When Hideo Nakata’s Ring was released in Japan in early 1998, it completely revolutionized J-Horror, setting the stage for a groundswell of creepy supernatural titles to be released in the following years.
Even for people such as myself who find werewolf movies to be somewhat shallow in the realm of horror, it’s undeniable that John Landis’ An American Werewolf in London is a timeless classic that showcases one of the best lycanthrope stories put on the screen.
Arrow has once again outdone themselves with these two releases, and although it would have been nice to have more involvement from Ashley Laurence and Clive Barker, both Blu-rays are must-haves for the discerning horror fan who still loves physical media.
Arrow Video has announced the U.S. lineup for October 2019, which includes new Blu-ray releases of The Prey, Toys Are Not For Children, Killer Nun, Crimson Peak, The Dead Center, An American Werewolf in London, the Ringu collection (Ringu, Ringu
Arrow Video has revealed their Blu-ray titles for the U.S. in September, which include Wes Craven‘s The Hills Have Eyes 2, Aldo Lado‘s Who Saw Her Die?, Carl Colpaert‘s In The Aftermath, Clive Barker‘s Hellraiser, Tony Randel‘s Hellbound: Hellraiser
As someone mildly obsessed with this time in New York’s history, I was already drawn to Cruising, but the fantastic remaster and commentary make this a must-buy despite the other bonus content being somewhat scant.
It was a joy revisiting this quintessential ’80s film, and while it doesn’t hold up as well as some other classics of the decade, Arrow did a great job restoring it and presenting a lovingly crafted package celebrating this piece of comedy history in a definitive edition.
Packed to the brim with an overwhelming amount of music, John A. Alonzo’s comedy FM plays like the Baby-Boomer version of Rock ‘n’ Roll High School (released a year later), though it carries only a fraction of the same energy.