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Have a Holly, Giallo Christmas with ARROW

This December, the alternative streaming service, ARROW will premiere a film screening to end them all, gothics and giallos galore, and a Shaw Brothers extravaganza!

Next month’s highlights on the premium platform include the exclusive premiere of the cinema-set shocker, THE LAST MATINEE, a stocking brimming with films from the legendary and prolific director Rainer Werner Fassbinder, all-out martial arts spectaculars from the incomparable Hong Kong powerhouses, the Shaw Brothers, and a history of giallo films with over 100 rare and classic trailers, gothic horror, and so much more…

First up, subscribers are about to get an exclusive trip to the pictures in Uruguayan director Maxi Contenti ‘s THE LAST MATINEE, a stylish neo-giallo love letter to classic slashers that will send your popcorn flying and have you diving behind your seat. With lavish retro visuals, inventive and unexpected kills, buckets of grisly gore, a throbbing synth-drenched score, and a superb setting in a fleapit cinema, this is a fright-film lover’s dream! ARROW’s exclusive presentation of the movie will include an exclusive audio commentary with director Maxi Contenti, behind the scenes footage, featurettes and loads more.

December also brings a plethora of kickass kung fu killers, crazy kaiju knockoffs and culture clash comedies, with a selection of twelve all-time classics from the Shaw Brothers, pioneers of revolutionary Hong Kong action films of the 1970s, including the trailblazing kung-fu classic King Boxer, aka Five Fingers of Death; the blood-soaked brutality of The Boxer from Shantung; Five Shaolin Masters and its prequel Shaolin Temple; one of the most insanely unmissable monster movies of all time, Mighty Peking Man; and unsurpassed action epics Challenge of the Masters, Executioners from Shaolin, Chinatown Kid, The Five Venoms, and Crippled Avengers; as well as the jaw-dropping, high-kicking masterworks Heroes of the East and Dirty Ho.

Arrow’s lineup also includes some of the finest works from the early years of the career of the enfant terrible of the New German Cinema, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, who wrote, directed, produced and starred in over 40 films in his short-but-prolific life, before passing away of a drugs overdose in 1982 at the tender age of 37. All the films have received the high definition digital restoration treatment from the Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation, including his debut feature LOVE IS COLDER THAN DEATH; his long-gestating adaptation of Theodor Fontane’s classic German novel EFFI BRIEST; CHINESE ROULETTE; and THE MERCHANT OF FOUR SEASONS.

And finally, other highlights include the chilling 1960s sui generis shocker MILL OF THE STONE WOMAN; classic trailers from all the Italian horror greats in ALL THE COLOURS OF THE GIALLO, more from the weird wild world of cult director BRIAN LONANO, and so much more…

So, what are you waiting for? Head on over to ARROW and start your 30-day free trial. The service is now available on the following Apps/devices: Xbox, Roku (all Roku sticks, boxes, devices, etc), Apple TV; iOS devices, Android TV and mobile devices, Fire TV (all Amazon Fire TV Sticks, boxes, etc), and on all web browsers at

Subscriptions are available for £4.99 monthly or £49.99 annually


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