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The Arrow Video Podcast With Sam And Dan is a bi-weekly film discussion show. Join hosts Sam Ashurst and Dan Martin as they go into detail on past, present and future Arrow titles, as well as all their favourite rare and obscure movies. With Arrow news, exclusives, and occasional guests, it’s a must-listen for film fans and cult collectors.

Episode Date
025 - Hellbound: Hellraiser II
Sam & Dan descend into hell this week as they revisit HELLBOUND: HELLRAISER II, Tony Randel's sequel to Clive Barker's masterpiece. Dan pulls out two genuinely groundbreaking genre films in the form of MARTYRS and HARDWARE as his recommendations, whilst Sam predicts the films he thinks he may be recommending from Cannes 2018 before he sees them (this week's podcast was recorded before the festival in May 2018). Email the Arrow Video Podcast hosts for any comments, suggestions or questions at
Jun 11, 2018
024 - Frankenhooker
This week, Sam and Dan take a trip into the twisted imagination of Frank Henenlotter as they sit down with a nice cup of tea to watch 80s cult grindhouse film FRANKENHOOKER. Elsewhere in the podcast, Sam and Dan recommend such films as STREET TRASH, BLASTFIGHTER and DOOM ASLYUM (coming on Arrow Video in July 2018), and in the Extra Features, Dan talks to Dan Frye, make-up artist from such films as FRANKENHOOKER and BRAIN DAMAGE. Email the Arrow Video Podcast hosts for any comments, suggestions or questions at
May 28, 2018
023 - The Burning
Take a walk in the woods with Sam and Dan as they encounter Cropsy in the notorious 'video nasty' and ultimate summer camp nightmare, THE BURNING. Similar-themed film recommendations include SPLIT SECOND and JUST BEFORE DAWN, and our hosts also recommend recent films they've seen including a 1966 Czech SciFi comedy called WHO WANTS TO KILL JESSIE? Email the Arrow Video Podcast hosts for any comments, suggestions or questions at
May 14, 2018
022 - The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai
Fresh from a cameo appearance in Steven Spielberg's READY PLAYER ONE, this week Sam and Dan take a multiverse trip for a look back at 80s cult classic THE ADVENTURES OF BUCKAROO BANZAI ACROSS THE 8TH DIMENSION. This episode of related film recommendations includes Carpenter's THEY LIVE and CRITTERS 2. Sam and Dan also discuss recent films such as Arrow Academy's THE THIRD MURDER and Simon Rumley's THE LIVING AND THE DEAD, whilst Dan also pitches some story ideas for DEADPOOL 3. Email the Arrow Video Podcast hosts for any comments, suggestions or questions at
Apr 30, 2018
021 - Phantom of the Paradise
Throw on your gothic, glam-rock rags as this week's episode takes a look at PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE, Brian De Palma's rock opera, and precursor to THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW. It's one of Sam's favourite De Palma films, but will Dan like it as much? If you like PHANTOM, then you may also like Sam and Dan's recommendations based on this film such as BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS and NASHVILLE, whilst our regular hosts also recommend recent films including a double-bill of Simon Rumley's films; FASHIONISTA and CROWHURST Email the Arrow Video Podcast hosts for any comments, suggestions or questions at
Apr 16, 2018
020 - Blade of the Immortal
With today's UK release of Takashi Miike's 100th film, Sam and Dan take a look at BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL, an epic samurai film based on the manga series by Hiroaki Samura. This week's film recommendations have a distinct Asian theme, including Miike's BLACK SOCIETY TRILOGY and FUDOH: THE NEW GENERATION, plus a left-field shout out for 90s misstep, DICK TRACY. Email the Arrow Video Podcast hosts for any comments, suggestions or questions at
Apr 02, 2018
019 - Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
Take a trip through Mexico's underworld as Sam and DAN discuss BRING ME THE HEAD OF ALFREDO GARCIA, perhaps Sam Peckinpah's greatest work, as well as his most autobiographical. In addition, Dan recommends films such as CROSS OF IRON and THE CREEPING GARDEN, whilst Sam gives some updates on the feature film he's been directing, plus waxes lyrical about other films recently seen including THE LONG GOODBYE and Alex Garland's ANNIHILATION. Sam and Dan also find time to read out and answer some recent listener emails. Email the Arrow Video Podcast hosts for any comments, suggestions or questions at
Mar 19, 2018
018 - Death Walks on High Heels
Luciano Ercoli's 'feminist' giallo DEATH WALKS ON HIGH HEELS is the subject of this week's podcast, a film that splits opinion, even between our two hosts. Sam and Dan also recommend films such as THE LIVING DEAD AT MANCHESTER MORGUE, ALL THE COLOURS OF THE DARK, CITIZEN DOG and KILLER PARTY, and also offer a fantastic competition prize of a life cast of Marlon Brando, as made by Dick Smith for THE GODFATHER to one listener who can successfully guess what three posters Dan currently has on his kitchen wall. Email the Arrow Video Podcast hosts for any comments, suggestions or questions at
Mar 05, 2018
017 - Hellraiser
This week, Sam and Dan "tear your soul apart" as they discuss one of the genre's most defining horror films: Clive Barker's 1987 feature debut, HELLRAISER. Film recommendations this week include the likes of NIGHTBREED (1990), EVILSPEAK (1981) and ANDREI RUBLEV (1966), whilst Sam also talks to Ruth Wilson, star of Arrow Film's upcoming theatrical release of DARK RIVER. Email the Arrow Video Podcast hosts for any comments, suggestions or questions at
Feb 19, 2018
016 - Blood and Black Lace
Six Models, Six Victims... This week Sam and Dan discuss Mario Bava's BLOOD AND BLACK LACE, the Italian classic from 1964 that would go on to spearhead the giallo genre and serve as a prototype for the slasher movie. They also recommend similar-themed films such as BLACK SABBATH (1963, SUSPIRIA (1977) and BLACK BELLY OF THE TARANTULA (1971). Recently seen films include FIVE ELEMENT NINJAS (1982) and JIGSAW (2017), plus there's cameo from Steven Spielberg talking at THE POST premiere about the wonder of premiering films at London's Odeon Leicester Square.
Feb 05, 2018
015 - Blood Rage
Arrow Video producer Ewan Cant joins the podcast this week as a special guest as he talks to Dan about finding, producing and releasing the 1987 film BLOOD RAGE, whilst also recommending other slashers such as THE BURNING (1981) and SLEEPAWAY CAMP (1983). Elsewhere, Sam rejoins Dan for recommendations on recently viewed films including THREE BILLBOARDS (2017), VAMPYR (1932) and THE BITTER TEARS OF PETRA VON KANT (1972).
Jan 22, 2018
014 - Cat O'Nine Tails
This week Sam and Dan discuss Dario Argento's second entry in his animal trilogy - CAT O'NINE TAILS - in advance of Arrow's new 4k restoration due to be released at the end of January. Film recommendations based on Cat O'Nine Tails include such films as DEATH LAID AN EGG and BABY DOLL, whilst Sam and Dan also talk about films they've seen recently such as THE SUSPICIOUS DEATH OF A MINOR and THE LEGEND OF THE HOLY DRINKER.
Jan 08, 2018
013 - Top Films of 2017
Happy Holidays! Welcome to the Arrow Video end of year podcast as Sam and Dan look back on a great year and each run down their Top Ten New Release Films of 2017. Will any of your favourite titles be on there? Will they select any Arrow titles? And will there be any matches at all across both their lists? Listen in to find out.... A big thank you to all our listeners this year. The Arrow Video Podcast with Sam & Dan will be back, to its more regular format, early in the New Year.
Dec 25, 2017
012 - Carrie
To celebrate Arrow Video's Limited Edition release of CARRIE, Sam and Dan go to the Prom this week to look at the 1976 film that truly marked the arrival of Brian de Palma as a major director, plus gave Sissy Spacek her first Oscar nomination. Other recommended films include THE FURY (1978), FIRESTARTER (1984) and VALERIE AND HER WEEK OF WONDERS (1970), whilst Sam and Dan also chat about films they've seen recently including THE DEVIL RIDES OUT (1968), STRAIGHT TIME (1978) and Bernard Rose's FRANKENSTEIN (2015).
Dec 11, 2017
011 - Coffy
"She's the Godmother of them all!" - this week Sam and Dan take on Jack Hill's iconic COFFY, starring the legendary Pam Grier. Our hosts also discuss similarly-themed films such as FOXY BROWN, BONE (with Yaphet Kotto)and TRUCK TURNER (with Isaac Hayes), and also chat about films they've seen recently including upcoming release THE DISASTER ARTIST and genre classics such as BURIAL GROUND and THE OUTFIT.
Nov 28, 2017
010 - Season of the Witch
To celebrate Arrow's recent release of the Limited Edition boxset GEORGE ROMERO BETWEEN NIGHT AND DAY, this week Sam and Dan turn their attention to one of Romero's underrated films, SEASON OF THE WITCH from 1972, which is included in the set along with THERE'S ALWAYS VANILLA (1971) and THE CRAZIES (1973). Other recommended films in this episode include HG Lewis' SOMETHING WEIRD, John Cassavetes' FACES and Michael Winner's THE SENTINEL, whilst Sam and Dan also discuss recent films they've seen such as SEOUL STATION, Lucio Fulci's MURDER ROCK, Mohammed Shebl's FANGS and Satyajit Ray's PATHER PANCHALI.
Nov 13, 2017
009 - Videodrome
Long Live the New Flesh! This week, Sam and Dan take a body horror look at one of David Cronenberg's most celebrated films - VIDEODROME! Films in this week's "If you liked that..." section include Brandon Cronenberg's ANTIVIRAL, THE FLY and TETSUO: THE IRON MAN, whilst Sam and Dan also recommend recent viewings such as COLOSSAL, THE TRANSFIGURATION and VIOLENT COP. Extra Features includes an interview with THELMA's director Joachim Trier who mentions some of his favourite Arrow releases, including the recent Romero film SEASON OF THE WITCH. Link to Cinemadrome on Youtube -
Oct 30, 2017
008 - The Thing
The Ultimate in Alien Terror: John Carpenter's THE THING is this week's film as hosts Dan and Sam delve into Arrow Video's upcoming 4k restoration release of this seminal masterpiece from 1982. Dan and Sam's similarly-themed film recommendations including THE HATEFUL EIGHT, THE INCREDIBLE MELTING MAN, plus films they've seen recently such as TASTE OF FEAR, THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM and SPASMO, and an audio clip from the Q&A at the LFF screening of Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson's GHOST STORIES, starring Martin Freeman and Paul Whitehouse.
Oct 16, 2017
007 - Audition
"Kiri kiri kiri kiri..." This week, Sam and Dan delve deeper into AUDITION as they look to get under the skin of Takashi Miike's masterpiece, whilst also recommeding similar-themes films such as BLUE'S HARP and WOMAN OF THE DUNES. Elsewhere they recommend films they have watched recently, including THE UNTAMED, THE ENDLESS and THE SUSPICIOUS DEATH OF A MINOR, plus feature interview clips from Darren Aronofsky and Jennifer Lawrence who talk about their recent release, MOTHER.
Oct 02, 2017
006 - Blow Out
Brian De Palma's classic BLOW OUT is the main subject of the Arrow Video Podcast episode 6. Sam and Dan discuss the film, and also recommend similarly-themed films such as DE PALMA, BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO and EVIL ED. Sam and Dan also recommend recent films they've seen such as Darren Aronofsky's MOTHER, DAVE MADE A MAZE, THE BERLIN FILES and BE MY CAT: A FILM FOR ANN, plus preview LFF titles including Arrow's THE ENDLESS and BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL. And please do get in touch with the guys if you can help them find a copy of THE VIRGIN WILDSIDES PART 2!
Sep 18, 2017
005 - Zombie Flesh Eaters
When the earth spits out the dead… This week Sam and Dan turn their attention to the classic Lucio Fulci zombie film Zombie Flesh Eaters as their main film for episode 5 of the Arrow Video Podcast. Recommendations based around the film include CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD, SHOCKING DARK, THE LIVING DEAD AT MANCHESTER MORGUE and VOICES FROM THE BEYOND, whilst Sam and Dan report on Frightfest 2017 and recommend films they’ve seen over the last two weeks, including COLD HELL, CONFESSION OF MURDER, REPLACE and LEGEND OF THE BAT.
Sep 04, 2017
004 - Donnie Darko
Donnie Darko - the first true cult classic of the Millennium - is the main film of discussion in the fourth edition of the Arrow Video Podcast with Sam & Dan. Hosts Sam Ashurst and Dan Martin also recommend similar-themed films such as PAPRIKA, THE GHOUL, THE NAVIGATOR and IMITATION GIRL, plus other films they have screened over the past couple of weeks, including THE SWIMMER, THE BELKO EXPERIMENT, THE EVIL WITHIN, SHIN GODZILLA and THE TODD KILLINGS.
Aug 21, 2017
003 - Pulse
In this third edition of the Arrow Video Podcast, Sam and Dan take a deeper look at classic 2001 J-Horror, Kiyoshi Kurosawa's PULSE. Film recommendations this episode include the likes of LAIN, CURE, BEFORE WE VANISH, INUGAMI, INLAND EMPIRE, ZIGEUNERWEISEN and THE VILLAINESS, whilst Sam speaks with Paul McEvoy, one of the organisers of UK genre festival FrightFest, and also Ben Wheatley who talks about his recent film FREE FIRE and his favourite Arrow Video titles.
Aug 07, 2017
002 - Psycho II
Join hosts Sam Ashurst and Dan Martin in this second edition of the Arrow Video Podcast as they discuss the upcoming release of Richard Franklin’s PSYCHO II. In addition to the main feature, Sam and Dan also make film recommendations including ROAD GAMES, SCREAM PRETTY PEGGY, LADY BATTLE COP, THE LAST OF SHEILA, BLOW OUT and Christopher Nolan’s DUNKIRK, whilst the Extra Features section covers the latest Arrow Video news, emails and an exclusive interview with Sean Hogan, producer of FUTURE SHOCK! THE STORY of 2000 AD.
Jul 24, 2017
001 - The Bird With The Crystal Plumage
Arrow Video’s bi-weekly podcast launches its first edition with an in-depth discussion of their recent 4K-restored release of THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE. Join hosts Sam Ashurst (HELL’S GARDEN) and Dan Martin (FREE FIRE) as they discuss Dario Argento’s debut movie, going into detail about specific scenes and the disc’s special features, as well as selecting their ‘Thank you Blu-ray!’ moments. Over the course of the discussion, you’ll hear about a variety other films, including DEEP RED, ANATOMY OF A MURDER, WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO SOLANGE?, I KILLED EINSTEIN GENTLEMEN, KILLERS ON WHEELS and TOMORROW I’LL GET UP AND SCALD MYSELF WITH TEA, as Sam and Dan make recommendations based on the films they’ve also watched over the past fortnight. Also listen out for an exclusive clip of Alice Lowe (PREVENGE) discussing her work on Arrow’s upcoming release THE GHOUL in the 'Extra Features' section of the podcast, because we’re nice like that.
Jul 10, 2017