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‘Battles Without Honour and Humanity’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

When a series of films are described as “Japan’s answer to The Godfather” that is a big statement to make. Kinji Fukasaku’s Battles Without Honour and Humanity though (also known as The Yakuza Papers) lives up to that statement though. Now released in a box set by Arrow Video, this is the perfect chance to watch the story in full…

The Battles Without Honour and Humanity is made up of five movies: Battle Without Honour and Humanity, Hiroshima Death Match, Proxy War, Police Tactics, and Final Episode. The Limited Edition boxset also includes The Complete Saga which pulls together first four films into one 224-minute compilation edition.

The films which are said to be an inspiration to Quentin Tarantino and Takashi Miike, is a violent Yakuza Saga which takes the story of the gangsters and gives it a Shakespearean like story. Born out of the society at the

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