I specifically sought out Chirs D.'s Outlaw Masters Of Japanese Film (2005) to get some ideas on cult directors that have I missed out on or didn't know enough about. Chis D. profiles 12 directors and two performers and then follows up the profiles with interviews and filmographies. The first chapter is on director Kinji Fuksaku, most well-known for his jitsuroku (real life account) yakuza series "Battles Without Honor or Humanity." He's a director I like and was well-versed in. But the second chapter on Eiichi Kubo was a director unknown to me, but I learned that he filmed the original version of 13 Assassins in 1963 (it was remade by Takashi Miike in 2010) among a host of other interesting sounding films. Chapter three is the first on a non-director, it focuses on action actor Shinichi "Sonny" Chiba-who best known to me from Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill. Although I did see him in a Fuksaku yakuza film as well. I should like to see his The Streetfighter series of films sometime though. The chapter after this focused on the only other non-director and the only woman, Meiko Kaji. I have seen her in The Lady Snowblood films and Female Convict Number 701-Scorpion and Chirs D. recommends the other films in that series and makes The Stray Cat series of films sound appealing. Chapter Five focuses on another director I was unfamiliar with, Junya Sato. He was mostly known for yakuza and action films and a few are on my list to see now. Khachi Okamoto was the subject of chapter six and a film maker I admire for his samurai films like Sword of Doom, Kill! and Red Lion. Chapter seven focuses on Kazuo Ikehior who was familiar to me for his Zatoichi films Zatoichi and the Chest of Gold, Zatoichi Flashing Sword, and Zatoichi's Pilgrimage. Chapter seven features one of my favorite New Wave directors Masahiro Shinoda, my favorite is probably Pale Flower. Yasuharu Hasebe was another unfamiliar director and the subject of chapter nine. He seems to be known mostly for exploitation types of films. Seijun Suzuki was profiled in chapter 10 and is another well-known figure to me and well-know in certain circles for his colorful B movies from the 60s like Branded To Kill. In chapter 11 Teru Ishii was also unknown to me. He seems to have been active several genres like many of his peers in this book-and mostly yakuza films. In chapter 12 Koji Wakamatsu, another well-known New Wave director is profiled. I have seen United Red Army and he was active as late as 2012. Takahashi Miike is one of the more well-known directors today and I have seen several films but have been inspired to seek out several tittles due to Chris D's enthusiasm for them. The last chapter 14, focuses on Kiyoshi Kurosawa a director I would like to see more films of-and I got some more inspiration form Chirs D's recommendations. the book has several appendixes on the following topics: Female Yakuzas, The Studios, Japanese Outlaw Films On DVD, Japanese Outlaw Series, Selected Japanese 'Outlaw' Collaborators, Pantheon Outlaw Directors (Not represented in the book by essay or interview), and Selected Biography. It is an informative and inspring book on genres not usually written about.