Retaliation (film)

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Directed by Yasuharu Hasebe
Written by
  • Yoshihiro Ishimatsu
  • Keiji Kubota
Music by Hajime Kaburagi
Cinematography Muneo Ueda
Edited by Mutsuo Tanji
Release date
  • October 5, 1968 (1968-10-05)
Running time
94 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Retaliation (縄張はもらった?, Shima wa moratta) is a 1968 Japanese film directed by Yasuharu Hasebe.[1]




Retaliation was Hasebe's third film as a director.[3] It was filmed in Marunouchi and Sakura, Chiba.[4]


The film premiered on October 5, 1968.[4] It was re-released in 2012 as part of the Kawasaki Shinyuri Film Festival on 8 October 2012.[5] Arrow Video released the film 2015 first time on Blu-ray Disc and DVD.[6]


Chris D., author of Outlaw Masters of Japanese Film described Retaliation as "a decent programmer" and that "staging is effective but occasionally it results in cluttered compositions that contribute to narrative confusion". The review concluded that 'Hasebe takes his story seriously, because the performances and realistically downbeat situations save the picture".[7]

Sight & Sound compared the film to those of Seijun Suzuki who Hasebe had worked with previously as an assistant director.[3] The review stated that Retaliation was "never be quite as visually or conceptually wild as Suzuki's, but they share something of the same breakneck cutting and tumultuous approach to staging action."[3]


  1. ^ "Retaliation". Film Society of Lincoln Center. Retrieved 2011-10-22. 
  2. ^ Credits (booklet). Arrow Films. 2015. p. 3. AV007. 
  3. ^ a b c Kemp, Philip (July 2015). "Retaliation". Sight & Sound. Vol. 25 no. 7. British Film Institute. p. 101. 
  4. ^ a b "縄張はもらった" (in Japanese). Nikkatsu. ロケ地【東京都】千代田区(丸ノ内) 【千葉県】千葉市(千葉刑務所)/佐倉市 
  5. ^ "Kawasaki Shinyuri Film Festival". Metropolis Magazine. Retrieved 2011-10-22. 
  6. ^ "Arrow Video Announces US Releases for May; Brian Yuzna's Society!". Dread Central. Retrieved 2011-10-22. 
  7. ^ D. 2005, p. 127.


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