Violent Streets (Blu-ray)

Director: Hideo Gosha

1974 Japan

Action Crime




  • Country: Japan
  • Language: Japanese
  • Year: 1974
  • Runtime: 99
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
  • Colour: Colour
  • Certificate: TBC
  • Subtitles: Optional English subtitles
  • Genre: Action
  • SKU: EKA70486
  • 1 Disc
  • Release Date: Feb 20, 2023
Region: B


One of the finest directors of Japanese chambara (sword fighting) films, Hideo Gosha (Sword of the Beast, Three Outlaw Samurai) also directed a number of films in the yakuza genre. The most outstanding of these was Violent Streets; a baroque crime thriller about a retired yakuza who gets pulled into a violent gang war by his former associates.

A former yakuza member, Egawa (Noboru Andô) is now a brooding world-weary nightclub owner. Some of his former associates are released from prison and want to regain a foothold in the criminal underworld by igniting a gang war between the local yakuza, and an out-of-town clan led by veteran actor Tetsurō Tanba (Harakiri).

A bold and colourful entry in the yakuza genre, Hideo Gosha’s Violent Streets makes its worldwide debut on Blu-ray from a new restoration completed by Toei Company, Ltd. 


  • 1080p presentation on Blu-ray from a 2K restoration of the original film elements
  • Optional English subtitles
  • An introduction to Violent Streets and the works of director Hideo Gosha by film critic Tony Rayns
  • Jasper Sharp on Violent Streets
  • A collector’s booklet featuring a new essay by Japanese cinema expert Tom Mes

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