Set during the turbulent post-war years, Fukasaku’s original 1975 film charts the rise and fall of real-life gangster Rikio Ishikawa (Tetsuya Watari, Outlaw Gangster VIP). Shot through with the same stark realism and quasi-documentarian approach as Fukasaku’s earlier Battles Without Honor and Humanity, Fukasaku nonetheless breaks new ground through his portrayal of a gangster utterly without honor or ethics, surviving by any means necessary in a world of brutal criminality.
1. A Portrait of Rage – an archival appreciation of Fukasaku and his films, featuring interviews with filmmakers, scholars, and friends of the director
2. Like a Balloon: The Life of a Yakuza – a new visual essay by critic and Projection Booth podcast host Mike White
3. On the Set with Fukasaku – an archival interview with assistant director Kenichi Oguri
4. Theatrical trailer
2.50GB | 1h 33m | 1024×436 | mkv
Subtitles:English (soft subs)