Tag Archives: Arrow Video

Movies Till Dawn: Caltiki, Tabonga, Bela and the Bat

“Caltiki The Immortal Monster” (1959, Arrow Video) Archaeologists working in the ruins of a Mayan city uncover a vast array of gold in the depths of a sunken temple, as well as the creature that watches over the riches – … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Visions of Futures Past for a New Year

“Dreamscape” (1984, Shout Factory) Crowd-pleasing science fiction adventure with Dennis Quaid as a hustler whose psychic abilities cause him to run afoul of unsavory racetrack types; he flees to his old mentor, Max von Sydow, who has developed a technology … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: ‘Tis the Season – ’80s Creature Features for Christmas Edition

“The Thing” (1982, Shout Factory) In the frozen icescape of Antarctica, the staff of a remote research outpost discovers an alien craft and its inhabitant, which proves to be not only alive, but equipped with the distressing ability to form … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: A Month of Monsters, Part 4 (Screaming Zombie Shark Edition)

“Chosen Survivors” (1974, Kino Lorber) Grim sci-fi thriller about a cross-section of humanity which rides out the nuclear holocaust, only to fall victim to vampire bats that live in the caverns just outside their sleek underground bunker. The script by … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: A Month of Monsters – Part 2 (Special Twilight Zone Marathon Edition)

“Dementia-13” (1963, The Film Detective) Various factions of a landed Irish gentry reunite at their ancestral home under the pretense of paying homage to their deceased sister, but in actuality, to lay their hands on an inheritance; an unseen, axe-wielding … Continue reading

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Science Fiction Double Feature (+3): New Views of Future Past Edition

12 a.m. – “High-Rise” – Drama/Thriller (2015, Magnolia Home Entertainment) The haves and the have-nots settle their differences through murder and anarchy in this gorgeously photographed nightmare by Ben Wheatley (“Kill List”), based on the dystopian novel by J.G. Ballard. … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Stop-Motion Moon Man Super Ape Triple Treat

12 a.m. “Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan” – Documentary (2011, Arrow Video) Reverential look at the pioneering stop-motion effects of Ray Harryhausen, whose creations in films like “The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms” and “Clash of the Titans” thrilled horror and … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Programmer’s Notes – Binge Watching as Patriotic Duty, Part 3 (Tomato Tarzan Gong Show Edition)

“The Gong Show Movie” (1980, Shout Factory) is a semi-fictionalized look at the mayhem that swirled around its creator and host, Chuck Barris, as he showcased the most surreal and inept acts imaginable on his late ‘70s syndicated amateur talent … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Programmer’s Notes – Binge Watching as Patriotic Duty, Part 2 (Post July 4th Edition)

“Five Miles to Midnight” (1962, Kino Lorber) stars Anthony Perkins and Sophia Loren as an unhappy couple whose martial discord takes a criminal turn when Perkins bullies her into committing insurance fraud. The premise operates on some implausible machinery – … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: All Night International Crime Wave

12 a.m. – “Blood and Black Lace” – Horror (1964, Arrow Video) The brutal murder of a fashion model leads to the revelation of a diary in which she detailed the various vices carried out at her salon, leaving both … Continue reading

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