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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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Must see for James Bond and Dr. Evil fans See more (15 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Jô Shishido ... Joji 'Jo' Mizuno
Misako Watanabe ... Kumiko Takeshita
Tamio Kawaji ... Hideo Nomoto
Minako Katsuki
Daizaburo 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
Akinori Hanamura
Akira Hisamatsu ... Detective Yamada (as Kosuke Hisamatsu)
Takashi Sudo (as Takashi Nomura)
Gen Mihama
Gô Kuroda ... Morikawa Tokio
Densuke Mitsuzawa
Ikuo Nikaido
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
Haruhiko Ohyabu  novel
Tadaaki Yamazaki  writer

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  (as Karyo Yokoo)
 
Production Management
Yoshio Muto .... 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 Ohnishi .... 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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4 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Must see for James Bond and Dr. Evil fans, 3 July 2006
Author: ukbar1 from United States

Really good action packed stuff! Hitchcock meets film noir. Could the warped, cat-loving, uber thug lord, Nomoto be the inspiration for Bond nemesis, Blofeld, from You Only Live Twice(1967)? (Hold pinkie to corner of lip). Remember the Godfather also liked to pet his kitty while he plotted mayhem. Are all those characters derived from this film? Watch and decide for yourself. This film has a great jazzy score, too. The high energy music really makes up for the hassle of having to read subtitles and provides a nice upbeat counterpoint to the graphic violence. Definitely a seminal movie for lovers of Coppola, Scorcese, Tarantino, Peckinpaw,and the rest of the directors of the hardboiled visceral films of the later 60's and 70's. I think this film is an essential movie for any action film aficionado.

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