Titles You Haven't Rated (18)
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The Third Gangster (1995) - Direct-to-Video
A small yakuza gang is taken to war by a more powerful rival after a violent bar brawl involving members of both gangs. Young boss, Masaki, must decide whether to disband his dwindling gang or fight. (letterboxd.com)
Rin is a traveling gambler who goes by the name of "Luminesent Rin". She is apparently a well known and respected but not considered to be among the elite gamblers. Heading to a job for "Boss Masa", she unexpectedly runs into her younger brother in the train station on the run from thugs. She rescues him and pays off his gambling debts. Finding out that her brother has lost the family restaurant due to gambling debts, she decides to return to her home town to do something about it... (imdb)
The final and most savage installment of the series.
During the winter in Toyama in 1962, Tatsuo Mizushima is fretting about his feelings for his classmate Eiko Tsujisawa while agonizing about his upcoming high school examinations. When he was little, he and Eiko had heard that in April of a year when the winter has been very harsh, any couple finding fireflies together needs to get married. However, his family’s situation does not allow Tatsuo to continue his worrying about such things for very much longer... (letterboxd)
A strange world of the criminal underground during Samurai times where a trio of mute assassins hack their way across ancient Edo looking for evil in a dreamlike world of corruption, where priests rob the dead and daughters get a hand at the family business of killing. (hkdvdstore.com)
Film adaptation of the novel by Hwe-Song Lee. (Filmaffinity)
Ichikawa remake of his 1956 classic.
A young man has an affair with an older woman. He is very jealous of her husband and decides that they should kill him. One night, after the husband had plenty of sake to drink and was in bed, they strangle him and dump his body down a well... (imdb)
Test driver Hayami loses control of his car and rolls over. His company then learns that he has kept secret that he is visually impaired, and he is fired. Without the prospect of returning to his old job he makes a plan to rob several jewelry stores. A few days later, Hayami escapes with stolen goods worth 80 million yen in a violin case on a Kyoto city bus. A wild chase ensues.
A cop intervenes in warfare between Yakuza gangs. (bfi.org.uk)
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)
After a devastating event, a yakuza family converts itself (on the surface only) into a "legitimate" business company dealing with real estate and construction. However, old habits die hard.
Terry is a tough, mercenary, master of martial arts. When an important business magnate dies, leaving billions to his daughter... (imdb)
Fate brings together two young misfits who embark on a robbing spree, in a Japanese Bonnie and Clyde style. (imdb)
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)
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)
Oryu is visiting a dying yakuza boss when a turf war breaks out and betrayal is suspected.
As the Killer Priest Shinkai travels around Japan during the Meiji era, he comes to the aid of a village headman fighting corruption from up above. Before he can do anything for the townspeople, he must first face his nemesis, Whipmaster, the blind Priest, a master killer thirsting for revenge. (japanesesamuraidvd.com)