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Arrow Video Podcast

Summary: The Arrow Video Podcast With Sam And Dan is a bi-weekly film discussion show. Join hosts Sam Ashurst and Dan Martin as they go into detail on past, present and future Arrow titles, as well as all their favourite rare and obscure movies. With Arrow news, exclusives, and occasional guests, it’s a must-listen for film fans and cult collectors.

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 Arrow Video Podcast 23 - The Burning | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:49:19

Take a walk in the woods with Sam and Dan as they encounter Cropsy in the notorious 'video nasty' and ultimate summer camp nightmare, THE BURNING. Similar-themed film recommendations include SPLIT SECOND and JUST BEFORE DAWN, and our hosts also recommend recent films they've seen including a 1966 Czech SciFi comedy called WHO WANTS TO KILL JESSIE? Email the Arrow Video Podcast hosts for any comments, suggestions or questions at

 Arrow Video Podcast 22 - The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:56:56

Fresh from a cameo appearance in Steven Spielberg's READY PLAYER ONE, this week Sam and Dan take a multiverse trip for a look back at 80s cult classic THE ADVENTURES OF BUCKAROO BANZAI ACROSS THE 8TH DIMENSION. This episode of related film recommendations includes Carpenter's THEY LIVE and CRITTERS 2. Sam and Dan also discuss recent films such as Arrow Academy's THE THIRD MURDER and Simon Rumley's THE LIVING AND THE DEAD, whilst Dan also pitches some story ideas for DEADPOOL 3. Email the Arrow Video Podcast hosts for any comments, suggestions or questions at

 021 - Phantom of the Paradise | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:48:16

Throw on your gothic, glam-rock rags as this week's episode takes a look at PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE, Brian De Palma's rock opera, and precursor to THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW. It's one of Sam's favourite De Palma films, but will Dan like it as much? If you like PHANTOM, then you may also like Sam and Dan's recommendations based on this film such as BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS and NASHVILLE, whilst our regular hosts also recommend recent films including a double-bill of Simon Rumley's films; FASHIONISTA and CROWHURST Email the Arrow Video Podcast hosts for any comments, suggestions or questions at

 020 - Blade of the Immortal | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:45:12

With today's UK release of Takashi Miike's 100th film, Sam and Dan take a look at BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL, an epic samurai film based on the manga series by Hiroaki Samura. This week's film recommendations have a distinct Asian theme, including Miike's BLACK SOCIETY TRILOGY and FUDOH: THE NEW GENERATION, plus a left-field shout out for 90s misstep, DICK TRACY. Email the Arrow Video Podcast hosts for any comments, suggestions or questions at

 019 - Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:56:36

Take a trip through Mexico's underworld as Sam and DAN discuss BRING ME THE HEAD OF ALFREDO GARCIA, perhaps Sam Peckinpah's greatest work, as well as his most autobiographical. In addition, Dan recommends films such as CROSS OF IRON and THE CREEPING GARDEN, whilst Sam gives some updates on the feature film he's been directing, plus waxes lyrical about other films recently seen including THE LONG GOODBYE and Alex Garland's ANNIHILATION. Sam and Dan also find time to read out and answer some recent listener emails. Email the Arrow Video Podcast hosts for any comments, suggestions or questions at

 018 - Death Walks on High Heels | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:46:18

Luciano Ercoli's 'feminist' giallo DEATH WALKS ON HIGH HEELS is the subject of this week's podcast, a film that splits opinion, even between our two hosts. Sam and Dan also recommend films such as THE LIVING DEAD AT MANCHESTER MORGUE, ALL THE COLOURS OF THE DARK, CITIZEN DOG and KILLER PARTY, and also offer a fantastic competition prize of a life cast of Marlon Brando, as made by Dick Smith for THE GODFATHER to one listener who can successfully guess what three posters Dan currently has on his kitchen wall. Email the Arrow Video Podcast hosts for any comments, suggestions or questions at

 017 - Hellraiser | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:55:24

This week, Sam and Dan "tear your soul apart" as they discuss one of the genre's most defining horror films: Clive Barker's 1987 feature debut, HELLRAISER. Film recommendations this week include the likes of NIGHTBREED (1990), EVILSPEAK (1981) and ANDREI RUBLEV (1966), whilst Sam also talks to Ruth Wilson, star of Arrow Film's upcoming theatrical release of DARK RIVER. Email the Arrow Video Podcast hosts for any comments, suggestions or questions at

 016 - Blood and Black Lace | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:55:22

Six Models, Six Victims... This week Sam and Dan discuss Mario Bava's BLOOD AND BLACK LACE, the Italian classic from 1964 that would go on to spearhead the giallo genre and serve as a prototype for the slasher movie. They also recommend similar-themed films such as BLACK SABBATH (1963, SUSPIRIA (1977) and BLACK BELLY OF THE TARANTULA (1971). Recently seen films include FIVE ELEMENT NINJAS (1982) and JIGSAW (2017), plus there's cameo from Steven Spielberg talking at THE POST premiere about the wonder of premiering films at London's Odeon Leicester Square.

 015 - Blood Rage | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:53:52

Arrow Video producer Ewan Cant joins the podcast this week as a special guest as he talks to Dan about finding, producing and releasing the 1987 film BLOOD RAGE, whilst also recommending other slashers such as THE BURNING (1981) and SLEEPAWAY CAMP (1983). Elsewhere, Sam rejoins Dan for recommendations on recently viewed films including THREE BILLBOARDS (2017), VAMPYR (1932) and THE BITTER TEARS OF PETRA VON KANT (1972).

 014 - Cat O'Nine Tails | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:49:22

This week Sam and Dan discuss Dario Argento's second entry in his animal trilogy - CAT O'NINE TAILS - in advance of Arrow's new 4k restoration due to be released at the end of January. Film recommendations based on Cat O'Nine Tails include such films as DEATH LAID AN EGG and BABY DOLL, whilst Sam and Dan also talk about films they've seen recently such as THE SUSPICIOUS DEATH OF A MINOR and THE LEGEND OF THE HOLY DRINKER.

 013 - Top Films of 2017 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:14:48

Happy Holidays! Welcome to the Arrow Video end of year podcast as Sam and Dan look back on a great year and each run down their Top Ten New Release Films of 2017. Will any of your favourite titles be on there? Will they select any Arrow titles? And will there be any matches at all across both their lists? Listen in to find out.... A big thank you to all our listeners this year. The Arrow Video Podcast with Sam & Dan will be back, to its more regular format, early in the New Year.

 012 - Carrie | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:47:14

To celebrate Arrow Video's Limited Edition release of CARRIE, Sam and Dan go to the Prom this week to look at the 1976 film that truly marked the arrival of Brian de Palma as a major director, plus gave Sissy Spacek her first Oscar nomination. Other recommended films include THE FURY (1978), FIRESTARTER (1984) and VALERIE AND HER WEEK OF WONDERS (1970), whilst Sam and Dan also chat about films they've seen recently including THE DEVIL RIDES OUT (1968), STRAIGHT TIME (1978) and Bernard Rose's FRANKENSTEIN (2015).

 011 - Coffy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:52:44

"She's the Godmother of them all!" - this week Sam and Dan take on Jack Hill's iconic COFFY, starring the legendary Pam Grier. Our hosts also discuss similarly-themed films such as FOXY BROWN, BONE (with Yaphet Kotto)and TRUCK TURNER (with Isaac Hayes), and also chat about films they've seen recently including upcoming release THE DISASTER ARTIST and genre classics such as BURIAL GROUND and THE OUTFIT.

 010 - Season of the Witch | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:55:14

To celebrate Arrow's recent release of the Limited Edition boxset GEORGE ROMERO BETWEEN NIGHT AND DAY, this week Sam and Dan turn their attention to one of Romero's underrated films, SEASON OF THE WITCH from 1972, which is included in the set along with THERE'S ALWAYS VANILLA (1971) and THE CRAZIES (1973). Other recommended films in this episode include HG Lewis' SOMETHING WEIRD, John Cassavetes' FACES and Michael Winner's THE SENTINEL, whilst Sam and Dan also discuss recent films they've seen such as SEOUL STATION, Lucio Fulci's MURDER ROCK, Mohammed Shebl's FANGS and Satyajit Ray's PATHER PANCHALI.

 009 - Videodrome | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:58:52

Long Live the New Flesh! This week, Sam and Dan take a body horror look at one of David Cronenberg's most celebrated films - VIDEODROME! Films in this week's "If you liked that..." section include Brandon Cronenberg's ANTIVIRAL, THE FLY and TETSUO: THE IRON MAN, whilst Sam and Dan also recommend recent viewings such as COLOSSAL, THE TRANSFIGURATION and VIOLENT COP. Extra Features includes an interview with THELMA's director Joachim Trier who mentions some of his favourite Arrow releases, including the recent Romero film SEASON OF THE WITCH. Link to Cinemadrome on Youtube -


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