Threshold, the tale of a journey to find a possibly non-existent stranger, and Versus, about a bloody showdown between two ex- convicts and a bunch of Japanese gangsters, debut today, May 3 on cult movie streamer Arrow.
A crew of three shot this improvised psychological thriller on two iPhones over the course of a 12-day road-trip.
Leo (Joey Millin) finds his sister, Virginia (Madison West), long estranged from her family due to years of drug abuse, alone in her apartment in the throes of an apparent overdose. As she recovers from the episode, Virginia insists that she has been clean for eight months thanks to a mysterious group. Her edginess and paranoia, she claims, are the result of a sinister ritual performed by a cult. As a result, she is emotionally bound to a man she has never met.
Virginia persuades Leo, who has his own problems at home, to join her on a cross-country drive to find the stranger. If the stranger proves to be a figment of her imagination, she will go to rehab. If not …
Arrow also offers Threshold extras, including The Making of Threshold and commentary by the director, editor, cast and crew.
The mythic Forest of Resurrection, home to the 444th portal of the 666 hidden gates linking earth and the netherworld, is the setting for a violent showdown.
Two escaped convicts do battle with a group of Yakuza who are holding a beautiful woman captive. One prisoner flees with the girl into the woods, where the ghosts from an ancient battle between a lone warrior against hordes of zombie samurai await them.
Versus is replete with “hyper-kinetic fight scenes, gangster shootouts, sword-slashing violence and gory zombie horror.”
As with Threshold, Versus features behind-the-scenes extras.
The film is in Japanese with English subtitles.
Arrow costs $4.99 monthly or $49.99 annually, both starting with a 30-day free trial.
For more info, visit arrow-player.com.
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