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    Added on: 24/9/2002 23:13
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    Yakuza Papers (UK)

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    Elevates brutality and abrupt editing to new levels
    Certificate: 18
    Running Time: 99 mins
    Retail Price: £15.99
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    This nihilistic chronicle of the gang-wars that ravaged Hiroshima in post-war Japan centres around the character Sugawara. Based on the prison diary of a yakuza involved in the wars (Kozo Mino), Sugawara is distinguihed through extreme, callous brutality. The villainous godfather Yamamoru initiates him into his ruthless gang, which inevitably wins the power struggle through titanic, gruesome battles. Once more with The Yakuza Papers, director Kinji Fukasaku elevates brutality and abrupt editing to new levels as he emphasises the degeneration of the feudal samurai`s code of ethics.

    Special Features:
    Photo gallery
    Director profile

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital Mono Japanese

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    Directed By:
    Kinji Fukasaku

    Written By:

    Tsunehiko Watase
    Hiroki Matsukata
    Nobuo Kaneko
    Tatsuo Umemiya
    Bunta Sugawara

    Soundtrack By:
    Toshiaki Tsushima

    Director of Photography:
    Sadaji Yoshida

    Production Designer:
    Takatoshi Suzuki

    Eureka Video

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