Part II of the Yakuza Papers series--and it's even better!!! Now that all the main players are established, the series settles down and focuses on the character of Shozo Hirono, who tries to keep his integrity amid all the violence. Great cast, too--Sonny Chiba and the lovely Lady Snowblood/Prisoner Scorpion herself Meiko Kaji! EXTREMELY well made--apart from the occasional zoom, it looks like a film made 20 years later (even though it is set in the 1950s). The climax--filmed with grainy, high-speed film on the nighttime streets--is wonderful.