"The Sea of Genkai", Original Release Japanese Movie Poster 1976, B2 Size
Mint condition, rare Japanese Yakuza poster, powerful imagery artwork
Two yakuza, one of whom frequently reflects on an uncomfortable past taking advantage of Korean women, meet a stowaway on Japanese soil from across the Genkai Sea.
Superb, unconventional Yakuza drama starring Noboru Ando and Jo Shishido as sworn brothers with an incredibly dark past , who are currently engaged in people smuggling and the exploitation of Korean immigrants. Jinpachi Nezu is the thoughtful underling and Reisen Ri is the stowaway who upsets the apple cart.
This was a tough watch, it goes to some VERY dark places and contains more than a few really difficult scenes (as well as some gruesome ones) that seem to conflict with the films somewhat 'light' tone early on. It soon becomes apparent though that any levity is intentional and is used to great effect in making the Sawaki gang even more thoroughly deplorable (Jo himself delivers his scummiest role ever).…