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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.

Director:

Seijun Suzuki

Writers:

Iwao Yamazaki (screenplay), Haruhiko Ôyabu (author)
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Credited cast:
Jô Shishido ... Hideo Tajima (as Joe Shishido)
Tamio Kawaji Tamio Kawaji ... Manabe
Reiko Sassamori Reiko Sassamori ... Chiaki
Nobuo Kaneko ... Inspector Kumagai
Kinzô Shin ... Hatano
Naomi Hoshi Naomi Hoshi ... Sally
Asao Sano Asao Sano ... Father Tajima
Yûko Kusunoki Yûko Kusunoki ... Misa
Kotoe Hatsui Kotoe Hatsui ... Irie
Hiroshi Hijikata Hiroshi Hijikata ... Horiuchi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kensuke Akashi Kensuke Akashi
Hiroshi Chiyoda Hiroshi Chiyoda
Hiroshi Chô Hiroshi Chô
Hyôe Enoki Hyôe Enoki
Tatsuya Hamaguchi 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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Action | Crime

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Japanese Pop Cinema
10 August 2004 | by conranpSee all my reviews

Having seen no comment for this film, I decide to put up my own. This is the first Suzuki film that I saw, What struck me about the film was how accessible it was to western audiences. It really was a 60's crime thriller, Joe Shishido could easily be the Japanese James Bond. Another thing that struck me was the music, having become accustomed to hearing traditional chants and whistle tunes in Chambara films, I was surprised to hear a song that could effortlessly be converted to English. Not only that but I really did like the music in the film, I also have a feeling that Suzuki is a man of music, as it seems to be a crucial element in all his films.

Although by no means a masterpiece, I do think that this is a light, enjoyable film, not as heavy going as some other Japanese films. If you are interested in discovering Japanese Pop Cinema, I think that this is an easy beginner's step but that's just one man's opinion, check it out for yourself.

7/10


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

27 January 1963 (Japan) See more »

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Detective Bureau 2-3: Go to Hell Bastards! See more »

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Nikkatsu See more »
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.45 : 1
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