Battles Without Honor And Humanity: Hiroshima Death Match (Includes DVD)

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The celebrated Battles Without Honor and Humanity series continues with its second episode, Hiroshima Death Match, setting aside part one protagonist Shozo Hirono (Bunta Sugawara) to follow a side story showcasing genre icons Sonny Chiba (The Street Fighter) and Meiko Kaji (Female Convict 701: Scorpion). Hiroshima, 1950. Demobilized kamikaze pilot Shoji Yamanaka (Kinya Kitaoji) is released from prison and finds himself hungry and broke. Following a bust up with a local gang, he earns the psychotic wrath of local underboss Otomo (Chiba), but Yamanaka's suicidal impulses are soon put to good use as a hitman for another gang, befriending series hero Shozo Hirono in the process. Despite a budding but forbidden romance with the boss's niece (Kaji), Yamanaka's instability and recklessness soon begin to make him a dangerous liability. Taking an even more fatalistic turn than the series' original entry, Hiroshima Death Match tells the story of the ultimate loser, based on a true story uncovered by screenwriter Kazuo Kasahara while interviewing real-life Hiroshima yakuza for part one. A prosperous era may be dawning for the protagonists, but one with new characters and new grudges to draw them more deeply into its world of blood and betrayal.

Special Features

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation
  • Original Mono audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
  • Optional English subtitles
  • All the Bad Guys - a new, comprehensive video guide to the actors in the films
  • Man of Action - a new interview with series fight choreographer Ryuzo Ueno
  • Original trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Reinhard Kleist
studio:
Arrow Video
Run Time:
100mins approx
Director:
Kinji Fukasaku
Actor:
Bunta Sugawara

Sonny Chiba

Meiko Kaji

Kinya Kitaoji
Theatrical Release Year:
1973
Number of Discs:
2
Region:
A

Battles Without Honor And Humanity: Hiroshima Death Match (Includes DVD)

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Arrow Films - Join the Cult!

The celebrated Battles Without Honor and Humanity series continues with its second episode, Hiroshima Death Match, setting aside part one protagonist Shozo Hirono (Bunta Sugawara) to follow a side story showcasing genre icons Sonny Chiba (The Street Fighter) and Meiko Kaji (Female Convict 701: Scorpion). Hiroshima, 1950. Demobilized kamikaze pilot Shoji Yamanaka (Kinya Kitaoji) is released from prison and finds himself hungry and broke. Following a bust up with a local gang, he earns the psychotic wrath of local underboss Otomo (Chiba), but Yamanaka's suicidal impulses are soon put to good use as a hitman for another gang, befriending series hero Shozo Hirono in the process. Despite a budding but forbidden romance with the boss's niece (Kaji), Yamanaka's instability and recklessness soon begin to make him a dangerous liability. Taking an even more fatalistic turn than the series' original entry, Hiroshima Death Match tells the story of the ultimate loser, based on a true story uncovered by screenwriter Kazuo Kasahara while interviewing real-life Hiroshima yakuza for part one. A prosperous era may be dawning for the protagonists, but one with new characters and new grudges to draw them more deeply into its world of blood and betrayal.

Special Features

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation
  • Original Mono audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
  • Optional English subtitles
  • All the Bad Guys - a new, comprehensive video guide to the actors in the films
  • Man of Action - a new interview with series fight choreographer Ryuzo Ueno
  • Original trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Reinhard Kleist
studio:
Arrow Video
Run Time:
100mins approx
Director:
Kinji Fukasaku
Actor:
Bunta Sugawara

Sonny Chiba

Meiko Kaji

Kinya Kitaoji
Theatrical Release Year:
1973
Number of Discs:
2
Region:
A

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