Monday, 3 August 2009

Branded To Kill

This a neat film, it's a fairly obscure Yakuza film made in 1967, directed by Seijun Suzuki. There's some good stories floating around about the making of it, the best being that the film company that produced it was so appalled by this film and other films that Suzuki made that he was blacklisted from making films for over 10 years, because his films were such commercial failures in their time. Sort of the path I wish to take...

Joe Shishido, the rice-sniffing assassin had just had surgery so he appears in the film with these puffed out cheeks. Good stuff.