Tokyo Drifter

  • Thur Sept 8
    9:15
Tokyo Drifter
director:
Seijun Suzuki
cast:
Tetsuya Watari, Chieko Matsubara, Tamio Kawaji

In this jazzy gangster film, reformed killer Tetsu’s attempt to go straight is thwarted when his former cohorts call him back to Tokyo to help battle a rival gang. Director Seijun Suzuki’s onslaught of stylized violence and trippy colors is equal parts Russ Meyer, Samuel Fuller, and Nagisa Oshima—an anything-goes, in-your-face rampage. Tokyo Drifter is a delirious highlight of the brilliantly excessive Japanese cinema of the sixties.

website: janusfilms.com/films/1101

New Digital Restoration
format
DCP 'Scope color
runtime
1 hour 22 minutes
release year/country
1966 Japan
subtitled