Arrow Academy bring 2 more films into the light this March ( @Academy_Arrow )

Arrow Academy’s March releases are a brace of monochrome masterworks for the discerning film fanatic – a classic film noir making its Blu-ray debut, and a controversial and provocative Alec Guinness drama. As usual from Arrow, the films are lavishly packaged, with collectors booklets, reversible sleeves, and a wealth of extras.

First up is Phantom Lady from 1944, a magnificent adaptation of one of Cornell Woolrich’s most deliciously dark and twisting thriller novels. Directed by Robert Siodmak (who would go on to helm landmark film noirs The Killers with Burt Lancaster and The Dark Mirror with Olivia de Havilland), Phantom Lady features a superb performance from Alan Curtis (High Sierra), as a man desperately seeking a mystery woman (Ella Raines, Brute Force) who is the only person who can provide an alibi for his wife’s murder.

SPECIAL EDITION BLU-RAY CONTENTS

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation transferred from original film elements
    • Uncompressed Mono 1.0 PCM audio soundtrack
    • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
    • Dark and Deadly: 50 Years of Film Noir, an insightful archival documentary featuring contributions from Robert Wise, Edward Dmytryk, Dennis Hopper and more
    • Rare, hour-long 1944 radio dramatization of Phantom Lady by the Lux Radio Theatre, starring Alan Curtis and Ella Raines
    • Gallery of original stills and promotional materials
    • Reversible sleeve featuring two original artwork options

Phantom Lady – released on Blu-ray 4 March 2019

Also in March is The Prisoner, a complex, challenging and multifaceted exploration of faith and power, starring Alec Guiness as an iron-willed Cardinal in an Eastern European capital, arrested by state police on charges of treason. Jack Hawkins is the man tasked with securing a confession from him by any means necessary, and knowing the Cardinal will never fold under physical torture, the Interrogator instead sets out to destroy him mentally.

SPECIAL EDITION BLU-RAY CONTENTS

• High Definition Blu-ray™ (1080p) presentation
• Original lossless mono audio
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
• Interrogating Guinness, a new video appreciation of the film by author and academic Neil Sinyard
• Select scene commentary by author and critic Philip Kemp
• Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Peter Strain

The Prisoner – released on Blu-ray 11 March 2019

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