films from a 4K scan of the original negative

• High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray™ presentation of the Theatrical Version of the film (92 mins), plus Blu-ray™ world premiere Extended Version (94 mins), featuring the additional “cafeteria” scene newly remastered in high definition

• Original lossless mono audio, plus 5.1 DTS-HD MA surround option

• Original English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

• Alternate “home video” soundtrack prepared for VHS and laserdisc releases

• Option to watch additional scene from the Extended Version separately

• Casting ‘Sixteen Candles’, an all-new audio interview with casting director Jackie Burch

• When Gedde Met Deborah, a newly filmed conversation between actors Gedde Watanabe and Deborah Pollack

• Rudy the Bohunk, a newly filmed interview with supporting actor John Kapelos

• The In-Between, a newly filmed interview with camera operator Gary Kibbe

• The New Wave Nerd, a newly filmed interview with filmmaker Adam Rifkin, who shadowed John Hughes while working as an extra on set

• Music for Geeks, a newly filmed interview with composer Ira Newborn

• A Very Eighties Fairytale, an all-new video essay written and narrated by writer Soraya Roberts, looking at the film from a contemporary feminist perspective

• Celebrating Sixteen Candles, an archive documentary featuring interviews with cast, crew and admirers, including stars Anthony Michael Hall, Paul Dooley, Justin Henry, Haviland Morris and Gedde Watanabe

• Theatrical trailers, TV spots and radio spots

• Image galleries

• BD-ROM: PDF of the original shooting script

• Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sara Deck

Next in July comes Lords of Chaos, a thrilling true-crime horror film set in Oslo, Norway, in the early 1990s, that weaves together rock ‘n’ roll delinquency, death and betrayal. By turns shocking, funny and tragic, Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund renders the world of black metal with immense detail whilst also coaxing superb performances from his young cast that includes Rory Culkin and Sky Ferreira. The Blu-ray includes an illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film and the black metal phenomenon by Metal Hammer’s Jonathan Selzer.

Release date 22nd July, 2019

 

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
New interview with writer-director Jonas Åkerlund
New interviews with actors Sam Coleman, Jason Arnopp and Arion Csihar
On-stage introduction to the film by Thurston Moore filmed at the Rio cinema, London, 2018
Outtakes
Image galleries
Original trailer & teasers

Finally in July there is Schramm, a bold and shocking horror from legendary Nekromantik director Jörg Buttgereit, detailing the disturbing life and times of a serial killer. Featuring Monika M, from Nekromantik 2, this raw, unrepentant portrait of paranoia and depravity makes its UK Blu-ray debut, beautifully packaged, with new artwork, a pristine print, and drenched in supplementary material.

Release date 29th July, 2019

 

2-DISC DIRECTOR-APPROVED LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

HD transfer overseen by the filmmakers
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Original uncompressed Stereo 2.0 audio
Optional English subtitles
Limited edition digipak packaging featuring new artwork by Gilles Vranckx
Limited edition certificate
Set of 5 exclusive Schramm “polaroid” postcards
Soundtrack CD
Limited edition 60-page book

DISC 1 [BLU-RAY] – ‘SCHRAMM’

Archival audio commentary with director/co-writer Jörg Buttgereit and co-writer Franz Rodenkirchen
Archival audio commentary with actors Florian Von Gustorf and Monika M
Tomorrow I Will Be Dirt: Scenes from the Afterlife of Lothar Schramm (2019) – brand new animated short film sequel to Schramm made by award-winning filmmaker and stop-motion artist Robert Morgan, produced exclusively for this release
Take My Body: The Journey of a Blow-up Doll – writer Kier-La Janisse on how she came to be the owner of a particularly interesting piece of Schramm memorabilia
Jörg Buttgereit in conversation with Arrow Video’s Ewan Cant at the 2019 Offscreen Film Festival
The Making of Schramm – archival behind-the-scenes documentary
Mein Papi – Jörg Buttgereit short film available in HD for the first time ever and with optional director audio commentary
Jesus – Der Film (1995) – short film segment directed by Jörg Buttgereit
Two short films by Schramm producer Manfred Jelinski: Orpheus in der Oberwelt (1970) and Ein Ku’ze’ Film übe’ Hambu’g (1990)
Extensive image gallery
Jörg Buttgereit Trailer Gallery

DISC 2 [CD] – ‘SCHRAMM’ SOUNDTRACK – LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE

CD featuring the complete Schramm score

60-PAGE BOOK – LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE
Exclusive perfect-bound book featuring new writing from Virginie Selavy and Graham Rae, all illustrated with new artwork and original archival stills

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