NEW BATTLES WITHOUT HONOR AND HUMANITY 3: THE BOSS’S LAST DAYS

Kinji Fukasaku, Japan, 1976, Arrow Films, Crime - Japan

In the early 1970s, Kinji Fukasaku's five-film BATTLES WITHOUT HONOR AND HUMANITY series was a massive hit in Japan, and kicked off a boom in realistic modern yakuza films based on true stories. Although Fukasaku had intended to end the series, Toei Studio convinced him to return to the director's chair for this unconnected follow-up trilogy, each starring BATTLES leading man Bunta Sugawara and telling separate, but fictional stories about the yakuza elsewhere in Japan.

Each one is also a top-notch crime action thriller: hard-boiled, entertaining, and distinguished by Fukasaku's directorial genius, funky musical scores by composer Toshiaki Tsushima, and the onscreen power of Toei's greatest yakuza movie stars.

In LAST DAYS OF THE BOSS, Bunta Sugawara is Nozaki, a laborer who swears allegiance to a sympathetic crime boss, only to find himself elected his successor after the boss is murdered. Restrained by a gang alliance that forbids retributions against high-level members, Nozaki forms a plot to exact revenge, but a suspicious relationship with his own sister taints his relationship with his fellow gang members...

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Details

  • 91 min.
  • Color
  • 2.35:1

Formats

  • DCP
  • Blu-ray

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