Detective Bureau 2-3: Go to Hell Bastards (Tantei jimusho 23: Kutabare akuto-domo) (1963)
Release Date: Jan 26, 1963 Wide
Average Rating: 3.5/5
User Ratings: 92
Japanese director Seijun Suzuki solidified his growing cult following with this offbeat adaptation of Haruhiko Ooyabu's crime novel. Jo Shishido stars as Det. Tajima, a smug investigator who nabs a pair of criminal gangs with flamboyant aplomb while the police remain baffled. Suzuki treats the rather hoary plotline as an excuse for dark-humored camp, and young audiences were delighted with his irreverent approach, which made him one of the few distinctive names in the '60s assembly-line of
Jan 26, 1963 Wide
May 19, 2009
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[Seijun] Suzuki directs it all with tongue-in-cheek attitude, not so much making fun of it as making it fun...
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