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Arrow Video Podcast

The Arrow Video Podcast With Sam And Dan is a bi-weekly film discussion show. Join hosts Sam Ashurst and Dan Martin as they go into detail on past, present and future Arrow titles, as well as all their favourite rare and obscure movies. With Arrow news, exclusives, and occasional guests, it’s a must-listen for film fans and cult collectors.

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003 - Pulse

In this third edition of the Arrow Video Podcast, Sam and Dan take a deeper look at classic 2001 J-Horror, Kiyoshi Kurosawa's PULSE.Film recommendations this episode include the likes of LAIN, CURE, BEFORE WE VANISH, INUGAMI, INLAND EMPIRE, ZIGEUNERWEISEN and THE VILLAINESS, whilst Sam speaks with Paul McEvoy, one of the organisers of UK genre festival FrightFest, and also Ben Wheatley who talks about his recent film FREE FIRE and his favourite Arrow Video titles.

57mins

7 Aug 2017

Rank #1

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065 - Top Films of 2019

Happy Holidays! It's been a fantastic year for film and this week Sam and Dan look back over the year and pick their top tens, including the likes of ANIARA, GREENER GRASS, DEATH OF A VLOGGER and COME TO DADDY. Also in Extra Features, our hosts take a look back at the whole decade, and compile their Top Ten of the last ten years, plus special guest appearances from the likes of Charlie Steeds, Mark Jenkin and Jack McHenry. A big thank you to all our listeners this year. The Arrow Video Podcast with Sam & Dan will be back, to its more regular format, early in the New Year. Let us know your thoughts. What are your top films and releases of the year? Email the Arrow Video Podcast hosts for any comments, suggestions or questions at arrowvideopodcast@arrowfilms.co.uk

1hr 44mins

23 Dec 2019

Rank #2

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037 - City of the Living Dead

From the bowels of the earth, Sam and Dan have risen to talk about the recent Ltd Ed release of Lucio Fulci's classic THE CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD. This week's recommendations include IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS, DUNWICH HORROR and DAY OF ANGER.Extra features this week includes an interview with the filmmakers behind CAM, Daniel Goldhaber and Isa Mazzei, who recommend two titles you should see after watching CAM (available now on Netflix). Email the Arrow Video Podcast hosts for any comments, suggestions or questions at arrowvideopodcast@arrowfilms.co.uk

47mins

26 Nov 2018

Rank #3

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064 - Robocop

Part Man. Part Machine. All Podcast. This week Sam and Dan discuss the pulp masterpiece that is Arrow Video's release of Paul Verhoeven's ROBOCOP. Following the same theme, Sam and Dan also recommend titles such as the upcoming documentary on Phil Tippet, MAD DREAMS AND MONSTERS and STARSHIP TROOPERS, plus recent film viewings include Arrow's release of Swedish SciFi epic ANIARA and THE BEING at Edinburgh Zombie Club. Email the Arrow Video Podcast hosts for any comments, suggestions or questions at arrowvideopodcast@arrowfilms.co.uk

1hr 20mins

9 Dec 2019

Rank #4

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042 - Elvira: Mistress of the Dark

Elvira plays Elvira in this week's film as Sam and Dan flight with the recent Arrow Video release of ELVIRA: MISTRESS OF THE DARK.Similar recommendations include CAST A DEADLY SPELL and a couple of John Waters films, whilst Sam and Dan also discuss recent films they've watching including 1911's L'INFERNO through to 2015's WELCOME TO LEITH. Email the Arrow Video Podcast hosts for any comments, suggestions or questions at arrowvideopodcast@arrowfilms.co.uk

33mins

4 Feb 2019

Rank #5

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062 - An American Werewolf in London

Beware the moon! This week Sam and Dan take a look at Arrow Video's Limited Edition release of John Landis' horror comedy classic - AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON. Naturally, this week's recommendations have a werewolf theme with the likes of COMPANY OF WOLVES and WEREWOLVES ON WHEELS, whilst Sam and Dan also talk about recent viewings including THE NEW CENTURIONS and TV'S SUCCESSION. Email the Arrow Video Podcast hosts for any comments, suggestions or questions at arrowvideopodcast@arrowfilms.co.uk

56mins

11 Nov 2019

Rank #6

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008 - The Thing

The Ultimate in Alien Terror: John Carpenter's THE THING is this week's film as hosts Dan and Sam delve into Arrow Video's upcoming 4k restoration release of this seminal masterpiece from 1982. Dan and Sam's similarly-themed film recommendations including THE HATEFUL EIGHT, THE INCREDIBLE MELTING MAN, plus films they've seen recently such as TASTE OF FEAR, THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM and SPASMO, and an audio clip from the Q&A at the LFF screening of Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson's GHOST STORIES, starring Martin Freeman and Paul Whitehouse.

46mins

16 Oct 2017

Rank #7

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041 - Heathers

This week Sam and Dan extend their Greetings and Salutations as they teen talk about one of the most well-celebrated cult films of the 80s, the dark high school comedy, HEATHERS. How very!Similar film recommendations this week include ASSASSINATION NATION and CUFFS, and Sam and Dan also talk through recent films they've seen such as VICE and MERCENARIES FROM HONG KONG. Email the Arrow Video Podcast hosts for any comments, suggestions or questions at anyoldnonsense@arrowfilms.co.uk

34mins

21 Jan 2019

Rank #8

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051 - Arrow Insiders 5 - Nora Mehenni

Our Arrow Insiders series continues this week as Dan sits down with Nora Mehenni, Arrow's Production and Assets Manager / QC Supervisor about Arrow's gargantuan releases of the HG LEWIS SHOCK AND GORE and FEAST sets, including TWO THOUSAND MANIACS and BLOOD FEAST. Similar film-themed recommendations include BURNT OFFERINGS and BEAKS whilst the two also chat about recent and upcoming genre festival hits such as LUZ and GREENER GRASS. Email the Arrow Video Podcast team for any comments, suggestions or questions at arrowvideopodcast@arrowfilms.co.uk

55mins

10 Jun 2019

Rank #9

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026 - Tenebrae

One of Dario Argento's lesser seen films, TENEBRAE, gives Sam and Dan a chance this week to agree on a film and also to list their Top 10 and Top 8 Argento films respectively. Recommendations this week include the likes of Wes Craven's SCREAM and Michele Soavi's DELLAMORTE DELLAMORE, whilst Sam recommends how much he think he may like Lars von Trier's THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT. Email the Arrow Video Podcast hosts for any comments, suggestions or questions at arrowvideopodcast@arrowfilms.co.uk

37mins

25 Jun 2018

Rank #10

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050 - Arrow Insiders 4 - James Blackford

This weeks sees a Giallo special as Dan Martin talks about the evolution of Arrow's release of THE IGUANA WITH THE TONGUE OF FIRE with Arrow's Senior Producer and Head of Vinyl, James Blackford. James ignores traditional recommendation limits and talks about a range of recommended films, including DELIRIUM, IN THE FOLDS OF THE FLESH, whilst Dan continues his quest to see Asian films old and new with recommendations for SHADOW and THE BELLS OF DEATH. Email the Arrow Video Podcast team for any comments, suggestions or questions at arrowvideopodcast@arrowfilms.co.uk

52mins

27 May 2019

Rank #11

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023 - The Burning

Take a walk in the woods with Sam and Dan as they encounter Cropsy in the notorious 'video nasty' and ultimate summer camp nightmare, THE BURNING. Similar-themed film recommendations include SPLIT SECOND and JUST BEFORE DAWN, and our hosts also recommend recent films they've seen including a 1966 Czech SciFi comedy called WHO WANTS TO KILL JESSIE?Email the Arrow Video Podcast hosts for any comments, suggestions or questions at arrowvideopodcast@arrowfilms.co.uk

49mins

14 May 2018

Rank #12

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004 - Donnie Darko

Donnie Darko - the first true cult classic of the Millennium - is the main film of discussion in the fourth edition of the Arrow Video Podcast with Sam & Dan. Hosts Sam Ashurst and Dan Martin also recommend similar-themed films such as PAPRIKA, THE GHOUL, THE NAVIGATOR and IMITATION GIRL, plus other films they have screened over the past couple of weeks, including THE SWIMMER, THE BELKO EXPERIMENT, THE EVIL WITHIN, SHIN GODZILLA and THE TODD KILLINGS.

53mins

21 Aug 2017

Rank #13

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048 - Arrow Insiders 2 - Kevin Lambert

Continuing our Arrow Video Insiders sub-series, this week Dan Martin chats to Arrow's Head of Catalogue, Kevin Lambert, about acquiring some of Arrow's catalogue releases, including Guillermo del Toro's CRIMSON PEAK. Dan and Kevin also discuss film recommendations such as THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USER and THE LAST CIRCUS, plus recent films such as Jordan Peele's US and BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE. Email the Arrow Video Podcast team for any comments, suggestions or questions at arrowvideopodcast@arrowfilms.co.uk

57mins

29 Apr 2019

Rank #14

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033 - Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth

What started in hell will end on earth. Join Sam and Dan as they return this week to one of horror's key iconic characters as Pinhead brings his coenobites to earth in Anthony Hickox's 1992 threequel, HELLRAISER III: HELL ON EARTH.Recommendations this week include WISHMASTER, MANIAC COP 2, plus films Sam and Dan have screened recently including LET ME MAKE YOU A MARTYR and Paul Schrader's HARDCORE. Extra Features includes Part Two of Sam's interview with Panos Cosmatos, the director of MANDY, which is released in UK cinemas October 12, and on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download on October 29. Email the Arrow Video Podcast hosts for any comments, suggestions or questions at arrowvideopodcast@arrowfilms.co.ukPurchase Hellraiser III from the Arrow Films website as part of the Hellraiser Trilogy box set here; https://bit.ly/2y1gsqM

59mins

1 Oct 2018

Rank #15

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025 - Hellbound: Hellraiser II

Sam & Dan descend into hell this week as they revisit HELLBOUND: HELLRAISER II, Tony Randel's sequel to Clive Barker's masterpiece. Dan pulls out two genuinely groundbreaking genre films in the form of MARTYRS and HARDWARE as his recommendations, whilst Sam predicts the films he thinks he may be recommending from Cannes 2018 before he sees them (this week's podcast was recorded before the festival in May 2018).Email the Arrow Video Podcast hosts for any comments, suggestions or questions at arrowvideopodcast@arrowfilms.co.uk

1hr 3mins

11 Jun 2018

Rank #16

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049 - Arrow Insiders 3 - Louise Buckler

Arrow Video's Marketing & Events Manager and Social Media guru, Louise Buckler, joins Dan Martin in the latest Arrow Insiders mini-series update as they take a look at recent Arrow Video release HORRORS OF MALFORMED MEN. Related film recommendations include BLIND BEAST and Takeshi Miike's IMPRINT, whilst the two also discuss recent films they've seen including BLUE VENGEANCE and PIGS. Email the Arrow Video Podcast team for any comments, suggestions or questions at arrowvideopodcast@arrowfilms.co.uk

48mins

13 May 2019

Rank #17

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012 - Carrie

To celebrate Arrow Video's Limited Edition release of CARRIE, Sam and Dan go to the Prom this week to look at the 1976 film that truly marked the arrival of Brian de Palma as a major director, plus gave Sissy Spacek her first Oscar nomination. Other recommended films include THE FURY (1978), FIRESTARTER (1984) and VALERIE AND HER WEEK OF WONDERS (1970), whilst Sam and Dan also chat about films they've seen recently including THE DEVIL RIDES OUT (1968), STRAIGHT TIME (1978) and Bernard Rose's FRANKENSTEIN (2015).

47mins

11 Dec 2017

Rank #18

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017 - Hellraiser

This week, Sam and Dan "tear your soul apart" as they discuss one of the genre's most defining horror films: Clive Barker's 1987 feature debut, HELLRAISER.Film recommendations this week include the likes of NIGHTBREED (1990), EVILSPEAK (1981) and ANDREI RUBLEV (1966), whilst Sam also talks to Ruth Wilson, star of Arrow Film's upcoming theatrical release of DARK RIVER. Email the Arrow Video Podcast hosts for any comments, suggestions or questions at arrowvideopodcast@arrowfilms.co.uk

55mins

19 Feb 2018

Rank #19

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061 - Lords of Chaos

Hails! This week the LORDS OF CHAOS reign, as the Arrow Video Podcast delves into the world of Black Metal, Satanism and Church burning through Jonas Åkerlund's eye in his recent film starring Rory Culkin. Other films recommended include Jonas' debut feature SPUN and Penelope Spheeris' THE DECLINE OF THE WESTERN CIVILISATION, plus recently seen films such as FORTY GUNS and Bong Joon Ho's eagerly-anticipated PARASITE. This Podcast was brought to you by Sam and Dan, and is Based on Truth and Lies. Email the Arrow Video Podcast hosts for any comments, suggestions or questions at arrowvideopodcast@arrowfilms.co.uk

53mins

28 Oct 2019

Rank #20