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Outlaw: Gangster VIP (1968)

Burai yori daikanbu (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Crime | May 1968 (USA)
The film stars Tetsuya Watari who plays Goro, a gangster who was sent to prison for three years for stabbing a hitman (Machida Kyosuke) who belonged to the rival gang called the Aokis. On ... See full summary »

Director:

Toshio Masuda

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Goro Fujita (story), Kaneo Ikegami (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tetsuya Watari ... Gorô Fujikawa
Chieko Matsubara Chieko Matsubara ... Yukiko Hashimoto
Mitsuo Hamada Mitsuo Hamada ... Takeo Tsujikawa
Tamio Kawaji Tamio Kawaji ... Isamu Tsujikawa
Kyôsuke Machida Kyôsuke Machida ... Katsuhiko Sugiyama
Kayo Matsuo Kayo Matsuo ... Yumeko Sugiyama
Yasuko Sanjo Yasuko Sanjo ... Saeko Sugiyama
Sanae Kitabayashi Sanae Kitabayashi ... Kimiko Sugiyama
Michitarô Mizushima Michitarô Mizushima ... Mizuhara
Akihisa Toda Akihisa Toda ... Matsuda (as Hirohisa Toda)
Tatsuya Fuji ... Suzuki
Yoshiaki Aoki Yoshiaki Aoki ... Ueno
Kaku Takashina Kaku Takashina ... Kyûzô Shimamoto
Shôki Fukae Shôki Fukae ... Dosuken
Bumon Kahara Bumon Kahara ... Jingu
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The film stars Tetsuya Watari who plays Goro, a gangster who was sent to prison for three years for stabbing a hitman (Machida Kyosuke) who belonged to the rival gang called the Aokis. On his release from prison, Goro finds out his gang is in decline and learns that the hitman he stabbed is still alive. Written by Anonymous

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Action | Crime

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Not Rated
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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

May 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gangster VIP See more »

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Production Co:

Nikkatsu See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)| Color (Nikkatsucolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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BURAI series. #1 of 6 films. See more »

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Good, if somewhat clichéd, yakuza flick
21 September 2016 | by zetesSee all my reviews

A yakuza movie series recently released on video by Arrow (God bless 'em), five movies starring Tokyo Drifter's Tetsuya Watari. Other familiar Nikkatsu faces appear, too, including Watari's love interest from Tokyo Drifter, Chieko Matsubara (she of the perpetually sad face). The story here begins more or less like many other yakuza pictures, with Watari being released from prison. He finds his former gang has languished without him and the rival gang, whom he went to prison fighting, has grown more powerful. Immediately, he gets himself into big trouble when he defends Matsubara, a virginal youth new to Tokyo, from a gaggle of handsy yakuza. As the film moves on, it distinguishes itself with several fantastic set pieces, including some really violent yakuza brawls, and one of the best murder sequences I've ever seen, with one of Watari's best friends being clandestinely dispatched while waiting for the train. The film kind of ends in the middle of the story, but the studio knew it was going to make a series of these films immediately - this was one of five films, and the first of four of them that was released in 1968 alone! Definitely worth checking out.


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