Battles Without Honor and Humanity: Final Episode
Directed by Kinji Fukasaku
1966. After a police crackdown, the gangs of Hiroshima and Kure have formed a massive, multi-family political and economic coalition called the Tensei Group, seeking a way forward into the 1970’s as part of Japan’s economic bubble. Shozo Hirono (Bunta Sugawara) finds himself increasingly alienated from this semi-legitimate form of corruption, particularly as acting Tensei Group chairman Matsumura (Kinya Kitaoji) tries to put the gangs on a new, more business-like path. But old habits die hard, and when rivalries surface once again, they bring with them the promise of more bloodshed. Contains strong language, violence and gore.
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.
Cast: Seizô Fukumoto, Nobuo Kaneko, Jô Shishido
Great finale to the Battles Without Honour or Humanity series. Very cathartic in some instances and flashes of what would become so pivotal in Battle Royale
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What's with all this yakuza crime stuff? Shudder Horror Ya know?
FIRST! love it, live this whole subgenre, how bout some of the more over the top Pinky Violence series? Thank you for this.