- English Title:
"OUTLAW" BLACK DAGGER
- Original Title:
- 86 min.
- ©1968 Nikkatsu
- Keiichi Ozawa
- Tetsuya Watari Chieko Matsubara
"Black Dagger" is the fifth successful installment of the "Outlaw" series. This movie premiered in theaters on December 28th 1968, only one month after the release of "Goro the Assassin". With stop motion visual effects and calm narratives of Tetsuya Watari decorating the fight scenes, this yakuza classic remains as a favorite amongst many Nikkatsu noir fans.
A street war breaks loose between two rival gangs in the Kansai region of Japan. Goro (Tetsuya Watari) is in the middle of action. Through a knife fight against Sueo, a high profile gangster from Busou-kai, Goro notices a familiar face approaching him from amidst the chaos - his girlfriend, Yuri (Chieko Matsubara). Goro had sent her to safety, but she had returned, aching to see him. Caught between Goro and his enemy knife, she reunites with her love - the price was her life.