OUTLAW: HEARTLESS

Mio Ezaki, Japan, 1968, Arrow Films

In 1968, acclaimed director Toshio Masuda (RUSTY KNIFE, TORA! TORA! TORA!) and rising star Tetsuya Watari (TOKYO DRIFTER) teamed up for OUTLAW: GANGSTER VIP, a gritty yakuza yarn based on the writings of real life ex-gangster Goro Fujita. The resulting six-film series offers up a depiction of the Japanese underworld unprecedented in its sympathetic portrayal of a man haunted by his past, unable to escape a life of crime.

Years ago, Goro was indebted to Mitsugimoto. Sawada, a low-ranking yakuza with a gambling problem, owed Mitsugimoto three million yen. This equation can only lead to one answer: Mitsugimoto needs to pay and Goro's coming to collect . . .

Known as a pioneer of Nikkatsu Studios’ "mood action" genre, director Mio Ezaki incorporates road movie scenes with a new theme song sung by star Tetsuya Watari, bringing a new flare to the third installment of the "Outlaw" series.

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Details

  • 92 mins
  • Color
  • 2.35:1

Formats

  • DCP
  • Blu-ray

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