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Sailor Suit and Machine Gun セーラー服と機関銃 (1981) (Blu Ray) (Arrow Video) (English Subtitles) (US Version)

Sailor Suit and Machine Gun セーラー服と機関銃 (1981) (Blu Ray) (Arrow Video) (English Subtitles) (US Version)

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Sailor Suit and Machine Gun セーラー服と機関銃 (1981) (Blu Ray) (Arrow Video) (English Subtitles) (US Version)

Blu-ray Region Code: A - Americas (North, Central and South except French Guiana), Korea, Japan, South East Asia (including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) What is it?

Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English
Country of Origin: Japan
Picture Format: [HD] High Definition What is it?
Disc Format(s): Blu-ray
Screen Resolution: 1080p (1920 x 1080 progressive scan)

Anamorphic, NTSC, Surround Sound
Rentarô Mikuni, Shinji Somai, Hiroko Yakushimaru, Tsunehiko Watase
1 hour and 52 minutes



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 (Typhoon Club, Wait and See), a massively influential figure in Japanese cinema whose work has been little seen outside his homeland.

Hoshi Izumi is a young innocent forced to grow up quickly when her father dies and she finds herself next in line as the boss of a moribund yakuza clan. Wrenched from the security of her classroom and thrust into the heart of the criminal underworld, she must come to terms with the fact that her actions hold the key to the life or death of the men under her command as they come under fire from rival gangs.

Presented in both its Original Theatrical and longer Complete versions, and the first time one of Somai's films has been released on home video in the West, this landmark work from his early career was responsible for launching teen talent Hiroko Yakushimaru (Legend of the Eight Samurai; Detective Story) as the iconic face of a generation, with the catchy theme song she performs indelibly etched into the zeitgeist of early-1980s Japan.



  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations of the Original Theatrical Version and the 1982 Complete Version (kanpeki-ban) re-issue of the film, restored by Kadokawa Pictures from a 4K scan of the original negative

  • Original uncompressed Japanese mono and 5.1 audio

  • Optional English subtitles

  • Girls, Guns and Gangsters: Shinji Somai & Sailor Suit & Machine Gun, an exclusive new 50-minute documentary featuring actor Akira Emoto, film scholar Chika Kinoshita, Somai biographer Tatsuya Kimura and Sailor Suit assistant director Koji Enokido discussing the making of the film, its director and its legacy.

  • Original Trailers and TV spots for both versions

  • Image Gallery

  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Michael Lomon



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