The first AMG Dirty Dozen for the month of November is devoted entirely to action. Outside of one Umberto Lenzi poliziotteschi with the great Tomas Milian, it places a focus on films with a Far East bent. There’s a Chuck Norris vehicle set in Hong Kong, a classic Shaw Brothers basher with the team of Ti Lung and David Chiang and, best of all, a whole stack of Kinji Fukasaku’s Japanese gangster flicks, including reviews for all five films in the beloved Yakuza Papers series.

Note: since these capsule reviews have been penned, Schlockmania has published a full-length review for the wild Bohachi Bushido – just click on its title below to read that piece.

ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON (a.k.a. ROMA A MANO ARMATA): https://www.allmovie.com/movie/roma-a-mano-armata-v86164/review

BATTLES WITHOUT HONOR AND HUMANITY (YAKUZA PAPERS 1): https://www.allmovie.com/movie/battles-without-honor-and-humanity-v135183/review

BOHACHI BUSHIDO: CODE OF THE FORBIDDEN EIGHT: https://www.allmovie.com/movie/bohachi-bushido-code-of-the-forgotten-eight-v426866/review

COPS VS. THUGS: https://www.allmovie.com/movie/cops-vs-thugs-v342457/review

DEADLY DUO (1971): https://www.allmovie.com/movie/deadly-duo-v346355/review

FORCED VENGEANCE:  https://www.allmovie.com/movie/forced-vengeance-v18185/review

DRAGON PRINCESS: https://www.allmovie.com/movie/dragon-princess-v14682/review

STREET MOBSTER: https://www.allmovie.com/movie/street-mobster-v309950/review

THE YAKUZA PAPERS 2: DEADLY FIGHT IN HIROSHIMA: https://www.allmovie.com/movie/the-yakuza-papers-2-deadly-fight-in-hiroshima-v312569/review

THE YAKUZA PAPERS 3: PROXY WAR: https://www.allmovie.com/movie/the-yakuza-papers-3-proxy-war-v312571/review

THE YAKUZA PAPERS 4: POLICE TACTICS: https://www.allmovie.com/movie/the-yakuza-papers-4-police-tactics-v312572/review

THE YAKUZA PAPERS 5: FINAL EPISODE: https://www.allmovie.com/movie/the-yakuza-papers-5-final-episode-v312573/review