"Branded to Kill" and "Tokyo Drifter" at Alex's

  • December 14, 2012 · 7:00 PM
  • alex's place

     Hey everyone, Alex will be showing two films from Japanese master director Seijun Suzuki in his awesome home theater!

     First is "Tokyo Drifter" (1966) a jazzy gangster film in which reformed killer Tetsu's attempts to go straight is thwarted when his former cohorts call him back to Tokyo to help battle a rival gang.  This film has been called equal parts Russ Meyer, Samuel Fuller, and Nagisa Oshima.  It's the ultimate example of the brilliantly excessive Japanese cinema of the sixties.

 

     Next is "Branded to Kill" (1967) a brutal, hilarious, visually inspired masterpiece which has passed into legend as the film that got Seijun Suzuki fired from Nikkatsu, the studio where he made 30+ other films. "Branded to Kill" tells the story of a yakuza assassin with a fetish for sniffing steamed rice who botches a job and ends up becomming a target himself.

     Hope to see you there!

 

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  • Alex K.

    Kris A - You can bring a guest. Im sure we will have space.

    December 14, 2012

  • Shu c.

    gonna be about 15 mins late

    December 14, 2012

  • Kris A

    I would like to bring a guest but there was only 1 spot left. can somebody please let me know if somebody drops out so I can add in my guest please? Thanks!

    November 18, 2012

    • Julie

      Dropping out.

      December 14, 2012

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