New Battles Without Honor and Humanity The Complete Trilogy
When Toei's Battles Without Honor and Humanity came to a close in 1974 with Final Episode, audiences still in love with the series demanded more, and the studio was more than happy to oblige. Over the next three years, Toei Studio and Battles director Kinji Fukasaku gave fans the "New Battles Without Honor and Humanity" trilogy.

But "New Battles Without Honor and Humanity" doesn't pick up the narrative; instead, the three films are unconnected, fictional tales of the yakuza. The common denominator is Bunta Sugawara, who starred in the original actioners.

In the first film, Bunta Sugawara is Miyoshi, a low-level assassin of the Yamamori gang who is sent to jail after a bungled hit. While in stir, family member Aoki attempts to seize power from the boss, and Miyoshi finds himself stuck between the two factions with no honourable way out.

In the second entry, The Boss's Head, Sugawara is Kuroda, an itinerant gambler who steps in when a hit by drug-addicted assassin Kusunoki goes wrong, and takes the fall on behalf of the Owada family, but when the gang fails to make good on financial promises to him, Kuroda targets the family bosses with a ruthless vengeance.

And in Last Days of the Boss, Sugawara plays Nozaki, a labourer who swears allegiance to a sympathetic crime boss, only to find himself elected his successor after the boss is murdered. Restrained by a gang alliance that forbids retributions against high-level members, Nozaki forms a plot to exact revenge on his rivals, but a suspicious relationship with his own sister taints his relationship with his fellow gang members.

3xBD50 | 1080p AVC | 283 min | 85.7 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama


• Beyond the Films: Battles Without Honor and Humanity (1080p; 9:25) is a good generalist overview of the trilogy by Fukusaku biographer Sadao Yamane. He gets into the history of the first pentalogy and how its incredible success led to Toie not wanting to let their golden goose escape.
• Original Teaser (1080p; 1:41)
• Original Theatrical Trailer (1080p; 3:24)

• Koji Takada: New Stories, New Battles (1080p; 12:36) is a 2016 interview with the screenwriter, who discusses his collaboration with Fukusaku and his attempt to reinvigorate the franchise.
• Original Teaser (1080p; 1:03)
• Original Theatrical Trailer (1080p; 2:59)

• Koji Takada: Closing Stories (1080p; 17:26) is a continuation of the interview begun as a supplement on New Battles Without Honor and Humanity: The Boss' Head, with Takada discussing how he sought to bring the franchise to its conclusion.
• Original Theatrical Trailer (1080p; 3:25)

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