Apple’s Cult Movie Channel

(Above: ‘Jesus Shows You the Way to the Highway’ artwork, courtesy Arrow Video Channel)

Arrow Video Channel, Apple TV’s cult movie streamer, adds several very strange flicks today.

If you start streaming the movie Jesus Shows You the Way to the Highway (2019) expecting a faith-based experience, you’re going to be extremely disappointed. But, if you’re looking for what Arrow Video Channel describes as “an Irish-accented Joseph Stalin, a kung-fu fighting Batman, a mix of Afro-futurism, Cold War paranoia, Lynchian surrealism, the dystopian world of Philip K. Dick and ‘60s exploitation cinema,” you’ve found the perfect film.

Apple TV’s Arrow Video Channel, which costs $4.99/month with the first month free, debuts the sci-fi action-comedy today, June 1. Daniel Tadesse plays a CIA agent who enters virtual reality to stop a computer virus and can’t get out. Meanwhile, in the real world, the virus is “destabilizing the fragile socio-political order for its own ends.”

Jesus Shows You the Way to the Highway is the second feature written and directed by Miguel Llansó, following Crumbs, 2015, which also starred Tadesse. If you don’t have Apple TV, you can rent Jesus Shows You the Way to the Highway for $4.99 from iTunes. You can see Crumbs over Hoopla if your local library participates in that free service, or rent it starting at $3.99 from various providers.

Four horror flicks are also debuting today on Arrow Video Channel:

The Stuff, Arrow Video Channel

The Woman (2011, with Pollyanna McIntosh in the title role), Bloodtide (1982, starring James Earl Jones and José Ferrer), Dream Demon (1988, starring Jemma Redgrave) and The Stuff (1985, starring Michael Moriarty, Andrea Marcovicci and Garrett Morris). The latter, on the humorous side, can also be streamed free on Tubi and Hoopla, and by Amazon Prime subcribers. All four films can be rented from various providers.

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Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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