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.
The series’ final film sends lone wolf Goro to the industrial city of Keihin, where rival clans are of course in the midst of a territorial dispute. At a department store, he sees an elevator lady harassed by hoodlums. Goro intervenes, but unbeknownst to him the hoodlums are gang members, and the girl has strong ties with the opposing family.