Tag Archives: Arrow Video

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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Movies Till Dawn: All Night All-American ‘70s Crime Wave

12 a.m. – “Dillinger” – Action (1973, Arrow Video) Writer-direction John Milius’ penchant for storytelling on a semi-mythical level makes him the ideal choice to helm this revisionist take on Depression Era gangster John Dillinger for American International Pictures. As … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: A Month of Mayhem, Week 3 – Wilder, Wilder, Faster, Faster!

Midnight – “Comin’ At Ya!” – Action/Adventure (1981, MVD) Everything you need to know about this low-budget Western is spelled out in its title: it features a barrage of objects, photographed in 3-D and hurled directly at the viewer at … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: A Month of Monsters, Week 2

12 a.m. – “Dark Intruder” – Horror/Suspense (1965, Turner Classic Movies/Universal) The limited-run revival of “The X-Files” this month coincides with the release of this hard-to-find supernatural thriller, which mined the paranormal investigation field long before the Chris Carter series … Continue reading

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