On those summer days when it’s just too hot to hit the beach, Arrow Video has you covered with two new June releases that will make staying in and keeping cool the best way to spend those long summer days.
The first summer delight comes courtesy of Arrow Video for the release of Vincent Ward’s directorial debut, Vigil. An 11-year-old grow attempting to get over the death of her father is determined to protect her family from a mysterious stranger that she believes to be the Devil. This New Zealand classic was the first from the country to screen in competition at the Cannes Film Festival and the film’s young star, Fiona Kay, was rewarded with a standing ovation.
And secondly, moving stateside we get an interesting entry from the vampire subgenre with cult favorite Abel Ferrara and his 1995 take on the bloodsuckers with The Addiction. Philosophy grad student Kathleen (Lili Taylor) is bitten by a vampire and must learn to come to terms with her new lifestyle with now features a frequent craving for human blood. Shot in stunning black and white and on the streets of New York, The Addiction is a raw and shocking vampire film that only Abel Ferrara could make.
Special features, specs, hi-res art, and additional available for each title below.
Vincent Ward – once described as “the Antipodean Werner Herzog” – made his feature debut with Vigil, heralding his status as one of New Zealand’s most distinctive filmmaking talents and paving the way for such equally remarkable and unclassifiable efforts as The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey and Map of the Human Heart.
Philosophy student Kathleen (Lili Taylor, The Conjuring) is dragged into an alleyway on her way home from class by Casanova (Annabella Sciorra, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle) and bitten on the neck. She quickly falls ill but realises this isn’t any ordinary disease when she develops an aversion to daylight and a thirst for human blood…