Ghouls and Gangsters

Ghouls and Gangsters

To celebrate the utterly brilliant and bonkers Yakuza, horror, kung-fu and zombie action movies in a blender that is ‘Versus’ exploding in a hail of bullets and blood onto ARROW, we present ‘Ghouls and Gangsters’. An intense and over-the-top genre blend of our own, here our most violent and most monstrous titles clash, hack and slash together in an incredible collection that is full of swords, organised crime, machine guns, the undead, kicks to the head and utter terror.

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Ghouls and Gangsters
  • Sailor Suit and Machine Gun (Theatrical version)

    1981 • Japan • Directed by Shinji Sômai

    A perky high-schooler takes on the mob in Sailor Suit and Machine Gun, a one-of-a-kind genre-bender that riffs on the yakuza film, coming-of-age drama and ‘idol movie’, inventively adapted from Jiro Akagawa's popular novel by director Shinji Somai (Typhoo...

  • Big Time Gambling Boss

    1968 • Japan • Directed by Kôsaku Yamashita

    Tokyo, 1934. Gang boss Arakawa is too ill and a successor must be named. The choice falls on Nakai, but being an outsider he refuses and suggests senior clansman Matsuda instead. But Matsuda is in jail and the elders won’t wait for his release, so they...

  • Zombie for Sale

    2019 · South Korea · Directed by Lee Min-jae

    An infectiously funny slice of modern Korean cinema where Train to Busan, The Quiet Family and Warm Bodies collide to create a memorable rom-zom-com from first time director Lee Min-jae.

    When the illegal human experiments of Korea's biggest Pharmace...

  • Wolf Guy

    1975 • Japan • Directed by Kazuhiko Yamaguchi

    Shinichi "Sonny" Chiba is a martial arts "manimal" in the ultra-70's, 100% bizarre mixture of horror, action and sci-fi that is Wolf Guy, one of the rarest and most sought-after cult films produced by Japan's Toei Studio. Based on a manga by Kazumasa...

  • Dead or Alive

    Beginning with an explosive, six-minute montage of sex, drugs and violence, and ending with a phallus-headed battle robot taking flight, Takashi Miike's unforgettable Dead or Alive Trilogy features many of the director's most outrageous moments set alongside some of his most dramatically moving s...

  • Burst City

    Burst City is an explosive Molotov cocktail of dystopian sci-fi, Mad Max-style biker wars against yakuza gangsters and the police, and riotous performances from members of the real-life Japanese punk bands The Stalin, The Roosters, The Rockers and INU. In a derelict industrial wasteland somewhere...

  • Blind Woman's Curse

    1970 • Japan • Directed by Teruo Ishii

    From Teruo Ishii “The King of Cult”, Blind Woman’s Curse (also known as Black Cat’s Revenge) is a thrilling Yakuza film featuring eye-popping visuals, sensational fight sequences and the gorgeous Meiko Kaji (Lady Snowblood, Stray Cat Rock), in her first maj...

  • Doberman Cop

    1977 • Japan • Directed by Kinji Fukasaku

    Based on a popular manga by "Buronson" (creator of Fist of the North Star), Doberman Cop follows the fish-out-of-water adventures of Joji Kano (Chiba), a tough-as-nails police officer from Okinawa who arrives in Tokyo's Kabuki-cho nightlife district to i...

  • Orgies of Edo

    Legendary Toei director Teruo Ishii tells three stories of moral sickness set during Japan's prosperous Genroku era in this bloody follow-up to his sexploitation classic Shogun's Joy of Torture, and the fourth entry in Toei's 'abnormal love' film series. Ishii's politically incorrect moral lesson...

  • Ringu

    1998 • Japan • Directed by Hideo Nakata

    In 1998, director Hideo Nakata (Dark Water) unleashed a chilling tale of technological terror on unsuspecting audiences, which redefined the horror genre, launched the J-horror boom in the West and introduced a generation of moviegoers to a creepy, dark-ha...

  • Ringu 2

    One year after the success of his genre-defining horror classic Ringu, director Hideo Nakata (Dark Water) returned to the world of viral video to deliver his own follow-up, reteaming with much of his original cast and creative team. Picking up where its predecessor left off, Ringu 2 finds Mai (Mi...

  • Ringu 0

    Discover the horrifying truth behind Ringu's viral video in this spine-tingling origin story. Thirty years prior to the events of Ringu, teenager Sadako (Yukie Nakama, Shinobi: Heart Under Blade), plagued by nightmares and a suspicion that she has inherited her mother's psychic abilities, joins a...

  • Ringu Spiral

    When Hideo Nakata's Ringu was released in Japanese cinemas in 1998, it did so as part of a double bill with Spiral, a sequel directed by Joji 'George' Iida (Another Heaven; co-writer of the original 1995 TV adaptation of Ringu) and based on Koji Suzuki's novel of the same name. Due to the film's ...