Arrow Video August 2019 Blu-ray Releases

The highlight of Arrow’s August Blu-ray releases has to be the William Friedkin / Al Pacino erotic crime thriller film Cruising (1980). Oh and it’s undergone a 4K restoration! Let’s take a closer look at that film and the rest of the upcoming titles, here’s the Arrow Video August 2019 Blu-ray line-up in full.

Arrow Video July 2019 Blu-ray Releases

Arrow Video August 2019 Blu-ray Releases

Release Dates

  • Cruising (1980) 19 August 2019 (UK, USA & Canada)
  • Oldboy (2003) 26 August 2019 (UK)
  • Alice, Sweet Alice (1976) 6 August 2019 (USA & Canada)

Cruising (1980)

This one’s an erotic crime thriller from director William Friedkin. In fact Friedkin also wrote the screenplay for the film. It stars Al Pacino, Paul Sorvino and Karen Allen.

Al Pacino plays a cop sent undercover to track down a serial killer.

Arrow has again impressed with another fully restored Blu-ray release. Cruising has undergone a 4K restoration.

Brand new restoration from a 4K scan of the original camera negative, supervised and approved by writer-director William Friedkin

– Arrow Video

Clip NOT representative of Blu-ray version.


Oldboy (2003)

South Korean neo-noir action thriller starring Choi Min-sik, Yoo Ji-tae and Kang Hye-jung.

Arrow have put together a rather nice set of extras but its the 4K restoration that is the most interesting.

Brand new 4K restoration from the original camera negative supervised by director Park Chan-wook

– Arrow Video


USA/Canada Only Release

Alice, Sweet Alice (1976)

This release is only out in the USA and Canada. It’s a horror thriller starring Linda Miller, Mildred Clinton and Paula E. Sheppard.

There’s some good news as this Arrow release has been restored.

Brand new 2K restoration of the theatrical version from the original camera negative

– Arrow Video

Where to Purchase

You can pre-order now over on Amazon, Zavvi or direct from Arrow Video’s website. I’ve added the Amazon links which also helps you support our website. All you need do is purchase via those affiliate to help us out at no cost to yourself.


Final Thought – Arrow Video August 2019

That concludes the Arrow Video August 2019 Blu-ray line-up. I’ll definitely by taking a look at the William Friedkin / Al Pacino film Cruising (1980). None of the other release really interests me so I’ll probably pass on them.

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