ARROW to Debut The El Duce Tapes in November Music Doc Follows the Self-Described “King of Sleaze” Cult Streamer Unveils New Trailer

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London, UK – ARROW is honored to announce the exclusive premiere of The El Duce Tapes, the new X-rated music documentary about El Duce, the self-styled “King of Sleaze”, a legendary underground figure who once boasted he was asked to kill Kurt Cobain for $50,000. Directed by Rodney Ascher and David Lawrence, with interviews directed by Ryan Sexton, The El Duce Tapes is an outrageous expose of a rocker described on national television as a “disgusting pervert”, a hugely divisive, troubled figure who was a skilled musician and relentless provocateur.
ARROW began streaming with headliners The Deeper You Dig, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Crumbs, The Hatred, Cold Light of Day, Videoman and The Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast. Also immediately available are perennial Halloween hits Hellraiser 1 & 2, Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, Ringu, the complete Gamera series, as well as full collections from the ARROW archives packed with exclusive extras, rarely seen interviews and documentaries.
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Since the world premiere at the Hot Docs International Documentary Festival, The El Duce Tapes have provoked strong, often contradictory feelings. CineVue called the footage “One of the best music docs to come along in a while” while The Last Thing I See hailed it as “by turns powerful and harrowing and disgusting and stomach churning.” Flickering Myth highlighted the “treasure trove of recently-unearthed VHS footage” while admitting “some will simply find El Duce and his music too repulsive to entertain, yet this deftly-edited doc provides a comprehensive account of the man, while underlining our own tirelessly complicit thirst for controversy”.
In the early 90s, aspiring filmmaker (and “General Hospital” co-star) Ryan Sexton lugged a giant camcorder into some of the seediest clubs and filthiest apartments in Hollywood. There he filmed hour upon hour of VHS footage of the jaw-droppingly offensive Shock Rock band The Mentors, focusing on their infamous lead singer, “El Duce.”
Almost 30 years later, the team behind The Nightmare and Room 237 uncover this dusty stockpile of long forgotten – and much unseen – footage. They begin to search for clues to piece together a picture of the man under the black executioner’s hood and what his wilfully offensive act and controversial views might tell us about 21st Century America.
The El Duce Tapes Official Trailer | ARROW
The Edgar Wright Selects Season, curated by the Scott Pilgrim and Shaun of the Dead director features some of his favorite horror and cult films, including Stuart Gordon’s Re-Animator, George A. Romero’s The Crazies, and Argento’s Deep Red.
The Shocktober 31 Days Of Halloween Season, a terrifying advent calendar, one for each day of the month of October, includes Wes Craven’s The Hills Have Eyes, The Adams Family’s The Deeper You Dig, and Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
Home of Cult Movies. ARROW is here to give you a premium viewing experience across multiple devices so you can explore the movies that the ARROW VIDEO brand is famous for. Personally curated by members of the ARROW team, every title joining the service gets our stamp of approval.
 ARROW will be home to cutting edge repertory cinema – such as the works of Herschell Gordon Lewis (Blood Feast, The Wizard of Gore), Latin American Giallo Crystal Eyes, the Kaiju king Gamera, Cyberpunk nightmare Tetsuo: The Iron Man, Wes Craven’s seminal masterpiece The Hills Have Eyes and so much more. In the coming months, ARROW will be adding weird and wonderful cult curios selected by the team at AGFA (American Genre Film Archive), the works of maverick filmmaker William Grefé (Sting of Death, Mako: Jaws of Death) along with North American horrors and festival favorites The El Duce Tapes & The Bloodhound as part of our global strategy to support and celebrate New Cult.
ARROW will also be home to an ever-growing collection of interviews, documentaries and additional extras, newly created just for the service and from our archives. The service will be updated regularly with fresh content, new curation focuses and never-before-seen content, all hand-picked by the ARROW team. We are here to bring you the best of what you know us for and so much more.