Cult Cinema: An Arrow Video Companion

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Arrow Video is one of the foremost distributors of cult cinema on DVD and Blu-ray. From the classic to the obscure, the Arrow Video collection encompasses all styles and genres: horror films and Westerns, science fiction and sex comedies, yakuza epics and neo-noirs, the subversive, the transgressive and the unclassifiable. This hardback volume brings together 25 of the world’s leading genre experts and critics to guide you through the multi-faceted beast that is cult cinema.

Cult Cinema: An Arrow Video Companion

Cult Cinema: An Arrow Video Companion

Exploring the stars, the filmmakers and the trends, Cult Cinema: An Arrow Video Companion approaches its subject from five angles. Each section is devoted to a different facet of cult filmmaking – the opening chapter features seven essays devoted to key cult movies, and is followed by those on directors, actors, genres (and sub-genres), and finally distribution, which examines how different methods of seeing a film, from travelling shows to DVDs, has allowed cult films and their audiences to flourish.

Cult Cinema: An Arrow Video Companion

Cult Cinema: An Arrow Video Companion

The aim is not to provide a definitive guide to cult cinema but rather, as the subtitle proclaims, a companion. Cult movies means many things to many people – Ben Wheatley’s introduction touches on the manner in which he discovered the underbelly of cinema, but it won’t be shared by everyone, of course – and everyone will have their own favorites.



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Cult Cinema: An Arrow Video Companion

Consider this book as a look at cult cinema through the lens of Arrow Video, a pretty broad view: Tinto Brass, Joe Dante, science fiction, super 8, Suzuki Seijun, Boris Karloff, Battle Royale, horror all-nighters, video nasties and much more besides. Something familiar, something fresh, something that might just introduce you to a whole new world of filmmaking and its enthusiastic fandom.

Cult Cinema: An Arrow Video Companion

Cult Cinema: An Arrow Video Companion

Complete list or writers: Robin Bougie, Michael Brooke, Paul Corupe, David Del Valle, David Flint, Cullen Gallagher, Kevin Gilvear, Joel Harley, David Hayles, Pasquale Iannone, Alan Jones, Tim Lucas, Michael Mackenzie, Maitland McDonagh, Tom Mes, John Kenneth Muir, Kim Newman, James Oliver, Vic Pratt, Jasper Sharp, Kenneth J. Souza, Mike Sutton, Stephen Thrower, Caelum Vatnsdal, and Douglas Weir.

Cult Cinema: An Arrow Video Companion

Cult Cinema: An Arrow Video Companion

Introduction by filmmaker Ben Wheatley (Kill List, High Rise, Free Fire)
Cover Illustration by Graham Humphreys
Edited by Anthony Nield

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Alton loves film. He is founder and Editor In Chief of BRWC.  Some of the films he loves are Rear Window, Superman 2, The Man With The Two Brains, Clockwise, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, Trading Places, Stir Crazy and Punch-Drunk Love.

2 COMMENTS
  • Mark 27th February 2016

    Great idea for a Christmas present for me! What size is it? Difficult to tell from the photos.

  • last.caress 27th February 2016

    I f*cking LOVE Arrow. This book’s already on my Amazon wish list.

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