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The Resource The yakuza papers : battles without honor & humanity, Tōei, (DVD Discs 1-3)

The yakuza papers : battles without honor & humanity, Tōei, (DVD Discs 1-3)

Label
The yakuza papers : battles without honor & humanity
Title
The yakuza papers
Title remainder
battles without honor & humanity
Statement of responsibility
Tōei
Title variation
  • Battles without honor and humanity
  • Kinji Fukasaku's The yakuza papers
  • Battles without honor & humanity
  • Jingi naki tatakai
  • Deadly fight in Hiroshima
  • Hiroshima shito hen
  • Proxy war
  • Dairi senso
  • Police tactics
  • Chojo sakusen
  • Final episode
  • Kanketsu-hen
Title variation remainder
battles without honor & humanity
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • jpn
  • eng
  • jpn
Summary
  • The series is loosely based on the serialized two-volume novel by Koichi Iiboshi that chronicles the Hiroshima gang war that lasted nearly twenty five years. The series revolves around Shozo Hirono, an ex-soldier living in Hiroshima after World War II
  • Battles without honor & humanity = Jingi naki tatakai: In the teeming black markets of postwar Japan, Shozo Hirono and his buddies find themselves in a new war between factious and ambitious yakuza. After joining boss Yamamori, Shozo is drawn into a feud with his sworn brother's family, the Dois. But that's when the chivalry ends and the hypocrisy, betrayal, and assasinations begin
  • Deadly fight in Hiroshima = Hiroshima shito hen: Repeatedly beat to a pulp by gamblers, cops, and gangsters, lone wolf Shoji Yamanaka finally finds a home as a Muraoka family hit man and falls in love with boss Muraoka's niece. Meanwhile, the ambitions of mad dog Katsutoshi Otomo draws our series' hero Shozo Hirono into a new round of bloodshed, culminating with the tragic demise of the young Yamanka
  • Proxy war = Dairi senso: The successor to Hiroshima's most powerful yakuza family, the Muraokas, is whacked in broad daylight. Developing into a yakuza succession crisis, the weaseley Uchimoto dithers while backstabbing boss Yamamori takes over as head of the Muraoka family. Once again, Shozo Hirono is caught in the middle, and all-out war is unavoidable
  • Police tactics = Chojo sakusen: The cops crack down under pressure from the public and the press, adding a new dimension to the war for power among the yakuza families of Hiroshima. Takeda tries to keep a lid on things but hotheaded underlings create chaos, with one boss whacked in neutral territory, and Shozo Hirono plotting to finally take out longtime nemesis, boss Yamamori
  • Final episode = Kanketsu-hen: In the wake of a big police crackdown, Akira Takeda attempts to transform the Hiroshima yakuza families into a legitimate political organization: The Tensei Coalition. When the young Matsumura ascends to the chairmanship of the coalition, the older, hardened yakuza led by Jo Shishido seize one last opportunity to stir up chaos and bloodshed
Cataloging source
IUL
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director, Kinji Fukasaku ; screenplay, Kazuo Kasahara ; original story, Koichi Iiboshi ; cinematographer, Sadaji Yoshida ; music, Toshiaki Tsushima
Language note
In Japanese with optional subtitles in English (2.0 mono)
PerformerNote
Bunta Sugawara, Hiroki Matsukata, Tsunehiko Watase, Nobuo Kaneko, Tatsuo Umemiya, Shinichi Chiba, Meiko Kaji, Hiroshi Nawa, Mikio Narita, Asao Koike, Kinya Kitaoji, Akira Kobayashi, Shingo Yamashiro, Reiko Ike, Toshie Kimura, Toshio Kurosawa, Kunie Tanaka
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1927-2002
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Fukasaku, Kinji
  • Kasahara, Kazuo
  • Iiboshi, Kōichi
  • Tōei Kabushiki Kaisha
  • Home Vision Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
420
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Yakuza
  • Gangs
  • Gangsters
  • Motion pictures
Technique
live action
Label
The yakuza papers : battles without honor & humanity, Tōei, (DVD Discs 1-3)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Aspect ratio 2.35:1; made from a digital transfer enhanced for 16:9 televisions with restored image and sound
  • Special features: Friedkin on Fukasaku, which discusses the influence of Kukasaku on Hollywood action films of the 1970s ; Jitsuroku: reinventing a genre: a 20-minute video essay on how "The Yakuza Papers" forever changed Japanese cinema ; Boryoku: Fukasaku and the art of violence, features a rare interview and behind-the-scenes footage with Kinji Fukasaku ; Kantoku: remembering the director: the director's son, Kenta Fukasaku, Masao Sato and Sadao Yamane share their memories of working with the legendary director Kinji Fukasaku ; Kaplan on the yakuza: David Kaplan, chief investigative reporter for U.S. News and World Report, gives a primer on Japan's criminal underworld ; Translating Fukasaku: an interview with subtitler Linda Hoaglund ; also includes "The Yakuza Wars of Hiroshima" a pull-out viewer's guide and a 16-page booklet featuring essays and articles
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • (1974, 101 min.) -- v. 5.
  • Final episode = Kanketsu-hen
  • (1974, 98 min.) -- [v. 6.]
  • Special features
  • v. 1.
  • Battles without honor & humanity = Jingi naki tatakai
  • (1973, 99 min.) -- v. 2.
  • Deadly fight in Hiroshima = Hiroshima shito hen
  • (1973, 100 min.) -- v. 3.
  • Proxy war = Dairi senso
  • (1973, 102 min.) -- v. 4.
  • Police tactics = Chojo sakusen
Control code
  • a365940
  • ocm57345400
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Collector's ed.
Extent
6 videodiscs
Isbn
9780780029262
Isbn Type
(set)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color and black and white
Publisher number
YAK 010
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)57345400
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The yakuza papers : battles without honor & humanity, Tōei, (DVD Discs 1-3)
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Aspect ratio 2.35:1; made from a digital transfer enhanced for 16:9 televisions with restored image and sound
  • Special features: Friedkin on Fukasaku, which discusses the influence of Kukasaku on Hollywood action films of the 1970s ; Jitsuroku: reinventing a genre: a 20-minute video essay on how "The Yakuza Papers" forever changed Japanese cinema ; Boryoku: Fukasaku and the art of violence, features a rare interview and behind-the-scenes footage with Kinji Fukasaku ; Kantoku: remembering the director: the director's son, Kenta Fukasaku, Masao Sato and Sadao Yamane share their memories of working with the legendary director Kinji Fukasaku ; Kaplan on the yakuza: David Kaplan, chief investigative reporter for U.S. News and World Report, gives a primer on Japan's criminal underworld ; Translating Fukasaku: an interview with subtitler Linda Hoaglund ; also includes "The Yakuza Wars of Hiroshima" a pull-out viewer's guide and a 16-page booklet featuring essays and articles
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • (1974, 101 min.) -- v. 5.
  • Final episode = Kanketsu-hen
  • (1974, 98 min.) -- [v. 6.]
  • Special features
  • v. 1.
  • Battles without honor & humanity = Jingi naki tatakai
  • (1973, 99 min.) -- v. 2.
  • Deadly fight in Hiroshima = Hiroshima shito hen
  • (1973, 100 min.) -- v. 3.
  • Proxy war = Dairi senso
  • (1973, 102 min.) -- v. 4.
  • Police tactics = Chojo sakusen
Control code
  • a365940
  • ocm57345400
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Collector's ed.
Extent
6 videodiscs
Isbn
9780780029262
Isbn Type
(set)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color and black and white
Publisher number
YAK 010
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)57345400
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

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