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Police Tactics

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Genres: Action, Crime, Drama
Starring: Bunta Sugawara, Akira Kobayashi, Tatsuo Umemiya
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Plot Synopsis:

Continuing the storyline begun in episode three of the Battles Without Honor and Humanity series, Police Tactics sees director Kinji Fukasaku and screenwriter Kazuo Kasahara further depicting the life-and-death struggle of the gangsters of Hiroshima and Kure, even as the rest of Japan is beginning to tire of their old-fashioned codes.

1963. Shozo Hirono (Bunta Sugawara), expelled from the Yamamori gang, has allied himself with the cowardly Uchimoto (Takeshi Kato) and the Akashi family, who are engaged in a power struggle with the Shinwa Group, allied with the Yamamori. But mainstream society, enjoying unprecedented economic prosperity, will no longer tolerate their violent criminal activities. The police begin a major crackdown, putting the gangs on the defensive. But rogue soldiers on both sides still refuse to keep the peace, earning the wrath of both their bosses and the forces of law and order.

The last film of the series written by Kasahara, Police Tactics was intended to be the final episode, until its phenomenal success led to one additional entry. A fîn de siècle mood permeates throughout, with characters fully aware of their impending obsolescence, yet striving for a return to the less prosperous, but simpler post-war glory days.

  • Release Details
    Release Date: August 9th, 2016
    Movie Release Year: 1974
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Arrow Video
  • Technical Specs
    Length:101 Minutes
    Specs:Blu-ray/DVD
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p/AVC MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):2.35:1
    Audio Formats:Japanese LPCM Mono
    Subtitles/Captions:English
    Special Features:Remembering Kinji a new featurette about director Kinji Fukasaku and his work, featuring interviews with Kenta Fukasaku and film critic and Fukasaku biographer Sadao Yamane
    Fukasaku Family a new interview with Proxy War and Police Tactics assistant director Toru Dobashi
    Original trailer
    Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Reinhard Kleist