After spending over half his life in prison, ex-hitman Kunihiro is determined to go straight. But the shortcomings of the new gangs mean that he is soon having to call on his old-school yakuza talents. And when he falls for Asako, a beautiful piano player, she unknowingly ignites a fire within Kuni that will immolate everything and everybody around him. Regarded by many as his masterpiece, Onibi has all the hallmarks of a Mochizuki film, with the gangster elements tightly compressed and controlled to allow space in which a subdued romance can bloom. Coming from a background in porno cinema, this master of sexual relations injects a fresh passion and tension into the macho world of the yakuza film.
"A REFRESHINGLY HUMANITARIAN AND PHILOSOPHICAL VIEW OF THE TRADITIONAL YAKUZA MIND SET." -- http://www.foutz.net/
"A STRONG, ENIGMATIC PERFORMANCE BY THE ALWAYS EXCELLENT YOSHIO HARADA" -- http://www.jpreview.com/
"AN INTELLIGENT, VISUALLY CAPTIVATING MEDITATION ON REGRET & THE ILLUSION OF REDEMPTION" -- http://www.monstersatplay.com/
"IF YOURE A FAN OF CRIME FILMS, OR JAPANESE CINEMA, DO YOURSELF A FAVOR, CHECK OUT THE FILMS OF MOCHIZUKI" -- http://www.variedcelluloid.com/
"PROVIDES A SOLID VIEWING EXPERIENCE AND BUILDS APPROPRIATELY ON MOCHIZUKIS PREVIOUS WORKS" -- FILM FANADDICT MAGAZINE