Kinji Fukasaku

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  • Native name: 深作欣二
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: July 3, 1930
  • Died: January 12, 2003

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Kinji Fukasaku

  • Name: Kinji Fukasaku
  • Native name: 深作欣二
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: July 3, 1930
  • Died: January 12, 2003
Kinji Fukasaku was a Japanese film director and screenwriter.

He is known for directing the Japanese portion of the Hollywood film Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970), yakuza films including the seminal Battles Without Honor and Humanity (1973), samurai period pieces such as Shogun's Samurai (1978), and his controversial final film Battle Royale (2000). He was also known for his trademark shaky camera technique, which he used extensively in many of his films from the early 1970s.

In 1997, he received the Purple Medal of Honor from the Japanese government for his work in film.
Director
Year Title Type Rating
2003 Battle Royale II: Requiem
Movie
6.4
2000 Battle Royale
Movie
8.0
1999 The Geisha House
Movie
8.0
1986 House on Fire
Movie
0.0
1982 Fall Guy
Movie
7.2
1982 The Gate of Youth Part 2
Movie
0.0
1981 Samurai Reincarnation
Movie
7.0
1978 Swords of Vengeance: Fall of Ako Castle
Movie
8.5
1978 The Yagyu Conspiracy
Drama
7.8
1978 Message from Space: Galactic Wars
Drama
6.0
1978 Shogun's Samurai
Movie
7.3
1977 Doberman Cop
Movie
4.5
1977 Hokuriku Proxy War
Movie
0.0
1976 Yakuza Graveyard
Movie
7.3
1975 Cops vs. Thugs
Movie
7.3
1975 Graveyard of Honor
Movie
7.8
1974 The Yakuza Papers 5: Final Episode
Movie
8.7
1974 The Yakuza Papers 4: Police Tactics
Movie
8.0
1973 The Yakuza Papers 3: Proxy War
Movie
8.5
1973 The Yakuza Papers 2: Hiroshima Deathmatch
Movie
8.3
1973 The Yakuza Papers: Battles Without Honor and Humanity
Movie
8.3
1972 Hissatsu Shikakenin
Drama
0.0
1972 Street Mobster
Movie
7.5
1972 Under the Flag of the Rising Sun
Movie
5.8
1971 Sympathy for the Underdog
Movie
6.8
1968 Blackmail is My Life
Movie
8.0
1968 Black Lizard
Movie
7.8
Screenwriter & Director
Year Title Type Rating
1994 Crest Of Betrayal
Movie
6.8
1988 Hana no Ran
Movie
7.0
1983 Legend of the Eight Samurai
Movie
7.0
1983 Theater of Life
Movie
0.0
1969 Black Rose Mansion
Movie
6.3
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
1994 Rampo
Japanese Movie, 1994,
Film director (Support Role)
Film director
Support Role
8.0
1977 Proof of the Man
Japanese Movie, 1977,
Shibue, Assistant Lieutenant (Support Role)
Shibue, Assistant Lieutenant
Support Role
7.3
Articles
Hit or Miss?: Battle Royale
Editorials - Jan 13, 2020

Battle Royale is a film series that is both famous and infamous in Japanese horror. An iconic horror series that has shaped so many's J-horror experience, opinion is divided. With a remake coming out in 2020, is the original series worth watching?