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The yakuza papers : battles without honor & humanity

Label
The yakuza papers : battles without honor & humanity
Title
The yakuza papers
Title remainder
battles without honor & humanity
Title variation
  • Battles without honor & humanity
  • Battles without honor and humanity
  • Kinji Fukasaku's
Contributor
Actor
Composer
Director
Production company
Publisher
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • jpn
  • eng
  • jpn
  • jpn
Summary
  • The series is loosely based on the serialized two-volume novel by Koichi Iiboshi that chronicles the Hiroshima gang war that lasted nearly twenty five years. The series revolves around Shozo Hirono, an ex-soldier living in Hiroshima after World War II
  • Battles without honor & humanity: In the teeming black markets of postwar Japan, Shozo Hirono and his buddies find themselves in a new war between factious and ambitious yakuza. After joining boss Yamamori, Shozo is drawn into a feud with his sworn brother's family, the Dois. But that's when the chivalry ends and the hypocrisy, betrayal, and assasinations begin
  • Deadly fight in Hiroshima: Repeatedly beat to a pulp by gamblers, cops, and gangsters, lone wolf Shoji Yamanaka finally finds a home as a Muraoka family hit man and falls in love with boss Muraoka's niece. Meanwhile, the ambitions of mad dog Katsutoshi Otomo draws our series' hero Shozo Hirono into a new round of bloodshed, culminating with the tragic demise of the young Yamanka
  • Proxy war: The successor to Hiroshima's most powerful yakuza family, the Muraokas, is whacked in broad daylight. Developing into a yakuza succession crisis, the weaseley Uchimoto dithers while backstabbing boss Yamamori takes over as head of the Muraoka family. Once again, Shozo Hirono is caught in the middle, and all-out war is unavoidable
  • Police tactics: The cops crack down under pressure from the public and the press, adding a new dimension to the war for power among the yakuza families of Hiroshima. Takeda tries to keep a lid on things but hotheaded underlings create chaos, with one boss whacked in neutral territory, and Shozo Hirono plotting to finally take out longtime nemesis, boss Yamamori
  • Final episode: In the wake of a big police crackdown, Akira Takeda attempts to transform the Hiroshima yakuza families into a legitimate political organization: The Tensei Coalition. When the young Matsumura ascends to the chairmanship of the coalition, the older, hardened yakuza led by Jo Shishido seize one last opportunity to stir up chaos and bloodshed
Cataloging source
IUL
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Cinematography, Sadaji Yoshida ; music, Toshiaki Tsushima
Language note
In Japanese with optional subtitles in English
PerformerNote
  • Battles without honor & humanity: Bunta Sugawara, Hiroki Matsukata, Kunie Tanaka, Eiko Nakamura, Tsunehiko Watase, Goro Ibuki, Tatsuo Umemiya
  • Deadly fight in Hiroshima: Bunta Sugawara, Shin'ichi Chiba, Meiko Kaji, Shingo Yamashiro, Hiroshi Nawa, Kin'ya Kitaōji
  • Proxy war: Bunta Sugawara, Akira Kobayashi, Tsunehiko Watase, Shingo Yamashiro, Kunie Tanaka, Tetsurō Tanba, Tatsuo Umemiya
  • Police tactics: Bunta Sugawara, Tatsuo Umemiya, Toshio Kurosawa, Kunie Tanaka, Hiroki Matsukata, Akira Kobayashi
  • Final episode: Bunta Sugawara, Kin'ya Kitaōji, Hiroki Matsukata, Kunie Tanaka, Nobuo Kaneko, Jō Shishido, Akira Kobayashi
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1927-2002,
  • 1934-
  • 1933-2014,
  • 1942-2017,
  • 1932-
  • 1951-1975,
  • 1944-2017,
  • 1946-
  • 1938-2019,
  • 1939-
  • 1938-2009,
  • 1932-2018,
  • 1943-
  • 1938-
  • 1922-2006,
  • 1923-1995,
  • 1933-2020,
  • 1936-2013,
  • 1927-1996
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Fukasaku, Kinji,
  • Kasahara, Kazuo
  • Takada, Kōji
  • Sugawara, Bunta
  • Matsukata, Hiroki
  • Tanaka, Kunie
  • Nakamura, Eiko
  • Watase, Tsunehiko
  • Ibuki, Gorō
  • Umemiya, Tatsuo
  • Chiba, Sonny
  • Kaji, Meiko,
  • Yamashiro, Shingo
  • Nawa, Hiroshi
  • Kitaōji, Kin'ya
  • Kobayashi, Akira
  • Tanba, Tetsurō
  • Kurosawa, Toshio,
  • Kaneko, Nobuo
  • Shishido, Jō
  • Tsushima, Toshiaki
  • Iiboshi, Kōichi
  • Tōei Kabushiki Kaisha,
  • Home Vision Entertainment (Firm),
Runtime
500
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Yakuza
  • Gangs
  • Gangsters
Technique
live action
Label
The yakuza papers : battles without honor & humanity
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Loosely based on the serialized two-volume novel by Koichi Iiboshi, itself based on the prison diaries of the yakuza Kōzō Minō
  • Originally released as feature films in 1973 and 1974
  • Packaged in a metal case
  • Accompanying booklet contains credits, scene index, and the essays Kinji Fukasaku by Patrick Macias, and Yakuza burial : Kinji Fukasaku's gangster film revolution by Tom Mes
  • Accompanying viewer's guide highlights all the major players, wars, killings, arrests, and consolodations of the Yakuza Wars of Hiroshima portrayed throughout the Yakuza Papers series
  • Additional special features (v.1-5): theatrical trailers; director filmography
Accompanying material
1 booklet (15 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm) and 1 viewer's guide (12 unnumbered pages, folded : illustrations ; 19 cm)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Hiroshima shitō hen [=
  • Deadly fight in Hiroshima]
  • (1973; 100 min.) ;
  • v.3:
  • Dairi sensō [=
  • Proxy war]
  • (1973; 102 min.) ;
  • v.4:
  • Chōjō sakusen [=
  • Police tactics]
  • (1974; 101 min.)
  • Tōei ; gensaku, Iiboshi Kōichi ; kyakuhon Kasahara Kazuo ; kantoku, Fukazaku Kinji
  • Jingi naki tatakai [=
  • Battles without honor & humanity].
  • v.1:
  • Jingi naki tatakai [=
  • Battles without honor & humanity]
  • (1973; 99 min.) ;
  • v.2:
  • v.5:
  • Jingi naki tatakai.
  • Kanketsu-hen [=
  • Final episode]
  • Tōei ; gensaku, Iiboshi Kōichi ; kyakuhon Takada Kōji ; kantoku, Fukazaku Kinji
  • (1974, 98 min.)
  • (the director's son Kenta Fukasaku, producer Masao Sato, and Fukasaku biographer Sadao Yamane share their memories of working with Kinji Fukasaku)
  • Kaplan on the yakuza
  • (David Kaplan, chief investigative reporter for U.S. News and World Report, gives a primer on Japan's criminal underworld)
  • Translating Fukasaku
  • (subtitler Linda Hoaglund shares her experiences and insights from working within the world of Kinji Fukasaku)
  • v.6, Special features:
  • Friedkin on Fukasaku
  • (discusses the influence of Fukasaku on Hollywood action films of the 1970s)
  • Jitsuroku : reinventing a genre
  • (video essay on how The yakuza papers forever changed Japanese cinema)
  • Boryoku : Fukasaku and the art of violence
  • (features a rare interview and behind-the-scenes footage with Kinji Fukasaku)
  • Kantoku : remembering the director
Control code
57345400
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Collector's edition
Extent
6 videodiscs (500 min.)
Isbn
9780780029262
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Colby: NO Public Performance Rights purchased; home or classroom use ONLY
Other control number
037429199527
Other physical details
sound, color and black and white
Publisher number
YAK 010
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)57345400
System details
DVD, NTSC, region 1; wide screen (2.35:1 aspect ratio); Dolby digital 2.0 mono
Terms governing use
Bates: No public performance rights purchased; home, library, or classroom use only
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The yakuza papers : battles without honor & humanity
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Loosely based on the serialized two-volume novel by Koichi Iiboshi, itself based on the prison diaries of the yakuza Kōzō Minō
  • Originally released as feature films in 1973 and 1974
  • Packaged in a metal case
  • Accompanying booklet contains credits, scene index, and the essays Kinji Fukasaku by Patrick Macias, and Yakuza burial : Kinji Fukasaku's gangster film revolution by Tom Mes
  • Accompanying viewer's guide highlights all the major players, wars, killings, arrests, and consolodations of the Yakuza Wars of Hiroshima portrayed throughout the Yakuza Papers series
  • Additional special features (v.1-5): theatrical trailers; director filmography
Accompanying material
1 booklet (15 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm) and 1 viewer's guide (12 unnumbered pages, folded : illustrations ; 19 cm)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Hiroshima shitō hen [=
  • Deadly fight in Hiroshima]
  • (1973; 100 min.) ;
  • v.3:
  • Dairi sensō [=
  • Proxy war]
  • (1973; 102 min.) ;
  • v.4:
  • Chōjō sakusen [=
  • Police tactics]
  • (1974; 101 min.)
  • Tōei ; gensaku, Iiboshi Kōichi ; kyakuhon Kasahara Kazuo ; kantoku, Fukazaku Kinji
  • Jingi naki tatakai [=
  • Battles without honor & humanity].
  • v.1:
  • Jingi naki tatakai [=
  • Battles without honor & humanity]
  • (1973; 99 min.) ;
  • v.2:
  • v.5:
  • Jingi naki tatakai.
  • Kanketsu-hen [=
  • Final episode]
  • Tōei ; gensaku, Iiboshi Kōichi ; kyakuhon Takada Kōji ; kantoku, Fukazaku Kinji
  • (1974, 98 min.)
  • (the director's son Kenta Fukasaku, producer Masao Sato, and Fukasaku biographer Sadao Yamane share their memories of working with Kinji Fukasaku)
  • Kaplan on the yakuza
  • (David Kaplan, chief investigative reporter for U.S. News and World Report, gives a primer on Japan's criminal underworld)
  • Translating Fukasaku
  • (subtitler Linda Hoaglund shares her experiences and insights from working within the world of Kinji Fukasaku)
  • v.6, Special features:
  • Friedkin on Fukasaku
  • (discusses the influence of Fukasaku on Hollywood action films of the 1970s)
  • Jitsuroku : reinventing a genre
  • (video essay on how The yakuza papers forever changed Japanese cinema)
  • Boryoku : Fukasaku and the art of violence
  • (features a rare interview and behind-the-scenes footage with Kinji Fukasaku)
  • Kantoku : remembering the director
Control code
57345400
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Collector's edition
Extent
6 videodiscs (500 min.)
Isbn
9780780029262
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Colby: NO Public Performance Rights purchased; home or classroom use ONLY
Other control number
037429199527
Other physical details
sound, color and black and white
Publisher number
YAK 010
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)57345400
System details
DVD, NTSC, region 1; wide screen (2.35:1 aspect ratio); Dolby digital 2.0 mono
Terms governing use
Bates: No public performance rights purchased; home, library, or classroom use only
Video recording format
DVD

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