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Final Episode

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Genres: Action, Crime, Drama
Starring: Hiroko Fuji, Gorô Ibuki, Nobuo Kaneko
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Plot Sypnosis:

The Final Episode of the Battles Without Honor and Humanity series brought a new, more contemporary mood to the film and its characters. The yakuza may be starting to resemble a legitimate business, but director Kinji Fukasaku, working with new screenwriter Koji Takada, never lets the audience forget their violent origins, and their tried-and-true methods of accomplishing their business.

1966. After a police crackdown, the gangs of Hiroshima and Kure have formed a massive, multi-family political and economic coalition called the Tensei Group, seeking a way forward into the 1970 s as part of Japan s economic bubble. Shozo Hirono (Bunta Sugawara) finds himself increasingly alienated from this semi-legitimate form of corruption, particularly as acting Tensei Group chairman Matsumura (Kinya Kitaoji) tries to put the gangs on a new, more business-like path. But old habits die hard, and when rivalries surface once again, they bring with them the promise of more bloodshed.

The long-awaited conclusion to the epic series is an elegy for the bad guy, with the harsh realization that Japan s economic growth came about only through the sacrifice of the blood of its young men, victims of twenty long years of Battles Without Honor and Humanity.

Release Details

Movie Release Year: 1974
Tech Specs & Release Details

Length: 98
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: Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Reinhard Kleist