Here is the release slate for November for Arrow, all remastered with lots of extra’s.
The People Under The Stairs sees director Wes Craven return to one of his trademark themes: the savagery which lurks just underneath the skin of the outwardly conventional family unit. Often overlooked in favour of the director’s more famous hits such as Scream and A Nightmare on Elm Street, The People Under the Stairs is a superior slice of home-bound horror which can stand proudly alongside Craven’s best works.
– Audio commentary with star Brandon Quintin Adams, moderated by Calum Waddell
– Fear, Freud and Class Warfare: Director Wes Craven Discusses the Timely Terrors of The People Under the Stairs
– Behind Closed Doors: Leading Lady A.J. Langer Remembers The People Under the Stairs
– Silent But Deadly: Co-Star Sean Whalen on The People Under the Stairs
– Underneath the Floorboards: Jeffrey Reddick, creator of The Final Destination series, recalls the lasting impact of The People Under the Stairs
– Original Trailer
OUT NOVEMBER 5TH
Rabid Dogs begins as $70,000 of wages are being transferred when the Ajaccio gang hit. With a hail of bullets in a quick raid they speed off in their waiting getaway car. Tough, violent and realistic, Mario Bava’s film ramps up the tension and doesn’t stop as hostages are added and the film builds to its dizzying finale.
– Two versions of the film; ‘Rabid Dogs’ – Bava’s original version posthumously completed from his notes & ‘Kidnapped’ – the re-edited, re-dubbed and re-scored version, supervised by Bava’s son and assistant Lamberto Bava and producer Alfredo Leone.
– Audio Commentary with Bava biographer and expert Tim Lucas
– End of the Road: The Making of Rabid Dogs – A documentary featurette including interviews with Lamberto Bava, Alfredo Leone and star Lea Lander
– Original Trailer
OUT NOVEMBER 11TH
Remakes of great films are usually on a hiding to nothing, but Philip Kaufman’s brilliant update of the 1956 classic is a rare and memorable exception. Transposing the action to the heart of San Francisco allows Kaufman to retain all the suspense of Jack Finney’s original story while adding caustic social commentary about the selfishness of the 1970s “me generation” that remains all too relevant today.
– Audio commentary with director Philip Kaufman
– Pod Discussion: A new panel conversation about Invasion of the Body Snatchers and invasion cinema featuring critic Kim Newman and filmmakers Ben Wheatley and Norman J. Warren
– Dissecting the Pod: A new interview with Kaufman biographer Annette Insdorf
– Pod Novel: A new interview with Jack Seabrook, author of “Stealing through Time: On the Writings of Jack Finney” about Finney’s original novel ‘The Body Snatchers’
– Re-Visitors from Outer Space: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Pod – a documentary on the making of the film featuring Philip Kaufman, Donald Sutherland, writer W.D. Richter and more
– The Man Behind the Scream: The Sound Effects Pod – a look at the film’s pioneering sound effects
– The Invasion Will Be Televised: The Cinematography Pod – cinematographer Michael Chapman (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull) discusses the look of and influences on the visual style of the film
– Practical Magic: The Special Effect Pod – A look at the creation of the special effects from the opening space sequence
– Original Theatrical Trailer.
OUT 18TH NOVEMBER
Giuseppe Tornatore’s loving homage to the cinema tells the story of Salvatore, a successful film director, returning home for the funeral of Alfredo, his old friend who was the projectionist at the local cinema throughout his childhood. Soon memories of his first love affair with the beautiful Elena and all the high and lows that shaped his life come flooding back, as Salvatore reconnects with the community he left 30 years earlier.
– Newly restored from the original camera negative and presented in two versions – the 124 minute Cannes Festival theatrical version and the 170 minute Director’s Cut.
– Optional English subtitles
– Giuseppe Tornatore’s A Dream of Sicily Documentary
– A Bear and a Mouse in Paradise Documentary
– The Kissing Sequence
– Original Trailer
OUT 25TH NOVEMBER