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The yakuza papers battles without honor & humanity = 仁義なき戦い /
The yakuza papers : battles without honor & humanity

Author: 東映 ; 企画俊藤浩滋, 日下部五朗 ; 原作飯干晃一 ; 脚本笠原和夫, 高田宏治. ; 監督深作欣二. 深作欣二. 笠原和夫, ; ; Kinji FukasakuKazuo KasaharaKōichi IiboshiBunta SugawaraAll authors
Publisher: [Chicago, IL] : Home Vision Entertainment, 2004.
Series: East Asian film collection.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : Japanese : Collector's ed
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The series is loosely based on the serialized two-volume novel by Koichi Iiboshi that chronicles the Hiroshima gang war that lasted nearly twenty five years. The series revolves around Shozo Hirono, an ex-soldier living in Hiroshima after World War II.
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Genre/Form: Film adaptations
Fiction films
Gangster films
Feature films
Foreign language films
Drama
Named Person: Kōichi Iiboshi
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: 東映 ; 企画俊藤浩滋, 日下部五朗 ; 原作飯干晃一 ; 脚本笠原和夫, 高田宏治. ; 監督深作欣二. 深作欣二. 笠原和夫, ; ; Kinji Fukasaku; Kazuo Kasahara; Kōichi Iiboshi; Bunta Sugawara; Hiroki Matsukata; Tsunehiko Watase; Tōei Kabushiki Kaisha.; Home Vision Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 0780029267 9780780029262
OCLC Number: 57345400
Language Note: In Japanese with optional subtitles in English.
Notes: Title from container.
Aspect ratio 2.35:1; made from a digital transfer enhanced for 16:9 televisions with restored image and sound.
Packaged in metal case.
Based on the novel by Iiboshi Koichi.
Special features: Friedkin on Fukasaku, which discusses the influence of Fukasaku on Hollywood action films of the 1970s ; Jitsuroku: reinventing a genre: a 20-minute video essay on how "The Yakuza Papers" forever changed Japanese cinema ; Boryoku: Fukasaku and the art of violence, features a rare interview and behind-the-scenes footage with Kinji Fukasaku ; Kantoku: remembering the director: the director's son, Kenta Fukasaku, Masao Sato and Sadao Yamane share their memories of working with the legendary director Kinji Fukasaku ; Kaplan on the yakuza: David Kaplan, chief investigative reporter for U.S. News and World Report, gives a primer on Japan's criminal underworld ; Translating Fukasaku: an interview with subtitler Linda Hoaglund ; also includes "The Yakuza Wars of Hiroshima" a pull-out viewer's guide and a 16-page booklet featuring essays and articles by contemporary Japanese film scholars Patrick Macias and Tom Mes.
Credits: Director, Kinji Fukasaku ; screenplay, Kazuo Kasahara ; original story, Koichi Iiboshi ; cinematographer, Sadaji Yoshida ; music, Toshiaki Tsushima.
Cast: Bunta Sugawara, Hiroki Matsukata, Tsunehiko Watase, Nobuo Kaneko, Tatsuo Umemiya, Shinichi Chiba, Meiko Kaji, Hiroshi Nawa, Mikio Narita, Asao Koike, Kinya Kitaoji, Akira Kobayashi, Shingo Yamashiro, Reiko Ike, Toshie Kimura, Toshio Kurosawa, Kunie Tanaka.
Description: 6 videodiscs (500 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 2 booklets.
Details: DVD; region 1, NTSC; Dolby digital 2.0.
Contents: Disc 1. Battles without honor & humanity = Jingi naki tatakai (1973, 99 min.) --
Disc 2. Deadly fight in Hiroshima = Hiroshima shito hen (1973, 100 min.) --
Disc 3. Proxy war = Dairi senso (1973, 102 min.) --
Disc 4. Police tactics = Chojo sakusen (1974, 101 min.) --
Disc 5. Final episode = Kanketsu-hen (1974, 98 min.) --
Disc 6. Special features.
Series Title: East Asian film collection.
Other Titles: Battles without honor & humanity.
Jingi naki tatakai.
Deadly fight in Hiroshima.
Hiroshima shito hen.
Proxy war.
Dairi senso.
Police tactics.
Chojo sakusen.
Final episode.
Kanketsu-hen.
Battles without honor and humanity
Kinji Fukasaku's The yakuza papers :
Responsibility: Tōei.

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The series is loosely based on the serialized two-volume novel by Koichi Iiboshi that chronicles the Hiroshima gang war that lasted nearly twenty five years. The series revolves around Shozo Hirono, an ex-soldier living in Hiroshima after World War II.

Battles without honor & humanity: In the teeming black markets of postwar Japan, Shozo Hirono and his buddies find themselves in a new war between factious and ambitious yakuza. After joining boss Yamamori, Shozo is drawn into a feud with his sworn brother's family, the Dois. But that's when the chivalry ends and the hypocrisy, betrayal, and assasinations begin.

Deadly fight in Hiroshima: Repeatedly beat to a pulp by gamblers, cops, and gangsters, lone wolf Shoji Yamanaka finally finds a home as a Muraoka family hit man and falls in love with boss Muraoka's niece. Meanwhile, the ambitions of mad dog Katsutoshi Otomo draws our series' hero Shozo Hirono into a new round of bloodshed, culminating with the tragic demise of the young Yamanka.

Proxy war: The successor to Hiroshima's most powerful yakuza family, the Muraokas, is whacked in broad daylight. Developing into a yakuza succession crisis, the weaseley Uchimoto dithers while backstabbing boss Yamamori takes over as head of the Muraoka family. Once again, Shozo Hirono is caught in the middle, and all-out war is unavoidable.

Police tactics: The cops crack down under pressure from the public and the press, adding a new dimension to the war for power among the yakuza families of Hiroshima. Takeda tries to keep a lid on things but hotheaded underlings create chaos, with one boss whacked in neutral territory, and Shozo Hirono plotting to finally take out longtime nemesis, boss Yamamori.

Final episode: In the wake of a big police crackdown, Akira Takeda attempts to transform the Hiroshima yakuza families into a legitimate political organization: The Tensei Coalition. When the young Matsumura ascends to the chairmanship of the coalition, the older, hardened yakuza led by Jo Shishido seize one last opportunity to stir up chaos and bloodshed.

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