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. A street war breaks loose between two rival gangs, and Goro’s caught in the middle. Through a knife fight against a high profile gangster, Goro notices a familiar face: his girlfriend Yuri . Goro had sent her to safety, but when she returns, she’s caught between Goro and his enemy’s knife.