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Tag Archives: Yumi Takigawa
Seizmologist Hoichi loses touch with his family when he predicts that there will be an earthquake in Tokyo Read More »
Bakuhatsu! Boso yugi / Detonation! Violent Games (1976) Teruo Ishii, Kôichi Iwaki, Yutaka Nakajima, Yumi Takigawa, Action, Crime
Teruo Ishii’s West Side Story, done as a bloody, violent, sexploitative biker gang film. It’s the Red Chilis versus the Black Cats, and the chick who just may heal the divide. Read More »
Graveyard of Honor / Jingi no hakaba (1975) Kinji Fukasaku, Tetsuya Watari, Tatsuo Umemiya, Yumi Takigawa, Action, Crime
A look at the life of renegade yakuza, Rikio Ishikawa, particularly the years from 1946 to 1950 when his violent antics get him in trouble with his own clan, Kawada, and then with the clan of his protector, Kozaburo Imai. In these years, he can rely on Chieko, a young Tokyo courtesan who gives him shelter.
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