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Directed by
Kinji Fukasaku 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Shinji Fujiwara  book
Fumio Kônami 
Hirô Matsuda 
Norio Osada 

Produced by
Akira Oda .... producer
Shigeru Wakita .... producer
Original Music by
Hajime Kaburagi 
Cinematography by
Keiji Maruyama 
Film Editing by
Keiichi Uraoka 
Production Design by
Osamu Miki 
Art Direction by
Kiminobu Satô 
Production Management
Junichi Mine .... executive in charge of production
Hiromi Munemoto .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yoshimi Yamada .... assistant director
Art Department
Yoshiharu Kawazoe .... set designer
Sound Department
Yukio Obi .... sound
Kimifumi Satô .... sound mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Kenzô Ishiwata .... gaffer
Other crew
David Geiger .... english subtitles by

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Also Known As:
"Kyôkatsu koso waga jinsei" - Japan (original title)
"Blackmail Is My Life" - USA (DVD title)
"Call Me Blackmail!" - USA
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90 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
UK:15 (2008)

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Title music, played several times during the film, is ripped off (different but substantially an imitation) from the 1966 Yardbirds' song "Over Under Sideways Down".See more »
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References Tokyo Drifter (1966)See more »


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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
a great visual experience, 6 July 2006
Author: jkheumann from United States

Blackmail is My Life is one of four films that Fukasaku produced in that year and once again affirms not only his brilliant visual style but the incredible energy of the whole crew that worked with him. You have to see this film wide on a big screen to see how beautifully it is shot and composed. It moves fast but the visual strategies show Fukasaku's control over his world and produce a great viewing experience before you even have to delve into the brutal world of Japanese low lifes and the power of the political world that exists at the time. This film fits in comfortably with other films of the time from all over the globe where power and politics were being critiqued and examined from every angle and genre available.

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