First there was the popular 1997 Japanese television drama Odoru Daisosasen
. Then came three television specials, and in 1998, the series came to the big screen in the form of the box office smash Bayside Shakedown
. After that, there was the popular 2003 sequel Bayside Shakedown 2
and even a 2005 spin-off film, Negotiator Mashita Masayoshi
. Now the popular cop franchise adds another winning installment to its ranks with The Suspect Muroi Shinji
, and it now arrives on Blu-ray disc! Just like the earlier films in the series, The Suspect
takes place in modern day Japan and revolves around the country's intricate, often serpentine police bureaucracy. However, this time the hero is Muroi Shinji (Yanagiba Toshiro), a stoic MPD chief investigator, who's definitely all business when it comes to dealing with matters of law.
In a cruel twist of fate, however, Muroi finds himself being arrested on conspiracy charges related to the use of excessive force against a murder suspect who ended up dead. Muroi discovers that he is a pawn in a shadowy power struggle originating from within the police department. He's also fully aware that he's got to watch his back against the money-grubbing lawyers representing the dead suspect and a no-nonsense prosecutor (Sano Shiro) looking to take the chief investigator down, no matter the cost! With only an inexperienced young lawyer (Tanaka Rena), his staunch ally Detective Kudo (Aikawa Sho), and plenty of average joe beat cops on his side, can Muroi clear his name? Find out in writer/director Kimizuka Ryoichi's winning new addition to the mega popular Bayside Shakedown saga!