Tokyo Drifter

In this jazzy gangster film, reformed killer Tetsu’s attempt to go straight is thwarted when his former cohorts call him back to Tokyo to help battle a rival gang. Director Seijun Suzuki’s onslaught of stylized violence and trippy colors is equal parts Russ Meyer, Samuel Fuller, and Nagisa Oshima—an anything-goes, in-your-face rampage. Tokyo Drifter is a delirious highlight of the brilliantly excessive Japanese cinema of the sixties. - Criterion Films


As 1960’s films go it wasn’t all that bad.  Considering that the studio gave them little money and only 20 to 25 days to shoot the film it’s really pretty amazing. Vicki didn’t fall asleep during it so that garners at least 3 stars right?

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