Tag: Seijun Suzuki

July 9, 2018 · 0 comments

Go to Hell Bastards!

Go to Hell Bastards!

by Jeremy Clarke. A private eye gets caught in the middle of a Tokyo gang war, when two gun-running yakuza clans are ripped off by a third. Made by cult director Seijun Suzuki at Nikkatsu in 1963, Detective Bureau 2-3: Go to Hell Bastards! was also his first to feature Jo Shishido in a leading […]

September 23, 2017 · 0 comments

The Taisho Trilogy

The Taisho Trilogy

by Jeremy Clarke. Japan’s Taisho era runs from the period 1912-1926 when the Taisho Emperor held power. He was preceded by the Meiji Emperor in the Meiji era 1867-1912 and followed by the Showa Emperor a.k.a. Emperor Hirohito in the Showa era 1926-1989. We are now living in Emperor Akihito’s Heisei era, ever since 1989. […]

February 22, 2017 · 0 comments

Seijun Suzuki 1923-2017

Seijun Suzuki 1923-2017

The legendary director Seijun Suzuki, who died on 13th February, is best known in the West for such quirky, idiosyncratic works as Youth of the Beast, Kanto Wanderer and Tokyo Drifter. These 1960s B-movie genre pictures playfully riffed on the “borderless action” mash-ups of gangster films, youth movies, musicals and westerns fostered by the Nikkatsu […]

January 13, 2016 · 0 comments

Books: The Films of Seijun Suzuki

Books: The Films of Seijun Suzuki

By Jasper Sharp. The term manga-esque is so readily applied to Japanese live-action cinema as to have little meaning beyond indicating the country of origin of the work or filmmaker in question. However, in the case of the iconic Seijun Suzuki the label seems apt, although Tom Vick wisely shies away from direct analogies to paint a […]

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