Category Archives: Yakuza films

Blackmail Is My Life

A couple of nights ago I finally got around to viewing a film that’s been on my must-watch pile of DVDs for ages, Kinji Fukasaku’s Blackmail Is My Life. Regular Pulp Curry readers will know I have a bit of a … Continue reading

Street Mobster

Kinji Fukasaku’s Street Mobster focuses on the short, fast life of Isamu Okita (Bunta Sugawara), a chinpira or low–level street punk with no firm gang allegiance, trying to carve out a criminal living in an unknown Japanese city sometime after World War … Continue reading

Crime scene at the Melbourne International Film Festival

I don’t know what everyone else thinks, but I’ve found the last couple of Melbourne International Film Festivals a bit lacklustre, especially when it comes to crime cinema. Having just read the latest program, I’m happy to say it looks … Continue reading

Yakuza Graveyard (and the start of my journey into Japanese crime cinema)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQescaayJdA

For someone who hosts a blog on crime fiction and film from Australia and Asia, I have to admit I’ve seen very few Japanese Yakuza films. Indeed, one of my New Year resolutions for 2011 is to make some serious … Continue reading