This double-pack contains two chapters in the epic GONIN saga.
GONIN: Set in an economically depressed part of Japan, five men, all down on their luck, decide to band together for one spectacular heist. But when things don't go quite as planned, they have to defend themselves against the local yakuza. The result is a hip, almost operatic action film with emphasis on male bonding and many similarities to the films of Sergio Leone and Sam Peckinpah.
GONIN 2: A sequel to GONIN, which means five men, GONIN 2 features not five men this time, but five women who, like the five men in the first film, attempt to rip off the local yakuza. The film begins as Masamichi Toyama, a man with a large gambling debt, is tracked down by his yakuza lenders and forced to endure a beating and the rape of his wife. Humiliated, Masamichi sets out for revenge with only a sword and ends up teaming with the Gonin, a group of five female thieves who would like nothing better than to loot the local yakuza base. Unfortunately, when they steal the ring Masamichi wanted for his wife, Masamichi turns against his erstwhile cohorts to get the ring back. A highly stylized and violent crime drama, GONIN 2 retains the visual sensibility of its successor and adds even more perverse humor to the mix, making the film a highly entertaining blend of genres.