The November lineup leads with the ARROW release of Michael Venus’ dream-based nightmare Sleep, available to subscribers in the US, Canada, the UK and Ireland. Richly conceived and confidently told, director Michael Venus draws influence from Mario Bava, David Lynch, Franz Kafka and the Brothers Grimm, but his voice is uniquely his own. As invested in substance and story as he is in style, Venus claws his way down to the roots of what haunts a people, a community, a nation and comes up screaming. The film will debut on ARROW November 1st 2021.
ARROW Stories will be home to a number of exclusive extras this November. Sleep includes a host of newly created extras including behind the scenes and festival featurettes. Phantom of the Mall: Eric’s Revenge will be presented in three different cuts of the film – the theatrical release, the censored TV version and the extended Integral Fan Cut.
November 1 will see the arrival of Sleep (UK/US/CA/IRE), Threads (US/CA), Eaten Alive! (US/CA), That’s Sexploitation (US/CA), The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (US/CA), The Shiver of the Vampires (UK/US/IRE), The Rape of the Vampire (UK/US/IRE), The Nude Vampire (UK/US/IRE), The Far Country (UK/US/IRE), The Yellow Lovers (UK/US/IRE), Jake Speed (US), and In the Aftermath (US).
November 1’s Seasonal offerings begin with Jean Rollin: The Fantastique Collection Part 1. Fans of the magnificent, maverick French director Jean Rollin are in for a treat in November, as ARROW presents a two-part Season of films by the master of the sumptuous, dreamlike erotic horror film, including a psychedelic blood-drenched spectacular, mysterious and fantastical gothic tales, and a rare screening of his stunning debut film, made when he was just 20. Part 1 includes: The Shiver of the Vampires, The Rape of the Vampire, The Yellow Lovers, The Far Country, and The Nude Vampire.
November 5’s Season goes to the Wild West with Six Shooters vs Straight Razors: a season where the Western takes on the Giallo in a posse of straight-shootin’ and slicing and slashing films focused on the work of actors and directors who have transcended both genres. Titles include Don’t Torture a Duckling, Massacre Time, The Fifth Cord, Two Men Alone, and Double Face.
November 8 goes to the South of France with Let the Corpses Tan (US). Helene Cattet and Bruno Forzani’s adaptation of Jean-Patrick Manchette’s novel follows a grizzled thug and his gang as they head to an island retreat with a haul of 250 kilograms of gold bullion to lay low. However, a bohemian writer, his muse, and a pair of gendarmes further complicate things, as allegiances are put to the test.
November 15 also debuts Shinji Somai’s genre-bending coming-of-age story Sailor Suit and Machine Gun (UK/US/CA). Hoshi Izumi is a young innocent forced to grow up quickly when her father dies and she finds herself next in line as the boss of a moribund yakuza clan. Wrenched from the security of her classroom and thrust into the heart of the criminal underworld, she must come to terms with the fact that her actions hold the key to the life or death of the men under her command as they come under fire from rival gangs.
On November 19, rush ARROW’s new frat ΑΓΓΟΨY. Alpha Gamma Gamma Omicron Psi invites all worthy freshmen to rush week and become a full brother or sister with films that blend beer pong, kegs and gruesome deaths. Titles include: Dude Bro Party Massacre III, The Initiation, The Violent Years, and Sting of Death. November 19 also debuts 1987’s Flowers in the Attic, starring Academy Award-winning actress Louise Fletcher as the iron-fisted grandmother.
November 22 closes out the month with two Seasons: A Place to Shop and a Place to Die and Out of Your Element. A Place to Shop and a Place to Die takes audiences back to a time before online shopping, where it wasn’t just prices being slashed. A simpler, deadlier time when cruising the mall, or your store of choice, for the latest fashions and CDs, or even just a visit to the food court could end in not just your pocket money being wasted – but you and your friends too.
Titles include: Phantom of the Mall: Eric’s Revenge, The Gruesome Twosome, Crow Hand!!!, and Sister Street Fighter: Fifth Level Fist.
As the winter frost approaches, ARROW takes subscribers Out of Your Element into a selection of films that will force you to face the absolute worst of conditions and prove to all that you’re a subscriber who has what it takes to survive. Titles include: The Wind, The Slayer, Stormy Monday, and The Chill Factor