Arrow Films is one of the UK's leading independent distributors of world cinema, arthouse, horror and classic films. For over 15 years Arrow Films has pioneered the best directors from Europe and around the world, such as Denys Arcand, Tinto Brass, Luis Buñuel, Claude Chabrol, Jules Dassin, Vittorio De Sica, Abel Ferrara, Lasse Hallström, Eric Rohmer, Roberto Rossellini, Giuseppe Tornatore, Andrzej Wajda, and Wim Wenders.
On December 4, 2009, Arrow Films released Departures in the United Kingdom theatrically; it won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2009 Oscars.
Arrow Video is a specialist label that encapsulates the spirit of the video nasties of the 1980s, including retro-style artwork and posters. This label includes films by renowned horror directors George A. Romero, Lucio Fulci, Lamberto Bava and Dario Argento. Each title is released completely uncut, and usually with new transfers, and with a choice between the original audio track and usually a lossless 5.1. Brand new, specially commissioned artwork alongside the original release artwork are included on each release. Newly made and exclusive booklets are often accompanied with the Blu-ray/DVD. Also included are new extra features for each Blu-ray/DVD with of new interviews and documentaries.
In August 2011 the Sony/PIAS warehouse fire in Enfield, North London during the 2011 England riots affected the release schedule and led to a substantial loss of stock.
In September 2011, Arrow Films launched a new sublabel, ArrowDrome, which includes brand new releases and several titles from the Arrow Video label being re-released. These new editions include reversible DVD sleeves, collectable booklet and extra features. The aim of ArrowDrome is to release DVD titles only at budget prices.
The collection include these categories:
List of releases
- "Arrow Video Beckons You To The Arrowdrome". Twitch. Retrieved 16 September 2011.