Tag Archives: Akio Hasegawa

The Fearless Avenger / Mushukunin mikogami no jôkichi: Kawakaze ni kako wa nagareta (1972) Kazuo Ikehiro, Tôru Abe, Yoshio Harada, Akio Hasegawa, Action, Drama

The Fearless Avenger (1972)
Thirsting for revenge, Jokichi rashly attempts to assassinate the evil Chogoro but ends up being captured by Yakuza. His life is spared by Boss Juzaburo, in order that the harmony of an important commemoration not be further disturbed. Though now even more of an outcast, Jokichi is asked by another Yakuza boss, Umezo, to guard Oyuki, the wayward daughter of Juzaburo. The tragic consequences of this assignment will lead him into a deadly trap and a final confrontation with Chogoro.

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Irezumi (1966) Yasuzô Masumura, Ayako Wakao, Akio Hasegawa, Gaku Yamamoto, Drama

Irezumi (1966)
In this elegant proto-feminist shocker from Yasuzo Masumuro, a woman forced into prostitution wreaks her spidery revenge. A mysterious tattoo artist puts his masterpiece, a human-faced spider, on a kidnapped woman’s back. She and her lover are then forced into a conspiracy-born nightmare, where they face the danger of becoming the very evil they seek to escape. With each new bloody incident, the spider’s face seems to redden with ever-growing hunger…

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