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9 Ratings

Gangster VIP

Burai yori daikanbu

Directed by Toshio Masuda
Japan, 1968
Action, Crime, Drama


After spending three years in prison for stabbing a hitman from a rival gang, Goro comes out disenchanted with yakuza life. When he decides to abandon gangster life entirely, tragedy intervenes, and Goro sets out for revenge.

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Gangster VIP Directed by Toshio Masuda

Critics reviews

Once Goro comes of age in the first film and assumes the role of reliable assassin, director Toshio Masuda quickly makes sense of a Goro’s will-to-violence as one of modernization’s nurturing effects, especially in night scenes where streets are littered with neon lights and posters of pin-up girls. The excess on display matches Goro’s insatiable bloodlust, especially when his late-film dispatching of numerous baddies culminates with an orgasmic form of stabbing.
April 28, 2016
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