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The celebrated Battles Without Honour and Humanity series continues with its second episode, Hiroshima Death Match, setting aside part one protagonist Shozo Hirono (Bunta Sugawara) to follow a side story showcasing genre icons Sonny Chiba (The Street Fighter) and Meiko Kaji (Female Prisoner 701: Scorpion).

Hiroshima, 1950. Demobilized kamikaze pilot Shoji Yamanaka (Kinya Kitaoji) is released from prison and finds himself hungry and broke. Following a bust up with a local gang, he earns the psychotic wrath of local underboss Otomo (Chiba), but Yamanaka’s suicidal impulses are soon put to good use as a hitman for another gang, befriending series hero Shozo Hirono in the process. Despite a budding but forbidden romance with the boss’s niece (Kaji), Yamanaka’s instability and recklessness soon begin to make him a dangerous liability.
Taking an even more fatalistic turn than the series’ original entry, Hiroshima Death Match tells the story of the ultimate loser, based on a true story uncovered by screenwriter Kazuo Kasahara while interviewing real-life Hiroshima yakuza for part one. A prosperous era may be dawning for the protagonists, but one with new characters and new grudges to draw them more deeply into its world of blood and betrayal.

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Arrow Video
Run Time:
100 mins approx.
Director:
Kinji Fukasaku
Certificate:
18
Actor:
Bunta Sugawara

Meiko Kaji

Sonny Chiba
Subtitle Languages:
English SDH
Aspect Ratio:
2.35:1
Main Language:
Japanese
Number of Discs:
2
Region:
A

B

1

2
Brand:
Arrow Video

The Yakuza Papers: Proxy War

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Zavvi - The Home of Pop Culture

The celebrated Battles Without Honour and Humanity series continues with its second episode, Hiroshima Death Match, setting aside part one protagonist Shozo Hirono (Bunta Sugawara) to follow a side story showcasing genre icons Sonny Chiba (The Street Fighter) and Meiko Kaji (Female Prisoner 701: Scorpion).

Hiroshima, 1950. Demobilized kamikaze pilot Shoji Yamanaka (Kinya Kitaoji) is released from prison and finds himself hungry and broke. Following a bust up with a local gang, he earns the psychotic wrath of local underboss Otomo (Chiba), but Yamanaka’s suicidal impulses are soon put to good use as a hitman for another gang, befriending series hero Shozo Hirono in the process. Despite a budding but forbidden romance with the boss’s niece (Kaji), Yamanaka’s instability and recklessness soon begin to make him a dangerous liability.
Taking an even more fatalistic turn than the series’ original entry, Hiroshima Death Match tells the story of the ultimate loser, based on a true story uncovered by screenwriter Kazuo Kasahara while interviewing real-life Hiroshima yakuza for part one. A prosperous era may be dawning for the protagonists, but one with new characters and new grudges to draw them more deeply into its world of blood and betrayal.

studio:
Arrow Video
Run Time:
100 mins approx.
Director:
Kinji Fukasaku
Certificate:
18
Actor:
Bunta Sugawara

Meiko Kaji

Sonny Chiba
Subtitle Languages:
English SDH
Aspect Ratio:
2.35:1
Main Language:
Japanese
Number of Discs:
2
Region:
A

B

1

2
Brand:
Arrow Video

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Great Yakuza Series

Great series of films - the Japanese godfather! Great offer from Zavvi when Arrow Video titles were reduced!

Proxy Wars

Proxy Wars is the third episode in The Yakuza Papers series and is one of the strongest episodes in the series. The story continues of the ever going turmoil within the ranks of the Yakuza clans. The action is raw and in your face and the acting is superb throughout. A must by if you are into Japanese films as a whole