Battles Without Honor and Humanity: Hiroshima Death Match

Battles Without Honor and Humanity: Hiroshima Death Match

Directed by Kinji Fukasaku

Hiroshima, 1950. Demobilized kamikaze pilot Shoji Yamanaka (Kinya Kitaoji) is released from prison and finds himself hungry and broke. Following a bust up with a local gang, he earns the psychotic wrath of local underboss Otomo (Chiba), but Yamanaka’s suicidal impulses are soon put to good use as a hitman for another gang, befriending series hero Shozo Hirono in the process. Despite a budding but forbidden romance with the boss’s niece (Kaji), Yamanaka’s instability and recklessness soon begin to make him a dangerous liability. Contains strong language, violence and gore.

A young criminal joins a yakuza family to kill the gangsters who beat him up, but falls in love with his boss' widow niece, piling up enemies and corpses along his wayward way.

Cast: Bunta Sugawara, Shin'ichi Chiba, Meiko Kaji

Member Reviews

Continuation of the warring gang pictures but this time it has a fairly compelling love story. Shozo Hirono is back and the film picks up a bit when he's onscreen plus the Jim Jones looking psycho-leader of one gang is so over the top as to be entertaining.

sctfr
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14 days ago

It's not has raw as the first one. Still a enjoyable ride.

mjh0
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24 days ago

Violence,gore & a love story.

MadforMelody
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a month ago

More episodic and character driven the the first installment. More like this please Shudder! If Arrow put it out I would like Shudder to have it!

Silis777
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a month ago

What a fantastic ensemble piece, the fight and chase scenes are so savage, raw and realistic that it's like watching a bunch of rabid dogs going at each other's throats. Also, just like the first movie, a very down to earth and hard hitting exploration of how poverty and hunger shape man; but that's just my opinion. Three left!

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2 months ago