Harpoon and Edge Of The Axe come to Arrow Video this January ( @Arrowfilmsvideo )

Arrow Video’s January releases will deliver a much needed shiver of delight to film fans experiencing a post-festivities comedown. On the slate are an acclaimed seaborn thriller fresh from FrightFest, and a long-lost slasher classic from a Spanish master of terror. The releases are, as usual, packed with extras, including limited edition booklets with new writing on the films, newly-commissioned sleeve artwork, fascinating commentaries, and behind the scenes documentaries.

First off in January is Harpoon, dubbed a “twisty little thriller” (Eye For Film) that “will appeal to horror lovers everywhere” (Love Horror) and a film that I saw at this years Grimmfest and loved it!  Welcome aboard for Edgar Allan Poe by way of Seinfeld, on the high seas, and an exercise in brilliant pacing, direction and acting. As the story takes darkly comedic and always unexpected turns, the three leads (Munro Chambers from Turbo Kid, Christopher Gray from TV’s The Mist, and Emily Tyra from Code Black) crescendo into a culmination of their respective crises of conscience – except the crisis here is that they have no conscience.

Harpoon – On Blu-ray 27 January

  • SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS• High Definition Blu-ray™ (1080p) presentation
    • Original lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and PCM 2.0 stereo soundtracks
    • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
    • Audio commentary by writer/director Rob Grant and producers Michael Peterson and Kurtis David Harder
    • Director’s psychedelic audio commentary by Rob Grant
    • Dropping Anchor: The Making of Harpoon, a half-hour behind-the-scenes documentary featuring interviews with the cast and crew
    • Deleted Scenes with audio commentary by Rob Grant
    • Diving Deeper, B-roll footage with audio commentary by Rob Grant
    • Welcome Aboard, an exclusive interview with Rob Grant, conducted at the FrightFest UK premiere
    • FrightFest premiere introduction and Q&A
    • FrightFest TV interviews with Rob Grant
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Reversible sleeve featuring two choices of artwork

Also in January, Arrow present a long-neglected late 80s slasher classic, Edge of the Axe, from cult Spanish filmmaker José Ramón Larraz (Vampyres, Symptoms), unleashed on Blu-ray for the first time ever! Nominally set in Northern California but shot primarily in Madrid, giving the film an off-kilter, American/European atmosphere akin to the likes of Pieces, Edge of the Axe is a late entry hack-and-slash masterpiece from one of the titans of Spanish terror. The release features a brand new 2k restoration, and there is also a limited edition slipcase Blu-ray.

 

Edge of the Axe – On Blu-ray/Limited Edition Slipcase Blu-ray 27 January

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

• Brand new 2K restoration from the original camera negative
• English and Spanish language versions of the feature
• Original uncompressed mono audio Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
• Newly translated English subtitles for the Spanish soundtrack
• Brand new audio commentary with actor Barton Faulks
• Brand new audio commentary with The Hysteria Continues
• Newly-filmed interview with actor Barton Faulks
• The Pain in Spain – a newly-filmed interview with special effects and make-up artist Colin Arthur
• Image Gallery
• Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by Justin Osbourn

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