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vertov
Jun 14, 2003

hello

One Suzuki's best, some of the action scenes in this film are beautifully orcheatrated, with a kind of theatrical staging similiar to the MGM musicals of the decade before. The use of color and editing really make this look like a comic book, especially the final shoot-out. I really liked the musical theme in the film as well, especially the way different characters would sing from time to time, also a throwback to the musical.

Unlike Branded to Kill, this characters in this film have some sense of morality in this film, and the power stuggles between the crime lords and the reformed group takes on an almost mythical quality, echoing the traditions of the samurai code of bushido.

A minor detail, it was actually Branded to Kill that got Suzuki finally fired by Nikkatsu, but Tokyo Drifter definitely played its part in that.

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