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Source: Twitter (MVD Entertainment Group)​
DukeTogo84: What path led you to Big Time Gambling Boss and your decision to acquire it? It's a remarkable film and one that has gone mostly unnoticed outside of Japan, so curious what lead you to the title?

Francesco Simeoni: Just reading about it and being a lot more fearless with Radiance. When I started the label I knew I had to take risks so took the plunge. I felt under more pressure before but am liberated now so the fact the film is completely unknown didn’t faze me. I knew I had to release it because it’s such an impressive film I thought if a film which will review this well can’t sell I’ll have to give up and just regurgitate the same old thing, which I have much less personal interest in. I’ve had enough rebuying films now, I’ve done it three times from vhs to DVD to Blu-ray. My priority now is to discover new classics.

Source: Blu-ray.com
Lead Actor
Francesco Simeoni - Owner & CEO of Radiance Films (ex-Arrow Films/Arrow Video/Arrow Academy) Interview with Francesco Simeoni by Jake Keet (December 30, 2022) & An Introduction to Radiance Films
Supporting Cast
Bill Ackerman - Proofing
Kat Ellinger - Producer
Stephen Horne - Technical Producer
Craig Keller - Producer & Proofing (ex-GameFan & Eureka Entertainment/Masters of Cinema)
Tom Mes - Producer (ex-Midnight Eye co-founder)
Artwork
Layout
Today marks the 1st Anniversary of Radiance Films, a boutique label releasing films in the UK & North America. Thread covers the stock updates for Limited Editions & Single Pressings.
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Radiance Films Resource
Newsletter 2023 - Email Campaign Archive
02/08/2023 - Newsletter link? (Yakuza Graveyard (UK/US/CA), The Bride Wore Black & She Dies Tomorrow (UK) announced (Nero box delayed until June, Man on the Roof is April)
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02/22/2023 - Reminder: Bundles end March 8th
AVAILABILITY WATCH
Big Time Gambling Boss 99% sold out, >20 copies on the Radiance store
Cutter's Way 95% sold out, last copies on the Radiance store
Miami Blues 60% sold out
Big Time Gambling Boss US 60% sold out
SOLD OUT - last remaining copies with retailers:
03/08/2023 - Cosa Nostra box + Red Sun (UK/US/CA) & The Hot Spot (UK) announced.
03/21/2023 - Instagram announcement of plans to increase future LE print runs to 3000 copies
03/22/2023 - Radiance Films Newletter
AVAILABILITY WATCH
Cutter's Way >30 copies on the Radiance store
Big Time Gambling Boss US 90% sold out
Welcome to the Dollhouse 80% sold out
Miami Blues 65% sold out
04/05/2023 - Three mind-roasting new releases, bundle offer and more
Our July Releases
The Iron Prefect (July 17th in the UK, US & Canada) 2000 copies
Thieves Like Us (July 17th in the UK) 3000 copies
O.C & Stiggs (July 17th in the UK) 3000 copies
New Standard Releases
Welcome to Dollhouse (May 15th in the UK) Limited Edition sold out.
Big Time Gambling Boss (July 17th for US & Canada) Limited Edition in short supply,
Additional overrun of booklets available separately & small supply of spare cases (broken links).
July Bundle
The Iron Prefect, Thieves Like Us & O.C & Stiggs plus exclusive postcards for £48.99 ends May 3.
Out This Month
Radiance Films
The Sunday Woman (April 17th) 2000 copies
The Man on the Roof (April 17th) 2000 copies
Altered Innocence

Arrebato (Limited Slipcover) (April 17th) in the UK. 2000 copies however the website states ‘Limited Edition slipcase o-card featuring original poster artwork, limited to 1000 copies
AVAILABILITY WATCH
Big Time Gambling Boss US - 95% sold out - last few copies remaining at retailers
Miami Blues - 70% sold out
A Woman Kills - 60% sold out
The Sunday Woman - 50% sold out
04/19/2023 - Reminder: Bundles end May 3rd, plus stock update
04/19/2023 - Reminder: Bundles end May 3rd, plus stock update
Coming Soon
Yakuza Graveyard - 3000 copies
The Bride Wore Black - 3000 copies
She Dies Tomorrow - 2000 copies
Welcome to Dollhouse (Standard Edition) May 15th in the UK
AVAILABILITY WATCH
Miami Blues - 70% sold out
The Man on the Roof - 70% sold out
A Woman Kills - 50% sold out
The Sunday Woman - 50% sold out
05/02/2023 - Surprise Announcement: Halloween preview
SURPRISE ANNOUNCEMENT!
Messiah of Evil Limited Edition - 3000 copies each (23rd October) UK & US/Canada
05/03/2023 - An Italian box set and a Hong Kong classic, bundle offer and more
OUR AUGUST RELEASES
Commedia all'italiana (LE) - 3000 copies August 21st in UK
A Moment of Romance (LE) - 3000 copies each (August 21st) in UK, 22nd in US/Canada
Out this Month
Yakuza Graveyard - 3000 copies
The Bride Wore Black - 3000 copies
She Dies Tomorrow - 2000 copies
Welcome to Dollhouse (Standard Edition) May 15th in the UK
AVAILABILITY WATCH
The Man on the Roof - 95% sold out >100 copies remaining at all retailers
Miami Blues - 75% sold out
The Sunday Woman - 75% sold out
The Sunday Woman US - 70% sold out
A Woman Kills - 65% sold out
Fill ‘Er Up With Super US - 65% sold out
A Woman Kills US - 60% sold out
Fill ‘Er Up With Super - 50% sold out
05/10/2023 - It's our Birthday so we're giving 10% off
BIRTHDAY PROMOTION
UK sale included Miami Blues (LE), A Woman Kills (LE) & Fill ‘Er Up With Super (LE)
Man Marked For Death, 20 Years Later (LE) from Mawu Films (3000 copies) was also included in the sale.
COMING SOON
Cosa Nostra boxset - stock due in warehouse in coming week.
05/24/2023 - Reminder: Bundles end June 7th, winter preview, plus stock update and more
BUNDLES
Last two weeks for 10% bundle offer for Commedia all'italiana (LE) & A Moment of Romance (LE) - 3000 copies each (August 21st) in UK.
COMING SOON
Cosa Nostra boxset - hitting warehouse shortly before shipping to retailers soon.
Red Sun (2000 copies)
The Hot Spot (3000 copies)
Buster Keaton Rides Again (Affiliate release)
NEW STANDARD EDITION
The Man on the Roof - following sell out of LE (2000 copies) standard edition out 17th July in UK.
AUTUMN/WINTER PREVIEW
Half Year Bundle (June - December) still available until May 31st.
World Noir Vol. 1
the End of Civilisation THREE FILMS BY PIOTR SZULKIN
AVAILABILITY WATCH
The Sunday Woman - 80% sold out
The Sunday Woman US - 80% sold out
Miami Blues - 80% sold out
Fill ‘Er Up With Super US - 80% sold out
A Woman Kills - 65% sold out
A Woman Kills US - 65% sold out
Fill ‘Er Up With Super - 50% sold out
The Bride Wore Black - 50% sold out
Yakuza Graveyard - 50% sold out
Yakuza Graveyard US - 50% sold out
UPDATE
Two releases of Robert Altman films may be at risk of missing release date as a result of extra restoration work on Thieves Like Us & ongoing work on documentary included with O.C & Stiggs.
06/07/2023 - A Spanish thriller, a diabolical British horror, bundle and more
OUR SEPTEMBER RELEASES
The Dead Mother (LE) exclusive OST CD, 3000 copies each - September 18th/19th in UK & US/Canada
Scream and Scream Again (LE) 3000 copies - September 18th in the UK
The Sunday Woman - following sell out of Limited Edition, the standard edition releases September 18/19 in UK & US/Canada.
COSA NOSTRA UPDATE
Delay, absent subtitles on The Day of the Owl approx. 2 weeks (UK) approx. 4 weeks (US)
SHIPPING NOW
Red Sun, The Iron Prefect, The Hot Spot
OFFERS
The Dead Mother, Scream and Scream Again + postcards for 10% discount until July 5th.
AVAILABILITY WATCH
Miami Blues - 85% sold out
Fill ‘Er Up With Super US - 85% sold out
A Woman Kills - 70% sold out
A Woman Kills US - 70% sold out
Yakuza Graveyard - 65% sold out
She Dies Tomorrow - 65% sold out
Yakuza Graveyard US - 60% sold out
The Bride Wore Black - 60% sold out
Fill ‘Er Up With Super - 55% sold out
The Sunday Woman is now sold out from our website and we have very few copies at retailers, these will be the final copies available for sale do don’t hesitate if you want to secure a limited edition.
06/21/2023 - Bundle reminder, coming soon and stock update
SEPTEMBER BUNDLE
The Dead Mother, Scream and Scream Again + postcards for 10% discount until July 5th.
PROMOTIONAL PRICING
Messiah of Evil promotional discount pricing ends July 5th.
COMING SOON
The Iron Prefect (LE) shipping now for out store & available in US/Canada from July 18th (3000)
Thieves Like Us (LE), O.C & Stiggs (LE) both July 17th in the UK (3000)
AVAILABILITY WATCH
Miami Blues - 85% sold out
Fill ‘Er Up With Super US - 85% sold out
A Woman Kills - 70% sold out
A Woman Kills US - 70% sold out
Yakuza Graveyard - 70% sold out
She Dies Tomorrow - 70% sold out
The Bride Wore Black - 70% sold out
Yakuza Graveyard US - 65% sold out
Fill ‘Er Up with Super - 55% sold out
Red Sun - 50% sold out
06/29/2023 - Selected offers: 2 for £25 and 2 for £30
SUMMER OFFERS - 2 for £30
Arrebato, A Woman Kills, Fill ‘Er Up with Super, Man Marked for Death, 10 Years Later, Miami Blues and Walking the Edge are included in this offer until Monday.
SUMMER OFFERS - 2 for £25
Standard Editions
Big Time Gambling Boss, Cutter's Way, Married to the Mob, Welcome to the Dollhouse, and The Working Class Goes to Heaven are included in this offer until Monday.
07/05/2023 - Halloween titles, mystery title, 4 bundles, merch and more!
OCTOBER RELEASES
The Horrible Dr Hichcock (LE) - 5000 copies, exclusive 2nd disc. Released in UK, October 23rd.
Visible Secret (SP) - Single Pressing (no Standard Edition) 3000 copies, UK & US, Canada October 23/24
Messiah of Evil (LE) - 3000 copies, UK & US/Canada October 23/24
OFFERS
All three releases for October, plus mystery Italian horror from new hosted label & Messiah of Evil t-shirt for 10% discount. Available until August 2nd.
COSA NOSTRA
Replacement discs printed. New release dates July 24th (UK), August 8th (US/Canada)
COMING SOON
Commedia all'italiana (LE), A Moment of Romance & Dirty Arthouse vol. 2
AVAILABILITY WATCH
The Sunday Woman - 95% sold out
Miami Blues - 85% sold out
Fill ‘Er Up With Super US - 85% sold out
Red Sun - 80% sold out
The Hot Spot - 70% sold out
A Woman Kills - 70% sold out
A Woman Kills US - 70% sold out
Yakuza Graveyard - 70% sold out
She Dies Tomorrow - 70% sold out
The Bride Wore Black - 70% sold out
Yakuza Graveyard US - 65% sold out
Fill ‘Er Up with Super - 55% sold out
07/12/2023 - Hosted label announcement!
NEW HOSTED LABEL:
RARO VIDEO
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RADIANCE
We are delighted to announce a multi-title, multi-year agreement with Raro Video to represent the label in the UK with a range of titles commencing in October 2023.

Each new Raro Video release will be created in collaboration with Radiance and include newly designed artwork, newly encoded masters and include legacy and newly created extras.

The first title released by the label will be Giorgio Ferroni’s macabre masterwork The Night of the Devils starring genre icon Gianni Garko. The release includes a High-Definition digital transfer from the original camera negative and is presented in English and Italian with optional subtitles. Additionally, there are archival interviews with cast and crew, translated in English for the first time pus a new audio commentary by horror experts Alan Jones and Kim Newman, a booklet by Rachael Nisbet and more.

Rarovideo is the editorial division of Minerva Pictures, founded by Gianluca and Stefano Curti in December 1999, dedicated to the distribution of moving images of high and recognized artistic value, according to an interdisciplinary approach that combines product quality and editorial care. The brand has gained, in a very short time, a wide range of fans and the affection of critics, coming to be defined, in the New York Times, "The finest European film boutique".

Raro Video releases will be sold and marketed by Radiance Films in the UK and more information can be found at www.radiancefilms.co.uk

The Night of the Devils is released in the UK October 23rd.
OFFERS
October releases, t-shirt plus exclusive postcards (The Night of the Devils is the mystery title) for 10% discount until August 2nd.
07/20/2023 - Bundle reminder, coming soon, stock update and teaser
OCTOBER BUNDLE
Two weeks left for October releases (inc The Night of the Devils), t-shirt plus exclusive postcards for 10% discount until August 2nd.
COMING SOON
Commedia all'italiana (LE), A Moment of Romance & Dirty Arthouse vol. 2
AVAILABILITY WATCH
The Sunday Woman - 95% sold out
Miami Blues - 90% sold out
Fill ‘Er Up With Super US - 85% sold out
Red Sun - 85% sold out
The Hot Spot - 80% sold out
The Bride Wore Black - 75% sold out
A Woman Kills - 70% sold out
A Woman Kills US - 70% sold out
Yakuza Graveyard - 70% sold out
She Dies Tomorrow - 70% sold out
Yakuza Graveyard US - 70% sold out
Red Sun US - 60% sold out
The Iron Prefect - 60% sold out
Fill ‘Er Up with Super - 55% sold out
Thieves Like Us - 50% sold out
O.C. & Stiggs - 50% sold out
Cosa Nostra - 50% sold out
08/02/2023 - Two new Radiance titles, new Raro, sold out status and more!
NOVEMBER RELEASES
The End of Civilization: Three Films by Piotr Szulkin (LE)
Released in the UK: November 27th (3000 copies)
Le combat dans l'ile (LE)
Released in the UK & US/Canada: November 27th/28th (3000 copies each)
RARO VIDEO UK
Gang War in Milan (LE)
Released in the UK: November 27th (3000 copies)
OFFERS
Buy all three November releases together to receive 10% discount until September 6th
COMING SOON
Commedia all'italiana (LE), A Moment of Romance & Dirty Arthouse vol. 2
AVAILABILITY WATCH
The Sunday Woman - 95% sold out
Red Sun - 90% sold out
Miami Blues - 90% sold out
The Hot Spot - 85% sold out
Fill ‘Er Up With Super US - 85% sold out
A Woman Kills - 70% sold out
A Woman Kills US - 70% sold out
Yakuza Graveyard - 70% sold out
She Dies Tomorrow - 70% sold out
The Bride Wore Black - 70% sold out (correct? 75% on previous newsletter).
Yakuza Graveyard US - 65% sold out (correct? 70% on previous newsletter).
Thieves Like Us - 60% sold out
Cosa Nostra - 60% sold out
Fill ‘Er Up with Super - 55% sold out
O.C. & Stiggs - 50% sold out
Red Sun US - less than 50% (correct? 60% sold out on previous newsletter)
The Iron Prefect - less than 50% (correct? 60% sold out on previous newsletter)
08/23/2023 - Bundle reminder, free shipping weekend, stock update and more
NOVEMBER BUNDLE
Buy all three November releases together to receive 10% discount until September 6th
FREE SHIPPING* WEEKEND
*From today until this weekend we are offering 'free' shipping of £2.35 per Blu-ray for all customers on all in-stock Blu-rays as long as two Blu-rays are added to your cart (discount is applied to each item in cart in multiples of 2. At least 2 items must be added to cart to qualify. Discount may be used multiple times including within one transaction). This discount exceeds our standard UK shipping cost for 2 items and covers our Europe rate.

Eligible titles include: A Moment of Romance, A Woman Kills, Arrebato, Big Time Gambling Boss (Std), The Bride Wore Black, Buster Keaton Rides Again & Helicopter Canada, Commedia all'italiana, Cosa Nostra, Cutter's Way (Std), Fill 'Er Up with Super, The Hot Spot, The Iron Prefect, Man Marked for Death, The Man on the Roof (Std), Married to the Mob (Std), Miami Blues, O.C. and Stiggs, She Dies Tomorrow, Thieves Like Us, Walking the Edge, Welcome to the Dollhouse (Std), The Working Class Goes to Heaven (Std), Yakuza Graveyard.

Use the code: SHIPDISC
Promotion ends 23:59 Sunday 27th August. While stocks last (please be warned some items may sell out).
COMING SOON
The Dead Mother (LE), Scream and Scream Again (LE)
AVAILABILITY WATCH
The Sunday Woman - 95% sold out
Red Sun - 95% sold out
Miami Blues - 95% sold out
The Hot Spot - 90% sold out
Fill ‘Er Up With Super US - 85% sold out
The Bride Wore Black - 75% sold out
A Woman Kills - 75% sold out
A Woman Kills US - 70% sold out
Yakuza Graveyard - 70% sold out
She Dies Tomorrow - 70% sold out
Yakuza Graveyard US - 70% sold out
Cosa Nostra - 65% sold out
A Moment of Romance - 65% sold out
Red Sun US - 60% sold out
Thieves Like Us - 60% sold out
The Iron Prefect - 60% sold out
O.C. & Stiggs - 55% sold out
Fill ‘Er Up with Super - 55% sold out
08/27/2023 - Shipping discount promotion extended for Bank Holiday
FREE SHIPPING* WEEKEND
Extended into bank holiday Monday and now ends 23:59 Monday 28th August.
AVAILABILITY WATCH
Messiah of Evil - 95% sold out
The Sunday Woman - 95% sold out
Red Sun - 95% sold out
Miami Blues - 95% sold out
The Hot Spot - 90% sold out
Fill ‘Er Up With Super US - 85% sold out
The Bride Wore Black - 75% sold out
A Woman Kills - 75% sold out
A Woman Kills US - 70% sold out
Yakuza Graveyard - 70% sold out
She Dies Tomorrow - 70% sold out
Yakuza Graveyard US - 70% sold out
Cosa Nostra - 65% sold out
A Moment of Romance - 65% sold out
Red Sun US - 60% sold out
Thieves Like Us - 60% sold out
The Iron Prefect - 60% sold out
O.C. & Stiggs - 55% sold out
Fill ‘Er Up with Super - 55% sold out
09/06/2023 - Two new Radiance titles, new Raro and Mawu, 2024 packages, and more!
DECEMBER RELEASES
World Noir Vol 1 (LE) - The Facts of Murder, I Am Waiting & Witness in the City
Released in the UK: December 18th (3000 copies)
The Facts of Murder (LE)
Released in the US/Canada: December 18th (3000 copies)
Elegant Beast (LE)
Released in the UK and US/Canada: December 18th/29th (3000 copies each)
RARO VIDEO UK
Murder Obsession (LE)
Released in the UK: December 18th (3000 copies)
MAWU FILMS
Black God, White Devil (LE)
Released in the UK: December 18th (3000 copies)
Bundle: Add World Noir Vol 1, Elegant Beast, Black God, White Devil, and Murder Obsession to your basket and receive 10% off! Valid until October 4th.
Radiance Bundle 2024
2024 is shaping up to be very exciting for us with forthcoming releases including films by Bava, Bunuel, Comencini, Damiani, Fukasaku, Rivette, Suzuki, a variety of countries and genres featuring poliziotteschi, gothic, ninjas, samurai, serial killers, Japanese New Wave, American Indie, European arthouse, plus new and ongoing collections including World Noir Vol 2 and more to be revealed!

Please read the full item description for more details! Our 2024 titles will be announced as usual from next month but please note our usual limited editions will rise to £17.99 from 2024. Due to a combination of rising prices in manufacturing and logistics. We always try to keep prices as low as possible and welcome any feedback.
COMING SOON
The Dead Mother (LE)
Unfortunately due to a shortage of 2-disc cases at our manufacturer their delay in sourcing stock means that this release will unfortunately go back to October 2nd. We are pushing to get stock into our own warehouse as soon as possible so as to minimise any delay to shipments. We apologise for any inconvenience.
NEW EDITIONS
Messiah of Evil (SE) - We expect this second printing release to be available in November.
Following the early sell out of our limited edition release of Messiah of Evil we have decided to produce a Special Edition release of the film. We do not intend for limited editions to sell out in pre-order but the demand for this film has been so great that it exceeded our expectations. As such we feel it is only fair to provide a special edition to those who will miss out but retain key features which shall be exclusive to the limited edition. This release features modified artwork and a booklet featuring just one of the essays of our large book. We are always monitoring sales and hope to achieve a limited edition quantity that is appropriate for the size of the audience while being right for our business, rather than a solution which feels restrictive and invites 'scalping' and unfair secondary marketplace activity.
STANDARD EDITION
Red Sun
Our edition of Red Sun is sold out and will be reissued in a standard version this October. Stock of our limited edition is still available at Amazon and other retailers.
Miami Blues & The Hot Spot
Our editions of Miami Blues & The Hot Spot close to sell out and will be reissued in a standard version this October & November respectively. Less than 100 copies of the limited edition are available at our store, here & there.
AVAILABILITY WATCH
The Sunday Woman - 95% sold out
Red Sun - 95% sold out
Miami Blues - 95% sold out
The Hot Spot - 95% sold out
Fill ‘Er Up With Super US - 85% sold out
The Bride Wore Black - 80% sold out
The Iron Prefect - 80% sold out
Yakuza Graveyard US - 80% sold out
Cosa Nostra - 70% sold out*
Cosa Nostra US - 70% sold out*
Red Sun US - 70% sold out*
Yakuza Graveyard - 75% sold out
A Woman Kills - 75% sold out
A Woman Kills US - 70% sold out
She Dies Tomorrow - 70% sold out
A Moment of Romance - 65% sold out
Red Sun US - 60% sold out**
Thieves Like Us - 65% sold out
O.C. & Stiggs - 60% sold out
Fill ‘Er Up with Super - 55% sold out

*presented in order listed in newsletter, despite being out of order percentage wise.
**mistake? see Radiance Films newsletter in October for update/correction
09/20/2023 - Sold out items available again! Don't miss out, limited stocks!
BACK IN STOCK... BRIEFLY
We have gathered stock of some previously sold out limited editions through a combination of miscounted stock and returns. Stocks are limited so don't hesitate if you want to get one of these editions!
LE Restock Sale included: The Working Class Go to Heaven, Big Time Gambling Boss, Welcome to the Dollhouse, The Man on the Roof, The Sunday Woman & Red Sun for Radiance Films. Cutter's Way & Married to the Mob Affiliate label.
AVAILABILITY WATCH
The Sunday Woman - 95% sold out
Red Sun - 95% sold out
Miami Blues - 95% sold out
The Hot Spot - 95% sold out
Fill ‘Er Up With Super US - 85% sold out
The Bride Wore Black - 85% sold out
The Iron Prefect - 85% sold out
Yakuza Graveyard - 80% sold out
Yakuza Graveyard US - 80% sold out
Cosa Nostra - 75% sold out
Scream and Scream Again - 75% sold out
A Woman Kills - 75% sold out
Cosa Nostra US - 70% sold out
Red Sun US - 70% sold out
A Woman Kills US - 70% sold out
She Dies Tomorrow - 70% sold out
A Moment of Romance - 65% sold out
Red Sun US - 60% sold out*
Thieves Like Us - 65% sold out
O.C. & Stiggs - 60% sold out
Fill ‘Er Up with Super - 55% sold out

*mistake? see Radiance Films newsletter in October for update/correction
09/27/2023 - Bundle reminder, Szulkin update and more!
DECEMBER BUNDLE
Bundle: Add World Noir Vol 1, Elegant Beast, Black God, White Devil, and Murder Obsession to your basket and receive 10% off! Valid until October 4th.
SPECS UPDATE!
AVAILABILITY WATCH
The Sunday Woman 95% sold out
Red Sun 95% sold out
Miami Blues 95% sold out
The Hot Spot 95% sold out
Fill 'Er Up with Super US 85% sold out
The Bride Wore Black 85% sold out
The Iron Prefect 85% sold out
Yakuza Graveyard 80% sold out
Yakuza Graveyard US 80% sold out
Scream and Scream Again 80% sold out
A Woman Kills 80% sold out
Cosa Nostra 75% sold out
Cosa Nostra US 70% sold out
Red Sun US 70% sold out
A Woman Kills US 70% sold out
She Dies Tomorrow 70% sold out
Thieves Like Us 70% sold out
A Moment of Romance 65% sold out
Red Sun US 60% sold out
O.C. and Stiggs 60% sold out
Fill 'Er Up with Super55% sold out
10/04/2023 - Three new Radiance Blu-rays, book, Raro, bundle and more!
JANUARY RELEASES
The Sting of Death (LE)
Released in the UK and US/Canada: January 29/30th (3000 copies each).
Goodbye & Amen (LE)
Released in the UK and US/Canada: January 29/30th (3000 copies each).
I, The Executioner (LE)
Released in the UK: January 29th (3000 copies).
TAI KATO - By a Man's Style Shall You Know Him by Tom Mes
The first extended writing dedicated to this genre master, this new book provides a guide to a sensationally overlooked filmmaker to accompany a series of Tai Kato releases from Radiance Films.
RARO VIDEO UK
Death Occurred Last Night (LE)
Released in the UK: January 29th (3000 copies).
AVAILABILITY WATCH
The Sunday Woman 95% sold out
Red Sun 95% sold out
Miami Blues 95% sold out
The Hot Spot 95% sold out
Fill 'Er Up with Super US 85% sold out
The Bride Wore Black 85% sold out
The Iron Prefect 85% sold out
Yakuza Graveyard 85% sold out
Yakuza Graveyard US 80% sold out
Scream and Scream Again 80% sold out
A Woman Kills 80% sold out
Cosa Nostra 75% sold out
Cosa Nostra US 70% sold out
Red Sun US 70% sold out
A Woman Kills US 70% sold out
She Dies Tomorrow 70% sold out
Thieves Like Us 70% sold out
A Moment of Romance 65% sold out
O.C. and Stiggs 60% sold out
Fill 'Er Up with Super 55% sold out
Visible Secret 50% sold out
10/11/2023 - New standard editions coming soon
AVAILABILITY WATCH
The Sunday Woman 95% sold out
Red Sun 95% sold out
Miami Blues 95% sold out
The Hot Spot 95% sold out
The Iron Prefect 90% sold out
Fill 'Er Up with Super US 90% sold out
The Bride Wore Black 85% sold out
Yakuza Graveyard 85% sold out
Yakuza Graveyard US 80% sold out
Scream and Scream Again 80% sold out
A Woman Kills 80% sold out
Cosa Nostra 75% sold out
Cosa Nostra US 70% sold out
Red Sun US 70% sold out
A Woman Kills US 70% sold out
She Dies Tomorrow 70% sold out
Thieves Like Us 70% sold out
A Moment of Romance 70% sold out
O.C. and Stiggs 65% sold out
Fill 'Er Up with Super 55% sold out
Visible Secret 55% sold out
Iron Prefect US 50% sold out
10/20/2023 - Bundle reminder, Murder Obsession update and more!
AVAILABILITY WATCH
The Sunday Woman 95% sold out
Red Sun 95% sold out
Miami Blues 95% sold out
The Hot Spot 95% sold out
The Iron Prefect 95% sold out
Fill 'Er Up with Super US 90% sold out
The Bride Wore Black 90% sold out
Scream and Scream Again 85% sold out
Yakuza Graveyard 85% sold out
Yakuza Graveyard US 80% sold out
A Woman Kills 80% sold out
Cosa Nostra 80% sold out
Cosa Nostra US 75% sold out
Thieves Like Us 75% sold out
Red Sun US 70% sold out
A Woman Kills US 70% sold out
She Dies Tomorrow 70% sold out
A Moment of Romance 70% sold out
O.C. and Stiggs 65% sold out
Visible Secret 60% sold out
Fill 'Er Up with Super 55% sold out
Iron Prefect US 50% sold out
11/08/2023 - Three new Radiance Blu-rays, bundle and more!
FEBRUARY RELEASES
Black Tight Killers (LE)
Released in the UK and US/Canada: February 26/27th (3000 copies each).
Allonsanfan (SP)
Released in the UK and US/Canada: February 26/27th (3000 copies each).
By A Man's Face Shall You Know Him (LE)
Released in the UK: February 26th (3000 copies).
STANDARD EDITIONS
A standard edition of Yakuza Graveyard will go on sale in the US this January. The limited edition is nearly out of print, get it while you can!
AVAILABILITY WATCH
UK
The Hot Spot 99% sold out
The Sunday Woman 99% sold out
Red Sun 95% sold out
Miami Blues 95% sold out
The Iron Prefect 95% sold out
The Bride Wore Black 85% sold out
Yakuza Graveyard 85% sold out
A Moment of Romance 85% sold out
Scream and Scream Again 80% sold out
Visible Secret 80% sold out
Cosa Nostra 80% sold out
A Woman Kills 80% sold out
She Dies Tomorrow 75% sold out
Thieves Like Us 75% sold out
O.C. and Stiggs 65% sold out
Fill 'Er Up with Super 60% sold out
The Dead Mother 55% sold out

US
Fill 'Er Up with Super 95% sold out
Yakuza Graveyard 90% sold out
Red Sun 80% sold out
Visible Secret 75% sold out
Cosa Nostra 70% sold out
A Woman Kills 70% sold out
A Moment of Romance 70% sold out
The Iron Prefect 60% sold out
11/22/2023 - Black Friday sale!
4 for £40 on a selection of Limited & Standard Editions
AVAILABILITY WATCH
UK
Miami Blues 99% sold out
The Iron Prefect 95% sold out
A Moment of Romance 90% sold out
The Bride Wore Black 85% sold out
Yakuza Graveyard 85% sold out
Visible Secret 85% sold out
Scream and Scream Again 80% sold out
Cosa Nostra 80% sold out
A Woman Kills 80% sold out
She Dies Tomorrow 75% sold out
Thieves Like Us 75% sold out
O.C. and Stiggs 65% sold out
Fill 'Er Up with Super 60% sold out
The Dead Mother 60% sold out

US
Fill 'Er Up with Super 95% sold out
Yakuza Graveyard 90% sold out
Red Sun 80% sold out
Visible Secret 75% sold out
Cosa Nostra 70% sold out
A Woman Kills 70% sold out
A Moment of Romance 70% sold out
The Iron Prefect 60% sold out
11/24/2023 - Black Friday sale update
Our Black Friday sale continues through this weekend, offering 22 titles in a 4 for £40 offer.

Multiple titles have sold out including Miami Blues, The Iron Prefect and the limited slipcover edition of Cutter's Way. Some of these titles may have stock at other retailers but will be in very short supply!

Scream and Scream Again has sold out from Amazon and there is no stock left in our main warehouse, however we do still have stock in our Lime Wood warehouse and the limited edition is available to buy for the moment.

We have updated the stock listing for all titles at the end of our email as usual (below) but the main sale can be found here.
AVAILABILITY WATCH
UK
Thieves Like Us 90% sold out
The Bride Wore Black 90% sold out
A Moment of Romance 90% sold out
Yakuza Graveyard 90% sold out
Visible Secret 85% sold out
Scream and Scream Again 85% sold out
A Woman Kills 85% sold out
Cosa Nostra 80% sold out
She Dies Tomorrow 75% sold out
Fill 'Er Up with Super 70% sold out
O.C. and Stiggs 70% sold out
The Dead Mother 60% sold out

US
Fill 'Er Up with Super 95% sold out
Yakuza Graveyard 90% sold out
Red Sun 80% sold out
Visible Secret 75% sold out
Cosa Nostra 70% sold out
A Woman Kills 70% sold out
A Moment of Romance 70% sold out
The Iron Prefect 60% sold out
11/27/2023 - Final day of our Black Friday sale!
AVAILABILITY WATCH
UK
The Bride Wore Black 95% sold out
Yakuza Graveyard 95% sold out
Thieves Like Us 95% sold out
Fill 'Er Up with Super 90% sold out
A Moment of Romance 90% sold out
Visible Secret 85% sold out
Scream and Scream Again 85% sold out
A Woman Kills 85% sold out
Cosa Nostra 85% sold out
She Dies Tomorrow 75% sold out
O.C. and Stiggs 70% sold out
The Dead Mother 60% sold out

US
Fill 'Er Up with Super 95% sold out
Yakuza Graveyard 95% sold out
Red Sun 80% sold out
Visible Secret 75% sold out
Cosa Nostra 70% sold out
A Woman Kills 70% sold out
A Moment of Romance 70% sold out
The Iron Prefect 60% sold out
12/13/2023 - New Radiance titles, seasonal sale and more!
MARCH RELEASES
The Bounty Hunter Trilogy (LE)
Released in the UK and US/Canada: March 25/26th (3000 copies each).
Tony Arzenta (LE)
Released in the UK: March 25th (3000 copies).
Suzhou River (LE)
Released in the UK: March 25th (3000 copies).
A Story Written With Water (SP)
Released in the UK: March 25th (3000 copies).
SEASONAL SALE
To cap off our first year and celebrate the festive season we have a sale on select items across our range, including £5 off limited editions, boxsets and standard editions.
AVAILABILITY WATCH
UK
The Bride Wore Black 95% sold out
Yakuza Graveyard 95% sold out
Thieves Like Us 95% sold out
Fill 'Er Up with Super 90% sold out
A Moment of Romance 90% sold out
Visible Secret 85% sold out
Scream and Scream Again 85% sold out
A Woman Kills 85% sold out
Cosa Nostra 85% sold out
She Dies Tomorrow 80% sold out
O.C. and Stiggs 70% sold out
The Dead Mother 60% sold out
The End of Civilization 55% sold out

US
Fill 'Er Up with Super 95% sold out
Yakuza Graveyard 95% sold out
Red Sun 80% sold out
Visible Secret 75% sold out
Cosa Nostra 70% sold out
A Woman Kills 70% sold out
A Moment of Romance 70% sold out
The Iron Prefect 60% sold out
12/20/2023 - Festive sale, top of the pops, 2024 teaser and more!
FESTIVE SALE
Highlights include Cosa Nostra at £35, The Bride Wore Black at £11.99, Arrebato at £11.99 and many more!
TOP OF THE POPS
As we reach the end of 2023 we are pleased to unveil our very own 'top of the pops' - the top ten titles to have sold on our store this year, how many do you have?
2024 TEASER
As with our teaser on social media last year, we are happy to publish a coded schedule for our 2024 release plans. Good luck deciphering!

THE STING OF DEATH
GOODBYE & AMEN
I THE EXECUTIONER
BLACK TIGHT KILLERS
ALLONSANFAN
BY A MAN'S FACE SHALL YOU KNOW HIM
THE BOUNTY HUNTER TRILOGY
A STORY WRITTEN WITH WATER
SUZHOU RIVER
TONY ARZENTA
SON
MIS
LAF
PDC
SHIN
BOO+

MH
POV
SU
TK3
MOCK
MM
SOA
TK4
RB
WN2
SMPO
TL
EP1
EP2
DG
SM

PY0
JCB
Plus a TBC Box Set or two and some more titles being worked on!

Potentially 1 or 2 UHDs depending on materials...
Bold = Boxes
AVAILABILITY WATCH
UK
The Bride Wore Black 95% sold out
Yakuza Graveyard 95% sold out
Thieves Like Us 95% sold out
A Moment of Romance 90% sold out
Visible Secret 85% sold out
Scream and Scream Again 85% sold out
A Woman Kills 85% sold out
Cosa Nostra 85% sold out
She Dies Tomorrow 85% sold out
O.C. and Stiggs 75% sold out
Fill 'Er Up with Super 75% sold out
The Dead Mother 60% sold out
The End of Civilization 55% sold out

US
Fill 'Er Up with Super 95% sold out
Yakuza Graveyard 95% sold out
Red Sun 80% sold out
Visible Secret 75% sold out
Cosa Nostra 70% sold out
A Woman Kills 70% sold out
A Moment of Romance 70% sold out
The Iron Prefect 60% sold out
12/27/2023 - Sale ends soon and final 2024 bundle reminder!
FESTIVE SALE - LAST FEW DAYS!
Lowest stocked items include:
Walking the Edge >40
Fill 'Er Up with Super >60
Thieves Like Us >100
A top 10 of films we tried to license this year - and failed to do so. See each film for further details. We do hope we will succeed with some of these films in future but sadly some seem destined to be off limits for longer.
May 27, 2022 - last day at Arrow Films
September 12, 2022 - first 10 titles announced.
The Man on the Roof (UK)
The Working Class Goes to Heaven (UK)
Welcome to the Dollhouse (UK)
She Dies Tomorrow (UK)
A Woman Kills (UK/US/CA)
Miami Blues (UK)
Fill ‘er up with Super (UK/US/CA)
The Sunday Woman (UK/US/CA)
Big Time Gambling Boss (UK/US/CA)
Red Sun (UK/US/CA)

October 28, 2022 first boxset for UK/US/CA
Cosa Nostra: Franco Nero in three Mafia Tales by Damiano Damiani
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December 3, 2022 - 18 releases 7 new:
* Pasquale Squitieri's THE IRON PREFECT (1977)
* Alain Cavalier's LE COMBAT DANS L'ILE (1962)
* Damiano Damiani's GOODBYE & AMEN (1978)
* Pietro Germi's THE FACTS OF MURDER (1959)
* Kinji Fukasaku's YAKUZA GRAVEYARD (1976)
* Édouard Molinaro's WITNESS IN THE CITY (1959)
* COMMEDIA ALL'ITALIANA: THREE FILMS BY DINO RISI with IL VEDOVO (1959), IL MATTATORE (1960), and IL SORPASSO (1962)
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Radiance Films 2023
Preface: Round up of the stock situation for 2023 releases by Radiance Films. Going forward I'll create new posts throughout 2024, both the newsletter stock updates & release schedule.
Next Announcements: January 10th
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With World Noir out tomorrow our 2023, and first year, is done. We look forward to bringing you more amazing films in 2024!
Source: Twitter
Radiance Review 2023
Stock as of January 2, 2024
LE - Limited Edition
SE - Special Edition
SP - Single Pressing
January 2023
001: The Working Class Goes to Heaven LE (2000 copies) SOLD OUT
012: Big Time Gambling Boss LE (2000 copies) SOLD OUT
February 2023
005: Miami Blues LE (3000 copies) SOLD OUT
008: A Woman Kills LE (2000 copies)
March 2023
003: Welcome to the Dollhouse LE (2000 copies) SOLD OUT
010: Fill 'Er Up with Super LE (2000 copies)
April 2023
004: The Sunday Woman LE (2000 copies) SOLD OUT
009: The Man on the Roof LE (2000 copies) SOLD OUT
May 2023
002: Yakuza Graveyard LE (3000 copies)
007: She Dies Tomorrow LE (2000 copies)
011: The Bride Wore Black LE (3000 copies)
June 2023
006: Red Sun LE (2000 copies) SOLD OUT
013: The Hot Spot LE (3000 copies) SOLD OUT
014: Cosa Nostra [The Day of the Owl] LE (3000 copies)
015: Cosa Nostra [The Case is Closed: Forget It] LE
016: Cosa Nostra [How to Kill a Judge] LE
July 2023
017: Thieves Like Us LE (3000 copies)
018: O.C. and Stiggs LE (3000 copies)
022: The Iron Prefect LE (2000 copies) SOLD OUT
August 2023
019: Commedia all'Italiana [Il vedovo] LE (3000 copies)
020: Commedia all'Italiana [Il mattatore] LE
021: Commedia all'Italiana [Il sorpasso] LE
023: A Moment of Romance LE (3000 copies)
September 2023
024: The Dead Mother LE (3000 copies)
025: Scream and Scream Again LE (3000 copies)
October 2023
026: The Horrible Dr. Hichcock LE (5000 copies)
027: Visible Secret SP (2500 copies)
028: Messiah of Evil LE* (3000 copies) SOLD OUT *Special Edition (2000 copies) released in November
November 2023
December 2023
030: The End of Civilization: Three Films by Piotr Szulkin [War of the Worlds: Next Century] LE (3000 copies)
031: The End of Civilization: Three Films by Piotr Szulkin [O-Bi, O-Ba: The End of Civilization] LE
032: The End of Civilization: Three Films by Piotr Szulkin [Ga, Ga: Glory to the Heroes] LE
033: World Noir Vol 1 [I Am Waiting] LE (3000 copies)
034: World Noir Vol 1 [Witness in the City] LE
035: World Noir Vol 1 [The Facts of Murder]* LE individual Limited Edition release in US/CA
036: Elegant Beast LE (3000 copies)
 
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January 2024
Monthly round up, new year, new format. Latest releases , email newsletters with remaining stock in a different spoiler tag. Plus in the final Availability Watch I've highlighted in red plus new entries (50% plus sold out) any month on month change in stock left since the last December newsletter. Next set of release announcements due Feb 14th. OP feedback welcome.
JANUARY RELEASES
Radiance Films
037: The Sting of Death LE (3000 copies) UK & US/CANADA
038: Goodbye & Amen LE (3000 copies) UK & US/CANADA
042: I, the Executioner LE (3000 copies) UK
RARO VIDEO
Email Newsletter Archives
01/10/2024 - Three new Radiance titles, Raro Video, and more!
APRIL RELEASES
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The Shape of Night (LE)​

A young woman from the countryside falls in love with a hoodlum who pushes her into a life of prostitution. Noboru Nakamura's lyrical film is presented on Blu-ray for the first time in the world. Critics have praised the film including Film Comment who described it as ”a lyrical, nearly Wong Kar-wai-like counterpart to ardent work by Oshima or Imamura.”

Released in the UK and US/Canada: April 29/30th.
3000 copies each

Misunderstood (LE)​

Luigi Comencini's powerful drama, a Palme d'Or nominee, depicts the story of a British diplomat who tells his eldest son of the passing of his mother but shields it from his youngest son. Capturing the innocence and carefree moments of youth alongside the agonising feelings of grief, Misunderstood is one of the finest films about childhood, one to rank alongside The 400 Blows, The Spirit of the Beehive and L'enfance nue.

Released in the UK and US/Canada: April 29/30th.
3000 copies each

L'amour fou (LE)​

An actor and director couple feel a strain on their relationship in the staging of a play, where life imitates art. One of the director's most radical works, L'amour fou was unavailable for years and is now newly restored in 4K and features extensive new extras.

Released in the UK: April 29th.
3000 copies
RARO VIDEO

The Boss (LE)​

One of the most celebrated poliziottesco directors, Fernando Di Leo, was as concerned with telling entertaining stories as he was with creating socially relevant backdrops. In The Boss, Henry Silva plays a mob enforcer who assassinates key members of a rival gang in order to put his boss in a position to seize power. However, one surviving member of the gang plots his revenge.

Released in the UK: April 29th.
3000 copies
OFFERS
As with our current bundle (ending today) April's bundle will automatically update when each item is added to cart, giving 10% off the total bundle price. The bundle offer will be available until February 14th.

Bundle discount automatically applied at checkout!

Our current March bundle (including The Bounty Hunter Trilogy, Tony Arzenta, A Story Written with Water and Suzhou River) ends at midnight tonight!

COMING SOON
Unfortunately due to a delay over the festive season, The Sting of Death will now be released in the US/Canada on February 6th.
Unfortunately due to a delay over the festive season, Goodbye & Amen will now be released in the US/Canada on February 13th.
AVAILABILITY WATCH
UK
The Bride Wore Black 99% sold out
Thieves Like Us 99% sold out
Yakuza Graveyard 95% sold out
A Moment of Romance 95% sold out
Visible Secret 90% sold out
Scream and Scream Again 90% sold out
A Woman Kills 90% sold out
Cosa Nostra 85% sold out
She Dies Tomorrow 85% sold out
Fill 'Er Up with Super 80% sold out
The End of Civilization 75% sold out
O.C. and Stiggs 75% sold out
The Horrible Dr. Hichcock 70% sold out
Messiah of Evil SE 70% sold out
The Dead Mother 60% sold out

US
Red Sun 95% sold out
Fill 'Er Up with Super 95% sold out
Yakuza Graveyard 95% sold out
Visible Secret 75% sold out
Cosa Nostra 70% sold out
A Woman Kills 70% sold out
A Moment of Romance 70% sold out
The Iron Prefect 60% sold out
Messiah of Evil SE 60% sold out
01/24/2024 - Bundle reminder, OOP returns, coming soon and stock update
OOP TITLES
We have very limited stocks of some previously out of print (OOP) titles which we will be making available for sale again today at 6pm UK time. These miscounted stocks and returns are in *very* short supply so do check back in with us if you are looking to complete your limited edition collection.

This will include Messiah of Evil and Messiah of Evil press copies which are the same as the main edition but do *not* come with an OBI strip. Please note the difference when ordering, there are no returns on these editions.

There are limited stocks available of:

Welcome to the Dollhouse
The Hot Spot
The Iron Prefect
Messiah of Evil
Messiah of Evil (press copies sans OBI)
The Man on the Roof
The Working Class Goes to Heaven
COMING SOON
The Sting of Death​
A world premiere on Blu-ray, Kohei Oguri's visually stunning award winner arrives on Blu-ray along with a documentary on the 90s Japanese film renaissance and more. Very low stocks, more arriving at our warehouse soon!
AVAILABILITY WATCH
UK
The Bride Wore Black 99% sold out +4%
Thieves Like Us 99% sold out +4%
Yakuza Graveyard 95% sold out
A Moment of Romance 95% sold out +5%
Visible Secret 90% sold out +5%
Scream and Scream Again 90% sold out +5%
A Woman Kills 90% sold out +5%
Cosa Nostra 90% sold out +5%
She Dies Tomorrow 85% sold out
Fill 'Er Up with Super 80% sold out +5%
The End of Civilization 75% sold out +20%
O.C. and Stiggs 75% sold out
The Horrible Dr. Hichcock 75% sold out NEW
Messiah of Evil SE 70% sold out NEW
The Dead Mother 60% sold out

US
Red Sun 95% sold out +15%
Fill 'Er Up with Super 95% sold out
Yakuza Graveyard 95% sold out
Visible Secret 75% sold out
Cosa Nostra 70% sold out
A Woman Kills 70% sold out
A Moment of Romance 70% sold out
The Iron Prefect 60% sold out
Messiah of Evil SE 60% sold out NEW
Month on month change in stock since last December newsletter highlighted in red plus new entries (50% plus).
2024 TEASER

As with our teaser on social media last year, we are happy to publish a coded schedule for our 2024 release plans. Good luck deciphering!

THE STING OF DEATH
GOODBYE & AMEN
I THE EXECUTIONER
BLACK TIGHT KILLERS
ALLONSANFAN
BY A MAN'S FACE SHALL YOU KNOW HIM
THE BOUNTY HUNTER TRILOGY
A STORY WRITTEN WITH WATER
SUZHOU RIVER
TONY ARZENTA
SON = THE SHAPE OF NIGHT
MIS = MISUNDERSTOOD
LAF = L'AMOUR FOU
PDC
SHIN
BOO+

MH
POV
SU
TK3
MOCK
MM
SOA
TK4
RB
WN2
SMPO
TL
EP1
EP2
DG
SM

PY0
JCB
Plus a TBC Box Set or two and some more titles being worked on!

Potentially 1 or 2 UHDs depending on materials...
Bold = Boxes
 
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February 2024
Relatively quiet month when it comes to sales, aside from The Bride Wore Black selling out, curious if anyone here other than me is buying some (any?) of these releases or Blu-Rays in general.
FEBRUARY RELEASES
Radiance Films
040: By A Man's Face Shall You Know Him LE (3000 copies) UK
043: Black Tight Killers LE (3000 copies) UK & US/CANADA
044: Allonsanfan SP (3000 copies) UK & US/CANADA​
Email Newsletter Archives
02/14/2024 - Ninjas, vampires and mysteries await...
APRIL RELEASES

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Shinobi (LE)​

A brash ninja-in-training is forced into action when a warlord wipes out his clan and murders his wife and child.

These three ninja classics, based on the original Shinobi no mono novels, were a revolutionary new take on the ninja. Packed with spectacular action scenes, they subverted official samurai history and became a landmark success that established the ground rules for all ninja movies that followed.

Released in the UK and US/Canada: May 27/28th
3000 copies each

Planet of the Vampires (LE)​

Two spaceships answer a distress signal from an unexplored planet. As they attempt to land, members of the crew inexplicably begin to attack one another, forcing a crash landing and a terrifying expedition plagued by the violent mayhem wrought by the planet’s inhabitants…

A sci-fi horror hybrid from genre master Mario Bava (Blood and Black Lace), Planet of the Vampires is widely regarded as the greatest sci-fi film ever produced in Italy and one of the most influential genre films ever made, with a clear influence on Alien, Pitch Black, and more.

Released in the UK: May 27th
5000 copies

Trenque Lauquen (LE)​

Two men arrive in Trenque Lauquen in search of a woman: they are both in love with her. Why did she vanish? Their investigation unveils several layers of fictions delicately woven together: a secret relationship, the history of the town itself, and even a possible supernatural incident.

Ranked #1 in Cahiers du Cinéma’s Top 10 films of 2023, this astonishing epic from Laura Citarella and the El Pampero Cine Collective has earned comparisons to Twin Peaks and The Endless in its enigmatic storytelling and playful approach to genre.

Check out the trailer here.

Released in the UK: May 27th
2000 copies​
STANDARD EDITION
Following sell out of our limited edition of The Bride Wore Black a standard edition is now available. Our warehouse is empty so any stock with other retailers will be all that is available and in very short supply! Our standard edition is available to ship now.​
OFFERS
As with our current bundle (ending today) May's bundle will automatically update when each item is added to cart, giving 10% off the total bundle price. The bundle offer will be available until March 6th.

Bundle discount automatically applied at checkout!

Our current April bundle (including L'amour fou, The Shape of Night, Misunderstood, and The Boss) ends at midnight tonight!

COMING SOON
Yasuharu's Hasebe's delirious spy confection is every bit as stylish and inventive as his mentor Seijun Suzuki's wildest works. Join Hondo on his mystery odyssey as he comes up against deadly female ninjas and chewing gum bullets.

The Taviani brothers' sumptuous revolutionary epic features a sensational performance by Mastroianni, one of Ennio Morricone's finest scores and the director's signature touch of magic realism.

The second in our series of Tai Kato films sees real-life ex-yakuza Noboru Ando fend off an immigrant Korean gang. One of the first films to tackle the taboo subject of Japan's Korean nationals the film would influence Kinji Fukasaku and Takashi Miike.​
AVAILABILITY WATCH
UK
Thieves Like Us 99% sold out
Yakuza Graveyard 95% sold out
A Moment of Romance 95% sold out
Visible Secret 90% sold out
Scream and Scream Again 90% sold out
A Woman Kills 90% sold out
Cosa Nostra 90% sold out
She Dies Tomorrow 85% sold out
Fill 'Er Up with Super 80% sold out
The End of Civilization 80% sold out
O.C. and Stiggs 75% sold out
The Horrible Dr. Hichcock 75% sold out
Messiah of Evil SE 70% sold out
The Dead Mother 60% sold out

US
Red Sun 95% sold out
Fill 'Er Up with Super 95% sold out
Yakuza Graveyard 95% sold out
Messiah of Evil SE 90% sold out - very few retailers still stocking!
Visible Secret 75% sold out
Cosa Nostra 70% sold out
A Woman Kills 70% sold out
A Moment of Romance 70% sold out
The Iron Prefect 60% sold out
02/23/2024 - Bundle reminder, Shinobi trailer, starter pack and more
MAY BUNDLE
Our new announcements are in just under two weeks which means our current bundle offer will come to an end, on March 6th. To benefit from discounted pricing and secure your limited editions don't hesitate to place your order now, the discount is automatically applied at check out!
SHINOBI TRAILER
Check out the new trailer for Shinobi, the first film in our collection​
NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS SHOP NOW

STARTER PACK
At just over a year of releasing we are delighted to welcome many new fans to our newsletter and Radiance releases. To help you catch up we have a limited-time-only starter pack representing various key areas of our collection. From Euro crime and indie horror to Asian classics and cult obscurities given a new lease of life.

This starter pack of ten films is available for the reduced price of £99.99 for this weekend only (ends Sunday at midnight).

SHIPPING NOW
Yasuharu's Hasebe's delirious spy confection is every bit as stylish and inventive as his mentor Seijun Suzuki's wildest works. Join Hondo on his mystery odyssey as he comes up against deadly female ninjas and chewing gum bullets.

The Taviani brothers' sumptuous revolutionary epic features a sensational performance by Mastroianni, one of Ennio Morricone's finest scores and the director's signature touch of magic realism.

The second in our series of Tai Kato films sees real-life ex-yakuza Noboru Ando fend off an immigrant Korean gang. One of the first films to tackle the taboo subject of Japan's Korean nationals the film would influence Kinji Fukasaku and Takashi Miike.
AVAILABILITY WATCH
UK
Thieves Like Us 99% sold out
Yakuza Graveyard 95% sold out
A Moment of Romance 95% sold out
Visible Secret 90% sold out
Scream and Scream Again 90% sold out
A Woman Kills 90% sold out
Cosa Nostra 90% sold out
She Dies Tomorrow 85% sold out
Fill 'Er Up with Super 80% sold out
The End of Civilization 80% sold out +5%
O.C. and Stiggs 75% sold out
The Horrible Dr. Hichcock 75% sold out
Messiah of Evil SE 70% sold out
The Dead Mother 60% sold out

US
Red Sun 95% sold out
Fill 'Er Up with Super 95% sold out
Yakuza Graveyard 95% sold out
Messiah of Evil SE 90% sold out - very few retailers still stocking! +30%
Visible Secret 75% sold out
Cosa Nostra 70% sold out
A Woman Kills 70% sold out
A Moment of Romance 70% sold out
The Iron Prefect 60% sold out
Month on month change in stock since last December newsletter highlighted in red plus new entries (50% plus).
2024 TEASER

As with our teaser on social media last year, we are happy to publish a coded schedule for our 2024 release plans. Good luck deciphering!

THE STING OF DEATH
GOODBYE & AMEN
I THE EXECUTIONER
BLACK TIGHT KILLERS
ALLONSANFAN
BY A MAN'S FACE SHALL YOU KNOW HIM
THE BOUNTY HUNTER TRILOGY
A STORY WRITTEN WITH WATER
SUZHOU RIVER
TONY ARZENTA
SON = THE SHAPE OF NIGHT
MIS = MISUNDERSTOOD
LAF = L'AMOUR FOU
PDC
SHIN = SHINOBI
BOO+

MH
POV = PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES
SU
TK3
MOCK
MM
SOA
TK4
RB
WN2
SMPO
TL
EP1
EP2
DG
SM

PY0
JCB
Plus a TBC Box Set or two and some more titles being worked on!

Potentially 1 or 2 UHDs depending on materials...
Bold = Boxes
*TRENQUE LAUQUEN is not TL, it was not included in the above list (title being worked on brought forward, most likely due to Criterion release in North America).
 
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I will keeping updating on a monthly basis, even if there's no discussion going on as hopefully the figures are of interest & can be referred to back later. Long form discussion by Chasing Labels with Francesco Simeoni, covers a lot of interesting topics, especially when they discuss the important of curation functioning as a filter in helping people find something of interest.

MARCH RELEASES
Radiance Films

045: A Story Written with Water SP (3000 copies) UK
046-047: The Bounty Hunter Trilogy LE (3000 copies) UK & US/CANADA
048: Suzhou River LE (3000 copies) UK
*delayed until April 29, 2024*
049: Tony Arzenta LE (3000 copies) UK​
Email Newsletter Archives
03/06/2024 - Japanese and Italian classics plus a French provocateur...
JUNE RELEASES
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Sympathy for the Underdog (LE)
Returning from a ten-year prison sentence, former gang leader Gunji (Koji Tsuruta, Big Time Gambling Boss) finds that his turf has been taken over by his former enemy. Looking for new opportunities, he gathers his old crew and heads for the island of Okinawa. Kinji Fukasaku’s classic yakuza tale comes with a new commentary by Nathan Stuart, an interview with Fukasaku biographer Olivier Hadouchi and more!

Released in the UK and US/Canada: June 24/25th

Bandits of Orgosolo + The Lost World (LE)
A Sardinian peasant is suspected of murder following an encounter with bandits. In order to survive he has no option but to turn to banditry himself. Winning multiple awards at the Venice Film Festival, Bandits of Orgosolo continues the traditions of Visconti and De Sica yet with his own style and rhythms Vittorio De Seta musters just as much power as the earlier masters.

Our UK release includes De Seta’s remarkable short film programme ‘The Lost World’ comprising his Cannes Film Festival award-winning short film Islands of Fire and others which survey Italy’s poorest communities.

Bandits of Orgosolo + The Lost World released in the UK: June 24th
Bandits of Orgosolo released in the US: June 25th

The Agitator: Three Provocations from the Wild World of Jean-Pierre Mocky (LE)

Jean-Pierre Mocky was a prolific icon in French cinema. Actor, director, novelist, and in-demand raconteur, Mocky made mainstream films with an independent spirit, even owning a cinema to help the distribution of his work. Yet his work had a specific style, unmistakably his, often with controversial and outlandish themes, and he came to be known as a wild and untameable force, acting as an uncompromising agitator within the French film industry for over six decades. Three of his wild cinematic adventures from the 1980s are collected in this new box set. Cult horror sensation Litan, hooligan horror Kill the Referee and Hitchcockian mystery Agent Trouble are presented from new 4K restorations on Blu-ray for the first time outside of France.

Check out the release trailer here.

Released in the UK: June 24th

The third volume in our ongoing zine series is released this June and features new writing on your favourite US-based dirty auteurs including our cover star, the iconic Dennis Hopper. Dirty Arthouse will be free for members of our 2024 bundle packages (sold out) and is now on sale separately for regular sale.

OFFERS
As with our current bundle (ending today) June's bundle will automatically update when each item is added to cart, giving 10% off the total bundle price. The bundle offer will be available until March 6th.

Bundle discount automatically applied at checkout!

Our current April bundle (including Planet of the Vampires, Shinobi, and Trenque Lauquen) ends at midnight tonight!

COMING SOON
Released for the first time anywhere on Blu-ray, Tomisaburo Wakayama stars as a bounty hunter for hire in this trilogy of wild spectacles that bridge the gap between Zatoichi and Lone Wolf and Cub. Shipping now from our webstore and available from all other retailers on March 25th in the UK and March 26th in the US/CA.

Alain Delon revisits the ice-cold criminal identity he brilliantly portrayed for Jean-Pierre Melville in this Italian variation on the one last job story, set with the poliziottesco framework. Our region free release is shipping now from our webstore and available from all other retailers on March 25th in the UK.

Mariko Okada stars in the first of Kiju Yoshida's independent productions. A story of obsession and desire told with Yoshida's gorgeous signature style. Shipping now from our webstore and available from all other retailers on March 25th in the UK.

Please note our release of Suzhou River has unfortunately been moved to April due to some production delays. We are doing our best to get as many deliveries out as soon as possible. If you have a future order we have moved Suzhou River to that order. Member bundles will ship without Suzhou and it will be added to April. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
AVAILABILITY WATCH
UK
Thieves Like Us 99% sold out
Yakuza Graveyard 99% sold out +4%
A Moment of Romance 99% sold out +4%
Visible Secret 90% sold out
Scream and Scream Again 90% sold out
A Woman Kills 90% sold out
Cosa Nostra 90% sold out
She Dies Tomorrow 85% sold out
World Noir 80% sold out +41% or more
Fill 'Er Up with Super 80% sold out
The End of Civilization 80% sold out
The Horrible Dr. Hichcock 80% sold out
O.C. and Stiggs 75% sold out
Messiah of Evil SE 70% sold out
I, the Executioner 65% sold out +15% or more
The Dead Mother 60% sold out
Bounty Hunter Trilogy 50% sold out NEW

US
Visible Secret 80% sold out +5%
Cosa Nostra 75% sold out +5%
A Woman Kills 75% sold out +5%
A Moment of Romance 70% sold out
The Iron Prefect 70% sold out +10%
Bounty Hunter Trilogy 50% sold out NEW
Next month the bride wears white
US/CANADA
002: Yakuza Graveyard LE (3000 copies) SOLD OUT
006: Red Sun LE (2000 copies) SOLD OUT
010: Fill 'Er Up with Super LE (2000 copies) SOLD OUT
028: Messiah of Evil SE (2000 copies) SOLD OUT
03/22/2024 - Flash sale!
For this weekend only, we have a flash sale running across a variety of limited and standard edition titles!

Limited edition titles are £12.99 and include such titles as Scream and Scream Again, A Woman Kills and titles from our hosted labels.

Standard editions of our most popular titles are £9.99 and include such classics as the Palme d'Or winner The Working Class Goes to Heaven, Todd Solondz's Sundance winner Welcome to the Dollhouse and Ivan Passer's seminal Cutter's Way.

Additonally our box sets Commedia all'italiana and Cosa Nostra are both £30.

Finally, big spenders can get an additional 10% off by spending at least £100 and adding the code BIGSPENDER at check out.

While stocks last, sale ends Monday at midday, UK time.
03/27/2024 - Bundle reminder, stock update and more
JUNE BUNDLE
Our new announcements are in one week which means our current bundle offer will come to an end, on April 3rd. To benefit from discounted pricing and secure your limited editions don't hesitate to place your order now, the discount is automatically applied at check out!

PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES
SPECS UPDATE
Our edition of Planet of the Vampires is shortly heading to the printers and we are pleased to reveal that our final release specifications feature even more extras, including an alternate Kendall Schmidt score and an additional 20-page booklet of a new translation of Renato Pestriniero's original short story. Head over to our site to check out the full list of contents.

COMING SOON
Noboru Nakamura's stunning film arrives on Blu-ray in a world premiere and features an interview with Yoshio Nakamura, a new visual essay by Tom Mes, easter egg, plus a booklet by Chuck Stephens and contemporary writing on the film.

Luigi Comencini's deeply affecting masterpiece arrives on Blu-ray in a new 2K restoration and features interviews with Comencini's daughter (herself an award-winning filmmaker) and screenwriter Piero De Bernardi, a visual essay, new writing by Manuela Lazic and a print interview with Comencini.

Jacques Rivette's legendary masterpiece arrives on home video for the first time ever, featuring a bumper 2-disc edition of the epic feature, a 94-minute documentary, visual essay, extensive booklet and more.

Lou Ye's influential crime-infused romance arrives on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK. Featuring a new interview with critic Tony Rayns, Lou's short film In Shanghai and an extensive booklet featuring new and archival writing, interviews with Lou, producer Philippe Bober, and more.

Fernando Di Leo's seminal crime classic arrives on Blu-ray from a new to Blu-ray 4K restoration. Loaded with extras including a new commentary by Rachael Nisbet, interview with Di Leo biographer Davide Pulici, and more.
AVAILABILITY WATCH
UK
A Moment of Romance99% sold out
A Woman Kills95% sold out +5%
Scream and Scream Again95% sold out +5%
Cosa Nostra95% sold out +5%
Visible Secret90% sold out
She Dies Tomorrow90% sold out +5%
World Noir85% sold out +5%
Fill 'Er Up with Super85% sold out +5%
The End of Civilization 85% sold out +5%
The Horrible Dr. Hichcock 85% sold out +5%
Messiah of Evil SE 85% sold out +15%
O.C. and Stiggs 80% sold out +5%
I, the Executioner70% sold out +5%
Night of the Devils 70% sold out +20% or more
The Dead Mother 65% sold out +5%
Bounty Hunter Trilogy 65% sold out +15%
Black Tight Killers 65% sold out +15% or more
Commedia all'italiana 65% sold out +15% or more
Tony Arzenta 60% sold out NEW
By A Man's Face Shall You Know Him 60% sold out +10% or more

US
Visible Secret 80% sold out
Cosa Nostra75% sold out
A Woman Kills 75% sold out
A Moment of Romance 70% sold out
The Iron Prefect 70% sold out
Bounty Hunter Trilogy 50% sold out
The Facts of Murder 50% sold out NEW
Black Tight Killers 50% sold out NEW
UK
017: Thieves Like Us LE (3000 copies) SOLD OUT
2024 TEASER

As with our teaser on social media last year, we are happy to publish a coded schedule for our 2024 release plans. Good luck deciphering!

THE STING OF DEATH
GOODBYE & AMEN
I THE EXECUTIONER
BLACK TIGHT KILLERS
ALLONSANFAN
BY A MAN'S FACE SHALL YOU KNOW HIM
THE BOUNTY HUNTER TRILOGY
A STORY WRITTEN WITH WATER
SUZHOU RIVER
TONY ARZENTA
SON = THE SHAPE OF NIGHT
MIS = MISUNDERSTOOD
LAF = L'AMOUR FOU
PDC
SHIN = SHINOBI
BOO+ = BANDITS OF ORGOSOLO + THE LOST WORLD

MH
POV = PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES
SU = SYMPATHY FOR THE UNDERDOG
TK3
MOCK = JEAN PIERRE MOCKY
MM
SOA
TK4
RB
WN2
SMPO
TL
EP1
EP2
DG
SM

PY0
JCB
Plus a TBC Box Set or two and some more titles being worked on!

Potentially 1 or 2 UHDs depending on materials...
Bold = Boxes
*TRENQUE LAUQUEN is not TL, it was not included in the above list (title being worked on brought forward, most likely due to Criterion release in North America).
 
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