3 Years Of Cinapse: Arrow Video Blu-ray Giveaway

 

Believe it or not, Cinapse is 3 years old! Time flies when you love watching and writing about movies. In celebration, we’re doing several giveaways as a thanks to our readers and collaborators.

We here at Cinapse love cinema in all forms, and while we embrace the world of streaming content just as much as the next guy or gal, it’ll never be QUITE as close to our hearts as a fantastic physical media release. And that’s why this year we launched a new column which is quickly becoming one of our flagship series’: Arrow Heads.

We were thrilled when the Britain-based bastion of the bloody and bizarre, Arrow Video, made the leap overseas and began a steady stream of US releases of their incredible films. It fit like a glove for Cinapse to begin covering their US Blu-ray releases.

We’re 8 entries deep into our Arrow Heads column at the time of this posting, and just getting warmed up. Keep reading Cinapse for ongoing coverage of Arrow Video US releases, and see below how you can enter to win an Arrow Video Blu-ray prize pack for 5 randomly selected Arrow Video US titles!

HOW TO WIN

The Rules
There are 2 ways to enter, and yes, you can do both to double your chances!*

1. You’ve been given the keys to the vault of all cult cinema in the history of the world. What single cult film would you pick to get the royal Arrow Video Blu-ray release treatment, and why? Write your answer in the comments below! Include your Twitter handle or e-mail address so we can contact you if you win.

2. Follow @CinapseNews on Twitter and retweet this tweet.

* US Residents only due to shipping expenses. Sorry, international friends!

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Ed changed careers and moved halfway across the country from Maryland to Austin with his amazingly understanding wife just to figure out how to earn a living watching movies. He once heard it said that NY/LA are where you go to MAKE movies, but Austin is where you go to WATCH movies. And that is the truth. But seriously, if anyone knows how to make a living watching movies, please let him know. Twitter: @Ed_Travis

  • Austin Vashaw

    I’m ineligible but the obvious answer is THE SWORD AND THE SORCERER.

  • Garrett Solomon

    One film that I would imagine to be a perfect fit for the Arrow label is Jan Svankmajer’s “Alice.” Who knew that such a beloved children’s book could be stripped to its core and yet still be more coherent and substantial than the hot mess Tim Burton unleashed a few years back. Sure, First Run Features did their Blu-ray, but I’ve heard it to be weak and having only the English-language track. To reiterate, if anyone can do a proper US Blu-ray of Svankmajer’s “Alice,” it should be someone like Arrrow who specializes in weird.

    (My Twitter handle is @DunnDorr.)

  • Garrett Solomon

    One film that I would imagine to be a perfect fit for the Arrow label is Jan Svankmajer’s “Alice.” Who knew that such a beloved children’s book could be stripped to its core and yet still be more coherent and substantial than the hot mess Tim Burton unleashed a few years back. Sure, First Run Features did their Blu-ray, but I’ve heard it to be weak and having only the English-language track. To reiterate, if anyone can do a proper US Blu-ray of Svankmajer’s “Alice,” it should be someone like Arrrow who specializes in weird.

    (My Twitter handle is @DunnDorr.)

  • Chris Whitt

    To go alongside bizarre delights House (Hausu) and The Happiness of the Katakuris I would love a lovely copy of Wild Zero! The 50’s-chic badassery of Guitar Wolf! Rock N’ Roll! Love! Super zombies with laser eyes! The extras and interviews would be epic (and maybe even comprehensible!)!

    @chaosmonkey69

  • Patrick Loy

    ‘Brother from Another Planet’ because it needs a decent release and the socio-political overtones & undertones are more important now than ever

    @Dream_Elusive

  • Harrison Duckett

    Based on Austin’s comment below about there only being one correct answer I’m going to have to second “The Sword and The Sorcerer”. I remember watching that when I was five or six. Would be awesome for Arrow to release on a blu-ray.

    @xduckettx

  • Harrison Duckett

    Based on Austin’s comment below about there only being one correct answer I’m going to have to second “The Sword and The Sorcerer”. I remember watching that when I was five or six. Would be awesome for Arrow to release on a blu-ray.

    @xduckettx

  • Eric Melin

    For me, it would have to be Penelope Spheeris’ DUDES. Now that her Decline Of Western Civilization series has finally been re-issued on Blu-ray, it’s time to make way for this counterculture misfit revenge tale. Maybe its music rights that’s holding it up? Twitter: @SceneStealrEric

  • Eric Melin

    For me, it would have to be Penelope Spheeris’ DUDES. Now that her Decline Of Western Civilization series has finally been re-issued on Blu-ray, it’s time to make way for this counterculture misfit revenge tale. Maybe its music rights that’s holding it up? Twitter: @SceneStealrEric

  • Ruben Rosario

    I’m gonna have to vote for Stephen Norrington’s Death Machine. It’s got a ton of great nods to other fantastic sci-fi movies, Brad Dourif is in it and Germany just got a really great Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack!

    @Rosario_Robo

  • Andy Wolverton

    I’d really like to see the full 3-hour version of Michael Mann’s “The Keep” or even the shorter studio cut. I know it’s streaming right now, but it probably won’t be for much longer. @awolverton77

    • Austin Vashaw

      Ooh, very nice choice!

  • I am going to go with Liquid Sky on this one. It doesn’t get more cult or more rare than this independent film from 1982. I am not sure if this ever even got an official DVD release in the US, and if it did, it must have gone out of print almost immediately. It has been far too long since I have seen it, and almost all the details have faded from memory, but it has still stuck in my mind as a film that deserves attention and needs to be revisited. I do recall that the cinematography was quite striking. Hopefully this will get mastered for a Blu-ray special edition someday.

    Runners up are Hell Night and Electric Dreams.

    @WrittenOnSpec (https://twitter.com/WrittenOnSpec)

  • I am going to go with Liquid Sky on this one. It doesn’t get more cult or more rare than this independent film from 1982. I am not sure if this ever even got an official DVD release in the US, and if it did, it must have gone out of print almost immediately. It has been far too long since I have seen it, and almost all the details have faded from memory, but it has still stuck in my mind as a film that deserves attention and needs to be revisited. I do recall that the cinematography was quite striking. Hopefully this will get mastered for a Blu-ray special edition someday.

    Runners up are Hell Night and Electric Dreams.

    @WrittenOnSpec (https://twitter.com/WrittenOnSpec)

  • David Keel

    The erotic musical “The Amorous Adventures Of Don Quixote And Sancho Panza” would be my choice. I’ve always been a fan of erotic 70’s musicals. They were funny, risqué, and some of the songs were actually pretty catchy. I haven’t seen this particular one since I watched the VHS in college. So, it’s due for a DVD release. Twitter: @davk728

  • bill norris

    Dead Alive … that movie has all kinds of crazy stuff…. rabies type disease… kung fu priest and a highly over protective mommy….. crazy cool flic. @bnchile4444

  • bill norris

    Dead Alive … that movie has all kinds of crazy stuff…. rabies type disease… kung fu priest and a highly over protective mommy….. crazy cool flic. @bnchile4444

  • I really want a quality release of Master Of The Flying Guillotine. It’s one of my favorite martial arts movies, and a remastered version would be amazing. I’d also like The Naked Man (even though it’s terrible) because I’m a Coen brothers completionist and it only came out on vhs.
    @themoosehimself

  • Ronald Oliver

    I would select the cult horror film classic, ‘Night of the Living Dead’ (1968) to receive the Arrow Video Blu-ray release treatment, because even though this film is in the public domain and releases have been plenty, and due to its public domain status, anyone can release this movie and many have. However, many seem to see no value in actually renovating the film for Blu-ray when they can just go the cheap route. However, I believe Arrow Video would take great care, and pride to give this horror classic their royal Blu-ray treatment!

    oliverspendulum@yahoo.com

  • Ronald Oliver

    I would select the cult horror film classic, ‘Night of the Living Dead’ (1968) to receive the Arrow Video Blu-ray release treatment, because even though this film is in the public domain and releases have been plenty, and due to its public domain status, anyone can release this movie and many have. However, many seem to see no value in actually renovating the film for Blu-ray when they can just go the cheap route. However, I believe Arrow Video would take great care, and pride to give this horror classic their royal Blu-ray treatment!

    oliverspendulum@yahoo.com

  • Michael Alan Fitzgerald

    Tony Maylam’s Split Second (1992 film) needs to be see by more people. It’s Rutger Hauer having fun in a performance in a way that I had never seen. @MikeAFitzgerald