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Tokyo Drifter

Spine #39



Release:
Dec 13, 2011
$39.95

Number of Discs: 1

Specs
  • 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • Japanese PCM Mono
  • English subtitles

Tokyo Drifter

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Other Versions:

1999 Edition

2011 Edition


Directed By: Seijun Suzuki
Starring: Tetsuya Watari, Chieko Matsbara, Hideaki Nitani, Tamio Kawachi, Tsuyoshi Yoshida, Ryuji Kita
Licensor: Nikkatsu Co.

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In this jazzy gangster film, reformed killer Phoenix Tetsu's attempt to go straight is squashed when his former cohorts call him back to Tokyo to help battle a rival gang. This onslaught of stylized violence and trippy colors got director Seijun Suzuki (Branded to Kill) in trouble with Nikkatsu studio heads, who were put off by his anything-goes, in-your-face aesthetic, equal parts Russ Meyer, Samuel Fuller, and Nagisa Oshima. Tokyo Drifter is a delirious highlight of the brilliantly excessive Japanese cinema of the sixties.

Supplements
  • Video piece featuring new interviews with director Seijun Suzuki and assistant director Masami Kuzuu
  • Interview with Suzuki from 1997
  • Original theatrical trailer

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