New Year Body Transformation
This New Year, how about a new you? Well, on ARROW that’s doesn’t mean some dodgy weight-loss fad - but becoming a super-powered mutant, taking your boxing class to body-horror extremes, getting a badass tattoo and matching new personality, getting mutated by a delicious dessert or some new claws/teeth, moving to an isolated island for some headspace, or just simply letting everything go completely and allowing your childhood imaginary friend to take the wheel.
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...
1966 • Japan • Directed by Yasuzô Masumura
Drawn from the pen of one of Japan's foremost writers of the 20th century, Junichiro Tanizaki (A Fool's Love, The Makioka Sisters), Irezumi is a stylish tale of lust, betrayal and revenge directed by Yasuzo Masumura (Giants and Toys, Blind Beast). Masum...
Adapted from C.K. Stead's novel Smith's Dream, Sleeping Dogs almost single-handedly kickstarted the New Zealand New Wave, demonstrating that homegrown feature films could resonate with both local and international audiences, and launching the big-screen careers of director Roger Donaldson (No Way...
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...
A Taste Of Blood
Businessman John Stone receives a mysterious package from Europe containing an unusual gift from his ancestors - two aged bottles of plum brandy. No sooner has he drunk both bottles than he transforms into a bloodsucking vampire, setting out to wreak vengeance on those who have wronged his bloodl...
Tetsuo - The Iron Man
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...
A Serial Killer's Guide to Life
Serial murder meets self-help in A Serial Killer's Guide to Life - a darkly satirical cross between Thelma & Louise and Sightseers from the creative team behind the award-winning short film This Way Out (Best Comedy, Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2013). Self-help addict Lou (Katie Brayben, Luthe...