Gala Avary Selects Vol. II

Gala Avary Selects Vol. II

Gala Avary (producer of THE VIDEO ARCHIVES PODCAST and host of THE GALA SHOW) invites you into the scene...

POV: It’s December 4th. You know what that means. It’s my birthday and you’re invited to my party! We’ve already been out to dinner and had all of my favorite things: nachos, rigatoni a la vodka, and endless iced tea. Don’t forget the bread rolls! I’ve blown out 28 candles, plus one for good luck, and made my wish. Oh, you want to know what I wished for? It's bad luck to share so I’m keeping it to myself. Now that dinner’s over, it’s time for gifts — but wait! Just because it’s my birthday doesn’t mean you don’t get something too. Come on, unwrap it. It’s just what you wanted: 20 new Arrow Selects hand-picked by myself. Which one are you going to watch first?

*not all movies are available in all territories

Gala Avary Selects Vol. II
  • Gala Avary Selects Vol. II Intro

    Gala Avary (producer of THE VIDEO ARCHIVES PODCAST and host of THE GALA SHOW) invites you into the scene...

    POV: It’s December 4th. You know what that means. It’s my birthday and you’re invited to my party! We’ve already been out to dinner and had all of my favorite things: nachos, rigatoni a l...

  • Bloody Birthday

    1981 • United States • Directed by E.D. Hunt

    The Bad Seed' meets 'Halloween' in this deliciously twisted early '80s slasher offering directed by Ed Hunt ('The Brain') and starring the always loveable Lori Lethin ('Return to Horror High', 'The Prey'). Debbie, Curtis and Steven may seem cute as bu...

  • The Grand Tour

    1992 • United States • Directed by David Twohy

    "Time is running out... AGAIN!" Join Jeff Daniels and Jeff Daniels in the time-travelling sci-fi thriller, The Grand Tour.

    Directed by David Twohy (Pitch Black), a widowed innkeeper (Jeff Daniels) battles a band of disaster groupies from the future...

  • Lady Morgan's Vengeance

    1965 • Italy • Directed by Massimo Pupillo

    Gaslighting abounds in Massimo Pupillo’s Lady Morgan’s Vengeance – a delicate tale of romance and mystery, with a sprinkling of sadism and the supernatural – as newlywed Sir Harold Morgan (Paul Muller, Nightmare Castle) attempts to destroy his new bride...

  • The Initiation

    1984 • United States • Directed by Larry Stewart

    Kelly is looking forward to her sorority initiation with a mixture of excitement and apprehension. She's got every reason to be anxious considering the prank her sorority sisters have tasked her with: a late-night break-in at her father's departme...

  • Pit Stop

    1969 • United States • Directed by Jack Hill

    The most dangerous game ever devised, to pit man against man, flesh against steel – the figure-8 race! Jack Hill teams up with Sid Haig in one of his greatest roles for this action-spectacular crash-o-rama! Richard Davalos stars as Rick Bowman, a stre...

  • Killer Nun

    1979 • Italy • Directed by Giulio Berruti

    Aging blonde-bombshell Anita Ekberg ('La Dolce Vita', 'Pick-up Alley') gives a full-bodied performance as a sex-crazed sister with some seriously bad habits in the lurid cult classic 'Killer Nun'. One of the most notorious 'nunsploitation' films, 'Killer...

  • The Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion

    Before the influence of Dario Argento's 'The Bird with the Crystal Plumage' permeated every corner of the giallo genre, another strain of these distinctive Italian thrillers enjoyed considerable success. These "melodrama gialli", heavily inspired by Clouzot's 'Les diaboliques', relied less on gra...

  • Girls Nite Out

    1982 • United States • Directed by Robert Deubel

    A host of familiar genre faces including Hal Holbrook (Creepshow), Rutanya Alda (Amityville II: The Possession), Julia Montgomery (The Kindred) and Lauren-Marie Taylor (Friday the 13th Part 2) rounds out the cast of this gloriously mean-spirited s...

  • Strip Nude For Your Killer

    A spate of highly sexualized murders is rocking a prestigious Milanese fashion house. Ambitious photographer Magda (Edwige Fenech, Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key) and her on-off boyfriend, love rat Carlo (Nino Castelnuovo, The English Patient), team up to crack the case. But, ...

  • Running Time

    1997 • United States • Directed by Josh Becker

    Bruce Campbell (The 'Evil Dead' Series, TV's 'Burn Notice') stars as Carl, a man who launches a full-scale heist to steal mob money from the prison that just released him. With the help of an old friend (Jeremy Roberts, 'The People Under the Stairs'...

  • The Case of the Scorpion's Tail (original Italian audio)

    One of the major consequences of Western Europe's post-war Economic Miracle was the proliferation of international travel. Eager to tap into audiences' desire to experience the glamour of the jet-set lifestyle, the popular filmmakers of the day rushed to make the most of the exotic locales at the...

  • Deadly Manor

    1990 • Spain • Directed by José Ramón Larraz

    An old, dark house... A maniac on the loose... An orgy of bloodlust!

    All the hallmarks of late master of Spanish macabre José Ramón Larraz (Edge of the Axe, Vampyres) are present and correct in 1990's Deadly Manor - the final horror movie from one o...

  • No, The Case Is Happily Resolved

    1973 • Italy • Directed by Vittorio Salerno

    While out fishing at a tranquil lakeside one peaceful afternoon, Fabio Santamaria (Enzo Cerusico, Blood and Black Lace) inadvertently witnesses the brutal murder of a young woman. Terrified that he too will be targeted by the maniac, Fabio resolves to ...

  • The Mutilator

    1984 · United States · Directed by Buddy Cooper

    Although the slasher film was in decline by the mid-1980s, there were still some grisly delights to be had… and they don’t come much grislier than writer-director Buddy Cooper’s sickening stalk-and-slash classic The Mutilator! When Ed receives a me...

  • To Sleep So As to Dream

    1986 • Japan • Directed by Kaizô Hayashi

    Two private detectives hunt for an actress trapped within the reel of a silent ninja film in the dreamlike debut of Kaizo Hayashi (Circus Boys, Zipang), a magical double-handed cinephilic homage to the movie worlds of the 1910s and 1950s. When private eye...

  • Lilya 4-Ever

    2002 • Sweden • Directed by Lukas Moodysson

    Lilja lives in poverty and dreams of a better life. Her mother moves to the United States and abandons her to her aunt, who neglects her. Lilja hangs out with her friends, Natasha and Volodya, who is suicidal. Desperate for money, she starts working as...

  • The Killer Reserved Nine Seats

    1974 • Italy • Directed by Giuseppe Bennati

    In Giuseppe Bennati’s The Killer Reserved Nine Seats, an assortment of wealthy degenerates – including Italian cult mainstays Andrea Scotti (Django, Prepare a Coffin) and Howard Ross (The Pyjama Girl Case) – answer the summons of an eccentric nobleman ...

  • Sting of Death

    A group of college students travel south to Florida on spring break with their friend Karen (Valerie Hawkins), whose father, Dr. Richardson, is a marine biologist currently studying jellyfish. At the party, Karen's friends insult and ridicule Dr. Richardson's assistant, Egon, who is in love with ...

  • How To Kill A Judge

    1975 • Italy • Directed by Damiano Damiani

    In How to Kill a Judge, Nero plays filmmaker Giacomo Solaris, whose latest film features a judge corrupted by the mafia and who is later found murdered. The real judge the character is based on seizes the footage, but is later killed in the same way. Fe...