Yakuza Graveyard

Kinji Fukasaku is known in the West, if at all, as the director of Battle Royale or the Battles Without Honor or Humanity films, but this is the real humdinger. The plot involves a disillusioned cop (Tetsuya Watari) who gets sucked into the orbit of a yakuza gang, but the plot matters far less than the downwardly mobile vibes and pure anarchic energy Fukasaku unleashes onscreen. – Lee Gardner

1976 Dir. Kinji Fukasaku. 2.35:1 Color DCP 95 min. In Japanese with subtitles.