Thugs of Shinjuku (1970)

Fresh out of jail, a smart-mouth wise guy Goro takes the name “Big Brother Katsumata.” Not fitting in well with established gangs, he forms a rag-tag gang called “the Shinjuku Brothers.” The members of their gang are thugs who only wish they were traditional yakuza. When they turn up at the funeral for a gangster, they are not welcomed, but a senior boss intervenes to keep things calm. The boss of bosses invites them to join a respected local council of warlords. Katsumata is suspicious of why such powerful men would extend an invitation to lowlife like himself.

Directing:
  • Shin Takakuwa

Writing:
  • Akira Murao

Stars:
Release Date: 1970-12-18
  • Country: JP
  • Language: 日本語
  • Runtime: 87

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