Thursday, 24 March 2011

Arrow Video to Release Argento's Neo-Giallo Collection

Much of Dario Argento’s film work post Opera has garnered a somewhat mixed response, with critics and fans branding it uneven at best, and odiously abhorrent at worst. A far cry from his bombastic and dazzling work during the late 70s and early 80s, Argento somehow failed to recapture the reverence and high regard he was once held in. What he did though was continue on his dark odyssey to forge ahead in his exploration of cutting edge film techniques, consistently violent imagery, nightmarish atmospherics and deranged stories involving maniacal killers and rhapsodic bloodletting. Argento can be accused of much, but resting on his laurels is something he’s never done.

Those lovely folks over at Cult Labs and Arrow Video have collected four of Argento’s latter day titles and packaged them together in the forthcoming The Neo-Giallo Collection, complete with original art by Rick Melton. If anything, they make an intriguing showcase of his more recent work and exemplify how the giallo has evolved over the years as a sub-genre… And get a load of those extras!

NEO GIALLO COLLECTION SPECIAL FEATURES:
- 4 of Dario Argento’s late Giallo works collected in this exclusive boxset
- 9 option reversible sleeves of original and newly commissioned artworks!
- 4 double-sided fold-out posters with newly commissioned artwork for each film
- A host of extras for every film including Making ofs, trailers, booklets by Alan Jones (author of ‘Profondo Argento’) and more! Release Date 2nd May 2011 - RRP £39.99

THE STENDHAL SYNDROME SPECIAL FEATURES
- Reversible sleeve with original and newly commissioned artwork
- Double-sided fold-out poster
- Booklet by Alan Jones
- The Complete Dario Argento trailer gallery [18 films]
- Original Theatrical Trailer
- Choice of original Italian & English audio

The Stendhal Syndrome 118 mins 5.1/Stereo Audio Language: English & Italian Subtitles: English Aspect Ratio 16x9


SLEEPLESS SPECIAL FEATURES
- Reversible sleeve with original and newly commissioned artwork
- Double-sided fold-out poster
- Murder, Madness and Mutilation: Sleepless and the Modern Italian Giallo
- The Making of Sleepless
- Trailer
- Photo Gallery
- Press Kit [ROM Content]

Sleepless 113 mins 5.1/Stereo Audio Language: English Aspect Ratio 16x9



THE CARD PLAYER SPECIAL FEATURES
- Reversible sleeve with original and newly commissioned artwork
- Double-sided fold-out poster
- Booklet by Alan Jones
- The Making of The Card Player
- The Complete Dario Argento trailer gallery [18 films]
- Original Trailer
- Choice of original Italian & English audio

The Card Player 99 mins Stereo Audio Language: English & Italian Subtitles: English Aspect Ratio 16x9


TERROR AT THE OPERA SPECIAL FEATURES
- Reversible sleeve with original and newly commissioned artwork
- Double-sided fold-out poster
- Booklet by Alan Jones
- Dario Argento Filmography & Biography
- Terror’s Photo Album
- Opera by Deamonia Music Video
- The Complete Dario Argento trailer gallery [18 films]
- International Version with choice of original Italian 5.1/Stereo soundtrack & English audio
- US edit feature with choice of original track or Cannes Dub audio
- US Trailer
- International Trailer
- Top 6 Gore Scenes menu

Terror at the Opera 102 mins 5.1/Stereo Audio Language: Italian & English Subtitles: English Aspect Ratio 16x9

4 comments:

Drunketh said...

This looks Awesome!

A.D. said...

I wish I could raid Arrow Films warehouse and just take whatever I want. This set looks great. The artwork for CARD PLAYER actually makes the movie look good!

James said...

AD I'm with you on raiding their warehouse. I'll distract them with some interpretive dancing and you nab as many glorious DVDs as you can carry!

Richard of DM said...

I love Arrow! Ditto what Aaron said about The Card Player. That artwork for Sleepless makes me freakin' hate the Italian poster now. Like, it never occurred to me how lazy and shitty the Nonhosonno poster is. Mysterious eyes and a moon? Give me a break.