Pretty Packaging: The SOCIETY Limited Edition Looks Icky, And That's Great!

Editor, Europe; Rotterdam, The Netherlands (@ardvark23)
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(Arrow Video have not been mucking about with this one...)

That Arrow Video has become one of the finest labels in Europe will be no longer a surprise: its ascent to that position actually happened about two years ago already. What is surprising is just HOW good they can be exactly, when they really roll up their sleeves. Several times already, they have taken niche titles and elevated them to must-haves, by including extras which give necessary historical context, and packaging which manages to up the "coolness" factor. Last year's release of Nekromantik comes to mind, for example.
In short: when Arrow Video announces a Special Limited Edition, you prick up your ears and take notice.

And now they've flexed their muscles on Brian Yuzna's infamous satirical horror Society, and I'm very, very happy. After a lengthy wait (an earlier planned release by another company ended up being cancelled), fans of the film can now prepare to be spoiled rotten. It's a stellar package which also happens to look great. Earlier this week, J. Hurtado covered this releases' contents in his Blu-ray review, and he was very, very happy as well.

In this article, however, I will focus on the release's looks. Here is a gallery detailing the packaging this title got. Click on the edge of the images to go to the next slide, or in the center to get a bigger version.
Do note that this release is limited to just 3,000 copies, so if you like what you see here, you'd better hurry...

And here it is: a gruesomely beautiful box, made of embossed thin cardboard.

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FilmFlamManJune 11, 2015 11:34 AM

I would definitely love to see an in-depth feature dissecting Home Video release labels (i.e. Scream Factory, Olive Films, Criterion, Arrow Video, etc.) I'd share that quick as a fox.

J HurtadoJune 11, 2015 11:56 PM

Funny you should mention... I did just such a recurring column and would like to start up again. Search our archives for Video Home Invasion and you'll find series on Arrow, Third Window, Mondo Macabro, Severin, and Bildstorung

FilmFlamManJune 12, 2015 1:00 AM

That is super great! I will definitely check it out, thanks for sharing. :D