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Black Rose (1969)

Kuro bara no yakata (original title)
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 »

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

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Have To Disagree
12 September 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I hate to disagree with the first review, but I think this is a pretty good film. While it doesn't hold up to the first film in the series (Black Lizard), this is an impressive sequel. If only Black Lizard were available on DVD, the 2 films would make great bookends to the story. Kinji Fukasaku (of Battle Royale fame) has a writing style that many can't follow easily & has a tendency to be abrasive to some, but this film stands high in my book in the psychedelic 60's film genre. Also, not much is made of the fact that the leading lady is actually a leading man, which disturbs some, but in my opinion only enhances the camp factor. A Fun, weird caper from a time & place that no longer exists.


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