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Detective Bureau 2-3: Go to Hell Bastards (1963)

Kutabare akutô-domo - Tantei jimusho 23 (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Crime | 27 January 1963 (Japan)
Police detective Tajima, tasked with tracking down stolen firearms, turns an underworld grudge into a blood-bath. Suzuki transforms a colorful pot-boiler into an on-target send-up of cultural colonialism and post-war greed.

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Hideo Tajima (as Joe Shishido)
Tamio Kawaji ...
Manabe
Reiko Sassamori ...
Nobuo Kaneko ...
Inspector Kumagai
Kinzô Shin ...
Hatano
Naomi Hoshi ...
Sally
Asao Sano ...
Father Tajima
Yûko Kusunoki ...
Misa
Kotoe Hatsui ...
Irie
Hiroshi Hijikata ...
Horiuchi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kensuke Akashi
Hiroshi Chiyoda
Hiroshi Chô
Hyôe Enoki
Tatsuya Hamaguchi
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Police detective Tajima, tasked with tracking down stolen firearms, turns an underworld grudge into a blood-bath. Suzuki transforms a colorful pot-boiler into an on-target send-up of cultural colonialism and post-war greed.

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TANTEI JIMUSHO NIJUSAN series. #1 of 2 films. See more »

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Followed by Tantei jimusho mijusan - zeni to onna ni otoko (1963) See more »

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Unique cocktail
25 November 2014 | by See all my reviews

What happens when you mix Adam West's Batman with James Bond, jazz music and pop art? Well... this movie. It's plain fun, full of primary colors, with a stylish hero in silk suit who doesn't take himself too seriously, clever deception tactics, gangs with samurai swords, pow! biff! bang!

Add Suzuki's usual game that transforms "continuity goofs" in virtue... Your usual "time" and "space" will be challenged. This is an acquired taste. If you are fan of Suzuki then this is a must. All of his trademarks are already there. And if you want to taste a new drink, this is a good chance.

Suzuki would be fired some years later since for the president of Nikkatsu Studios "we don't need a director who makes movies nobody understands". Suzuki's reply? "Why make a movie about something one understands completely? I make movies about things I do not understand, but wish to."

This film might serve as an aperitif for a different type of cinema. It will stimulate your appetite.


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