Graveyard of Honor ( Jingi no hakaba ) Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 20987

Average Rating: 2.5/4

# of Ratings: 3

Theatrical Release Date: 02/15/1975

Language: Japanese

Genre: Adventure, Crime

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: Kinji Fukasaku

Actors: Tetsuya Watari, Tatsuo Umemiya, Yumi Takigawa, Eiji Go, Noboru Ando, Reiko Ike

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Yojimbo - wrote on 03/15/2012

Another sensationalist yakuza movie from Kinji (Battle Royale) Fukasaku, it charts the career of a Tokyo hoodlum in the 1940s. An interesting historical backdrop makes for a slightly different spin on the material, the streets ruled by rival gangs exploiting the poverty of everyday people using the resources of occupying GIs and warring with Japanese hating recent prison camp interns. The synopsis makes the story sound like an Eastern version of The Godfather, but the treatment of the material is far more like an exploitation flick, with constant violence, bloodshed, sex and drug abuse. The result is that Tetsuya Watari's character comes across as completely unsympathetic; just a violent, self-centred thug and because the direction is far more interested in sensationalism than …

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