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Youth of the Beast (1963) More at IMDbPro »Yajû no seishun (original title)


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Release Date:
21 April 1963 (Japan) See more »
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A violent thug plays opposing yakuza bosses against each other. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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(20 articles)
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A very hip 60's crime drama See more (15 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Jô Shishido ... Joji 'Jo' Mizuno
Misako Watanabe ... Kumiko Takeshita
Tamio Kawaji ... Hideo Nomoto
Minako Katsuki
Daizaburô Hirata
Eiji Gô ... Shigeru Takechi
Koichi Uenoyama
Akiji Kobayashi ... Nomoto Tatsuo
Yuzo Kiura ... Minegishi Takeo
Naomi Hoshi
Hiroshi Kôno ... Honma
Eimei Esumi ... Gorô Minami
Shuntarô Tamamura
Mizuho Suzuki
Zenji Yamada
Yuriko Abe
Ikuko Kimuro
Shirô Yanase ... Ishizaki Ken
Tomio Aoki ... Matsui Terumi
Ichirô Kijima ... Detective Takeshita Koichi - Jo's former partner
Shôzô Miki
Norikatsu Hanamura
Akira Hisamatsu ... Detective Yamada (as Kosuke Hisamatsu)
Takashi Sudo (as Takashi Nomura)
Gen Mihama
Gô Kuroda ... Morikawa Tokio
Densuke Mitsuzawa
Ikuo Nikaidô
Hiroshi Midorikawa
Masako Urushizawa
Yoshihiro Yamaguchi
Kensuke Akashi
Yasuo Itoga
Hiroshi Takao ... Nomura
Toshihiko Oda
Masatoshi Takase
Kinzô Shin ... Shinsuke Onodera
Masao Shimizu ... Ishiyama Yosuke
Nobuo Kaneko ... Ozawa Soichi
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Seijun Suzuki ... Detective Hirokawa (uncredited)

Directed by
Seijun Suzuki 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ichirô Ikeda  writer
Tadaaki Yamazaki  writer
Haruhiko Ôyabu  novel

Produced by
Keinosuke Kubo .... producer
 
Original Music by
Hajime Okumura 
 
Cinematography by
Kazue Nagatsuka 
 
Film Editing by
Akira Suzuki 
 
Production Design by
Yoshinaga Yoko'o 
 
Production Management
Yoshio Mutô .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Noboru Watanabe .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Toshio Nakamura .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Keiji Kaneda .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Toshio Ueda .... colorist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mitsuo Ônishi .... gaffer
 

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Also Known As:
"Yajû no seishun" - Japan (original title)
"The Brute" - USA
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Runtime:
92 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Remade as Day of the Beast (????)See more »

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12 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
A very hip 60's crime drama, 25 June 1999
Author: freakus from San Francisco, CA

One of Suzuki's best films. The scenes behind the one-way glass in the nightclub make for some brilliant camera angles. Joe Shishido turns in another fine performance as a brutish thug with a secret agenda. If you are a fan of 60's era violent gangster type cinema don't pass this up!

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