Following up on their excellent October release of Dark Water, Arrow Video continues their tradition of offering important early 2000’s J-Horror films with this month’s Pulse blu-ray and DVD set. While I find the film to be an acquired taste in comparison to some of the other popular Japanese ghost films of its time, it is highly regarded by many critics and it has withstood the test of time as evidenced by this release 16 years later. Arrow Video has cut no corners with this release; and the overall package includes a digital transfer of the film which has it looking the best it possibly can, as well as a wealth of interesting special features. The first pressing of the set will include a booklet featuring illustrations and an article by film critic Chuck Stephens. The package also features new cover art by Tommy Pocket which recalls the contemporary work many artists are doing with pop culture screen printing these days. Overall, I believe this package will be highly desirable for J-Horror fans who want to own the best possible versions of all of the classics, but this one may not be for every casual horror fan out there.
A teaser for The Woods from Lionsgate has arrived. Director Adam Wingard teams up with writer Simon Barrett again for the film. The pair previously worked on V/H/S, V/H/S/2, You’re Next and The Guest together. The story centers around a group of college students who discover they are not alone while on a camping trip. Callie Hernandez, James Allen McCune, and Brandon Scott star in the film. The Woods hits theaters September 16.
You can view the teaser and poster below.