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Mar 022020
 
New from Arrow Video US and Arrow Academy US
KANSAS CITY  [Blu-ray] (3/3)
THE PASSION OF THE DARKLY NOON  [Blu-ray] (3/24)
via MVD Entertainment Group

This March Arrow Brings Home Depression-era Gangsters and Jesus!
Arrow Video brings the first quarter of 2020 to close with two new releases that are sure to make cinephiles everywhere giddy.

Coming to Blu-ray on March 3rd is Robert Altman’s mid-’90s thriller, Kansas City. This Depression-era gangster flick set in the midwest was praised by the legendary Roger Ebert for its “originality and invention.” The film brilliantly mixes a narrative about crime lords and shady politics with what amounts to live concert footage from the day’s best living jazz musicians. The star-studded cast includes Jennifer Jason Leigh, Harry Belafonte, Dermot Mulroney, Miranda Richardson, and Steve Buscemi. Kansas City makes its Blu-ray debut with an assortment of bonus content.

Sticking with the mid-’90s theme, Arrow will release The Passion of the Darkly Noon on March 24th. Written off on its initial release, this film from director Philip Ridley has developed a cult classic as overlooked and underrated gem. Brendan Fraiser gives a sensational performance as a young man that descends into a destructive rage after the death of his ultra-religious parents. Viggo Mortensen and Ashley Judd co-star. Featuring a brand-new 2K restoration taken from the original camera negative, and approved by Ridley, this marks The Passion of the Darkly Noon’s worldwide Blu-ray debut.

 

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