ARROW Offers Classic and Cutting Edge Cult Cinema September Lineup
Includes French Love Story Jumbo Inanimate Romance Starts Streaming September 1 Debuts Alongside The Swedish Lisbeth Salander Trilogy, A Girl Walks Alone at Night & MoreSeptember Seasons: The Peter Walker Collection, Paperback Passions, Magnifique, Home Sweet Home, Gamera: The Showa Era, Gamera: The Heisei Era, Forbidden Love
Praise for Jumbo
“Jumbo marks a heady debut for writer-director Zoé Wittock.”– Kimber Myers, Crooked Marquee
“Wittock is an exciting new talent to watch, and Merlant spins something potentially laughable into a rollercoaster – or at least, waltzer – ride of emotions.” — Ian Freer, Empire Magazine
London, UK – Arrow Video is excited to announce the September 2021 lineup of their new subscription-based ARROW platform, available to subscribers in the US, Canada, the UK and Ireland.
The September lineup leads with the ARROW release of Zoé Wittock’s acclaimed love story Jumbo, available to subscribers in the US, Canada, and the UK. The feature debut from writer/director Zoé Wittock, Jumbo stars Noémie Merlant (Portrait of a Lady on Fire) as a lonely introvert who forms an unexpected bond to the new attraction at the theme park where she works. Jumbo world premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and screened around the globe. The film will debut on ARROW September 1st.
September 1st will see the arrival of Jumbo (UK/US), Passion & Poetry – The Dundee Odyssey (UK/US/CA/IRE), Mike Siegel: About the Passion & Poetry Project (UK/US/CA/IRE), Passion & Poetry – Peckinpah Anecdotes(UK/US/CA/IRE), Life Is a Long Quiet River (UK/US/IRE), A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (US), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (US), The Girl Who Played with Fire (US), The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest (US), and The Snake Girl and the Silver-Haired Witch (UK/US/CA/IRE).
September 1st kicks off Seasons with Paperback Passions, celebrating some of the best literary adaptations on ARROW. From tales that are reinterpreted and reimagined to faithful retellings of original novels and manga, this season features thrilling adaptations from the works of Koji Suzuki, Lionel Shriver, Edgar Allan Poe, and more!
Paperback Passions titles include: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Bloodhound, Dark Water, We Need to Talk About Kevin, and Sleeping Dogs.September 1st will also open up the borders with Magnifique, a collection of the finest French filmic fancies for feasting on, led by the wonderful Toto the Hero. Magnifique titles include: Toto the Hero, The Love of a Woman, The Mystery of Picasso, and Le Plaisir.
September 1st closes out with the Peter Walker Collection (all US), a selection of titles from the British auteur who was reviled in the 1960s and 70s for his work with horror and exploitation: House of Whipcord, The Comeback, Schizo, Die Screaming Marianne, The Flesh and Blood Show, Frightmare, House of Mortal Sin, House Before Midnight, Man of Violence, and The Big Switch.
September 3rd sees the arrival of another installment of “Hammer House of Horror”: Guardians of the Abyss (US).
September 6th debuts The Brand New Testament (US). God exists but He’s a bit of a jerk. His ten-year-old daughter Ea rebels against His tyranny and comes to Earth, gathers disciples and proposes a New Testament for how humanity should live.
September 10th will debut with another installment of “Hammer House of Horror”: Visitor from the Grave (US), Tell No One (US), Vamp (US) and Dead End Drive In (US, already available in the UK and Ireland).
On September 10th, Arrow Seasons take audiences Home Sweet Home. From supernatural presences to brutal home invasions, it’s time to peek behind the curtains and find out just how many skeletons some residents have in their closets. Home Sweet Home titles include: Torso, The Deeper You Dig, Momma Don’t Go, The House that Bled to Death, and A Ghost Waits.
September 13th gets dirty, sexy, and violent with Lady Vengeance (US/CA), Sympathy for Mr Vengeance (US/CA), Potiche (US), and Sex and Lucia (US). /
On September 13th, ARROW unleashes one familiar monster in two distinct forms: Gamera: The Showa Era and Gamera: The Heisei Era.The Showa Era titles include: Gamera the Giant Monster, Gamera vs. Barugon, Gamera vs. Gyaos, Gamera vs Viras, Gamera vs. Guiron, Gamera vs. Jiger, Gamera vs. Zigra, and Gamera Super Monster.
The Heisei Era titles include: Gamera The Guardian of the Universe, Gamera 2: Attack of Legion, and Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris, Gamera the Brave.
September 17th will open with another installment of “Hammer House of Horror”: The Two Faces of Evil (US), and Hell on Earth: The Desecration and Resurrection of Ken Russell’s The Devils (UK/US/CA/IRE).
As summer gives way to autumn, it’s time for movie lovers to find lovers to snuggle up with. ARROW takes audiences on a rollercoaster ride of love and lust where hidden rendezvous provide unmatched satisfaction with Forbidden Love, beginning September 17th. Forbidden Love titles to include: Jumbo, Story of Sin, Love and Other Cults, The Love Witch, and A Snake of June.
September 20th sees the release of Robowar (US/CA).
September 24th will close out the month’s lineup with a final installment of “Hammer House of Horror”: The Mark of Satan (US).
ARROW September Highlight Reel
Jeanne (Noémie Merlant, Portrait of a Lady on Fire), a shy young woman, works in an amusement park. She still lives at home with her mother and is fascinated with lights and carousels. When Jeanne meets Jumbo, the park’s new flagship attraction, a thrilling and unique romance ensues.
What do you get when Noriaki Yuasa, director of Daiei Studios’ much-beloved Gamera series, makes a monochrome film adaptation of the works of horror manga pioneer Kazuo Umezu (The Drifting Classroom)? The answer is 1968’s The Snake Girl and the Silver-Haired Witch, a fantastically phantasmagorical slice of twisted tokusatsu terror ostensibly made for children that will irreparably traumatise any child that sees it! A young girl named Sayuri is reunited with her estranged family after years in an orphanage – but trouble lurks within the walls of the large family home. Her mother is an amnesiac after a car accident six months earlier, her sullen sister is confined to the attic and a young housemaid dies inexplicably of a heart attack just before Sayuri arrives… is it all connected to her father’s work studying venomous snakes? And is the fanged, serpentine figure that haunts Sayuri’s dreams the same one spying on her through holes in the wall? This rarely-screened, nightmarishly disorienting creepshow not only displays a seldom-seen side of kaiju auteur Yuasa, but its skilful blending of Umezu’s comics (published in English-language markets as Reptilia) arguably anticipates many of the trends seen in J-horror decades later.
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