from Disc Emporium: A brutally intense yakuza film from pulp master Kinji Fukasaku, Blackmail is My Life follows the exploits of a ring of small-time punk extortionists who go up against Japans corrupt establishment. Up-from-the-slums Shun (Hiroki Matsukata) is a young swinger who will do anything to keep his freewheeling lifestyle intact. His lucky streak of blackmailing unravels in violent fashion when he unwisely targets business allies of a powerful gang boss. Features: Interview with director Fukasaku; Director filmography; Liner notes written by Patrick Macias, author of Tokyo Scope. original lanugage: Japanese . English sub-titles.