Yakuza thriller from Kinji Fukasaku. Rikio Ishikawa is a brutal street thug
who is drawn into the powerful Kawada gang in 1946 Tokyo. His insubordination
and rebelliousness encourage him to start his own Yakuza family, but he decides
the easiest way would be to challenge his own Godfather, whom he brutally
attacks. This disrespect to his boss brings the ultimate form of disgrace upon
himself and his ‘family’.
For his own safety, he surrenders to the police and spends more than a year
in jail. But Ishikawa’s dishonourable actions have set him against the entire
Yakuza world, as any Yakuza gangster would win favour by killing him. Barred
from joining any Tokyo gang for ten years, he flees to Osaka, where he plans his
return to Tokyo only a year later so that he can begin his violent and
drug-fuelled rise to power.
- Import DVD
- PAL Region 2
- Anamorphic Widescreen
- English Subtitles