UFOs, Serial Killers, And More Come To ARROW This April


Arrow Video is excited to announce the April 2022 lineup of their new subscription-based ARROW platform. The April 2022 lineup leads with the ARROW release of dystopian surrealist Chema Garcia Ibarra’s feature The Sacred Spiritavailable to subscribers in the US, UK, Canada, and Ireland. The film will debut on ARROW April 15.

In The Sacred Spirit, José Manuel and the other members of the ufology association Ovni-Levante meet weekly to exchange information about extraterrestrial messages and abductions. Julio, their leader, dies unexpectedly, leaving José Manuel as the only person who knows about the cosmic secret that could alter the human future. Meanwhile, in Spain, a search is going on for a little girl who disappeared some weeks before. What starts out as a kooky comedy about a seemingly-harmless group of eccentric UFO spotters then takes a truly unexpected turn into much darker material. 

But what else is coming to ARROW this month?

April 1 begins this month’s season guns blazing with two loaded and strapped collections: Poliziotteschi “High-speed Italian crime!” and 110% Adrenaline: The Di Leo Collection. Poliziotteschi features hard-hitting, white-hot lead-filled, pedal-to-the-metal movies straight out of a 70s Italy that was bitterly and dangerously divided along political and social lines. All of the films in the Poliziotteschi Collection offer a fascinating insight into a highly specific time and place where corruption and class informed the filmmakers’ choices. Brutal criminals and super-cool cops collide in knuckle-breaking car chases featuring gorgeous retro automobiles flung through traffic at insanely dangerous speeds, and gritty violence doled out by anything from a Colt .38 to a forklift truck!

Featuring the work of extremely brave stuntmen literally risking it all for some truly death-defying moments, in these Italian crime thrillers, or crimi, you hold on tight and you take justice any way you can get it. Titles include The Heroin Busters, Savage Three, Colt 38, and The Kidnap Syndicate. Adrenaline: The Di Leo Collection Titles include Shoot First Die Later, Kidnap Syndicate, and Naked Violence

April 4 goes deep in the woods, at the mercy of the elements and the beasts with Savage Dawn, Funky Forest: The First ContactThe Warped Forest, and Cub. It also takes audiences on a trip with six genre-bending features: The Passing, Battle for the Lost Planet, Mutant WarMalabimba, Beyond the Door 3, and Rest in Pieces

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April 5 debuts Lau Kar-leung’s martial arts epic The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter. Loosely based upon the legendary Yang dynasty chronicled in Chinese folklore, the film starts as the family patriarch and all but two of his sons are brutally wiped out in a bloody battle. One surviving son (Fu Sheng) returns to his mother and two sisters, deeply traumatized; the other (Gordon Liu) escapes and joins a nearby monastery while in hiding. Once he learns his sister (Kara Hui) has been captured by their enemies, however, the warrior-turned-monk realizes he must renounce his peaceful ideals in order to mount a rescue mission and avenge his family.

On April 11, enjoy a trio of North American exclusives with The PitInferno, and The Bird with the Crystal Plumage.

April 14 will see the bow of Sinful Nuns of Saint Valentine. Lucita has been locked away in a convent by her family in order to keep her away from her lover, Esteban. The pair make plans to elope, but Esteban is accused of heresy before Lucita can escape. Hiding in the convent, Esteban discovers the horrifying depravity of the convent’s abbess, Sister Incarnation. Can Esteban rescue his love from this madhouse before the inquisitor discovers what is going on and has everyone executed?

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Inspired by Chema García Ibarra’s debut The Sacred Spirit comes the April 15 Season: Trust No One. A collection of films, shorts, and stand-alone television episodes that feature enough aliens, cults, conspiracies, paranoia, and tin foil hats to have you constantly checking over your shoulder while muttering “The truth is out there, the truth is out there, the truth is out there”. And remember, Trust No One. Titles include The Sacred Spirit, Insecticide, and Something Weird.

On April 18, experience John McNaughton’s acclaimed classic Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer. Widely heralded as one of the greatest serial killer movies of all time, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer presents a bleak and unflinching dive into the mind of a mass murderer. Recently released from prison, the nomadic Henry (Michael Rooker, Guardians of the Galaxy) finds a temporary abode in the rundown Chicago lodgings of a former jail acquaintance and small-time drug dealer, Otis (Tom Towles). Hiding behind his unremarkable employment as a pest exterminator, Henry leads a double life, prowling the streets by night on a brutal and apparently motiveless killing spree. Based on the horrific true-life crimes of Henry Lee Lucas, the harrowing controversial debut feature from John McNaughton (Wild Things) comes to ARROW in a new 4K restoration supervised by the director himself.

On April 22, dive into A Young Man with High Potential. This disturbing psychological thriller follows a reclusive young man’s desperate desire for sex and human contact.

April 25 ends the month with a bang, releasing: The Dirty DollsShe MobSometimes Aunt Martha Does Dreadful ThingsThe Curious Dr. HumpThe Girl from PussycatThings to ComeThe SwindleThe Color of Lies, and Nightcap.



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