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Tokyo Drifter: The Criterion Collection Blu-ray

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  • Technical Specs
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 82 Minutes
  • Region: A Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Studio: Criterion
  • Blu-Ray Release Date: December 13, 2011
  • Subtitles: English
  • Audio: JAPANESE: PCM Mono
  • Color: Color
  • Includes:
    Video piece featuring new interviews with director Seijun Suzuki and assistant director Masami Kuzuu
    Interview with Suzuki from 1997
    Trailer
    Booklet featuring an essay by film critic Howard Hampton
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 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.
 
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