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Kurenai no nagareboshi (1967)

A young yakuza hitman named Goro does a job and needs to hideout away from Tokyo for a while. He hangs out with loose women and hard men and always manages to stay one step ahead of the law... See full summary »

Director:

Toshio Masuda
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tetsuya Watari ... Goro
Ruriko Asaoka Ruriko Asaoka
Jô Shishido ... (as Joe Shishido)
Kayo Matsuo
Tatsuya Fuji
Chiyo Okumura Chiyo Okumura
Ryôtarô Sugi Ryôtarô Sugi
Shôki Fukae Shôki Fukae
Ichiro Kijima Ichiro Kijima ... (as Ichirô Kijima)
Tatsunari Fuji Tatsunari Fuji
Misako Tominaga Misako Tominaga
Hiroshi Sugie Hiroshi Sugie
Masahiko Tanimura Masahiko Tanimura
Toshizô Kudô Toshizô Kudô
Akiyoshi Fukae Akiyoshi Fukae
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A young yakuza hitman named Goro does a job and needs to hideout away from Tokyo for a while. He hangs out with loose women and hard men and always manages to stay one step ahead of the law. In his exile, he comes under suspicion for a murder and meets the girlfriend of the murdered man. They develop a strange bond while unbeknown to Goro, another hitman is after him for the job he did in Tokyo. Written by Fred Cabral <ftcabral@hotmail.com>

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Killing is easy; love is murder.

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A superior remake of the black-and-white RED HARBOR also directed by Masuda which starred Yujiro Ishihara in the lead. See more »

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Great style, so-so story
6 December 1999 | by freakusSee all my reviews

A very cool 60's hipster style movie. It looks almost like a Seijin Suzuki film right down to having Jo Shishido playing a hitman. Unfortunately it doesn't pay-off quite as well as a Suzuki film. If your going to make a "youth crime" sort of film, you have to push that exploitation factor a bit more. The violence and action were just a bit too restrained.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

7 October 1967 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Velvet Hustler See more »

Filming Locations:

Kobe, Hyogo, Japan

Company Credits

Production Co:

Nikkatsu See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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