ARROW Offers Classic and Cutting Edge Cult Cinema
May Lineup Includes Supernatural Thriller Threshold
Festival Favorite Starts Streaming May 3
Debuts Alongside Lowlife Love, Love and Other Cults,
Putney Swope, The Reflecting Skin & More
May Seasons: Ghouls & Gangsters, Unclean Spirits, & Blood Lust
Praise for Threshold
“a remarkable example of ingenuity, creativity and genuine heart” — Rue Morgue
“Powell Robinson and Patrick R Young’s charming no-budget cult movie takes a fragile sibling bond for a funny, freaky test drive.” — VODZilla
London, UK – Arrow Video is excited to announce the May 2021 lineup of their new subscription-based ARROW platform, available to subscribers in the US, Canada and the UK.
The May lineup leads with the ARROW release of Powell Robinson and Patrick R. Young’s acclaimed Threshold, available to subscribers in the US, Canada and the UK. The haunted road trip thriller world premiered at the Salem Horror Fest in October and made its European premiere at Soho Horror Film Festival in November. On May 3, ARROW subscribers in the US, Canada and the UK can go on a trip with Threshold from the comfort of their homes.
Threshold, the second feature from co-directors Powell Robinson, Patrick R. Young and producer Lauren Bates, following their debut Bastard (2015), was improvised and shot on two iPhones over the course of a 12-day road trip with a crew of just three. The results are an inventive and compelling psychological thriller with hints of the supernatural that recalls such indie cult classics as Ben Wheatley’s Kill List (2011) and Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead’s Resolution (2013).
Patrick R. Young commented: “We’re excited to have Threshold join the Arrow family. This is a deeply personal project, and we couldn’t imagine better caretakers than these cult, genre, bizarro film-loving cine-freaks. Our only hope is that this gives people a chance to connect with our actor’s characters as much as we have.”
Powell Robinson commented: “We set out to make Threshold with two goals: tell a very intimate story which all of us could put a piece of ourselves into, and also to inspire others to do the same. Arrow is the perfect platform to get this in front of the right someone who just needed a small push to hit the road with a tight-knit crew and do the same.”
ARROW Stories will be home to a number of exclusive extras for Threshold, including a directors’ intro to the film, a directors’ and editor’s feature commentary, a cast and crew feature commentary, The Making of Threshold featurette, behind the scenes featurettes, and more.
May 3 will see the arrival of Threshold (US/CA/UK), Versus (US/UK), Fukuchan of Fukufuku Flats (US/UK), Lowlife Love (US/UK), and Love and Other Cults (US/UK).
May 3rd’s Seasonal arrivals are Ghouls & Gangsters, a violent blend of bullets and blood, mafia lords and the living dead. Titles include: Versus, Zombie for Sale, Wolf Guy and more.
Unclean Spirits will unleash the darkest souls of the angrily departed, unwilling to rest while there is suffering to cause among the living. Titles include: Demons, Demons 2, Mirror/Mirror, Dream Demon, and Scared Stiff.
May 7 sees the arrival of the award-winning family drama Toto the Hero (US/CA/UK).
May 14 will debut with Putney Swope (US/CA/UK), Zombie Nightmare (US/CA/UK), and The Reflecting Skin (US/CA).
May 14 sees the sun set and the body count rise with Blood Lust, ARROW’s love letter to the vampire genre. Titles include: The Reflecting Skin, The Sheltering Sky, the Bloodthirsty Trilogy, The Addiction, Vampyres, and Tenderness of the Wolves.
May 17 will see the release of Walter Cichy’s action thriller Cop Killers (US/CA/UK).
When a phone call from out of the blue brings Leo (Joey Millin) back into contact with his sister, Virginia (Madison West), long estranged from her family due to years of drug abuse, he arrives to find her alone in a bare apartment in the midst of an apparent overdose. After the convulsions and nausea subside, Virginia insists to Leo that she has been clean for 8 months due to the help of a mysterious group. She confides to her cynical brother that her edginess and paranoia actually stem from a sinister ritual conducted by the group that took her in at her lowest and eventually revealed themselves to be a cult. This curse bound her emotions and physical sensations to a man she has never met before.
With his marriage on the rocks, Leo has his own demons to face. Nonetheless, he is reluctantly persuaded by Virginia to embark on a cross-country road trip to track down this shadowy stranger under the caveat that if he’s nowhere to be found and it’s all in her head, she’ll go to rehab. However, as their date with destiny draws nearer, Leo begins to suspect his sister’s tall tale might have some substance.
A mysterious face-off in a wooded clearing between two escaped convicts and a carload of sharply dressed yakuza holding a beautiful woman captive ends in hails of bullets and showers of blood. The location for this violent encounter is the mythic Forest of Resurrection, the site of the 444th portal of the 666 hidden gates that link this earthly domain to the netherworld – and it didn’t get this name for nothing. As one of the surviving prisoners escapes with the girl into the darkness of the forest, disgruntled gangsters soon become the least of their worries as an earlier battle between a lone warrior against hordes of zombie samurai is carried over from a millennium ago into the present day…
A relentless one-of-a-kind sensory assault chock-full of hyper-kinetic fight scenes, gangster shootouts, sword-slashing violence and gory zombie horror, Versus was a key title amongst the barrage of innovative horror and action movies that appeared as if from nowhere from Japan at the turn of the millennium, leading to a new wave of appreciation for Asian extreme cinema.
ARROW Stories will be home to a number of exclusive extras for Versus, including a Making of Versus featurette, behind the scenes featurettes, two extended midquels (Nervous and Nervous 2) and more!
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With a slickly designed and user-friendly interface, and an unparalleled roster of quality content from westerns to giallo to Asian cinema, trailers, Midnight Movies, filmmaker picks and much, much more, ARROW is the place to go for the very best in on-demand entertainment.
From Arrow Films, a recognized world-leader in curation and creation, ARROW (previously known as Arrow Video Channel) is a premium platform giving audiences an unparalleled viewing experience across multiple devices, so fans can explore the films and TV shows that the Arrow brand is famous for.
Specially curated by members of the ARROW team, ARROW is home to premium film and TV entertainment, exclusive new premieres, cutting edge cinema, international classics and cult favorites – such as the works of Lars Von Trier, Brian De Palma, Dario Argento, David Cronenberg and Park Chan-wook, and brand-new short films from both new and established filmmakers.
In the coming months, ARROW will be adding Oscar-winning hits, European classics, Asian cinema masterworks, rediscovered Westerns, offbeat gems and much more as part of ARROW’s international strategy to support and celebrate the medium of film.
ARROW will also be home to ARROW Stories – an ever-growing collection of interviews, trailers, documentaries and additional extras, both newly created exclusives for the service and from the company’s extensive archives. The service will be updated regularly with fresh content, new curation focuses and never-before-seen content, all selected by the ARROW team as well as the filmmakers themselves. With a slickly designed and user-friendly interface ARROW is the new alternative place to go for the very best in On-Demand entertainment.
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