In 1968, Japanese director Yasuharu Hasebe (opens in new tab) teamed up with the inimitable Jô Shishido (Branded to Kill, Youth of the Beast) for a follow up to their 1967 yakuza hit, Massacre Gun (opens in new tab).
A tale of gang warfare that features a raft of the period’s most iconic stars, Akira Kobayashi (opens in new tab) is a yakuza lieutenant who emerges from jail to find his gang dispersed and his aging boss in his sickbed. Shishido is the rival waiting to kill him and a young Meiko Kaji is the girl caught in the crossfire. Gritty and cynical, Retaliation (opens in new tab) is a hardboiled precursor to Kinji Fukasaku’s revisionist yakuza pictures of the 1970s.
From Arrow Films comes the Blu-ray world premiere release (opens in new tab) http://youtube.com/v/lqfUHj9AjDI
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