Abashiri Prison (網走番外地 Abashiri Bangaichi) was a series of Toei films directed by Teruo Ishii and starring Ken Takakura. A "New Abashiri Prison" series followed with Ishii's departure from the director's seat in 1968.


  1. [1965-04-18] Abashiri Prison (網走番外地 Abashiri Bangaichi)
  2. [1965-07-10] Abashiri Prison Continued aka The Green Ball Mystery (続網走番外地 Zoku Abashiri Bangaichi)
  3. [1965-10-31] Abashiri Prison: Longing for Home aka Abashiri Prison: Love for the Homeland (網走番外地 望郷篇 Abashiri Bangaichi: Bōkyō-hen)
  4. [1965-12-31] Abashiri Prison: Hokkaido Territory aka Journey into Danger (網走番外地 北海篇 Abashiri Bangaichi: Hokkai-hen)
  5. [1966-04-23] Abashiri Prison: Duel in the Wilderness (網走番外地 荒野の対決 Abashiri Bangaichi: Koya no Taiketsu)
  6. [1966-08-13] Abashiri Prison: Duel in the South (網走番外地 南国の対決 Abashiri Bangaichi: Nangoku no Taiketsu)
  7. [1966-12-30] Abashiri Prison: Duel in the Snow (網走番外地 大雪原の対決 Abashiri Bangaichi: Daisetsugen no Taiketsu)
  8. [1967-04-20] Abashiri Prison: Duel at 30 Degrees Below Zero (網走番外地 決斗零下30度 Abashiri Bangaichi: Ketto Reika 30-do)
  9. [1967-08-12] Abashiri Prison: Fight against Vice (網走番外地 悪への挑戦 Abashiri Bangaichi: Aku e no Chosen)
  10. [1967-12-23] Abashiri Prison: Battle in a Blizzard (網走番外地 吹雪の斗争 Abashiri Bangaichi: Fubuki no Toso) (Last film in the series directed by Teruo Ishii)
  11. [1968-12-28] New Abashiri Prison Story (新網走番外地 Shin Abashiri Bangaichi) (dir: Masahiro Makino - マキノ雅弘)
  12. [1969-08-13] New Abashiri Prison: Duel at Runin Key (新網走番外地 流人岬の血斗 Shin Abashiri Bangaichi: Runin-misaki no Ketto) (dir: Yasuo Furuhata - 降旗康男)
  13. [1969-12-27] New Abashiri Prison: Drifter at Edge of World (新網走番外地 さいはての流れ者 Shin Abashiri Bangaichi: Saihate no Nagaremono) (dir: Kiyoshi Saeki - 佐伯清)
  14. [1970-08-14] New Abashiri Prison: Duel in the Forest (新網走番外地 大森林の決斗 Shin Abashiri Bangaichi: Daishinrin no Ketto) (remainder of the series directed by Yasuo Furuhata)
  15. [1970-12-30] New Abashiri Prison: Lone Wolf Lost in Blizzard (新網走番外地 吹雪のはぐれ狼 Shin Abashiri Bangaichi: Fubuki no Hagure Oukami)
  16. [1971-08-13] New Abashiri Prison: Inviting the Storm to Shiretoko Key (新網走番外地 嵐を呼ぶ知床岬 Shin Abashiri Bangaichi: Arashi o Yobu Shiretoko-misaki)
  17. [1971-12-29] New Abashiri Prison: Great Escape in a Blizzard (新網走番外地 吹雪の大脱走 Shin Abashiri Bangaichi: Fubuki no Daidasso)
  18. [1972-08-12] New Abashiri Prison: A Pledge of Honor Invites the Storm (新網走番外地 嵐呼ぶダンプ仁義 Shin Abashiri Bangaichi: Arashi o Yobu Danpu Jingi)

See also:Edit

An unrelated film entitled Abashiri Prison (網走番外地 Abashiri Bangaichi) was released by Nikkatsu in February 1959.[1]


  • Weisser, Thomas and Yuko Mihara Weisser (May 1996). Japanese Cinema: The Essential Handbook. Miami: Vital Sounds Inc and ACC Publications. pp. 15-17. ISBN 1-889288-50-0.


  1. 網走番外地 at the Japanese Movie Database.

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