Arrow Video has announced the August 2021 lineup of their new subscription-based ARROW platform, available to subscribers in the US, Canada, the UK, and Ireland.
The August lineup leads with the ARROW release of Noel David Taylor’s bizarre filmmaking comedy Man Under Table. The feature debut from writer/director Noel David Taylor, who also stars as Guy, a beleaguered, hilariously obnoxious scriptwriter navigating his way through the chaotic indie film scene in a dystopian Los Angeles, Man Under Table world premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival and screened at the Chattanooga Film Festival. The film will debut on ARROW August 2nd.
Man Under Table is an inventive and quirky comedy that skewers the hustle and grind of independent filmmaking, as seen in ARROW’s doc Clapboard Jungle.
Ahead of the release of his debut feature, Taylor shared: “For as long as I have been making videos, I have been making odd, absurdist, borderline camp videos. It is not an easy thing to find an audience for such films. Which is why when something fits as effortlessly into a catalog as Man Under Table does into Arrow’s, it’s not only a relief — but a homecoming of sorts. The first time one explores the arsenal of films Arrow has arranged, you find yourself hard-pressed to not be overwhelmed with not only a magnificently varied beaucoup of horror, camp, and just plain evocative films, but also an abundance of style, humour, and fun. I could not have found a better home for my film if I conjured it from the ether. To whom it may concern: go watch these films!”
ARROW Stories will be home to a number of exclusive extras for Man Under Table, including a making of featurette, deleted scenes, a commentary from Taylor, a Man Under Table music video, and a number of Taylor’s early short films, including The Hermit and Dos Hombres.
August 2nd will see the arrival of Man Under Table, Hagazussa, Mesrine: Killer Instinct, Mesrine: Public Enemy #1, Blind Beast, Suture, Death Line, Stage Fright, The Toolbox Murders, and Amsterdamned.
August 2nd’s Seasonal arrivals dive deep into smut with ARROW Extreme and Ban this Sick Filth Presents: Moral Outrage. ARROW Extreme is a curation of films that pull no punches, push audiences to the brink, and dare them to look away. Featuring the vicious work of Lucio Fulci, Abel Ferrara, Takashi Miike and Shohei Imamura, and more, titles include: Audition, Island of Death, Toys Are Not for Children, Manhattan Baby, The Hills Have Eyes.
Ban this Sick Filth Presents: Moral Outrage features disgusting films that star scream queens and adult film stars and looks back at the attempts in the UK to ban heinous horror video cassettes during the Video Nasties era. Titles include Vice Academy, We Are Twisted F***ing Sister, Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship and Videotape, Orgies of Edo, and Underwater Love.
August 6th sees the arrival of another installment of Hammer House of Horror: Charlie Boy.
August 6th’s Season shoots up with Your Own Supply, a selection of ARROW titles where smoke, dust, and needles reign supreme in the lives of antiheroes. Titles include The Hooked Generation, Reefer Madness, Whiskey Mountain, and Ivans xtc.
August 9th’s Season takes audiences to Hauntology 101 with the bow of What the Folk?, a lineup of pastoral darkness and pagan blood sacrifices. Titles include Season of the Witch, Hagazussa, Dark August, The Ballad of Narayama.
Check out ARROW’s August highlight reel below:
August 13th will debut with another installment of Hammer House of Horror: The Silent Scream, Vice Academy, Vice Academy Part 2, Vice Academy Part 3, The Visitants, Blood Theatre, Hobgoblins, and two short films from Rafael De Leon Jr: Momma, Don’t Go, and Goodbye Old Friend.
August 16th goes hardcore into history with the release of We Are Twisted F***ing Sister, a doc chronicling the heavy metal band’s early years, as well as two guides into the public hysteria of the Video Nasties era: Moral Panic, Censorship, and Video Tape, and Draconian Days.
On August 16th, ARROW celebrates the height of summer with a Season that goes deep in the lonely places the daylight doesn’t reach. Be it the sewers below New York or the London Underground, there are things down there that are waiting for you, and ARROW has found them. Titles include Trapped Alive, The Witch Who Came From the Sea, The Cold Light of Day, and In the Aftermath.
August 20th debuts an international smorgasbord of sex and violence: Andrea Bianchi’s sexploitation film Malabimba, Michel Levesque’s prison thriller classic Sweet Sugar, A.C. Stephen’s gore and sex-filled rampage Fugitive Girls, and Robert Vincent O’Neil’s sci-fi action thriller Wonder Women, featuring an all-girl army, The features are joined by another installment of Hammer House of Horror: Children of the Moon (US).
August 21st will see the release of Joe Angio’s acclaimed Melvin Van Peebles documentary How to Eat Your Watermelon in White Company (and Enjoy It).
ARROW is available in the US, Canada, and the UK on all Android devices, all Amazon Fire devices, all Roku devices, and on all web browsers, with the platform offering fans a free 30-day trial and subscriptions as low as $4.99 monthly or $49.99 annually.