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5.0 out of 5 stars Yakau no michi!
A brilliant shabu (crystal meth) induced film about the Yakuza. The actual name of the film is Tokyo Nagaremono, and a true treat for the Yakuza obsessed (such as myself). I very much enjoy the plot, I don't like films that beat the story into your head. American cinema is designed for the mass amounts of idiots that make up this country, and if you find the plot hard to...
Published on Nov. 25 2000 by kobe_yakuza

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1.0 out of 5 stars Incomprehensible
While visually interesting, Tokyo Drifter lacks a cohesive story or any character development. It seems as if the editor removed the most important scenes. At one point in the movie the main character Tetsu has two hitmen in the back of the car he's driving and inexplicably escapes unscathed. The final outcome of the car scene is missing. This is just one of the many...
Published on April 28 2002


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5.0 out of 5 stars Tokyo Drifter blew me away!, Sept. 21 1999
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This review is from: Tokyo Drifter (DVD)
I'm film student whose made a habit of seeing EVERYTHING. And when i saw Tokyo Drifter, i didn't know what to expect but the visuals and crazy mise-en-scene blew me away. It's like a mixture of Jean-Luc Godard, Sam Fuller, Melville and James Bond. A film which is self conscious of its humor and its absurd plot. A true 60s art film, Godard without the manisfesto...in Japan! And what more could you want, he sings!
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5.0 out of 5 stars God damn, it is different!, May 17 2000
This review is from: Tokyo Drifter (DVD)
When I saw the old auto going into the flames accompanied by theme song, I was caught. Not that the storyline is great like in Kurosawa movies - it is just standard gangster movie, but the power of video is amazing.
Many people will not like the movie. But it is really worth to try.
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5.0 out of 5 stars that BLUE suit!, May 14 2002
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This review is from: Tokyo Drifter (DVD)
Stylin' color, smooth story, catchy tune... and that blue suit with those white shoes! A thorough pleasure from start to finish. Also, fascinating interview with the director - gives a real insider view on the Japanese film studio business in the 50's.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Mod-gangsters and slick heroes abound., July 3 1999
This review is from: Tokto Drifter (VHS Tape)
Just a quick few notes about this ultra hip Japanese gangster flick. Mod stylings, colors that jump at you, and the coolest gunman in the world. What more could you ask for in a 60's flick? This is the way they all should have been done.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Crazy, June 23 2001
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This review is from: Tokyo Drifter (DVD)
Tokyo Drifter is stylish like Out of Sight, has a storyline less plausable than that of a John Woo movie. The friendships and dialogue are corny, there are color skews between BW and bursting color, and a theme song sung through out the movie by the protagonist. So, what do you get when the movie's over? The movie is a stylish, fun, and I have a feeling, symbolical with it's plot line and characters. It tries things that you wish you would see in a decent spy movie, but of course none ever come out anymore. But, Tokyo Drifter, though it isn't dubbed over in English, is a fantastic movie, and a second watch let's you go mostly without the subtitles.
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