Arrow Video Brings Blood Tide, The Woman, White Fire & Solid Metal Nightmares In May

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Are you needing something fun to watch besides the marathons of Bar Rescue and Flea Market Flip that dominate your television screen? Good news as Arrow will brighten up the end of May with four selections from around the world. First is Blood Tide where the voice of Darth Vader has to tangle with a Greek aquatic monster. This is from the maker of The Wind that Arrow put out in April. White Fire is jewel thief flick from all over Europe. Pollyanna McIntosh is The Woman. She’s not just any woman. She really likes guys who are medium rare. Finally is Solid Metal Nightmares: The Films of Shinya Tsukamoto. This contains Tsukamoto’s Tetsu: The Iron Man which is a bio-mecha masterpiece. All four films promise to make you feel like you’ve been around the world even if you haven’t left the sofa in weeks. Here’s the press release from Arrow Video:


New from Arrow Video US and Arrow Academy US

BLOOD TIDE [Blu-ray] (5/26)

WHITE FIRE [Blu-ray] (5/26)

THE WOMAN [Blu-ray] (5/26)

[Blu-ray Box Set] (5/26)

via MVD Entertainment Group

Greek Creatures, Sundance Controversies, Jewel Thieves, and Metal Nightmares Headline Arrow’s May Lineup!

Arrow Video continues to provide home video connoisseurs with exactly what they want – an eclectic line of releases that only they can deliver. May is no different with an exciting lineup of must-own titles hitting shelves on May 26th!

First up is Blood Tide! This tale of terror from Richard Jefferies and Nico Mastorakis stars James Earl Jones as a treasure hunter that mistakenly awakens an ancient underwater beast on a small Greek island. Restored in 4K and featuring a new commentary with Jefferies and an all-new interview with Mastorakis.

Musician turned actor Robert Ginty stars in White Fire, a French-Italian-American-Turkish mashup from director Jean-Marie Pallardy. The film follows a pair of brother-and-sister jewel thieves that encounter tragedy while on the hunt for the elusive ‘White Fire’ diamond. This bizarre action thriller with a dash of eroticism features a theme song from ’80s British rockers, Limelight.

Lucky McKee created quite the stir at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival with the premiere of The Woman. Pollyanna McIntosh stars in the titular role as the last surviving member of a deadly clan of feral cannibals. While out hunting, all-American dad Sean Bridgers discovers the woman and decides to capture her with plans to make her more “civilized.” What ensues is a brutal, bloody nightmare. This twisted film heads home with a new 4K restoration.

Rounding out the May lineup is one of the most anticipated home video releases of 2020 – Solid Metal Nightmares: The Films of Shinya Tsukamoto. This massive box set will serve as the perfect introduction for the cult director with eight feature-length films and a couple of shorts including Tetsuo: The Iron Man, Tetsuo II: Body Hammer, Tokyo Fist, Bullet Ballet, and the home video debut of Tsukamoto’s latest effort, Killing. In addition to the films, the set includes a plethora of special features to make sure audiences are well acquainted with the genre-bending director.

Blood Tide
Terror strikes in paradise as Academy Award-winning actors James Earl Jones, José Ferrer and Lila Kedrova star in this thrilling tale of sea monsters and sacrificial virgins, from the people that brought you the notoriously gruesome Island of Death! When treasure hunter Frye (James Earl Jones) accidentally awakens an ancient sea monster that has been lying dormant on a Greek island, the inhabitants are forced to resume the practice of sacrificing virgins in order to placate the demonic creature. Meanwhile a couple, Neil and Sherry, arrive on the island in search of Neil’s missing sister, Madeline. Written and produced by Nico Mastorakis – the man behind such genre favourites as the aforementioned Island of Death, The Zero Boys, The Wind and many others – and directed by Richard Jefferies (Scarecrows, Tron: Legacy), Blood Tide is a suspense-filled creature feature surging with blood, nudity and beachside aerobics!
Bonus Materials
Brand new restoration from a 4K scan of the original camera negative
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Original uncompressed mono audio
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Brand new audio commentary with director/co-writer Richard Jefferies
Newly-filmed interview with producer/co-writer Nico Mastorakis
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Mike Gingold

SRP: 39.95
Street Date: 05/26/20
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Language: English
Run Time: 97 mins

White Fire
Robert Ginty (The Exterminator) and Belinda Mayne (Krull) play Bo and Inga, brother and sister jewel thieves who target the legendary ‘White Fire’ diamond — a priceless rock so hot it actually burns those who try to lay their hands on it! When tragedy strikes, Bo undertakes an outrageous plan involving plastic surgery and explosives to infiltrate the mine where the diamond awaits. Bo’s plan hits an unexpected snag with the arrival of smooth-talking badass Noah Barclay, played by Fred Williamson (From Dusk ‘Til Dawn). Noah’s hunting for a missing prostitute — and he thinks Bo and Inga hold the key to her disappearance! Erotic filmmaker Jean-Marie Pallardy (Erotic Diary of a Lumberjack) brings his kinky touch to high octane action in this infamous exploitation epic, complete with chainsaw mayhem, awkward brotherly love, and a very ’80s theme song by the band Limelight!
Bonus Materials
High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation
Original Mono audio
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Feature length audio commentary by critic Kat Ellinger
Surviving The Fire: a brand new interview with writer-director Jean-Marie Pallardy
Enter The Hammer: a brand new interview with actor Fred Williamson
Diamond Cutter: a brand new interview with editor Bruno Zincone

SRP: 39.95
Street Date: 05/26/20
Genre: Action/Adventure
Language: English
Run Time: 101 mins

The Woman
Almost a decade after Lucky McKee burst upon the indie horror scene and became a ‘Master of Horror’ in the making thanks to his directorial debut May, he teamed up with legendary cult author Jack Ketchum for his most shocking and brutal film to date: The Woman, an instant cause célèbre on its Sundance premiere. The Woman (Pollyanna McIntosh, The Walking Dead) is the last surviving member of a deadly clan of feral cannibals that has roamed the American wilderness for decades. When successful country lawyer Chris Cleek (Sean Bridgers, Room) stumbles upon her whilst hunting in the woods, he decides to capture and “civilize” her with the help of his seemingly perfect all-American family, including his wife Belle (Angela Bettis, May) and daughter Peggy (Lauren Ashley Carter, Darling). The Cleeks will soon learn, however, that hell hath no fury like The Woman scorned… Experience McKee and Ketchum’s uncompromisingly twisted vision of the dark side of the American family in a definitive new edition, including a 4K remaster and brand new bonus features.
Bonus Materials
New 4K restoration supervised and approved by Lucky McKee
High Definition Blu-ray™ (1080p) presentation
Original DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
New commentary with director Lucky McKee, editor Zach Passero, sound designer Andrew Smetek and composer Sean Spillane
New commentary by star Pollyanna McIntosh
New commentary by critic Scott Weinberg
Archive commentary with director Lucky McKee
Dad on the Wall, a brand new 75-minute fly-on-the-wall behind-the-scenes documentary filmed by the director’s father Mike McKee
Being Peggy Cleek, a newly filmed interview with star Lauren Ashley Carter
Malam Domesticam, an archive making-of featurette
Meet The Makers, a short featurette on the making of the film
Deleted Scenes
Mi Burro, a short film by editor Zach Passero
“Distracted” music video by Sean Spillane
Frightfest Total Film Panel Discussion, a 2011 onstage chat about the future of American indie horror at the popular horror film festival, featuring Lucky McKee, Andrew van den Houten, Larry Fessenden, Adam Green, Joe Lynch and Ti West
Theatrical trailers
Image galleries
FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collectors’ booklet featuring new writing on the film by Michael Blyth, Alexandra Heller-Nicholas and Kevin Kovelant
SKU: AV273
UPC: 760137367581
SRP: 39.95
Street Date: 05/26/20
PreBook Date: 04/21/20
Label: Arrow Video
Genre: Horror
Language: English
Run Time: 103 mins

Solid Metal Nightmares: The Films Of Shinya Tsukamoto
One of the most distinctive and celebrated names in modern Japanese cinema, there’s no other filmmaker quite like Shinya Tsukamoto. Since his early days as a teenager making Super 8 shorts, he has remained steadfastly independent, garnering widespread acclaim while honing his own unique and instantly recognizable aesthetic on the margins of the industry. Frequently exploring themes of urban alienation, physical transformation and psychosexual obsession, his films cross genre boundaries, defying straightforward classification. This exclusive collection gathers together eight feature-length films and two shorts from Tsukamoto’s diverse filmography, including his most recent offering – his samurai drama Killing, making its home video premiere. Includes: Tetsuo: The Iron Man, Tetsuo II: Body Hammer, Tokyo Fist, Bullet Ballet, A Snake of June, Vital, Kotoko, Killing, The Adventure of Denchu-Kozo, Haze
Bonus Materials
High Definition Blu-ray™ (1080p) presentations of all ten films
Original lossless PCM 1.0 mono audio on Tetsuo: The Iron Man, Tetsuo II: Body Hammer and Tokyo Fist
Original lossless PCM 2.0 stereo audio on Bullet Ballet and Haze
Original lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 on A Snake of June, Vital, Kotoko and Killing
Optional lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 on Bullet Ballet
Optional English subtitles for all films
Audio commentaries by Japanese cinema expert Tom Mes on all ten films, including brand new commentaries on Tetsuo, Tetsuo II, Tokyo Fist, A Snake of June, Kotoko, Killing, The Adventure of Denchu-kozo and Haze
Brand new career-spanning interview with Shinya Tsukamoto
An Assault on the Senses, a brand new visual essay on the films and style of Shinya Tsukamoto by Japanese cinema expert Jasper Sharp
Multiple archival interviews with Shinya Tsukamoto, covering every film in the collection
Shooting A Snake of June, an archival behind-the-scenes featurette on the film’s production
Archival The Making of Vital featurette
Archival behind-the-scenes featurette on Vital’s world premiere at the Venice Film Festival
Archival featurette on Vital’s special effects
The Making of Haze, an archival behind-the-scenes featurette on the film’s production
Kaori Fuji at the Locarno Film Festival, an archival featurette focusing on Haze’s lead actress
Archival Background to The Adventure of Denchu-Kozo featurette
Tokyo Fist, Bullet Ballet and Vital music clips
Multiple trailers and image galleries
Limited edition packaging featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx, Gary Pullin, Ian MacEwan, Chris Malbon, Jacob Phillips, Tommy Pocket, Peter Strain and Tony Stella
Double-sided fold-out poster
Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the films by Kat Ellinger, Jasper Sharp and Mark Schilling

SRP: 99.95
Street Date: 05/26/20
Genre: Horror
Language: Japanese
Run Time: 754 mins

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