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In Feb, Arrow premieres an out of this world sci-fi romp, Michael Haneke masterworks & more (NEWS)

ARROW is now available on Xbox

Key highlights this FEBRUARY on the essential, alternative streaming service ARROW include the exclusive premiere of the brilliant and bizarre sci-fi comedy LAGUNA AVE., Gaspar Noe’s envelope-pushing 21st-century romance LOVE, beautifully restored obscurities and B-movie gems from the wild world of VINEGAR SYNDROME, a season of films by Michael Haneke, the making of DUNE, Yorgos Lanthimos and more...

In February, ARROW premieres LAGUNA AVE., a truly offbeat slice of surrealistic mayhem that Film Threat says “comes on like a 90s-era slacker comedy and goes out on a note of apocalyptic dread”. The film features a terrific lead performance from Russell Steinberg (Days Out of Days, Adventureland) as a beleaguered former musician who stumbles upon something very strange indeed when a mysterious tenant moves into his Los Angeles apartment building. Delirious, demented, and packed with weird and wild characters, and a pulsing, pounding soundtrack, this “gonzo schlockfest” (Kim Newman) is US indie cinema at its most entertaining and original. A nutty blend of Kevin Smith’s Clerks, Darren Aronofsky’s Pi, Swingers and Tetsuo: The Iron Man, LAGUNA AVE. is an address you really need to visit as soon as possible. The film will be screened with exclusive extras including introductions from director David Buchanan and star Russell Steinberg and a FrightFest 2021 conversation with David Buchanan hosted by Greg Day, filmed at FrightFest London.

Also in February, FUNNY GAMES: THE MICHAEL HANEKE COLLECTION, featuring both the original and the US version of FUNNY GAMES, the achingly poignant AMOUR, Palme d’Or winner HIDDEN, monochrome masterpiece THE WHITE RIBBON, as well as the fascinating 2013 documentary about this uncompromising auteur, MICHAEL H. PROFESSION: DIRECTOR.

There is more unmissable arthouse in February, with Yorgos Lanthimos’ THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER, the director’s stunning international breakout feature starring Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell and Barry Keoghan (THE ETERNALS); and LOVE, from the always-controversial and Gaspar Noe, this time turning his provocative gaze onto a passionate relationship in Paris.

Another must-watch in February is THE SLEEPER MUST AWAKEN: MAKING DUNE, a feature length documentary looking at David Lynch’s ambitious attempt to put Frank Herbert’s sci-fi epic onto the big screen in 1984.

February also includes GARETH EVANS SELECTS, with the director of THE RAID selecting 30 of his favourite films on ARROW, with some spectacular classics including Dark Waters and Versus; bizarre cinematic brilliance in Vinegar Syndrome Collection Vol 1, including Angel, Avenging Angel, and Blood Harvest; the fusion of flesh and metal in Man/Machine with the likes of Tetsuo: The Iron Man and Burst City; Kick-start My Heart, a selection of wild action movies unlike any you’ve seen before, including The Zero Boys, Wolf Guy, White Fire, and Blood Tide; and The Curse of True Love, some genuinely stirring, sweet and tender love stories, ARROW-style, such as A Ghost Waits, Zombie for Sale and Marty Loves Katie.

ALSO SHOWING: Greg Araki’s apocalyptic mindblower KABOOM; pure video nastiness in the cult shocker DON’T GO IN THE HOUSE; Isaballe Huppert in Hal Hartley’s hypnotic AMATEUR; the hair-raising horror comedy sequel ANOTHER WOLFCOP; and Jack Palance chewing up the screen in DAN CURTIS’ DRACULA; and more…


New Titles – From February 1

Laguna Ave


Avenging Angel

Blood Harvest

The House of the Dead

Night Train to Terror

Funny Games

Funny Games US version



The White Ribbon

Michael H. Profession: Director

The Sleeper Must Awaken: Making Dune

New Titles – From February 7



Don’t Go In The House

New Titles – From February 11


The Killing of a Scared Deer

New Title - From February 16

Another Wolfcop

New Titles – From February 18

Dan Curtis’ Dracula

ARROW is now available on Xbox

Where to get it

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Subscriptions are available for £4.99 monthly or £49.99 annually

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