DECEMBER 2023 RELEASES FROM ARROW VIDEO
The Chucky franchise in UHD and an Italian Westerns box set
Arrow Video’s December lineup includes the Chucky franchise presented in a stunning eight-disc UHD box set, and Savage Guns, a collection of four classic Italian westerns.
The releases feature brand new commentaries and video essays, full-length documentaries, theatrical and the unrated versions, limited edition packaging, booklets, fold-out posters, and reversible sleeves.
First in December, an incredible eight-disc collection of the Chucky films featuring the original horror favourite Child’s Play and its sequels: Child’s Play 2, Child’s Play 3, Bride of Chucky, Seed of Chucky, Curse of Chucky, and Cult of Chucky, with stars including Brad Dourif, Catherine Hicks, Alex Vincent, Jenny Agutter, Jennifer Tilly, Katherine Heigl, and John Waters. Containing recent cast and crew interviews as well as Kyra Elise Gardner’s behind the scenes documentary Living with Chucky, you don’t want to miss this toybox of terror from Arrow Video! The box set is available on Limited Edition 4K UHD and Limited Edition Blu-ray, as well as an Arrow Store Exclusive 4K Limited Edition box set, with deluxe packaging, a collector’s booklet with a wealth of new writing, and three double-sided posters.
Limited Edition 4K UHD
Limited Edition Blu-ray
Arrow Store Exclusive Limited Edition 4K UHD
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In Tom Holland’s Child’s Play, a young Andy Barclay (Alex Vincent) receives his very own Good Guy doll. Unluckily for both him and his mother
Karen (Catherine Hicks), “Chucky” happens to contain the soul of serial killer Charles Lee Ray (Brad Dourif), and causes chaos for Andy and those around him, leaving a trail of corpses in his wake. In Child’s Play 2, Chucky returns in full mini-monster mode, terrorising Andy further in a sinister game of hide-and-seek. Child’s Play 3 sees a teenaged Andy (Justin Whalin) dealing with both military school and a recently resurrected Chucky.
In Ronny Yu’s Bride of Chucky, the doll with a killer personality returns and continues his murderous spree alongside his love, Tiffany Valentine (Jennifer Tilly). Series creator Don Mancini makes his directorial debut in Seed of Chucky, where Chucky and Tiffany continue their wicked antics after being resurrected by their living-doll child, Glen (Billy Boyd). Nine years later, Chucky chooses Nica (Fiona Dourif) and her family to torture in Mancini’s Curse of Chucky, followed swiftly by Cult of Chucky, in which Nica faces the Good Guy once more with a little help from a grown-up Andy Barclay (Vincent).
Savage Guns: Four Classic Westerns Vol 3
Limited Edition Blu-ray 11 December
Savage Guns: Four Classic Westerns Vol 3 on Limited Edition Blu-ray. Maniacal outlaws thirsting for blood! Corrupt capitalists profiting from the suffering of the common folk! Desperate people pushed to violent revenge! The Italian western has never been grittier than in this quartet of later-period cult classics, in which the trademark cynicism of the genre escalates into the radical pessimism of the late 1960s / early 1970s world: Paolo Bianchini’s I Want Him Dead (1968), starring Craig Hill (The Bloodstained Shadow); Edoardo Mulargia’s El Puro (1969; a.k.a. The Reward’s Yours… The Man’s Mine), starring western icon Robert Woods (My Name is Pecos); Mario Camus’ Wrath of the Wind (1970), with genre superstar Terence Hill (They Call Me Trinity); and Fabio Testi (What Have You Done to Solange?) and Tomas Milian (Don’t Torture a Duckling) in Lucio Fulci’s Four of the Apocalypse (1975). Four of the Italian western’s hardest, cruellest, bloodiest classics erupt from the screen in this feature-packed box set from Arrow Films. Featuring dazzling High Definition restorations and a wealth of brand new bonus materials produced specially for this release, Savage Guns delivers – from both barrels!
In Paolo Bianchini’s I Want Him Dead (1968), American actor Craig Hill (The Bloodstained Shadow) stars as an ex-Confederate soldier who vows revenge after his sister is raped and murdered, in so doing setting him on a collision course with a dastardly plot to disrupt peace talks between the North and South. Next, in Edoardo Mulargia’s El Puro (1969; a.k.a. The Reward’s Yours… The Man’s Mine), western icon Robert Woods (My Name is Pecos) gives arguably his greatest performance as a legendary gunfighter forced to emerge from hiding after the bounty hunters on his tail murder the tender-hearted barmaid (Rosalba Neri, Smile Before Death) who offered him a new life. Then, in Mario Camus’ Wrath of the Wind (1970), genre superstar Terence Hill (They Call Me Trinity) shows his darker side as an assassin who finds his conscience when he and his brother (Mario Pardo, Knife of Ice) are hired by a ruthless landholder (Fernando Rey, The French Connection) to kill the leaders of a growing labour movement. Finally, Fabio Testi (What Have You Done to Solange?) and Tomas Milian (Don’t Torture a Duckling) star in Lucio Fulci’s Four of the Apocalypse (1975), in which a quartet of misfits go from sharing the same jail cell to embarking on a savage odyssey that will lead to torture, rape and cannibalism. Preyed upon by a ruthless bandit, the foursome fight for their lives – until the time comes for revenge.