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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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Seijun Suzuki

Writers:

Iwao Yamazaki (screenplay), Haruhiko Ôyabu (author)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jô Shishido ... Hideo Tajima (as Joe Shishido)
Tamio Kawaji Tamio Kawaji ... Manabe
Reiko Sassamori Reiko Sassamori ... Chiaki
Nobuo Kaneko Nobuo Kaneko ... Inspector Kumagai
Kinzô Shin 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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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

27 January 1963 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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

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Nikkatsu See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.45 : 1
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Straightforward Suzuki is still awesome
31 May 2009 | by zetesSee all my reviews

This was made slightly before the time when Suzuki began to experiment with the medium more radically. That would be Youth of the Beast. This one is more straightforward. Yet it is not any less entertaining. The guy was a heck of a director, even when he was apparently bored with what he saw as generic assignments. Jo Shishido stars as a private detective. He is hired by the police to infiltrate a yakuza gang to help them stop their gun running ring. The story doesn't always make a ton of sense, but it moves along so quickly that you might only realize it later. Shishido is awesome, and the film includes three wildly colored musical numbers (at night clubs - it's in no way a musical). Jo Shishido even joins into one of the numbers, which is just orgasmic!


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