Murders and Acquisitions

Lethal hostile takeovers and boardroom back (and front and side) stabbing in an ARROW season focussed on everything from middle management murder to liberties-taking bosses getting their comeuppance and salarymen pushed to the edge that will test whether you have a head for big business. And whether you can keep it on your shoulders. It’s a cutthroat world out there but remember: it’s only business.

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  • Audition
    Movie + 6 extras

    Audition

    Movie + 6 extras

    One of the most notorious J-horror films ever made, Takashi Miike’s Audition exploded onto the festival circuit at the turn of the century to a chorus of awards and praise. The film would catapult Miike to the international scene and pave the way for such other genre delights as Ichii the Killer ...

  • Battles Without Honour And Humanity

    Movie

    When Battles Without Honour and Humanity first hit Japanese screens in January 1973, partially inspired by the success of The Godfather, it blasted out a new Ground Zero for crime cinema not only in Japan, but in the rest of the world, and spawned a legendary series that would lead to additional ...

  • The Comic

    Movie

    Stand-up comedy can be a cut-throat business, but in Sam Coex's world, it's downright murder! From the annals of bizarre cinema comes perhaps the most bizarre one of them all - 1985's The Comic!

    In a dystopian police state reality of indeterminate time and place, orange bouffant-haired comedian ...

  • Tokyo Fist

    Movie

    Once again Shinya Tsukamoto steps out from behind the camera and stars as Tsuda, the archetypal Japanese salary man, a cog in the machine seemingly cut off from his own being by hours and hours of work. He's married to polite and compliant Hizuru (Kahori Fujii), the dictionary definition of an id...

  • Jesus Shows You the Way to the Highway

    Movie

    What do you get when you cross Afro-futurism, Cold War paranoia, the dystopian world of Philip K. Dick and 60s exploitation cinema, along with a hefty dose of Lynchian surrealism? The answer: 'Jesus Shows You the Way to the Highway', the second feature by Miguel Llanso ('Crumbs') and one of the m...

  • Tetsuo - The Iron Man

    Movie

    A strange man known only as the "metal fetishist", who seems to have an insane compulsion to stick scrap metal into his body, is hit and possibly killed by a Japanese "salaryman", out for a drive with his girlfriend. The salaryman then notices that he is being slowly overtaken by some kind of dis...

  • Bullet Ballet

    Movie

    Goda (Shinya Tsukamoto) is a thirty-something documentary filmmaker. While his work may seem intriguing to some, his life is absolutely average - long hours at the office, drinks after work and an equally busy girlfriend: Kiriko, that he's been with for a decade. No surprises. No detours. No shoc...

  • Tokyo Fist

    Once again Shinya Tsukamoto steps out from behind the camera and stars as Tsuda, the archetypal Japanese salary man, a cog in the machine seemingly cut off from his own being by hours and hours of work. He's married to polite and compliant Hizuru (Kahori Fujii), the dictionary definition of an id...

  • The Black Report

    Movie

    Yasuzo Masumura based his story on prize winning Edogawa Ranpo's book [Hanayaka na shitai]. A Food Company's boss is killed and there comes the search for his murderer.

  • Putney Swope

    Movie

    1969 · United States · Directed by Robert Downey Sr.

    The board of directors at a Madison Avenue ad agency must elect a new chairman. In the maneuvering to make sure that enemies don't get votes, all the members accidentally cast their ballot for the board's token black man, Putney Swope.

  • Giants and Toys

    1958 • Japan • Directed by Yasuzô Masumura

    Giants and Toys is a sharp and snappy corporate satire revolving around the ruthless machinations of a group of admen working in the confectionary industry. As a new recruit to the marketing department of World Caramel, fresh-faced graduate Nishi (Hiros...

  • The Climber

    After shooting cult favourites Flesh for Frankenstein and Blood for Dracula in Europe, Joe Dallesandro spent much of the seventies making movies on the continent. In France he worked with auteurs like Louis Malle and Walerian Borowczyk, and in Italy he starred in all manner of genre fare from pol...