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Tattooed Hit Man (1977)

Yamaguchi-gumi gaiden: Kyushu shinko-sakusen (original title)
Through a simple act of revenge, Tokyo's deadliest assassin sets off the biggest gang war in crime history. And there is nowhere to hide when the most vicious criminals imaginable try to ... See full summary »

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Tsunehiko Watase
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Mayumi Nagisa
Masahiko Tsugawa
Hiroki Matsukata
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Through a simple act of revenge, Tokyo's deadliest assassin sets off the biggest gang war in crime history. And there is nowhere to hide when the most vicious criminals imaginable try to hunt him down, determined to annihilate the definitive master of death

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Bloodshed Is My Business.

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28 January 1977 (USA)  »

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Tattooed Pan and Scan Man
25 February 2017 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

This obscure yakuza flick was released on VHS in 1987 by an outfit called 'Fox Hills Video'. I suppose we should be grateful, because otherwise English speakers would have no way of appreciating Tattooed Hit Man, but it must be said that the folks at Fox Hills did a particularly crummy job. In addition to being horribly pan-and-scanned, the print is compressed in order to squeeze more image into the 1.33:1 box, and the result is ugly to say the least. It's a shame, because Yamaguchi-gumi gaiden: Kyushu shinko-sakusen seems to be an above average piece of hardboiled crime cinema deserving of a much better fate. Yet here we are in 2017, and there's still no DVD or Blu-ray in sight: for those who caught this one in a Times Square grindhouse back in the day, your memories will have to suffice.


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