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.
On a cold winter day, Goro and Masahiko murder a mob boss -- the deed hands them prison time, but Goro has noregrets. When Goro’s released two years later, Masahiko is dying in a prison hospital and entrusts his last wish: "Find my sister and take care of her." Goro leaves as a free man with a mission, but soon finds that he might have been better off in jail.