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Yakuza Law (1969)

Yakuza keibatsu-shi: Rinchi! (original title)
A story of yakuza lynching during the Edo, Taisho, and Showa periods.

Director:

Teruo Ishii

Writer:

Teruo Ishii
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryûtarô Ôtomo Ryûtarô Ôtomo
Bunta Sugawara
Minoru Ôki
Hiroshi Miyauchi Hiroshi Miyauchi
Teruo Yoshida Teruo Yoshida
Renji Ishibashi
Keiko Fujita Keiko Fujita
Yukie Kagawa Yukie Kagawa
Hisaya Itô Hisaya Itô
Ichirô Sugai
Yoshiko Fujita Yoshiko Fujita
Noriko Kuroda Noriko Kuroda
Masumi Tachibana Masumi Tachibana
Yôko Koyama Yôko Koyama
Shinichi Hayashi Shinichi Hayashi
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A story of yakuza lynching during the Edo, Taisho, and Showa periods.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

27 June 1969 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Yakuza Law See more »

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Toei Company See more »
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Mono

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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The Roots Of Yakuza Law
6 May 2005 | by D00003385See all my reviews

An awesome film for the most part. Reminiscent of 'Casino' and 'Zatoichi' in its nature. Necessarily Violent as it depicts Yakuza law of an old-school variety.

This film is a great watch for those interested in old and new Yakuza films! This film is violent, i say this comparing it to newer Yakuza films & also the films in general circulation. This may look a bit out of date because it was the 70's but it's still pretty grim. Those bored by this should definitely be ashamed to write such off the ball reviews. I found the earlier eras covered to be more entertaining as i have not seen much of this before & i enjoy Gordon Liu and Zatoichi films too. I would say it is a must see Japanese Yakuza film along with 'Street Mobster' and 'The Yakuza Papers: Battles Without Honour Or Humanity'.

Relentless in places, baring likeness to old martial arts films ('Zatoichi' for the swords)... Good for people who don't mind the 70's style of film and even if you don't but like newer Yakuza films - watch it - it's a bit of history in Yakuza ways & law.


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