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Arrow Films is a leading independent entertainment distribution company, established in 1991. Operating in the UK, the Republic of Ireland, United States of America and Canada, Arrow Films is dedicated to supporting upcoming and established filmmakers of dynamic new cinema and developing an enviable slate of quality films that enjoy a lasting legacy across its award-winning branded labels, channels, and platforms.

Arrow Films is also a leading restorer and theatrical distributor of classic and cult/horror films, including landmark titles such as Cinema Paradiso (25th-anniversary re-issue), Donnie Darko (15th-anniversary re-issue) and Hellraiser (30th Anniversary re-issue). These lovingly restored films are brought back into cinemas nationwide with brand new-look campaigns with wide-reaching distribution including outdoor event-status screenings at various cultural festivals, and as one-off bookings in local repertory cinemas and film-societies.

Arrow Films is widely considered to be the global market leader in the Premium Home Entertainment market, fuelled by passionate and expert curation, aligned with state of the art in-house film restoration - resulting in highly sought after bespoke Blu-ray editions of classic, cult and horror films, across its Arrow Video and Arrow Academy branded labels. Beloved by collectors, these ever-expanding brands continue to delight their growing international fan base with regular interactive live events, festival sponsorship and retail stand presence. Our offering extends to truly Limited Edition box sets as well as associated spin-off products, now including books and vinyl records.

Arrow Films is also dedicated to delivering an ever-changing Digital and On-Demand audience and immersive community initiatives that take the connoisseur fan-base well beyond the shrink wrap!

Arrow Films is also the leading distributor of international TV series, through its Arrow TV imprint, and single-handedly pioneered the Nordic Noir TV genre, from 2010 onwards, with its releases of iconic DVD box-sets of seminal Scandinavian crime dramas, including The KillingWallanderBorgen and The BridgeFrom this distinguished legacy of Nordic Noir, Arrow TV has since unearthed some of the finest examples in British TV series, as well as the very best drama that the Nordics, Europe and the rest of the world has to offer, plus some never-before-seen shows curated specifically for its subscription channel, which is dedicated to offering fans of quality TV drama a unique series showcase

 

Awards Cabinet

Home Cinema Choice Awards:
2020
- Label of the Year, Best Blu-Ray Boxset (Gamera: The Complete Collection)
2019 - Blu-ray of the Year (An American Werewolf in London), Best World Cinema (Oldboy: 4-Disc Limited Edition)
2017
- Best Extra Feature (Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia)
2016 - Best Film Boxset (The Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast), Best Extra Feature (Blood Bath Ltd Ed)
2015 - Best Packaging (Hellraiser: The Scarlet Box), Best Remaster (The Long Good Friday), Best World Cinema (The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Miss Osbourne), Best Film Boxset (The Long Good Friday and Mona Lisa)
2014
- Label of the Year, Best Packaging (Withnail and I: Limited Edition Boxset), Best Remaster (Camera Obscura: The Walerian Borowczyk Collection)
2013 - Label of the Year, Best Packaging (The Fall of the House of Usher Steelbook), Best Remaster (Time Bandits)

Home Media Awards (Media Play News):
2020
- Best Extras (An American Werewolf in London Ltd Ed), Best Restoration (Alice, Sweet Alice), Best Comedy Release (Weird Science Ltd Ed)
2019
- Best Movie Collection (De Niro & De Palma: The Early Films)
2018 - Best Upgrade (The Apartment)

Il Cinema Ritrovato Awards:
2019
- Best Special Features (The Fifth Cord / The Possessed)
2017 - Best Box Set (Dekalog)
2016 - Best Box Set (The Jacques Rivette Collection)
2015 - Best Box Set (Camera Obscura: The Walerian Borowczyk Collection)

Saturn Awards:
2019 - Best Special Edition Release (Waterworld)

AVForums Editor's Choice Awards:
2017
- Blu-ray of the Year (The Thing)

Reaper Awards: 
2017 - Horror Title of the Year, Best Extras, Best Collection (Hellraiser Scarlet Box), Best Title from the Vault, Best Packaging (Donnie Darko)

2016 - Best Box Art (The Stuff)
2015 - Best Extras (Spider Baby)
(No longer running since 2017)

The Rondo Hatton – Classic Horror Awards:
2016 - Best Extras (The Thing)
2014 - Best Extras (Phantom of the Paradise)
(No longer running since 2018)

BFI Sight & Sound:
DVD of the Year: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

The Guardian: 
DVD label of the year – 2011 / 2013
(No longer running since 2013)


Marketing Awards

BASE Awards 2018: Campaign of the Year for Film up to £1m BO (Whisky Galore)

BASE Awards 2018: Campaign of the Year for Catalogue Single Product (The Thing)

BASE Awards 2017: Campaign of the Year for Catalogue Single Product (Donnie Darko)

Screen Marketing Awards 2014: Best Trailer (Like Father, Like Son)

British Video Association Awards 2013: Marketing Initiative of the Year – Television (The Killing)


The Engine House - Media Services


Our sister company The Engine House Media Services provides subtitling, closed captioning, audio description and DVD/Blu-ray authoring and QC services. Our colleagues in Hackney have many years’ experience working with distributors, production and post production companies; we wouldn’t be working with them if they weren’t the best!

For more information, visit: www.enginehousemediaservices.com

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