Yakuza Papers, The: Battles Without Honor and Humanity - Limited Edition Box Set

Home Vision   (1974) / Region 1
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Yakuza Papers, The: Battles Without Honor and Humanity - Limited Edition Box Set

In the wake of the Bomb, ex-soldier Shozo Hirono [Bunta Sugawara] joins a Hiroshima yakuza gang, the Japanese equivalent of the Mafia and then the shootings, slashings, betrayals, and scheming begin.

Premiering a year after The Godfather, The Yakuza Papers also broke box office records and spawned sequels, but, in contrast, took a ruthlessly de-romanticized view of the underworld. Based on an actual gang boss's memoirs, The Yakuza Papers plunges the audience into a gritty, brutal, violent newsreel of a three-decade struggle for power of Shakespearean complexity, a nihilistic epic unlike any other.

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  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Aug 03 2004
  • Production Year 1974
  • Empire SKU 621938
  • UPC Code 037429199527
  • Studio  Home Vision
  • Packaging Custom
  • Number of Discs 6
  • Disc SS-SL
  • Subtitles English

Features

Volumes include original theatrical trailer and director filmography

Bonus Supplemental Disc includes:

Friedkin on Fukasaku - Director William Friedkin (French Connection, The Exorcist) discusses the influence of Fukasaku on Hollywood action films of the 1970s.

Jitsuroku: Reinventing the Yakuza Genre - A 20-minute video on how The Yakuza Papers forever changed Japanese cinema

Boryoku: Fukasaku and the Art of Violence - Featuring a rare interview and behind-the-scenes footage with Kinji Fukasaku

Kantoku: Remembering Fukasaku - The director's son, Kenta Fukasaku (Battle Royale II), Masao Sato (producer of Battle Royale I and II and Sadao Yamane (Fukasaku biographer) share their memories of working with the legendary director

Translating Fukasaku - Subtitler Linda Hoaglund shares her experiences and insights from working within the world of Kinji Fukasaku

The Yakuza Wars of Hiroshima - A pull-out Viewer's Guide highlighting all the major players, wars, killings, arrests, and consolidations that occur throughout all five volumes in The Yakuza Papers series

16-page booklet - Includes essays by contemporary Japanese film scholars Patrick Macias and Tom Mes

Audio/Video

  • Audio
    Japanese Dolby Digital Mono
  • Video
    Widescreen 2.35:1 B&W (Anamorphic)
    Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)

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