Summer is upon us and with that are the annual summer sales from all our favorite distributors and retailers. One of the most anticipated sales for Blu-ray collectors, fanatics, and us here at The Nerd Mentality is the Arrow Video UK Summer Sale, which has finally arrived! My wallet is already crying at the sight of the over 150 items on sale, featuring steelbooks, limited editions, and everything in between. You’ll have to be of the region free class to take full advantage of the sale in the US but there are plenty of region free options as well. The sale runs until Monday, July 11th and will offer double rewards points on all purchases including pre-orders! We’ll highlight some of our favorite of the sale items below but there is a ton to discover among the pages and some wonderful blind buy potential for everyone!
Battle Royale Limited to 10,000 Edition (Region B/2)
Lets just get this one out of the way, if you are a fan of Kinji Fukasaku’s Battle Royale, this is the must own edition of the movie. Featuring the theatrical and special edition cuts of the films, an entire disc of extras, and packed to the brim with booklets, posters, and goodies. The Battle Royale Limited Edition is the holy grail release of this movie.
The Exterminator (Region ABC)
From the era of endless vigilante action junk comes the The Exterminator starring Robert Ginty! Featuring all the greatest revenge tropes like torture and child prostitution! There’s a flamethrower too, well for a minute anyway. It’s stupid but fun and as a Best of the Worst contender it deserves a spot on any schlock fans shelf!
The Hellraiser Trilogy (Region B)
One of the most gorgeous boxsets Arrow Video has released, The Hellraiser Trilogy, like most of their releases is a holy grail for fans. Packing the first three films in the series into one package, each with a beautiful new transfer, reversible artwork and a slew of special features surrounding each one. It’s a must own package for collectors and Hellraiser fans alike!
Killer Klowns From Outerspace Steelbook (Region B/2)
Killer Klowns From Outerspace is a movie everyone has heard of and everyone should check out at least once. If you already know you are a fan of it though, still available is the awesome steelbook version from Arrow Video! A cotton candy cornucopia of special features compliment the beautiful HD transfer creating a perfect package all around for fans.
City of the Living Dead (Region Free)
“The Arrow Video Blu-ray release of City of the Living Dead is one of the finest presentations of a splatter classic! Seeing a woman vomit her intestines in glorious HD is worth the price alone!” – Seth Manhammer
Demons (Region B/2)
Another absolutely stellar splatter flick is Lamberto Bava’s Demons! What could be more fun than a demons and zombies invading a movie theater after they come out of the screen? The answer is absolutely nothing. Don’t even try to come up with one, just buy the movie.
The ‘Burbs (Region B)
“The ‘Burbs is a great Dark Comedy pairing a young Tom Hanks as the lead and Joe Dante as the director. Watch what happens as Hanks and his neighbors ineptly investigate their new neighbors that just seem a little off. And unlike those people at the end of your block, their might just be something to their suspicions. Featuring a documentary, a commentary, and the original workprint from Joe Dante’s personal collection.” – Alex Harrison
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (Region B)
“Buckaroo Banzai is a bizarre adventure featuring science, aliens and rock and roll. It hops genres more than the titular character hops professions. It is a good time when you allow yourself to enjoy the ride and witness the insanity. Coming with a great transfer and overflowing with supplemental features.” – Alex Harrison