As we enter the heart of autumn and sweater weather, Arrow continues to do their best to keep us nice and cozy with the warm loving glow of our television sets. With four brand-new releases hitting shelves in November you’ll have plenty to keep you busy on those days that you just don’t want to venture outside.
Arrow Video gets things started on November 13th with the release of The Wizard of Gore from the wizard himself, Herschell Gordon Lewis. Montag the Magnificent wows audiences with his macabre magic act, but before long his volunteers start to wind up dead. Is Montag a modern-day wizard or just your everyday serial killer? A TV talk show hostess investigates in this splatter classic! This release comes fully loaded with all the blood-soaked special features you could want, including the addition of 1968’s How to Make a Doll.
On November 20th audiences will get the chance to purchase Teruo Ishii’s anthology, Orgies of Edo. This bloody entry takes viewers along for a ride featuring three stories each with a corrupt moral center. Politically incorrect, each tale is that of tragic heroines caught up in unspeakable violence. First pressings of this release will include an illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by author Tom Mes.
On the Arrow Academy side of things, we have Gas Food Lodging hitting Blu-ray on November 13th. Based off a novel by Richard Peck and directed by Allison Anders, this story of a young single mother desperately trying to find love was a hit at the 1992 Berlin International Film Festival. This newly restored release comes director approved and contains a number of special features including Chris Rodley’s 1995 documentary, Cinefile: Reel Women.
November comes to a close with Arrow Academy’s November 27th release of Robert Altman’s Gosford Park. With a stunning cast that includes Alan Bates, Kristin Scott Thomas, Bob Balaban, Michael Gambon, Helen Mirren, Clive Owen and a whole lot more, Altman created a murder-mystery masterpiece as only he could. With a brand-new 2K restoration from a 4K scan approved by the director of photography Andrew Dunn and a load of new bonus features, this is one release every cinephile is sure to want.