Hideo Gosha’s Violent Streets: A Must-See for Fans of Yakuza Films
Violent Streets, a stylish and violent yakuza film from master director Hideo Gosha, is now available on blu-ray with bonus features.
Don’t miss this must-see for fans of the genre!
The 1974 film stars Noboru Ando as Egawa, a retired yakuza underboss who is drawn back into the world of crime when his old comrades demand control of his nightclub.
A gang war erupts in response to a high-profile kidnapping, and Egawa must decide where his loyalties lie.
By all accounts, Gosha’s film is considered to be one of the best yakuza movies ever made.
Violent Streets features some of the most iconic action sequences in the genre and the visuals are absolutely masterful.
The film is presented in Japanese with English subtitles.
It isn’t rated, but is best for adults and older teens due to the content and the subtitles.
The visually stunning film is one that fans of Hideo Gosha’s work and action movies will love.
Release Date 5/16/23
After making his name in the samurai genre, master filmmaker Hideo Gosha (THREE OUTLAW SAMURAI, SAMURAI WOLF) turned his camera to the world of the yakuza, and the violent streets they control.
Legendary gangster-turned-actor Noboru Ando plays Egawa, a retired yakuza underboss, now nightclub owner, who gets pulled back into the life when his old comrades demand control of his club. Meanwhile, a gang war quietly roiling behind the scenes erupts into open violence in response to a high-profile kidnapping, lending unimaginably high stakes to Egawa’s reemergence onto the yakuza scene.
The result is a kinetic and stylish explosion of deception, mayhem, and death that leaves no one safe – and a masterpiece of 1970’s yakuza cinema.
- Tattooed Director: Hideo Gosha featurette with Tomoe Gosha
- A Street That Can’t Be Beat video essay by TokyoScope author Patrick Macias
- 6-page booklet with a new essay by Japanese film expert Mark Schilling
Japanese with English Subtitles
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