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Battles Without Honor and Humanity: Hiroshima Death Match

Battles Without Honor and Humanity: Hiroshima Death Match

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The celebrated Battles Without Honor and Humanity series continues with it's second episode, Hiroshima Death Match, setting aside part one protagonist Shozo Hirono (Bunta Sugawara) to follow a side story showcasing genre icons Sonny Chiba (The Street Fighter) and Meiko Kaji (Female Prisoner 701: Scorpion). Hiroshima, 1950. Demobilized kamikaze pilot Shoji Yamanaka (Kinya Kitaoji) is released from prison and finds himself hungry and broke. Following a bust up with a local gang, he earns the psychotic wrath of local underboss Otomo (Chiba), but Yamanaka s suicidal impulses are soon put to good use as a hitman for another gang, befriending series hero Shozo Hirono in the process. Despite a budding but forbidden romance with the boss s niece (Kaji), Yamanaka s instability and recklessness soon begin to make him a dangerous liability. Taking an even more fatalistic turn than the series original entry, Hiroshima Death Match tells the story of the ultimate loser, based on a true story uncovered by screenwriter Kazuo Kasahara while interviewing real-life Hiroshima yakuza for part one. A prosperous era may be dawning for the protagonists, but one with new characters and new grudges to draw them more deeply into it's world of blood and betrayal.

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    Title: Battles Without Honor and Humanity: Hiroshima Death Match
    Genre: Action / Adventure, Foreign-Japanese
    Starring: Bunta Sugawara, Meiko Kaji
    Director: Kinji Fukasaku
    Attributes: With DVD, Subtitled, 2PC
    Release Date: 8/9/2016
    Original Year: 1973
    Product Type: Blu-ray
    Rated: NR
    Catalog #: 31
    UPC: 760137806196
    Item #: 1727287X

    Technical Information

    Street Date: 8/9/2016
    Run Time: 100 minutes
    Studio: Arrow Video

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