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Daikanbu - burai (1968)

Not Rated | | Crime | 28 April 1968 (Japan)
Goro (Tetsuya Watari) wants to put his dark past behind. He heads to Hirosaki City to offer his condolences to Yumeko and to reunite with Yukiko (Chieko Matsubara), but finds that Yumeko is... See full summary »

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Gorô Fujikawa
Chieko Matsubara ...
Yukiko Hashimoto
Ryôhei Uchida ...
Gô Kiuchi
Jirô Okazaki ...
Jun Wakabayashi
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Katsuji Nemoto
Akira Yamauchi ...
Ryûsaku izumi
Junko Maya ...
Setsuko Asami
Masako Ôta ...
Keiko Asami
Kayo Matsuo ...
Yumeko Sugiyama
Shôki Fukae ...
Mori
Eiji Gô
Eimei Esumi ...
Makino
Jûkei Fujioka ...
Boss of the Takamiya
Zenji Yamada ...
Boss of the Inabu
Toshizô Kudô ...
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Goro (Tetsuya Watari) wants to put his dark past behind. He heads to Hirosaki City to offer his condolences to Yumeko and to reunite with Yukiko (Chieko Matsubara), but finds that Yumeko is fatally ill. Although Yukiko was taking care of her, she is pressed for money. Goro wants to help and knows that there is only one way to come up with fast money. Written by Anonymous

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The plot is largely a repeat of the first film, but, for whatever reason, I felt it was superior
21 September 2016 | by (Saint Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

While many of the plot points of this first sequel to Outlaw Gangster VIP are almost exactly the same as the original, this one is a much stronger film. That may sound a bit odd, but I think the direction and script are stronger, and maybe just because I felt I knew the protagonist I was more involved in his story at this point. Whatever the reason, I'd rank this one high amongst the many yakuza movies I've seen. The film picks up a few months after the first, with Tetsuya Watari, having healed his wounds, traveling north to find Chieko Matsubara and Yumeko, the wife of his gangster friend. In pretty much the same way (defending a defenseless woman), he gets drawn back into the yakuza world. This one features very strong performances throughout, and recognizable actors include Hideaki Nitani (whom you'll recognize from several Arrow titles), Kunie Tanaka and Meiko Kaji (who performs a flamenco dance number!). Izumi Ashikawa plays the woman Watari saves at the beginning of the film. He meets her again as a prostitute in Yokohama. She has a couple of really touching scenes opposite Tanaka, who plays the crippled brother of a gangster Watari killed in the first film. She's excellent.


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