Street Mobster Blu-Ray

Street Mobster Blu-Ray
A pivotal work in the yakuza movie genre and in the career of director Kinji Fukasaku (Battle Royale, Doberman Cop), Street Mobster presents an abrasive portrait of the rise and fall of a reckless street punk caught in the crossfire of a bloody turf war raging. Isamu Okita (Bunta Sugawara, Cops vs. Thugs) re-emerges onto the mean streets of Kawazaki after five years in prison for a string of brutal crimes, he comes face to face with prostitute Kinuyo (Mayumi Nagisa, Battles Without Honour and Humanity). She immediately recognises him as one of the participants in her brutal sexual assault years earlier that left her shell-shocked and consigned to the life of a sex worker. The two outcasts form an unlikely bond, Okita returns to his criminal ways. He is approached by veteran gangster Kizaki (Asao Koike), who encourages him to round up a group of local chinpira street punks, and shake up the uneasy agreement between the two rival yakuza groups who control the city’s bars, gambling dens and red-light districts. However, when the new outfit goes too far into the turf of the big boys, they find themselves caught up in a violent reprisal, before an offer of patronage appears from an unlikely source. Street Mobster is the first film in which Fukasaku’s vital and exhilarating approach to the contemporary-set gangster picture was paired with the untamed, raw charisma of Japan’s top screen mobster Sugawara Bunta. The film would change the life of both, paving the way for their subsequent collaborations on the landmark Battles Without Honour and Humanity series that began the following year.

Special Features
High Definition (1080p) Blu-Ray Presentation, Original Uncompressed PCM Mono Audio, Optional English Subtitles, Audio Commentary By Japanese Cinema Expert Tom Mes, Theatrical Trailer, Still Gallery, Reversible Sleeve Featuring Original And Newly Commissioned Artwork By Chris Malbon
Aspect Ratio2.35:1
AudioJapanese Mono
Case TypeAmaray Single
CastBunta Sugawara,Noboru Ando,Mayumi Nagisa
DirectorKinji Fukasaku
RegionBlu-Ray B
Run Time88

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