Abashiri Prison (film)
Abashiri Prison (網走番外地 Abashiri Bangaichi) aka A Man from Abashiri Prison is a 1965 Japanese film directed by Teruo Ishii and starring Ken Takakura. It is the first entry in the Abashiri Bangaichi / Abashiri Prison series. Highly successful, it was the first hit in the yakuza film genre. It made a star of Takakura and Ishii directed ten more films in the series.
Theatrical poster for Abashiri Prison (1965)
|Directed by||Teruo Ishii|
|Written by||Teruo Ishii|
|Music by||Masao Yagi|
|Distributed by||Toei Company|
In Hokkaido's Abashiri Prison, Shinichi Tachibana, model prisoner with six months remaining in his sentence is handcuffed to Gonda, a hardened criminal. When Gonda and other inmates escape from the prison, Tachibana must go along.
- Infobox data from 網走番外地 (in Japanese). Japanese Movie Database. Retrieved 2009-08-07.; "網走番外地". Japanese Cinema Database (Agency for Cultural Affairs). Archived from the original on 2011-10-08. Retrieved 2009-08-05. and Abashiri Bangaichi (1965) on IMDb
- Silver, Alain; James Ursini (2007). The gangster film reader. Limelight Editions. p. 66. ISBN 0-87910-332-9.
- Schilling, Mark (2003). The Yakuza Movie Book: A Guide to Japanese Gangster Films. Berkeley, Calif.: Stone Bridge Press. p. 156. ISBN 1-880656-76-0.
- Abashiri Bangaichi at AllMovie
- "ABASHIRI BANGAICHI". Complete Index to World Film. Retrieved 2009-08-07.
- Abashiri Bangaichi on IMDb
- 網走番外地(1965) (in Japanese). allcinema.net. Retrieved 2009-05-08.
- "網走番外地". Japanese Cinema Database (Agency for Cultural Affairs). Archived from the original on 2011-10-08. Retrieved 2009-08-05.
- 網走番外地 (in Japanese). Japanese Movie Database. Retrieved 2009-08-07.
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