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Minagoroshi no kenjû (1967)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 6 September 1967 (Japan)
Kuroda (Jô Shishido) is a mob hitman who turns on his employers after being forced to execute his lover. Joining forces with his similarly wronged brothers, hot-headed Eiji (Tatsuya Fuji) ... See full summary »

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Ryûichi Kuroda
Hideaki Nitani ...
Shirasaka
Yôko Yamamoto ...
Aiko
Jirô Okazaki ...
Saburo
Ryôji Hayama ...
Midorikawa
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Eiji
Tamaki Sawa ...
Shino
Kaku Takashina
Akiyoshi Fukae
Shigeyoshi Fujioka
Takashi Kanda ...
Akazawa
Ken Sanders ...
Chico
Saburô Hiromatsu
Shuntarô Tamamura
Ikunosuke Ohara
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Kuroda (Jô Shishido) is a mob hitman who turns on his employers after being forced to execute his lover. Joining forces with his similarly wronged brothers, hot-headed Eiji (Tatsuya Fuji) and aspiring boxer Saburô (Jirô Okazaki), the trio escalate their mob retaliation to all-out turf war where no one will stop until one faction emerges victorious.

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6 September 1967 (Japan)  »

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Guns of the Massacre  »

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great introduction to the world of Japanese 60s crime movies
8 June 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Fine, jazzy, Japanese yakuza crime drama from 1967 and as cool as it gets. Starring, Jo Shishido (Branded to Kill and Youth of the Beast) Tatsuya Fuji (In the Realm of the Senses and Empire of Passion) and one of the first films directed by, Yasuhari Hasebe (Female Prisoner 701 Scorpion - Grudge Song and the Stray Cat series) who is considered the creator of the violent pink sub genre. Some pedigree then and not a disappointment, with non-stop action and surely more bullets than I've ever seen (or heard!) for it must have taken about 20 to 50 for each death. Performances are excellent all round, direction tight and confident with splendidly stylish photography. Low key jazz score helps maintain the atmosphere and this would be a great introduction to the world of Japanese 60s crime movies.


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