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Arrow Academy

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Part of Arrow Films, one of the UK’s leading distributors of independent, arthouse and world cinema, Arrow Academy brings cinephiles prestige editions of films by the absolute masters of cinema from across the globe.

Featuring filmmakers such as Rainer Werner Fassbinder, the Taviani Brothers and Masaki Kobayashi, the Arrow Academy collection explores both their renowned masterworks, their lesser-known curios and even the early works from their days as burgeoning directors.

Back in by popular demand, our stores offer a great selection of their films, all only £6 for a limited, check out some of our favourites below…

Bicycle Thieves (1948)

“De Sica carefully balances a generally tragic sensibility with a quiet undercurrent of hope, all the while sucking us into the story with the sheer urgency of the search for a stolen bicycle.” – Time Out

“This film manages to appeal to the better angels of our nature in a way that only deepens as we grow older along with the film.” – Los Angeles Times

“Vittorio De Sica’s Bicycle Thieves is tender and immediate, a simple tale of a man whose bike is stolenwhen his job and life depends upon it.” – The Times

Sweet Smell Of Success (1957)

“New York never looked as thrillingly sordid as it does in this scabrous masterpiece.” – The Times

“James Hill’s production, locationed in Manhattan, captures the feel of Broadway and environs after dark.” – Variety

“The film is a masterpiece, intelligent Hollywood cinema at its best.” – The Observer

Property Is No Longer A Theft (1973)

“Like Petri’s earlier sci-fi satire The 10th Victim, Property Is No Longer a Theft toys with the imagery of the Pop Art movement.” – Slant Magazine

“The film’s disharmonious textures are a perfect match for [director Elio] Petri’s unsettling visuals.” – Cinevue

“Freaky sound design, a jumpy Morricone score and Total’s Brechtian asides, inviting his cinema audience’s complicity in a frustration that’s ready to blow, confirm the film’s period.” – The Arts Desk

Hard To Be A God (2013)

“A profoundly, wilfully destabilising experience.” – Sight & Sound

“The nastiness is so intricate, so monumentally revolting, that it inspires a perverse new reverence, or gratitude, for the real world into which you will soon be able to escape.” – New York Review

“There’s something completely mesmerising about it, caught not least in the stunning cinematography of Vladimir Ilyin and Yury Klimenko, which transforms our expectations of black-and-white into a remarkable symphony of grey.” – The Arts Desk

My Life As A Dog (1985)

“It’s the eyes. Anton Glanzelius’s eyes glint with crazy combinations of intelligence, innocence and diabolical glee. Add pug-nose, spiky hair and shrubby eyebrows and you’ve got a Swedish imp with enormous screen appeal. Which only adds to “My Life as a Dog,” Lasse Halstrom’s well-constructed crowd-pleaser.” – The Washington Post

“As adapted by Mr. Hallstrom, Reidar Jonsson and two other collaborators from a novel by Mr. Jonsson, the film covers a crucial year in Ingemar’s life, when, in additon to the storms of puberty, he must face the fact that his mother is dying of tuberculosis.” – New York Times

Sleeper (1973)

“Plenty of one-liners, and it has the best banana-skin joke in film history.” – Time Out

“Sleeper is terrific.” – New York Times

“Sleeper is the closest Allen has come to classic slapstick-and-chase comedy, and he’s good at it.” – Chicago Sun Times

The Tin Drum (1979)

Oskar Matzerath emerges as a tragic anti-hero, whose lustful imagination and prodigious magical gifts can’t shield him from the juggernaut of war.” – Slant Magazine

“The story it tells is so outsized, bizarre, funny, and eccentric, the movie compels attention.” – New York Times

“If ever [the characters in] a film embodied Hannah Arendt’s principle of “the banality of evil”, it’s The Tin Drum.” – Popmatters

The Hired Hand (1971)

“Fonda, touching as an actor, proves astonishing as a director, using a fluid, tactile style to conjure a life lived close to the elements and to sudden death.” – New Yorker

“A touching and absurd example of the hippie western.” – Village Voice

“A work dear to Fonda’s heart, he has often spoken of his wish for this film to be his epitaph. It’s one that would do any director proud.” – BBC

Jamaica Inn (1939)

“Superb direction, excellent casting, expressive playing and fine production offset an uneven screenplay to make Jamaica Inn a gripping version of the Daphne du Maurier novel.” – Variety

“Laughton is compelling from the first instant: His Pengallan is at least five of the seven deadly sins rolled into one, a cheerfully loathsome creature with wide-set eyebrows and a multitude of chins.” – Village Voice

The Hunt (2012)

“Vinterberg orchestrates the material impressively, increasing tension little by little until it becomes overwhelming.” – Chicago Reader

“Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen delivers an astonishingly restrained and expressive central performance in The Hunt, an engrossing psycho-social drama by Thomas Vinterberg.” – Washington Post

“The acting on all fronts is outstanding, with Mikkelsen holding the centre magnificently as the wronged teacher.” – The Independent

The Night Of The Hunter (1955)

“Charles Laughton’s “The Night of the Hunter” (1955) is one of the greatest of all American films, but has never received the attention it deserves.” – Roger Ebert

“Robert Mitchum is a preaching paterfamilias from hell, and Charles Laughton’s complex 1955 classic thoroughly deserves the turnaround in its reputation over the years.” – The Guardian

“A masterpiece of American cinema.” – The Telegraph

Cinema Paradiso (1988)

“Every bit as enchanting as you remember.” – Empire

“Movie lovers will lose their hearts to Cinema Paradiso, not out of nostalgia, but for Tornatore’s vigorous demonstration of the enduring power of dreams.” – Rolling Stone

“Its confidence is staggering. And its commitment to a classic narrative that is also essentially a parable story, markedly unusual. They really don’t make them like that anymore.” – Financial Times

also available in the offer:

3 Women


Another Woman


Bicycle Thieves

Bitter Tears Of Petra Von Kant

Broadway Danny Rose

Brute Force

Cinema Paradiso: 25th Anniversay Remastered Edition

Closely Observed Trains: Subtitled/Czech


Creeping Garden: Blu/Dvd: Bonus Cd

Crimes & Misdemeanors

Early Works Of Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Effi Briest

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex But Were Afraid To Ask

Fear Eats The Soul

Firemans Ball

Fox & His Friends/Chinese Roulette

Hangmen Also Die!: Dual Format

Hannah & Her Sisters

Hard To Be A God

Hired Hand



Jamaica Inn

Killers (1946)



Love & Death

Marriage Of Maria Braun

Merchant Of Four Seasons/Beware Of A Holy Whore

Midsummer Nights Sex Comedy

Miracle In Milan

My Life As A Dog

Night Of The Hunter

Ox-Bow Incident


Property Is No Longer A Theft

Purple Rose Of Cairo

Radio Days


Salvatore Giuliano



Spirits Of The Dead

Stardust Memories

Sweet Smell Of Success

Three Brothers

Tin Drum



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