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Final Episode (1974)

Jingi naki tatakai: Kanketsu-hen (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 29 June 1974 (Japan)
While Hirono is in prison, his rival Takeda turns his own crime organization into a political party, whose two executives stir up new tensions in their thirst for power.

Director:

Kinji Fukasaku

Writers:

Koichi Iiboshi (story), Kôji Takada
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Credited cast:
Seizô Fukumoto ... Tamotsu Matsumura
Nobuo Kaneko ... Yamamori
Jô Shishido ... Katsutoshi Otomo (as Joe Shishido)
Bunta Sugawara ... Shozo Hirono
Yasuhiro Suzuki Yasuhiro Suzuki ... Sakichi Sugita
Kunie Tanaka ... Makihara Masakichi
Nobuo Yana Nobuo Yana ... Ryôsuke Kaga
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hiroko Fuji Hiroko Fuji
Gorô Ibuki
Ryûji Katagiri Ryûji Katagiri
Takuzô Kawatani Takuzô Kawatani
Kin'ya Kitaôji Kin'ya Kitaôji
Akira Kobayashi
Hiroki Matsukata Hiroki Matsukata
Ryô Nishida Ryô Nishida
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While Hirono is in prison, his rival Takeda turns his own crime organization into a political party, whose two executives stir up new tensions in their thirst for power.

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Action | Crime | Drama

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End of a (yakuza) era
1 July 2016 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

FINAL EPISODE is, unsurprisingly, the last of Kinji Fukasaku's five-part yakuza film series that began with BATTLES WITHOUT HONOR AND HUMANITY years previously. This handles a more political storyline, lighter on the action and heavier on the talk, that nonetheless brings the story virtually up to date and continues to enchant with its depiction of a lawless world of honour, reputation, and death.

As with the other films in this series, FINAL EPISODE has plenty of energy to keep it moving through the slower spots. The yakuza may be older and more grizzled in this film, but they're none the wiser, and the low level thugs are still committing carnage on the streets. Bunta Sugawara's Hirono is finally released from prison and discovers a world very different from the one he knew previously. The production values remain high and the excellent soundtrack continues to complement the on-screen action perfectly.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

29 June 1974 (Japan) See more »

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Toei Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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