6.8/10
94
3 user

Hito-kiri Yota: Kyoken San-kyodai (1972)

Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

During the violent chaos of post-War Japanese black market, a young gangster called Shozo Hirono has to keep up with the rapid shifts of power between unscrupulous bosses.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Hiroki Matsukata, Kunie Tanaka
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A yakuza gang gets driven out of Yokohama by a big gang from Tokyo. They relocate to Okinawa to violently start over.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Stars: Kôji Tsuruta, Tomisaburô Wakayama, Tsunehiko Watase
Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A yakuza, who has an untamed rage and lack of respect for authority, finds himself leading the remnants of the gang he once belonged to in order to secure an area of their own.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Noboru Andô, Mayumi Nagisa
Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A self-destructive man becomes a powerful member of the Japanese mafia but quickly loses his self control. Based on the true story of Rikio Ishikawa.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Stars: Tetsuya Watari, Tatsuo Umemiya, Yumi Takigawa
Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Tatsuo Umemiya, Kôji Tsuruta
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Hiroki Matsukata, Nobuo Kaneko
Drama | Mystery | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

One woman's search to find the truth about her husband's death in World War II.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Stars: Tetsurô Tanba, Sachiko Hidari, Shinjirô Ehara
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

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, who ... See full summary »

Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Stars: Ken Ogata, Ayumi Ishida, Mieko Harada
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Following the death of the second Tokugawa shogun, it is revealed that he was poisoned by retainers of his son Iemitsu in hopes of gaining him the shogunate despite the stammer and ... See full summary »

Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Stars: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Shin'ichi Chiba, Hiroki Matsukata
Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Hiroki Matsukata, Janet Hatta
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
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Takashi, a bank robber, dreams of his final heist and escaping to Brazil. But in his way, stands a woman that loves him, his dead partner's brother, a corrupt cop, a motorcycle gang and every police officer in the Kanto region.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Stars: Tsunehiko Watase, Miki Sugimoto, Hideo Murota
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Bunta Sugawara
Kunie Tanaka
Noboru Mitani
Yôko Mihara
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kenji Imai
Chie Kobayashi
Yasuko Matsui
Hideo Murota
Mayumi Nagisa
Fujio Suga
Kin Sugai
Asao Uchida
Fumio Watanabe
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Crime

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 October 1972 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Outlaw Killers: Three Mad Dog Brothers  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
"Just like animals in the jungle"
12 July 2008 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

If a balls-out, no-holds-barred, raw and raunchy crime flick doesn't sound like your kind of thing, you can stop reading right here. How many of us are left? Good. So, for the rest of us, Kinji Fukasaku crafts another typical yet hugely entertaining slice of yakuza action. If you have seen any number of his films from the early 70's, you'll be treading very familiar territory with Outlaw Killers. It's another take on the typical "yakuza foot-soldier is released after doing time in prison for a hit on an enemy gang and finds it hard to adjust to the new conditions; hilarity ensues" plot. However despite the lack of originality, Fukasaku makes up for it with a breakneck pace and hard-boiled grittiness. Every other minute someone gets beaten, blackmailed, robbed, raped, stabbed, beaten some more, beaten with a crowbar and generally brutalized in all sorts of manners. Never a dull moment. What kicks things up a notch is Fukasaku's trademark style. All the hand-held shots and dutch angles might seem arbitrary to the uninitiated, but we're talking about a master director at work here; you'd be hard pressed to find anyone who can place you right in the middle of the action better than he does. The "messy", anarchic look of it all is just a different form of stylization, yet it's obvious it suits the material like a glove. Every fight has a vibrant, palpable feel to it. You can almost taste the salty blood on your lips. He has a great ally of course in a cast full of familiar faces, spearheaded by the ever reliable Bunta Sugawara. Most of the actors appearing in Japanese films are great physical actors and this ensemble is no exception. Overall, Outlaw Killers is by no means a subtle, sophisticated film. No, it's rough and gritty and personally I wouldn't have it any other way.


3 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Hito-kiri Yota: Kyoken San-kyodai (1972) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page