Tag Archives: Shirô Moritani

Shirô Moritani – Dankon AKA Bullet Wound (1969)

Thriller about a Japanese-American CIA agent (Kayama) in Japan. Read More »

Shirô Moritani – Hakkodasan aka Mount Hakkoda (1977)

Isolde Standish:
With the change in the aesthetic of the yakuza genre that occurred in the 1970s towards the realist style of the innovator Fukasaku Kinji ‘jitsuroku’ film series, the ninkyo ethic of the 1960s films again shifted genre. After the great success of the three-part epic War and Humanity (Senso to ningen), based on the six-part novel by Gomikawa Junpei (1916-1995) and released by Nikkatsu between 1970 and 1973, epics based on the war or military themes became increasingly popular throughout the 1970s and 1980s. Read More »