Known For: Editing · Gender: Male
Also Known As: Kôzô Horiike · 堀池幸三
Movies & TV shows
Japanese Godfather: Conclusion
The three-film saga comes to a conclusion as three leaders of the underworld battle it out to determine who will become Don of Japan.
Kanno is a subgroup of the Yakuza. He had to kill Matsuoka. Youko is a child of Matsuoka and Kanno. Before he gave himself to the police, he asked his trusted man to take care of her. Kanno pretended ...
Nuns That Bite
A woman on the run is raped, rescued, then raped again. Escaping, she heads for the hills and finds safe haven at a convent. After becoming a postulant (trainee nun), she catches her fellow sisters en...
Gambling Code and Feuds
It is the first Toei yakuza film directed by Akinori Matsuo, who was active in action movies. The movie was made in the 70's and 80's and was a local yakuza movie. The film depicts a war between a sto...
Japanese Humanity and Justice
When a mob boss retires under political pressure, his successor and yakuza family are tested to their limits as new alliances and enemies are formed.
Hokuriku Proxy War
Kinji Fukasaku shows battles between yakuza who value land over tradition in the setting of the Hokuriku region. Noboru Kawada will ignore his parents, brothers and tradition in order to survive.
The Racketeer Ishimatsu
Action-comedy film featuring the adventures of an itinerant merchant (Hiroki Matsukata) that becomes an unlikely hero.
The Rugby Star
This semi-bonkers sports comedy/drama is one of the many movies that put "Yaro" in their title after the success of Truck Yaro. Jiro Chiba plays a rugby player who must find a way to beat the opponent...
Terror of Yakuza
As violent mobsters battled their way through fight after fight with rival yakuza on the streets of Okinawa, Chiba, looking gnarly, and acting as animalistic as ever, starred alongside Matsukata.
Operation Plazma in Osaka
Amidst Japan's postwar economic boom, yakuza factions in Osaka fight for survival when Japan's largest crime syndicate plans a hostile takeover.
Virgin Breaker Yuki
Based on a manga by Kosuke Miki and Tadashi Matsumori, this film follows the adventures of Yuki, who works in a Kyoto red-light district house of ill repute as a "tamawari," or "virgin-breaker." She's...
Story of a Nymphomaniac
The older of the two sisters has a relationship with a kimono trader. She tries to use sex to get to a better social position than her more conservative sister. She needs to leave the Buddhist monaste...
Hiroshi, a small-time racketeer, makes a name for himself extorting vulnerable companies and their directors for financial gain.
Cops vs. Thugs
When a lucrative waterfront development becomes available, the Kawade gang quickly use their political connections to secure the land. A crooked detective has been recruited by the acting boss of the ...
The Street Fighter
Terry is a master of martial arts. Terry was hired to steal the daughter of a business magnate. He immediately offered to protect her when they tried to kill him. There will be a lot of fighting. Terr...
The Karate Man and the Spy
In the beginning of the World War I in 1914, Japan is being invaded spies from Russia and Germany. To eliminate the spies the army hires Sakuragi, a famous Karate and Kempo master.
Return of the Street Fighter
Takuma Tsurugi returns to take on the Yakuza family that may be swindling money from charities to finance their own operations. Tsurugi concentrates on the mob even though the police are fighting him....
Girl Boss Revenge: Sukeban
The Kanto Gypsies, a tough girl gang, hide out from the law in the middle of a disputed gang territory, where they end up getting kidnapped by sinister mobsters. After breaking free, the girls set the...
Battles Without Honor and Humanity: Proxy War
Shozo Hirono was able to create his own family. Noboru Uchimoto is an underboss.
Terrifying Girls' High School: Lynch Law Classroom
Three new students at a super-strict girl's school must face off with a repressive school administration, the sadistic, murderous student discipline brigade and corrupt politicians over the murder/sui...
Withered Tree, the Adventures of Monjiro
Kogarashi Monjiro is a lone samurai who agrees to take responsibility for his friend's murder so that he can stay with his dying mother, with the expectation that his friend will confess and get him p...
Red Peony Gambler: Execution of Duty
There is a final chapter in the Hibotan Bakuto series. Oryu the Red Peony visited an old dying Boss of an ally family and promised her that she would help guide the new Boss. There is a turf war break...
Terrifying Girls' High School: Women's Violent Classroom
Delinquent girl boss meets and conflicts with an orphan girl who lives an isolated life after the dramatic deaths of her parents. She plays the piano, but stands up against her lecherous guardian, who...
When the successor to Soke was selected, there was a conflict between the Kitakyushu and Wakamatsu.
Okoma, the Orphan Gambler
Taking place in Shinshu in the 1920s, Tsumakoi Okoma, while traveling to hone her gambling skills, teams up with the vagabond Tsukuba Tsuneji and comes into conflict with gamblers plotting to take ove...
The Silk Hat Boss 2
The Silk Hat Boss becomes involved in a car imports business during his trip to Atami.
A Wad of Notes
A lone gambler tries to keep a yakuza family from taking over a festival in Kitakyushu. After away from his hometown for 13 years, Ryuji comes back and saves the town that is becoming run-down from ya...
Whipmaster: Ballad of Murder
Ryotatsu, the wayward Priest blinded by Shinkai, the Wicked Priest, has his own story in this ultra-violent tale from the era of the Meiji Reconstruction. When a woman leaves her blind son at the Mona...
House of Gamblers
Ken Takakura stars as Ryoji one of the Aramasa family's loyal lieutenants whao takes the burden of his family being insulted by the Tanuma's family goons, by retaliating on his own. After injuring the...
The Cross of Vengeance
Film with Junko Miyazono.
Yakuza on Foot
An Osaka gangster Shimamura just got married. His new bride, Mineko is also involved in drug trafficking. When she goes to China to make a deal, things get botched pretty badly. Shimamura must travel ...
Shogun Tokugawa assigned Ichibei to prevent the sale of a Dutch ships-load of rifles to the Shogun Satsuma. He met a female spy and a female warrior while on his mission, as well as a Ronin who became...
Brothers Serving Time
There is a big boss in the prison hierarchy. After the initial conflict, they became brothers. Before their prison time, the sworn brothers he acquires were just ruffians. Prison introduces them to a ...
The early years of the Showa era were set in a historical film.
In Manchuria circa 1932, a Japanese mobster joins some Chinese mountain bandits.
Bakeneko: A Vengeful Spirit
Ryuzoji Takafusa was murdered in order to steal his wife. Lady Takafusa drowns herself and her cat. When Naoshige tried to steal another woman, he was cursed because she committed suicide at the same ...
When the Shogun Tokugawa III is in bed with a girl, she turns into a monster. The court believes she is Ninja Magic, used to frighten the lord off women so that there will be no heir. Tôma, a famous s...
Red Peony Gambler: Gambler's Obligation
A local boss of a silk farming town shows kindness to a gambler by letting her stay at his house. When a rival gang wants to take over the town's businesses, Oryu is obliged to protect his children an...
Sailors gave their lives for their country as human torpedoes towards the end of the war.
Samurai Wolf II
A group of prisoners are being transported to their executions and one of them looks like his dead father. There are crooked gold miners, a beautiful girl who is crazy and a dojo master who is obsesse...
Three closely associated gamblers have adventures in Yokohama, Hokkaido, and Macao. Gambling trio endure hardships to rescue Naojiro’s family.
Showdown of Men 2
Sazen Tange and The Secret of the Urn
Loyal samurai Samanosuke is attacked, mutilated, and left for dead while carrying out a mission for his clan. He recovers but has lost an eye and an arm. Taking a new identity as Tange Sazen, he searc...
The Actress vs. the Greedy Sharks
Framed by his enemies, Manbe finds himself imprisoned for a murder he didn’t commit. His only hope lies with his daughter Yuki who takes it upon herself to clear his name.
Just after the Battle of Sekigahara, a pair of children Denji and Kichizo witnessed a team of the defeated forces hide the Toyotomi treasure. When the leader cuts down the rest of the team, a bloodst...
Judo vs. Karate
A story of friendship between a lone wolf judo expert and a youth.
The story of a vagrant samurai, named Kiba, who arrives at a village to defend a beautiful, blind woman against a sinister plot. Her attackers sent against another samurai, named Sana, who was without...
A film about the confrontation between two yakuza groups in the brutal Miike prison, which contained 1,500 inmates. The second film in the series Gambler / Bakuto directed by Shigehiro Ozawa.
The main character Tachibana Isaburo is released from prison and discovers that his boss is dead. He is offered to become the leader of the group, but refuses. A young fashion villain, a Yakuza boss w...
Group Burglars Break the Magistrate's Office
Eight villains, former pirates, gather to attack the magistrate's office. They develop a plan and begin their actions in secret, making full use of their special abilities. In the end, their plan goes...
Ukyunosuke's Reverse Ichimonji Cut
In this exciting sequel to the popular samurai-ninja movie Ukyunosuke On Patrol, his mission to avenge his father's death continues. His discovery of a mysterious note written by his father, Inspector...
The Great Duel
A cynical samurai is left as the sole survivor to fulfil a plot to assassinate the puppet of a villain intent on usurping the shogunate in the 17th century. A Shogunate Elder connives to rule Japan b...
Gamblers and Racketeers
Komatsu Takioka is boss of a Yakuza group rival to Masakichi Kijima boss of the Kikuya group which supports the town vendors unlike Takioka, who will stop at nothing to undermine the vendors and take ...
Road In the Mist
Okinu, the beautiful daughter of a feudal lord, discovers her true identity and leaves her lavish life behind to avenge her birth father's death.
As the Shogun lays dying, seventeen Iga clan ninja are sent to infiltrate the impenetrable fortress where his youngest son is preparing to storm Edo Castle and name himself Shogun by force of arms. Th...
Ukyunosuke on Patrol
This is one of the most effective ninja films that doesn't rely on the silly magic of earlier efforts, and concentrates on an excellent story with expert fighting. The rarest of government officials, ...
The Tale of Oiwa's Ghost
Yotsuya Kaidan, the story of Oiwa and Tamiya Iemon, is a tale of betrayal, murder and ghostly revenge. Arguably the most famous Japanese ghost story of all time, it has been adapted for film over 30 t...
The Spear of Heroism
Lord Gennosuke and Princess Yoshi are to be betrothed to one another, however Gennosuke is already in love with Suzue who is from a lower caste. The order has been sent from up on high that if Gennosu...
Yagyu Chronicles 3: The Valley of Outlaws
This time, sword-saint Yagyu Jubei battles the evil corruption in Akizuki Village, with the help of his friend, a samurai named Matashichiro. This spaghetti western style action swordplay film is exci...
Edo Girl Detective
Oshichi, a famous girl detective, takes it upon herself to investigate the murder of a woman which occurs during an event for the festival of Asakusa Shrine. Her investigation leads her into danger as...