Mark Schilling has written the only comprehensive yakuza book to date in English with The Yakuza Movie Book (2003). It is a genre that I mostly know from masters like Kinji Fukusaku, Takashi Miike, Seijun Suzuki, and Takeshi Kitano. After an informative short history of the genre, Schilling has a section of "Director Profiles & Interviews" with the likes of Fukasaku, Miike, Suzuki, and Kitano among lesser know directors like Teru Ishii, Tai Kato, and Rokuro Mochizuki. This section is followed by a number of "Actor Profiles & Interviews" with stars like Shintaro Katsu, Akira Koyabashi, Jo Shisido, Bunta Sugawara, Ken Takakura, Tetsuya Watari among others. The final section is a number of "Film Reviews." Many of them divided into "Story" and "Critique" sections. I have to admit I skimmed this section reading reviews of films I had seen and those that I was interested in seeing. It is a useful guide for anyone interested in the genre. I was impressed that he included international productions that were join ventures between US and Japanese companies like Sydney Pollack The Yakuza starring Robert Mitchum among others. However, it is now 10 years old and somewhat outdated in that doesn't include newer films from the likes of Kitano.