MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 9,136 this week

Black Rose (1969)
"Kuro bara no yakata" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  30 July 1969 (USA)
6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 128 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 7 critic

Though mostly known for his gritty yakuza dramas and, now, his legendary cult film Battle Royale, Kinji Fukasaku's career ranges across (and liberally messes around with) many genres... See full synopsis »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb: What to Watch - The One I Love

Interview with Charlie McDowell and Mark Duplass


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 46 titles
created 16 Oct 2011
 
a list of 768 titles
created 20 Nov 2011
 
a list of 1661 titles
created 15 Mar 2012
 
a list of 1078 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 445 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Black Rose" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Black Rose (1969)

Black Rose (1969) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Black Rose.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | History | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Stars: Tetsurô Tanba, Sachiko Hidari, Shinjirô Ehara
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Stars: Tetsuya Watari, Meiko Kaji, Seizô Fukumoto
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Stars: Hiroki Matsukata, Tomomi Satô, Shinjirô Ehara
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

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... See full summary »

Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Stars: Kôji Tsuruta, Bunta Sugawara, Ryôhei Uchida
Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Stars: Kôji Tsuruta, Fumio Watanabe, Tetsurô Tanba
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Stars: Kin'ya Kitaôji, Takuzô Kawatani, Hideo Murota
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Repeatedly beat to a pulp by gamblers, cops, and gangsters, lone wolf Shoji Yamanaka (Kinya Kitaoji) finally finds a home as a Muraoka family hit man and falls in love with boss Muraoka's ... See full synopsis »

Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Shin'ichi Chiba, Meiko Kaji
Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Tatsuo Umemiya, Kôji Tsuruta
Kurotokage (1962)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: Umetsugu Inoue
Stars: Machiko Kyô, Minoru Ôki, Junko Kanô
Double Cross (1992)
Drama | Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Stars: Ken'ichi Hagiwara, Kazuya Kimura, Keiko Oginome
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Hitomi Nakahara, Shigeko Arai
Odoshi (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Masumi Harukawa, Kô Nishimura
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Akihiro Miwa ...
Ryuko (as Akihiro Maruyama)
Eitarô Ozawa ...
Kyohei
Masakazu Tamura ...
Wataru
Ayako Hosho ...
Kyohei's Wife
Kô Nishimura
Kikko Matsuoka
Ryôhei Uchida
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Akira Jo ...
Mulatto companion of Ryuko
Hideo Murota ...
Kyohei's son - Wataru's brother
Edit

Storyline

Though mostly known for his gritty yakuza dramas and, now, his legendary cult film Battle Royale, Kinji Fukasaku's career ranges across (and liberally messes around with) many genres... See full synopsis »

Add Full Plot | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on play

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

30 July 1969 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Black Rose  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References Kuro tokage (1968) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Hammer meets Kabuki
23 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is basically a gorgeous showpiece for Akihiro Miwa, a famous female impersonator in Japan. Akihiro is actually a very interesting person who has written several mind-opening books about his own life and philosophies. He definitely has a stage presence and even if he doesn't fully pass as a woman physically, he has the mannerism down to a believability and he wears gorgeous clothes.

The plot is negligible and the whole movie really was thrown together to showcase Akihiro and that really is it. The cinematography is good and the colors are beautiful along with the set pieces.

I would lump this movie in with other 60's/early 70's foreign movies that mixed Poe with erotica and camp, like Vampiros Lesbos, Daughters of Darkness, and Beyond the Valley of the Dolls. Its less a movie and more a well-choreographed documentation of a unique performer and a wild time-period.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Black Rose (1969) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?