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Three Seconds Before the Explosion (1967)

Bakuha 3-byô mae (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Thriller | 21 October 1967 (Japan)
A lightning-paced 60's crime film from Japan's Nikkatsu Studios, 3 SECONDS TO EXPLOSION packs enough subterfuge and action into its 84 volatile minutes to fill out a dozen pictures made anywhere else.

Director:

Motomu Ida (as Tan Ida)

Writers:

Hideichi Nagahara (screenplay), Haruhiko Ôyabu (author)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Akira Kobayashi ... Yabuki
Hideki Takahashi Hideki Takahashi ... Yamawaki
Ryôji Hayama Ryôji Hayama ... Uetuski
Asao Uchida Asao Uchida ... Tachihara
Ruriko Itô Ruriko Itô ... Yukiko
Hiroshi Nawa Hiroshi Nawa ... Komiya
Kazuo Kitamura Kazuo Kitamura ... Sugiyama
Katsue Takaishi Katsue Takaishi ... Nana
Takashi Kanda Takashi Kanda ... Takashima
Ying Lan Fang Ying Lan Fang ... Arisa
Saburô Hiromatsu Saburô Hiromatsu
Hiroshi Kôno Hiroshi Kôno
Tomoo Uchida Tomoo Uchida
Daisaburô Hirata Daisaburô Hirata
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kyosuke Aihara Kyosuke Aihara
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A lightning-paced 60's crime film from Japan's Nikkatsu Studios, 3 SECONDS TO EXPLOSION packs enough subterfuge and action into its 84 volatile minutes to fill out a dozen pictures made anywhere else.

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Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Japanese undercover agent looking for diamonds
22 February 2019 | by Angel_PeterSee all my reviews

I did find this movie quite entertaining especially considered the time it was made. There is the goverment agent "hero" that seems to have his doubt about the mission. Two well armed gangs trying to get their hands on the diamonds. And as a wild card a former agent. None of the parties are picky about killing enemies.

There is no real black and white in this movie. But mostly unpleasant gangsters that are not shy to kill and maim anyone. It is not a mindblowing or deep movie but I did enjoy watching it. but of course it does not have lots of explosions and so on as modern action movies.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

21 October 1967 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

3 Seconds Before Explosion See more »

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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