Hot Picks

- Ready for My Close Up 2019

- Talk of the Dead 2016

- The Devil to Pay 2019

- Redwood Massacre: Annihilation 2020

- Special 2020

- I'll Be Around 2020

- Etheria - El Gigante 2014/2020

- Beast Within 2020

- The Black Emperor of Broadway 2020

- The Wall of Mexico 2019

- The Swerve 2018

- Last Call 2019

- Wichita 2020

- Coven of Evil 2020

- The Dead Ones 2019

- Alien Addiction 2018

- Intolerance No More 2019

- The Last Exorcist 2020

- Occurrence at Mills Creek 2020

- A Broken Arrow 2020

- To Your Last Death 2019

- Greenlight 2019

- Strange Files - Prey by Night 2020

- Choir Girl 2019

- Bad Cookie Combo 2020

- Bloodstone 1988

- The Last Laugh 2020

- Up on the Glass 2020

- Hawk and Rev: Vampire Slayers 2020

- Martha/Joker 2020

- Gatsby in Connecticut 2020

- Genevieve Wreaks Havoc 2020

- Zombie for Sale 2019

- We Die Alone 2020

- The Great Deceiver 2020

- The Faceless Man 2019

- Clownface 2019

- Monster Force Zero 2020

- The Last White Man 2019

- The Good Things Devils Do 2020

- Last Shot 2020

- Attack of the Unknown 2020

- Gamera 1965

- Immortal 2019

- Benjamin 2018

- Macabre Medicine 2009

- Ten Commandments of Terror 2020

- Watch List 2019

- Widow's Point 2019

- Exeter at Midnight 2020

- First Impressions Can Kill 2017

- A Killer Conversation 2014

- Star Crash 1979

- Strangler of the Swamp 1946

Jingi no Hakaba

Graveyard of Honour
Psycho Junkie

Japan 1975
produced by
Tatsuya Yoshida for Toei
directed by Kinji Fukasaku
starring Tetsuya Watari, Tatsuo Umemiya, Yumi Takigawa, Eiji Go, Noboru Ando, Hajime Hana, Mikio Narita, Kunie Tanaka, Shingo Yamashiro, Reiko Ike, Hideo Murota, Meika Seri, Shunsuke Kariya
screenplay by Tatsuhiko Kamoi, Hiro Matsuda, Fumio Konami, based on the novels Kanto Yakuza Mono and Jingi no Hakaba by Goro Fujita, music by Toshiaki Tsushima

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Quick Links

Abbott & Costello

Alice in Wonderland

Arsène Lupin



Black Emanuelle

Bomba the Jungle Boy

Bowery Boys

Bulldog Drummond

Captain America

Charlie Chan


Dick Tracy

Dr. Mabuse

Dr. Orloff

Doctor Who


Elizabeth Bathory



Flash Gordon


Frankie & Annette Beach Party movies

Freddy Krueger

Fu Manchu





El Hombre Lobo

Incredible Hulk

Jack the Ripper

James Bond

Jekyll and Hyde

Jerry Cotton

Jungle Jim


Kekko Kamen

King Kong

Laurel and Hardy

Lemmy Caution


Lone Wolf and Cub

Lupin III


Marx Brothers

Miss Marple

Mr. Moto

Mister Wong


Nick Carter

OSS 117

Phantom of the Opera


Robin Hood

Santa Claus

El Santo

Schoolgirl Report

The Shadow

Sherlock Holmes


Star Trek

Sukeban Deka



Three Mesquiteers

Three Musketeers


Wizard of Oz

Wolf Man

Wonder Woman




Available on DVD !

To buy, click on link(s) below and help keep this site afloat

Always make sure of DVD-compatibility !!!

From early childhood on, Ishikawa (Tetsuya Watari) wanted to be a yakuza, and his ambition soon lands him in jail. Once out soon after the end of World War II, he joins Kawada's (Hajime Hana) gang, but is such a hothead that he gets himself and his gang into trouble a lot, so much so that he repeatedly has to apologize to his godfather and his godfather's boss Nozu (Noboru Ando), a yakuza who wants to make it big in politics. Usually, they forgive him, too, but it gets harder and harder for Ishikawa to accept their patronizing attitude towards him. So eventually, he blows up Nozu's car, just to make his point, and when Kawada wants to force him to apologize by having him beaten up, he attacks and severely injures Kawada. Initially, Ishikawa tries to run but then gives himself up to the police, just to escape yakuza wrath.

After he is released from prison about two years later, Ishikawa is expelled from the yakuza world for 10 years, and only thanks to the help of former cellmate gangboss Imai (Tatsuo Umemiya) is he not killed but manages to escape town to head for Osaka. In Osaka, where he's a nobody, he soon falls to the lure of heroin ...

After a mere year of banishment, Ishikawa returns to Tokyo, but with his newly developed drug habit he has become even more of a troublemaker than before, and eventually he even kills Imai, who has to the last tried everything in his power to keep Ishikawa out of harm's way. It's not long before the police track him down and arrest him with the help of the yakuza, and only his girlfriend Chieko (Yumi Takigawa), a prostitute, remains by his side, and she works her ass off to pay his bail, even though her health is failing. Ishikawa eventually marries her, but ten days later she dies. Ishikawa begins to see the error of his ways only then, and begins to make amends in a clumsy manner, but ultimately, he is cornered next to his wife's gravestone by a group of low-rank yakuza who violently stab him again and again and almost kill him - but only almost, Ishikawa survives to serve his prison term.

Once out, Ishikawa finds nothing worth living for anymore and ultimately throws himself off a building to his death ...


In the 1970's, firector Kinji Fukasaku seemingly has set out to single-handedly destroy the image of the noble yakuza, the glamourous gangster - and this film is pretty much the climax of his taking apart the genre: There is nothing glamourous about its hero anymore, he starts as a lowlife who's nihilistic by definition and has no other goal but to become a yakuza godfather, but instead of that he is sent on a downward spiral and never even comes into striking distance of his goal until he takes his life jumping from a building in pyjamas - one of the most glamour-free endings of the yakuza genre as such.

In all, Graveyard of Honour is certainly one of Kinji Fukasaku's more depressing films, but it's a very well-directed film as well, again profiting from the director's trademark verité style, full of mock documentary inserts, sudden outbursts of violence, changes in mood and pace, freezeframes and the like, which all fall into place terribly well here once more.



review © by Mike Haberfelner


Feeling lucky ?
Want to
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?

The links below
will take you
just there !!!

Find Graveyard of Honour
at the amazons ...


Great Britain (a.k.a. the United Kingdom)

Germany (East AND West)

Looking for imports ?
Find Graveyard of Honour here ...

Your shop for all things Thai

Something naughty ?
(Must be over 18 to go there !)

x-rated  find Graveyard of Honour at

Thanks for watching !!!



Robots and rats,
demons and potholes,
cuddly toys and
shopping mall Santas,
love and death and everything in between,
Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

is all of that.


Tales to Chill
Your Bones to
a collection of short stories and mini-plays
ranging from the horrific to the darkly humourous,
from the post-apocalyptic
to the weirdly romantic,
tales that will give you a chill and maybe a chuckle, all thought up by
the twisted mind of
screenwriter and film reviewer
Michael Haberfelner.


Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

the new anthology by
Michael Haberfelner


Out now from




On the same day
a Burglar wants to kill you
and your Ex wants
to make up ...
... and for the life of it,
you can't decide


A Killer Conversation

produced by and starring
Melanie Denholme
directed by
David V.G. Davies
written by
Michael Haberfelner
Ryan Hunter and
Rudy Barrow

out now on DVD