Japanese w/ English subtitles
Format: DVD9, Region 1 (NA)
Rating: 18+, Run Time: 146 min.
Aspect Ratio: 16:9, COLOR
Extras: Image Gallery, Program Notes, Bios, Theatrical Trailers
Director: Hideo Gosha
Screenplay: Hideo GOSHA, Koji TAKADA, Tomiko MIYAO
Starring: Masako NATSUME, Shima IWASHITA, Tatsuya NAKADAI
Warning: Contains Violence and NUDITY
© 1982 Toei Company, Ltd.
A Chivalrous Man
Onimasa is the egocentric boss of a small yakuza (Japanese mafia) clan on Shikoku island, whose criminal duties conflict with his self-image as a chivalrous samurai. His struggles with his boss, the Shikoku Godfather, and the tumultuous life of his adopted daughter, Matsue, form the backdrop of this epic tale of justice, obedience, and bloody vengeance.
Winner of 2 movie awards & 9 nominations,
Renowned director Hideo Gosha’s best-known film.
Japan’s official submission for the 1982 Foreign Language Academy Award (Oscars).
"...a more complete understanding of this film by non-Japanese critics is essential" -- Coffee, Coffee...
"With strong performances from all involved and a compelling family saga, Onimasa is a movie that deserves discovery and a high place of stature amongst the bloody tales of the Yakuza" -- Inside Pulse