Three old gangsters pull off one last heist to raise much-needed cash for their various debts. Read More »
Tag Archives: Kinji Fukasaku
Battles Without Honor and Humanity 4: Police Tactics (1974) Kinji Fukasaku, Bunta Sugawara, Akira Kobayashi, Tatsuo Umemiya
Conflicts between Hirono’s family and Yamamori’s family (and their allies) are made more tense by the ambitious underlings and the police’s efforts to impose a crackdown on the gangs. Read More »
Battles Without Honor and Humanity 2: Deadly Fight In Hiroshima (1973) Kinji Fukasaku, Bunta Sugawara, Shin’ichi Chiba, Meiko Kaji
A young criminal joins a yakuza family to kill the gangsters who beat him up Read More »
Battles Without Honor and Humanity (1973) Kinji Fukasaku, Bunta Sugawara, Hiroki Matsukata, Kunie Tanaka, Crime, Drama
During the violent chaos of post-War Japanese black market, a young gangster called Shozo Hirono has to keep up with the rapid shifts of power between unscrupulous bosses. Read More »
The Yakuza Papers 3: Proxy War (1973) Kinji Fukasaku, Bunta Sugawara, Akira Kobayashi, Tsunehiko Watase, Action, Drama
Yakuza boss Shozo Hirono must choose his alliances carefully as the local gangster family affiliations prove themselves to be wildly unstable, causing gang conflicts to slowly escalate. Read More »
Hokuriku dairi sensô / Hokuriku Proxy War (1977) Kinji Fukasaku, Hiroki Matsukata, Yumiko Nogawa, Mikio Narita, Action, Crime, Drama
In the setting of the Hokuriku region, where the snow and cold winds rage, for the first time in true-life yakuza film history Read More »
Battle Royale / Batoru rowaiaru (2000) Kinji Fukasaku, Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda, Tarô Yamamoto, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
With school children all over the country growing increasingly delinquent, the Japanese government takes decisive action and introduces the Battle Royale Act. Read More »
The Green Slime (1968) Kinji Fukasaku, Robert Horton, Luciana Paluzzi, Richard Jaeckel, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
A giant asteroid is heading toward Earth so some astronauts disembark from a nearby space station to blow it up. 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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Fukkatsu no hi / Day of Resurrection / Virus (1980) Kinji Fukasaku, Masao Kusakari, Tsunehiko Watase, Isao Natsuyagi, Adventure, Drama, Horror
A military-engineered virus, released during a plane crash, kills the entire human population. The only survivors are scientists in Antarctica, who desperately try to find a cure and save what is left of the planet from further destruction.
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Shikingen gôdatsu / Gambling Den Heist (1975) Kinji Fukasaku, Kin’ya Kitaôji, Takuzô Kawatani, Hideo Murota, Action
After eight years in prison, Takeshi’s mission is a big heist from his own clan’s gambling parlor.
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Bakuto Kaisan-shiki / Gambler’s Farewell (1968) Kinji Fukasaku, Kôji Tsuruta, Fumio Watanabe, Tetsurô Tanba, Action, Crime
The story of men devoted to the yakuza lifestyle and their struggles during a time of fading yakuza power.
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Abe ichizoku / The Abe Clan (1995) Kinji Fukasaku, Yumi Asô, Mariko Fuji, Renji Ishibashi, Drama, Action
A Choice between Loyalty or Duty of the Samurai! Can the heartlessness of society crush the honor of an individual? In the spring of the 18th year of Kanei (Feb/30/1624 – Dec/16/1644), Hosokawa Tadatoshi, feudal lord of the Higo area, died. Although Tadatoshi forbade his vassals to follow him in death before he died, they still committed seppuku one after the other. The new feudal lord, Mitsunao, Tadatoshi’s son, also gave the order forbidding seppuku. Abe Yaichiemon obeyed his former lord’s last wish but is now being called a coward by his comrades and finally decided to follow Tadatoshi in death in order to save his family’s honor. Mitsunao, upset by Yaichiemon actions, punished the Abe family unfairly. Objected to this, the Abe family shut themselves up in their manor as the lords troops moved in… This is the true story of what happened within the Hosokawa clan in early Edo era. A masterpiece by director Kinji Fukasaku that boldly depicts the struggle between humanity and the code of the Samurai.
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