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The Yakuza Papers

July 2, 2005

Kinji Fukasaku’s series of films known as The Yakuza Papers is largely seen as the veteran filmmaker’s answer to The Godfather (1972). Grouped together, these five films are a towering achievement of visceral B-moviemaking at its finest. The very... 

Stray Cat Rock: Sex Hunter

December 11, 2003

Stray Cat: Sex Hunter (1970) is the third installment in a wild series of cult films that play out like the Japanese version of Jack Hill’s exploitation movie, Switchblade Sisters (1975). Sex Hunter is an unhinged trip complete with vintage ‘60s psychedelic... 

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