3 Seconds Before Explosion (1967)





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This late 1960s Japanese yakuza thriller from the infamous Nikkatsu studio shows that the grindhouse cinema of Japan wasn't only interested in kinky sex--it also had a thing for gratuitous violence.
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The action scenes here are very rough and fumbled, but I found this one... ludicrously entertaining.

Full Review… | May 22, 2009
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Audience Reviews for 3 Seconds Before Explosion


It's eat or be eaten. Yabuki is a Japanese spy that is after some jewels that are some mobsters are trying to capture. Yabuki seems to encounter them in several spy-like settings and crazy shootouts ensue. Can Yabuki fetch the diamonds or will he get gunned down in one of the epic battles? "After we finish with your niece it's your turn!" Motomu Ida, director of The Dragon's Fangs, Heart of Stone, Secret Zone of Tokyo, and Tokyo Bath Harem, delivers 3 Seconds Before Explosion. The storyline for this picture is a bit cliché and all over the place. The action scenes are overdone and the plot was disappointing. The cast delivers mediocre performances and includes Akira Kobayashi, Hideki Takahashi, and Ryoji Hayama. "How many people have you killed with that?" "Mind your own business." I grabbed this movie off Netflix because I generally enjoy old Yakuza movies. Unfortunately, this movie just seemed like an excuse to make a "shoot-em up" picture. Overall, this is a very mediocre picture that doesn't add much to the genre. "There's a limit to human endurance." Grade: C

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