Get the new month started with Richard Kelly’s early 2000’s classic, Donnie Darko, available on both Blu-ray and DVD from Arrow Video. This story of a troubled teenager with vision of a deranged rabbit manipulating him into a series of crimes features an all star cast and quickly became a cult icon. When the world comes to and end you can breathe a sigh of relief because you have Donnie to look forward to.
Shifting gears from classic American and into Italian giallo, Arrow Video serves up another dish from the maestro Dario Argento with The Cat O’ Nine Tales available on limited edition Blu-ray + DVD combo pack. After reinventing the giallo with The Bird with the Crystal Plumage in 1970, Argento proved be was no fluke a year later with this followup about a newspaper reporter and retired blind journalist that work together to solve a series of murders.
Fans of George Romero will be pleased to get their hands on some of the Zombie King’s non-dead titles with individual Blu-ray releases of There’s Always Vanilla, Season of the Witch and The Crazies. While these three films don’t have quite the same notoriety as Romero’s series of dead films, they are important pieces of work that highlight the versatility he had as a director. And yes, they still take place in the Pittsburgh area.
Clowns are creepy all on their own, but send clowns from outer space with a thirst for blood and you’ve got nightmare fuel. Well, the Chiodo Brothers are more than happy to gas up your tiny car with Killer Klowns From Outer Space, coming to Blu-ray from Arrow Video. This 80’s cult favorite has been both frightful and delightful for fans for 30 years. If you think death by cotton candy cocoon is bad wait until you find out that in space no one can eat ice cream!
Arrow Academy will also make their presence felt in March with two new releases of their own. First up is Robert Altman’s Images. This story of affairs, paranoia and hallucinations stars Susannah York and was based off a novel, “In Search of Unicorns,” that she wrote. The second and final release from Arrow Academy will be Sacha Guitry: Four Films 1936-1938 Limited Edition [Blu-ray + DVD]. This set, as the titles suggests, contains four films from the French filmmaker, playwright and actor.
For the film fan looking to up their collection with something other than movies, Arrow has you covered there as well. Coming to vinyl for the first time will be Erik the Conqueror (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) from composer Roberto Nicolosi. The rousing score will be released on limited, translucent yellow, double-vinyl presented on 180 gram wax. Also making the leap to vinyl will be Stelvio Cipriani’s Death Walks On High Heels (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack). An underrated composer, Cipriani’s giallo score combines jarring, staccato suspense themes with luxurious lounge jazz arrangements.
And finally bringing the month to the close is The Blair Witch Project from filmmaker/author Russell Gomm. This new book takes a look at the phenomena of The Blair Witch Project through the eyes of a fan that was captivated by the film’s unusual marketing campaign. Gomm uncovers the production history of the film and follows it up through the smashing success that it became.