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Kinji Fukasaku
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Country: Japan

Total Titles at Criticker: 49 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated: Director (47) | Writer (15) | Actor (2)
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Battle Royale 2: Requiem (2003)
Three years after the failure of the original BR program, a second act is forged and a class of students are sent to an island with one objective: kill international terrorist Shuya Nanahara. (imdb)
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Battle Royale (2000)
Ninth grade students are taken to a small isolated island with a map, food and various arms. They have to fight each other three days long until the last one remains and are forced to wear a special collar which will explode when they break a rule (imdb)
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The Geisha House (1998)
Set in the late 1950s, when geisha culture was threatened by moral crusades, it tells the story of Omacha (Miyamoto Maki), a young girl who sees the geisha life as a way to lift her poverty-stricken family from their hand-to-mouth existence. Through her eyes, we see the protocols and complex financial relationships which dictate the running of the geisha house.
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The Abe Clan (1995)
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, 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. (themoviedb)
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Rampo (1994)
Edogawa Rampo is a writer whose latest work is censored by the government, deemed too disturbing and injurious to the public to be allowed to be published. However, after burning his drafts, his publisher shows him a newspaper with an account of events just like his forbidden story. As the film progresses, fantasy and reality intermingle in a tale that draws heavily on influences from Poe and Stoker's Dracula. (imdb)
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Chushingura gaiden yotsuya kaidan (1994)
For Crest of Betrayal, Fukasaku and co-screenwriter Motomu Furuta combined the legend of the forty-seven samurai with another stalwart of Japanese folklore: the ghost story of Yotsuya. Most famously brought to the screen by Jigoku director Nobuo Nakagawa in 1959's Tokaido Yotsuya Kaidan, the ghost story of Yotsuya concerns the revenge of a disfigured female ghost on her lover, who had poisoned her in order to marry a woman of better standing. (midnighteye.com)
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Triple Cross (1992)
Three thieves approaching their twilight years team up with a reckless punk who screws them out of their winnings. Casualties result, but there are still enough men standing to exact bloody revenge. (imdb)
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Hissatsu 4: Urami harashimasu (1987)
When the local magistrate is murdered, Mondo must team with a mercenary to investigate his replacement, and soon uncovers a web of corruption and deadly intrigue that reaches all the way to the Shogunate. (Amazon)
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Kataku no hito (1986)
In the 50s, the complicated life of a popular writer who must share his life with his family, his numerous mistresses and his work. Adapted from autobiographical story by Kazuo Dan, (imdb)
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Kage no Gundan IV (1984)
On the brink of civil war, a small group of Iga ninja, the Shadow Warriors, under the leadership of 15th generation Hattori Hanzo (Chiba Shinichi) find themselves drawn into the political turmoil after rescuing Katsu Rintaro (Sanada Hiroyuki. Hunted by the government they fight behind the scenes to bring Japan a new era of peace and prosperity. (Japanesesamuraidvd.com)
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Legend of the Eight Samurai (1983)
Princess Shizu's family is wiped out by an family of undead seeking revenge. The eight samurai can save her, but who and where are they?
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Kage no gundan III (1982)
Japanese history comes to life in this 26 episode series starring Chiba Shinichi and the Japan Action Club (JAC). Acting undercover Tarao Hanzo and his group continuously fight evil at night, while appearing as harmless innocents by day. Highlighted by outstanding action sequences using highly trained martial arts actors, this is often considered the best season in this classic series! (samuraidvd)
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Fall Guy (1982)
A comedic drama about the inside world of filmmaking, FALL GUY (KAMATA KOSHIN-KYOKU) was helmed by acclaimed Japanese director Kinji Fukasaku. A declining movie star, Ginshiro, decides to exploit the devotion of an over-dedicated fan, Yasu, to help restore his image and superstardom. First, he asks Yasu to marry his pregnant mistress Konatsu, in order to deflect any negative press and resulting scandal... (Yahoo! Movies)
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Makai Tensho: Samurai Reincarnation (1981)
The villain is called Amakusa SHIRO Tokaisada. He is actually based on a real christian samurai. The movie was one of the inspirations for the game called 'Samurai Shodown' (actual spelling) (imdb)
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Virus (1980)
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. (imdb)
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Swords of Vengeance (1978)
Oishi is an honorable warrior who serves obediently under Lord Asano. After an angry exchange with the villainous Lord Kira, Asano impulsively draws his sword, an act that draws the wrath of the emperor. The emperor gives Asano strict instructions to commit suicide as punishment for his actions; Oishi is devastated by Asano's passing, and he organizes a band of fellow swordsmen to seek revenge against Kira and restore Asano's good name. (allmovie.com)
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Message from Space (1978)
In this Star Wars take-off, the peaceful planet of Jillucia has been nearly wiped out by the Gavanas, whose leader takes orders from his mother (played a comic actor in drag) rather than the Emperor. King Kaiba sends out eight Liabe holy seeds, each to be received by a chosen one to defend the Gavanas. Each recipient, ranging from hardened General Garuda to Gavana Prince Hans to young Terrans Meia, Kido, and Aaron all have different reactions to being chosen. (imdb)
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The Shogun
Shogun of the Tokugawa clan is dead. Either of two princes stands to inherit his position. The younger Tadanaga has the support of their mother, as well as the local government. Iemitsu, the elder and rightful heir has a scarred face and speaks with a stutter, making some distrust him as a leader. Iemitsu is supported by Yagyu, the master swordsman who trained both brothers.Masterless samurai wander in from far-n-wide to take up sides in a battle for control of the shogunate. (thelunchmovie.com)
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Hokuriku Proxy War (1977)
This movie can basically be summed up as "small town gangsters vs. big city gangsters." If you've seen any of Kinji Fukasaku's other yakuza pictures, like the Battles Without Honor & Humanity series (a.k.a. The Yakuza Papers) or Yakuza Graveyard, you'll know what to expect in terms of pacing, camera-work, and storytelling style. Every character in this movie is either a snarling alpha male or a sniveling coward. The action scenes are frenetic to the point of being confusing. (imdb)
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Doberman Cop (1977)
The film's story centers around the burned remains of a young woman discovered in Shinjuku. The police comes to the conclusion that its the work of a pyromaniacal serial murderer. The murder victim is identified as Mayumi Tamaki, a native of Ishigaki, Okinawa, and her former boyfriend, a former biker named Nagao Misako, becomes the suspect. (wikipedia)
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Proof of the Man (1977)
When an American is murdered in a Japanese inn, Tokyo police detective Munesue follows the trail of the killer to New York. There he is joined by a New York City detective named Shuftan and together they sort out the crime. (imdb)
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Yakuza Graveyard (1976)
A cop intervenes in warfare between Yakuza gangs. (bfi.org.uk)
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New Battles Without Honor and Humanity 3: Boss
The eighth sequel of the series by the successful 밊ukasaku and Bunta?collaboration revolves around the men of a lesser organization that are constantly bullied by the upper organization and leed in vain?in gang wars. A minor dispute between the Sakamoto family based in Osaka (the largest organization in Japan) and the Kawahara family of Amagasaki (subsidiary of the Genryu Group of Kyushu) turns into a conflict that leads to several deaths in both families. (AT)
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Cops vs. Thugs (1975)
Police officers and gangsters work hand in hand in this bloody urban drama, which splits the difference between a good guy and a thug. Just as the Ohara gang -- a crafty group of criminals that's unofficially sanctioned by local police -- prepares to pull off a profitable scam, their leader emerges from prison with plans to go legit. To make matters worse, a new police lieutenant has plans of his own to shake things up in the department. (Netflix)
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Graveyard of Honor (1975)
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. He's banished to Osaka, where he picks up a drug habit. Through it all, he keeps his friends and enemies off balance with unpredictable behavior - and he seems indestructible. (imdb)
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New Battles Without Honor and Humanity 2: Boss
The seventh in the shocking "Jingi Naki Tatakai" movie series, which exposes the true lives of the yakuza that is hidden by a mask of "jingi". The next stage of this continuing drama is the Kanmon Channel where the Owada and the Kyoei groups are battling for territorial rights and drug smuggling. The Owada sends their man, Tetsu, and his friend Shuji to kill the Kyoei boss. With the promise of fame and riches, Shuji takes the fall and goes to jail for 7 years. (AT)
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New Battles Without Honor and Humanity 1 (1974)
The movie is set in Kure (same place as Yakuza Papers part 1), and the initial story once again revolves around the Yamamori clan. Boss Yamamori is the same whining, crying bastard you hate from the original series. In this new series Bunta plays Mikio Miyoshi of the Yamamori family. He is a similar type of character to the one he played in the first set of movies. These new ones are differernt though. There is a lot more (uncoregraphed) gun violence. (KG)
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The Yakuza Papers 5: Final Episode (1974)
n this violent and morally ambiguous crime drama from master genre filmmaker Kinji Fukasaku, Takeda (Akira Kobayashi), a longtime leader of one of Hiroshima's Yakuza families (the Japanese Mafia), attempts to resolve the longtime war between various mob factions by reshaping his organization into a political organization that would be both powerful and legal. (All Movie Guide)
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The Yakuza Papers 4: Police Tactics (1974)
A long-standing gang war on the streets of Hiroshima escalates despite police pressure in this, the fourth film in Kinji Fukasaku's Yakuza Papers series. It's 1964, and with the Tokyo Olympics turning the eyes of the world to Japan, lawmen have set out to keep the Yakuza -- Japan's organized crime system -- out of sight. (All Movie Guide)
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The Yakuza Papers 3: Proxy War (1973)
Kinji Fukasaku's violent chronicle of mob warfare in post-war Hiroshima continues with this, the third film in the Yakuza Papers series. Shozo Hirono (Bunta Sugawara) struggles to remain independent and neutral in the midst of an ongoing battle between two mob families, but his drams of brokering a balance between them are dashed when a crime syndicate from Kobe enters the picture. (All Movie Guide)
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The Yakuza Papers 2: Deadly Fight in Hiroshima (1973)
Hirono, now dug deep into a Japanese crime family based in Hiroshima, finds a new adversary in the person of Katsutoshi Otomo (Sonny Chiba), a ruthless killer who is willing to do anything to promote his family's interests. Meanwhile, Shoji Yamanaka (Kinya Kitaoji) is an ambitious criminal who quickly scales the hierarchy of the Muraoka family, but his fall proves as sudden as his ascent. (All Movie Guide)
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The Yakuza Papers 1: Battles Without Honor and Humanity (1973)
Kinji Fukasaku directed this powerful and uncompromising look at the deadly stakes of life among the Yakuza -- the Japanese Mafia. Shozo Hirono (Bunta Sugawara) is a former Japanese soldier who, following his nation's defeat in World War II, finds himself in a prison cell in Hiroshima on a murder charge. While behind bars, Hirono gains a loyal friend in fellow criminal Wagasugi (Tatsuo Umemiya), and upon his release Hirono joins Wagasugi in an underworld gang. What starts as a seemingly easy way to earn some quick money becomes something darker and bloodier... (All Movie Guide)
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Under The Fluttering Military Flag (1972)
One woman searches for the truth about her husband's death in World War II.
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Street Mobster (1972)
Isamu is a punk born on the margins of post-war society. By virtue of his own courage and propensity for violence he becomes the leader of a street gang and attracts the attention of the more established yakuza crimelords. (IMDB Comments)
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Hito-kiri Yota: Kyoken San-kyodai (1972)
When a gang member finds himself estranged from his gang he joins up with his two brothers to start a new life.
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Sympathy for the Underdog (1971)
A yakuza gang gets driven out of Yokohama by a big gang from Tokyo. They relocate to Okinawa to violently start over. (imdb)
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If You Were Young: Rage (1970)
IF YOU WERE YOUNG: RAGE, follows five hopeful youths who arrive in Tokyo with dreams of a brighter future. What they encounter, instead, is a troubled society that seems intent on destroying them. Fukasaku's film is a startling expose condemning the class and social hypocrisies that plague many postwar nations. (Yahoo! Movies)
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Chi-zome no daimon (1970)
(...) A young Bunta Sugawara takes over as the oyabun of a crime syndicate in Yokohama, where he is struggling to keep operations at the port there alive. As his syndicate is eroding quickly, a major heavy industries company offers his gang the chance to chase some vagrants out of a shantytown where they are squatting on land where a factory is to be built. (...) (letterboxd.com)
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Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
A dramatization of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the series of American blunders that allowed it to happen. (imdb)
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Black Rose Mansion (1969)
When the enigmatic woman Ryoko (played by Mishima-discovered female impersonator Akihiro Miwa) arrives at the Black Rose Mansion to perform, not only do the gentleman patrons seem smitten by her mystery and beauty, but past flames arrive to vie and die for her affections, as well. But things get even more complicated when the Mansion's manager and his wayward son both fall for the same dangerous woman...
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Nihon boryoku-dan: Kumicho (1969)
Coming out of jail and hoping for a quiet life, Yokohama yakuza has to take the lead of his gang after the death of his boss. His small group is is taken in a crossfire between a big yakuza group from Osaka at war with the Tokyo alliance for the control of the city. He tries to keep to the old yakuza code but he is no match for the new thugs who live and fight without honor. (imdb)
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Black Lizard (1968)
A cunning female jewel thief named Black Lizard who tries to kidnap Sanaye, a wealthy jeweler's beautiful daughter as part of a plot to steal the jeweler's expensive "Star of Egypt" diamond. To thwart the planned kidnapping, the jeweler hires Japan's number one detective, the brilliant Akechi. (imdb)
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The Green Slime (1968)
A giant asteroid is heading toward Earth so some astronauts disembark from a nearby space station to blow it up. The mission is successful, and they return to the station unknowingly bringing back a gooey green substance that mutates into one-eyed tentacled monsters that feed off electricity. Soon the station is crawling with them, and people are being zapped left and right! (imdb)
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Bakuto Kaisan-shiki (1968)
The story of men devoted to the yakuza lifestyle and their struggles during a time of fading yakuza power. (thehawaiiherald.com)
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Kyokatsu koso Waga Jinsei (1968)
Blackmail Is My Life follows the exploits of a ring of small-time punk extortionists who go up against Japan's corrupt establishment. Up-from-the-slums Shun (Hiroki Matsukata) is a young swinger who will do anything to keep his freewheeling lifestyle intact. His lucky streak of blackmailing unravels in violent fashion when he unwisely targets business allies of a powerful gang boss. (movietome)
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Hokkai no Abare-Ryu (1966)
The son of a prominent member of a fishing community returns home after a stint with the yakuza to find his father has died under orders of a local gang leader. He sets out to avenge his father, keeping his plans secret from his mother who is cold to him since his perceived abandonment of the family. This wonderful, if little-seen, Fukasaku gem deals with family, community and what it means to do right by both. (imdb)
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Wolves, Pigs & Men (1964)
A lonely gangster tries recruiting men to plunder a respected and powerful gang. (imdb)
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Hokori takaki chosen (1962)
Kuroki, a journalist for a trade paper, is investigating clandestine arms sales to Southeast Asia. He discovers that the point man in the illegal arms trading (Takayama, played with nihilistic menace by Tetsuro Tanba) was also involved in the cover-up of a murder on an American base during the Allied Occupation. The film rolls along as a suspenseful thriller while offering a critique of political corruption, hypocrisy, and journalistic cowardice in postwar Japan. (imdb)
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Fûraibô tantei: Akai tani no sangeki (1961)
The great Sonny Chiba stars as Goro Saionji, a drifting thrill-seeker. Out to investigate a suspicious plane crash in the Red Valley, he uncovers a plot involving yakuza and a shady land developer to evict an old farmer off of his land to build a sky resort. Goro must now help the old farmer and his daughter and take those criminals on.
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