Check out this massive Arrow Films sale
Posted Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 4:24 PM Central
Last updated Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 4:25 PM Central
by John Couture
If you're anything like me, and I'm willing to bet you are, then you grew up on the horror and exploitation films of the of the 1970s and 1980s. Directors such as Lucio Fulci, Dario Argento, John Milius, Wes Craven and Tobe Hooper shaped an appreciation for films that I would come to see reflected on the big screen by contemporary filmmakers such as Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez among others.
Sadly, though, most of these films were financed and released by shaky companies that have long since ceased to exist, so it was nearly impossible to find these gems on home entertainment as recently as 10 years ago. Enter Arrow Films, a UK joint that took it upon themselves to aggressively procure the rights to these lost classics and make them available to the public for the first in decades.
Suddenly, several classic Pam Grier films found their way in front of the eyes of a new generation. It's probably a good bet that the next Quentin or Tobe Hooper will cite the inspiration that these films provided them, all thanks to Arrow Films.
Arrow Video is the U.S. off-shoot of Arrow Films and they have been releasing films over on this side of the pond for the last two years. Films such as Black Mama, White Mama, Dillinger, The Hills Have Eyes and Eaten Alive! have gotten a second life on home entertainment thanks to Arrow Video.
Enter Family Video, which recently updated their website and to celebrate they are having a huge sale on Arrow Video films. How big? We're talking about half off most films with some discounts as much as 70% off their suggested retail price. You can get the Blu-ray combo pack of C.H.U.D. for only $12.99.
As a site that champions packaged home entertainment products, we are big fans of anyone that promotes DVD and Blu-ray. Over at Family Video, not only can you support the industry, but you can save yourself a ton of money as well. I'll definitely be picking up a handful of classic films.