Arrow Announcements, Speculation & Wild, Irresponsible Conjecture

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reaky
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Re: Arrow Announcements, Speculation & Wild, Irresponsible Conjecture

#1151 Post by reaky » Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:56 pm

Clearly a deluxe 3-disc edition with 100-page book of Michael Mann’s Blackhat.

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#1152 Post by Calvin » Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:35 pm

I think it will be for El Topo as part of the Jodorowsky set, but if anyone is going to put out Michael Mann's director's cut of Blackhat it will surely be Arrow; it's a Legendary/Universal film like Crimson Peak.

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#1153 Post by kompromiss » Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:55 am

Could it be "Black Cat (1934)" (as opposed to black Hat)?

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#1154 Post by DRW.mov » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:48 am

Again, I feel like most are forgetting that this hint is for Arrow Academy, NOT Arrow Video.

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#1155 Post by The Elegant Dandy Fop » Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:03 pm

reaky wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:56 pm
Clearly a deluxe 3-disc edition with 100-page book of Michael Mann’s Blackhat.
I know you're joking, but Arrow releasing a special edition of Blackhat would be pretty awesome.

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#1156 Post by domino harvey » Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:09 pm

Arrow’s releases are so ridiculous and unpredictable that every joke guess in this thread is indistinguishable from the sincere ones

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#1157 Post by dwk » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:08 am

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#1158 Post by Glowingwabbit » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:08 am

Arrow Academy has really scaled back their releases

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#1159 Post by swo17 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:21 am

How on earth was that hat clue relevant?

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#1160 Post by Dr Amicus » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:51 am

swo17 wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:21 am
How on earth was that hat clue relevant?
You wear a hat on your head - and a face is part of a head?

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#1161 Post by reaky » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:01 am

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I guess it’s this. But seriously, I’d have preferred Blackhat to either of these. I mean, Bells of St Mary’s?

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#1162 Post by Calvin » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:17 am

Is Arrow licencing from Paramount now?

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#1163 Post by dwk » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:21 am

I believe they've released a couple other Republic titles and/or Paramount titles that they've been willing to license to Kino/Olive in the US, but nothing along the lines of the stuff they've licensed to Criterion or, in the past, Eureka/MoC.

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#1164 Post by dda1996a » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:58 am

It feels like forever since Arrow announced something worthwhile to be honest. Where are the days of Yoshida, Godard in the 60s, Rivette and Rohmer? Or at the very least Irma Vep...

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#1165 Post by swo17 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:02 pm

Khrustalyov, My Car!, demonlover, Phantom Lady, and the Jissoji set (which, granted, is a holdover from last year) are all exciting releases this year

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#1166 Post by dda1996a » Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:04 pm

That's true, but again, I remember when every month I was more excited for Arrow than Criterion. Seems less so nowadays

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#1167 Post by Drucker » Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:58 pm

I could be wrong, but it seems a lot of the people that did work on BFI/MOC releases until 2013 or so then focused on Arrow releases and are now focused on Indicator...Quality of people more than quality of the label itself has always been my thinking...

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#1168 Post by Calvin » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:00 pm

I was always under the impression that the producers didn't/don't have much influence over acquisitions and Fran Simeoni is still label director. It certainly feels like the label has become less adventurous since 2015/16 though - I think Mélo is the only foreign-language title that has been announced this year, with the exception of the delayed Jissoji set?

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#1169 Post by Glowingwabbit » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:02 pm

You are forgetting Khrustalyov, My Car! And demonlover

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#1170 Post by Calvin » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:03 pm

You're right, I did forget demonlover; Khrustalyov was announced last year however.

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#1171 Post by Glowingwabbit » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:09 pm

Melo was announced at the same time. I thought you were talking about 2019 releases.

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#1172 Post by Calvin » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:23 pm

Glowingwabbit wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:09 pm
Melo was announced at the same time. I thought you were talking about 2019 releases.
Apologies, you're entirely right. I think I got mixed up due to Khrustalyov's theatrical re-release. Either way, if we do look at 2019's foreign language output so far it is definitely a decrease on previous years.

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#1173 Post by Glowingwabbit » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:29 pm

Agreed. I'm wondering if the budgets on the Academy side have been slashed. Arrow Video is still doing plenty of releases (non-english titles as well)

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#1174 Post by domino harvey » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:44 pm

These two films are among the worst movies to ever come out of studio era Hollywood. Who the hell is making these acquisition decisions?

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Re: Arrow Announcements, Speculation & Wild, Irresponsible Conjecture

#1175 Post by FrauBlucher » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:33 pm

swo17 wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:21 am
How on earth was that hat clue relevant?
Look what we pulled out of the hat

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