Based on the bestselling memoir - Yakuza Moon - by Shoko Tendo. The author stars as herself in the film adaptation of her tumultuous life as the daughter of a Yakuza boss, chronicling her ... See full summary »
Following the detonation of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Japanese military and the government clash over the demand from the Allies for unconditional surrender. Minister ... See full summary »
After World War II, some Tokyo prostitutes band together with a strict code: no pimps, attack any street walker who comes into our territory, defend the abandoned building we call home, and... See full summary »
Great stuff, even if not in one league with its prequel
This is the sequel to Hibotan Bakuto - Hanafuda Shôbu, the very best Yakuza movie ever made. It's not that good, but still it's quite entertaining for fans of the prequel. Oryu searches for the young, blind girl she left alone in Part One, only to find her a thief in Tokyo. She tries to help her, but again she stands between the fronts of a gang war... Much bloodier than the original, this is a good swordfighting adventure, even if the main theme of gambling is quite underrepresented. The great Fuji Junko is back again, and gives an even better performance,but is hampered by stupid dialogue (at least in the subtitled version) and too many repetitions from Part One. But why change a winning horse?
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