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Pitch Black and Flash Gordon 4K UHD from Arrow Video

New 4K UHD Discs and Blu-ray from
Arrow Video US coming August 18th
FLASH GORDON
PITCH BLACK 
via MVD Entertainment Group in North America
This August, Arrow Video releases its first ever titles in 4K Ultra HD – two sci-fi classics, the superb space shocker Pitch Black, starring Vin Diesel, and the beloved and brilliantly timeless Flash Gordon, directed by Mike Hodges. These two definitive, and stunningly-presented editions, restored in 4K with Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible), are just the start of Arrow Video’s journey into a dazzling hi-definition world that offers viewers astonishing, pin-sharp resolution, bringing film favourites to life like never before.
 
“We are proud to announce that we have decided to launch our first 4K Ultra HD titles,” says Francesco Simeoni, Arrow Video’s Director of Acquisitions and Business Development. “At Arrow we have always sought to have the best standards in home video presentation so it seemed a logical step that we would embrace this new format, to present you with the best versions of the finest cult and classic films.”
 
Arrow has an exciting slate of 4K releases, many completed in-house, but also in partnership with world leading labels.
 
“Whilst we are focused on new releases, we do have select releases we are planning to release from our catalogue in 4K with Dolby Vision,” says Simeoni. “For this year this will be releasing all upcoming UHD titles in separate UHD and new Blu-ray editions. This development will not change our processes at Arrow and you can continue to expect the same variety of special and limited editions for our UHD releases as you have our Blu-rays. Whilst we would love to release certain titles on UHD, rights restrictions and materials will not make all releases possible. Any releases currently planned for Blu-ray will not have plans for subsequent UHD releases. All releases will strive for the best home entertainment presentation possible and we look forward to bringing you more great releases in 2020 and beyond.”
 
FLASH GORDON
 
 
Also in August, Arrow Video release the fabulous Flash Gordon, in sparkling 4K, in lavish packaging with a host of extras and goodies. Super producer Dino De Laurentiis (Dune, Barbarella) brought Alex Raymond’s beloved cartoon strip and the long running movie serial to the big screen with celebrated director Mike Hodges (Get Carter, Black Rainbow) at the helm, in a delirious space opera, where Flash is King of the Impossible! With endlessly repeatable dialogue, inimitable camp style, the sonic stylings of Queen and a delightful band of characters and actors playing (including Max von Sydow, Ornella Muti and Brian Blessed) then it’s no wonder Flash Gordon has become one of the most beloved sci-fi spectacles of its era.
 
Limited Edition ULTRA HD 4K:
 
DIRECTOR-APPROVED LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS: 
  • Brand new 4K restoration by Studiocanal from the original camera negative approved by director Mike Hodges
  • 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
  • Optional 5.1 and 2.0 stereo DTS-HD Master audio
  • Booklet featuring new writing on the film by critics and film historians including Neil Snowdon, Dennis Cozzalio, John-Paul Checkett, A.K. Benedict, and Kat Ellinger illustrated with original stills
  • Fold-out double-sided poster featuring original and newly commissioned artwork
  • Six double-sided, postcard-sized lobby card reproductions, alternative posters and promotional images
  • Limited Edition packaging with reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Adam Rabalais
 
DISC 1 – FLASH GORDON & SPECIAL FEATURES (ULTRA HD 4K BLU-RAY): 
  • Archival audio commentary with Mike Hodges
  • Archival audio commentary with Brian Blessed
  • Interviews with actors Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson, Brian Blessed, Queen icon Brian May, composer Howard Blake, and poster designer Renato Casaro
  • Behind the Scenes of Flash Gordon – an archival documentary on the making of the film
  • Archival interviews with Mike Hodges, screenwriter Lorenzo Semple Jr., comic book artist Alex Ross
  • Lost in Space: Nic Roeg’s Flash Gordon – a new documentary program exploring the version Roeg (The Man Who Fell to Earth) had originally planned to make with producer Dino De Laurentiis
  • Gremlin’s Finest Hour – an episode from the animated Flash Gordon TV show written by J. Michael Reaves from November 1982
  • Deleted scenes and original endings – prop collector Bob Lindenmayer discusses dropped sequences and sequel ideas
  • 35th Anniversary Greenroom featurette – Mike Hodges meets the cast for the first time since filming at the 35th anniversary reunion
  • 35th Anniversary Reunion featurette – the cast and crew discuss Flash Gordon
  • Entertainment Earth on Flash Gordon merchandise
  • Storyboards gallery
  • Stills gallery
  • Original Trailer
  • Easter Eggs
 
DISC 2 – LIFE AFTER FLASH & SPECIAL FEATURES [LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE] (BLU-RAY): 
  • 2017 feature length documentary by filmmaker Lisa Downs on the rollercoaster life of Sam J. Jones since his role in Flash Gordon, featuring the main cast and crew as well as a host of fans including Stan Lee, Robert Rodriguez, Mark Millar and more!
  • Sam J. Jones – a variety of interviews and featurettes including coverage of a script read from the Chattanooga Film Festival, Sam discussing his career in Mexico, his “prayer walk”, and more
  • Melody Paintings Extended – actress Melody Anderson talks about her love of painting and talks about various pieces displayed in her home
  • Topol – a variety of interviews with the actor on his collections, awards and charity work
  • Brian Blessed – the actor recounts amusing stories about Flash Gordon
  • Late, Great Wyngarde – actor Peter Wyngarde discusses his experiences filming Flash Gordon and his relationship with Mike Hodges
  • Deep Roy – the actor raps about ambition and recounts an amusing story about Eastbound & Down
  • Alex Ross Talks Early Art – the artist talks about Flash Gordon and the many pieces of art he created for it from childhood to modern day
  • Tell Me More About the This Man Houdini – actor Rich Fuller and Jason Lenzi, founder of toy brand Bif Bang Pow, discuss a scene from Flash Gordon
  • Comic Con early draft – A featurette looking at the phenomenon that is Comic Con, featuring interviews with attendees and a host of regular talent including Sam J. Jones, Rich Fulton, Jason Mewes, Michael Rooker, Claudia Wells, and more
  • Interview with Lisa Downs – the director of Life After Flash explores her motivation to make the film and experiences during the production
  • Life After Flash on the Road – a variety of featurettes on the film travelling to various festivals and production including Q&A excerpts with the Flash Gordon cast, behind-the-scenes footage, Kickstarter funding video
  • Trailer
 
ULTRA HD 4K:
 
DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS: 
  • Brand new 4K restoration by Studiocanal from the original camera negative approved by director Mike Hodges
  • 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
  • Optional 5.1 and 2.0 stereo DTS-HD Master audio
  • Archival audio commentary with Mike Hodges
  • Archival audio commentary with Brian Blessed
  • Interviews with actors Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson, Brian Blessed, Queen icon Brian May, composer Howard Blake, and poster designer Renato Casaro
  • Behind the Scenes of Flash Gordon – an archival documentary on the making of the film
  • Archival interviews with Mike Hodges, screenwriter Lorenzo Semple Jr., comic book artist Alex Ross
  • Lost in Space: Nic Roeg’s Flash Gordon – a new documentary program exploring the version Roeg (The Man Who Fell to Earth) had originally planned to make with producer Dino De Laurentiis
  • Gremlin’s Finest Hour – an episode from the animated Flash Gordon TV show written by J. Michael Reaves from November 1982
  • Deleted scenes and original endings – prop collector Bob Lindenmayer discusses dropped sequences and sequel ideas
  • 35th Anniversary Greenroom featurette – Mike Hodges meets the cast for the first time since filming at the 35th anniversary reunion
  • 35th Anniversary Reunion featurette – the cast and crew discuss Flash Gordon
  • Entertainment Earth on Flash Gordon merchandise
  • Storyboards gallery
  • Stills gallery
  • Original Trailer
  • Easter Eggs
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Adam Rabalais
COMPLETE DETAILS, SPECIAL FEATURES, and HI-RES ART BELOW

Flash Gordon [Limited Edition UHD]

Merciless Emperor Ming decides to wreak havoc on Earth in a moment of cruel boredom. Boarding a rocket as a means of escape, star quarterback Flash Gordon, Dale Arden and Dr. Hans Zarkov find themselves on Mongo. Taken prisoner Flash must save Dale from becoming Ming’s concubine, avoid the amorous intentions of Ming’s wicked daughter Aura and unite the warring Kingdoms of Mongo.

Watch trailer »

4K Ultra HD
SKU: AV292
UPC: 760137383192
SRP: 59.95
Street Date: 08/18/20
PreBook Date: 07/14/20
Label: Arrow Video
Genre: Action/Adventure
Language: English
Run Time: 111 mins
Hi-Res Cover Art (JPG)  High-res Cover Art (JPG)

Flash Gordon

Merciless Emperor Ming decides to wreak havoc on Earth in a moment of cruel boredom. Boarding a rocket as a means of escape, star quarterback Flash Gordon, Dale Arden and Dr. Hans Zarkov find themselves on Mongo. Taken prisoner Flash must save Dale from becoming Ming’s concubine, avoid the amorous intention’s of Ming’s wicked daughter Aura and unite the warring Kingdoms of Mongo.

Watch trailer »

4K Ultra HD
SKU: AV283
UPC: 760137374985
SRP: 49.95
Street Date: 08/18/20
PreBook Date: 07/14/20
Label: Arrow Video
Genre: Action/Adventure
Language: English
Run Time: 111 mins
Hi-Res Cover Art (JPG)  High-res Cover Art (JPG)

Flash Gordon [Limited Edition Blu-ray]

Merciless Emperor Ming decides to wreak havoc on Earth in a moment of cruel boredom. Boarding a rocket as a means of escape, star quarterback Flash Gordon, Dale Arden and Dr. Hans Zarkov find themselves on Mongo. Taken prisoner Flash must save Dale from becoming Ming’s concubine, avoid the amorous intentions of Ming’s wicked daughter Aura and unite the warring Kingdoms of Mongo.

Watch trailer »

BLU-RAY
SKU: AV293
UPC: 760137383284
SRP: 49.95
Street Date: 08/18/20
PreBook Date: 07/14/20
Label: Arrow Video
Genre: Action/Adventure
Language: English
Run Time: 111 mins
Hi-Res Cover Art (JPG)  High-res Cover Art (JPG)

Flash Gordon

Merciless Emperor Ming decides to wreak havoc on Earth in a moment of cruel boredom. Boarding a rocket as a means of escape, star quarterback Flash Gordon, Dale Arden and Dr. Hans Zarkov find themselves on Mongo. Taken prisoner Flash must save Dale from becoming Ming’s concubine, avoid the amorous intentions of Ming’s wicked daughter Aura and unite the warring Kingdoms of Mongo.

Watch trailer »

BLU-RAY
SKU: AV291
UPC: 760137383086
SRP: 39.95
Street Date: 08/18/20
PreBook Date: 07/14/20
Label: Arrow Video
Genre: Action/Adventure
Language: English
Run Time: 111 mins
Hi-Res Cover Art (JPG)  High-res Cover Art (JPG)

Pitch Black

A sci-fi/horror sleeper hit that birthed a franchise and launched the career of a new action movie icon, Pitch Black holds its own today as a nerve-shredding creature-feature in which the monsters outside finally meet their match against a monster within.

Watch trailer »

4K Ultra HD
SKU: AV278
UPC: 760137375098
SRP: 49.95
Street Date: 08/18/20
PreBook Date: 07/14/20
Label: Arrow Video
Genre: Horror
Language: English
Run Time: 109 mins
Hi-Res Cover Art (JPG)  High-res Cover Art (JPG)

Pitch Black

A sci-fi/horror sleeper hit that birthed a franchise and launched the career of a new action movie icon, Pitch Black holds its own today as a nerve-shredding creature-feature in which the monsters outside finally meet their match against a monster within.

Watch trailer »

BLU-RAY
SKU: AV287
UPC: 760137381389
SRP: 39.95
Street Date: 08/18/20
PreBook Date: 07/14/20
Label: Arrow Video
Genre: Horror
Language: English
Run Time: 109 mins
Hi-Res Cover Art (JPG)  High-res Cover Art (JPG)
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