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  • Kinji Fukasaku’s ‘Doberman Cop’ Arrow Films Blu-Ray Release Announcement

    Released just as the popularity of yakuza movies was waning in Japan, and as the country’s film industry was undergoing some fundamental shifts, Doberman Cop is a unique entry in the career of director Kinji Fukasaku (Battles Without Honor and Humanity, Cops vs Thugs), and reunited him with star...
  • The Happiness of the Katakuris (2001)

    Starring: Naomi Nishida, Kenji Sawada, Keiko Matsuzaka, Shinji Takeda, Kiyoshiro Imawano & Tetsuro Tanba Directed by: Takashi Miike Synopsis: The Katakuri family run a peaceful country inn at the foot of Mount Fuji.  A little more peaceful than anticipated, their only visitors arrive in a series of suicides, murders...
  • Pit Stop (1969)

    Starring:  Brian Donlevy, Beverly Washburn, Richard Davalos, Ellen Burstyn, Sid Haig & George Washburn. Directed by: Jack Hill Synopsis: Richard Davalos stars as Rick Bowman, a street punk who winds up in jail after a street race goes wrong.  Bailed out by race promoter Grant Willard, Davalos is put...
  • Day of Anger (1967)

    Starring: Lee Van Cleef, Giuliano Gemma, Walter Rilla & Christa Linder Directed by: Tonino Valerii Synopsis: Giuliano Gemma plays street cleaner Scott Mary, relentlessly bullied by the people of the small town of Clifton.  When legendarily ruthless master gunfighter Frank Talby (Van Cleef) rides into town, Scott seizes the opportunity to...
  • Blind Woman’s Curse (1970)

    Starring: Meiko Kaji, Hoki Tokuda, Makoto Sato & Hideo Sunazuka Directed by: Teruo Ishii Synopsis: Akemi is a dragon-tattooed leader of the Tachibana yakuza clan.  In a duel with a rival gang, Akemi slashes the eyes of an opponent and a black cat appears to lap the blood from the gushing...
  • Retaliation (1968)

    Starring: Jo Shishido, Hideaki Nitani, Meiko Kaji & Akira Kobayashi Directed by: Yasuharu Hasebe Synopsis: A tale of gang warfare that features a raft of the period’s most iconic stars, Akira Kobayashi is a yakuza lieutenant who emerges from jail to find his gang dispersed and his aging boss in his...
  • Massacre Gun (1967)

    Starring: Jo Shishido, Tatsuya Fuji, Ryoji Hayama & Takashi Kanda Directed by: Yasuhara Hasebe Synopsis: Shishido stars as Kuroda, a mob hitman who turns on his employers after being forced to execute his lover.  Joining forces with his similarly wronged brothers, hot-headed Eiji and aspiring boxer Saburo, the trio escalate their...