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Yomigaeru kinrô (1979)

Yusaka Matsuda stars as a seemingly run-of-the-mill corporate salary man who leads a double life as a vicious criminal by night. In a delicious scheme of payback, he seeks to dominate the ... See full summary »

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... Tetsuya Asakura (as Yuusaku Matsuda)
Jun Fubuki ... Kyoko Nagai
Kei Satô ... Shimizu
Mikio Narita ... Koizumi
Asao Koike ... Kaneko
Kôjirô Kusanagi ... Takeshima
Genji Kawai ... Hidehara
Daiki Katô ... Tomita
Kôichi Iwaki ... Yuzawa
Ken'ichi Katô ... Ishida
Kimie Shingyôji ... Eriko Shimizu
... Mitsuhiko Sakurai (as Sonny Chiba)
Tôru Abe ... Mitsuaki Suzumoto
Kenji Shiiya ... Kurihara
Eimei Esumi ... Fuyuki
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Yusaka Matsuda stars as a seemingly run-of-the-mill corporate salary man who leads a double life as a vicious criminal by night. In a delicious scheme of payback, he seeks to dominate the corporation that employs him by day with no reservations about the violent and dastardly actions he must undertake in order to achieve his goal. (Source: back of the DVD cover) Written by Robert Carey

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4 August 1979 (Japan)  »

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Masterful crime drama of epic proportions..
1 June 2010 | by See all my reviews

Ultra-stylish film from 1979 features Yusaku Matsuda as a vicious criminal, whose ambitions lead him to a fascinating double life; by day Tetsuya works a boring and unsatisfying desk job at a large oil company. He sports a rather un-stylish haircut and eyeglasses. At night, the glasses come off, and Tetsuya emerges as an ultra-cool and hardened one man terror squad. He becomes a hunter, a wolf that wants out of his cage, (a boring nine to five life,) and to rule the corporate world. He has a plan to marry the daughter of one of the most powerful men in Japan, and he will crush whoever gets in his way! 'Golden wolf' has to be one of the coolest films to come out of the 70's, and Yusaku Matsuda is absolutely brilliant in his portrayal of one of the meanest bad guys in film history. A bad guy who turns out to be not so heartless, as we realize by the films conclusion. Matsuda possesses a wild sexual energy about him, and the ladies are all drop-dead gorgeous here as well. Featuring a memorable soundtrack and endless scenes of unforgettable style and beauty, it is surprising that this one is not more well-known among cult film fans. Featured in "The Sonny Chiba Collection" box set, strangely, as Chiba is barely in the film and he is virtually unrecognizable in his minor role. But the film is presented fully uncut in it's original Japanese language. This crime epic has it all; sex, sleaze, violence, romance, and Italian sports cars. If James Bond was a criminal, he would be Tetsuya Asakura!


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