Tag Archives: Hiroki Matsukata

Kairyu daikessen / Battle Of The Dragons (1966) Tetsuya Yamanouchi, Hiroki Matsukata, Tomoko Ogawa, Ryûtarô Ôtomo, Fantasy

Kairyu daikessen AKA Battle Of The Dragons (1966)
In ancient Japan, a good lord is killed and his throne is taken by the trecherous Yuki Daijo and his wizard friend Oroki-maru. The young prince Ikazuki-maru is rescued from the jaws of death by a magic bird sent by a wizard. Ten years later, Ikazuki-maru embarks on an adventure to avenge his parents and the wizard’s death with his magic powers he learned from the wizard. He kills Yuki Daijo but then must battle Oroki-maru in a battle to the death.

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Hokuriku dairi sensô / Hokuriku Proxy War (1977) Kinji Fukasaku, Hiroki Matsukata, Yumiko Nogawa, Mikio Narita, Action, Crime, Drama

Hokuriku Proxy War (1977)
In the setting of the Hokuriku region, where the snow and cold winds rage, for the first time in true-life yakuza film history, director Kinji Fukasaku shows battles among yakuza who value land over tradition. Hiroki Matsukata stars as Noboru Kawada, a Hokuriku yakuza who will use any measure for survival, disregarding parents, brothers, and tradition.

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