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Detective Bureau 2-3: Go to Hell Bastards

1963 1h 29m Action Crime Drama List
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Grant Watson Fiction Machine This is just a really fun film, pure and simple. It's great to see these more obscure Nikkatsu hits get the international exposure they deserve. Rated: 7/10 Oct 22, 2019 Full Review Rob Aldam Backseat Mafia A B movie with a touch of class. Oct 31, 2018 Full Review Sean Axmaker Parallax View [Seijun] Suzuki directs it all with tongue-in-cheek attitude, not so much making fun of it as making it fun... Aug 5, 2009 Full Review Jeffrey M. Anderson Combustible Celluloid The movie is still fun today, but it definitely has lost some of its original bite. May 22, 2009 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member off beat and kinda campy is this crime thriller/actioner Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member We suspect a turf battle. Hideo Tajima is a detective that has been assigned to protect a man recently released from prison that is believed to be part of an imaginary new gang that is targeting tearing down the two largest yakuza gangs in Japan. Tajima will need to kill everyone in those two yakuza gangs if he hopes to protect the released inmate. "They have hunting licenses so we can't touch them for now." SeijunSuzuki, director of Branded to Kill, Tokyo Drifter, Gate of Flesh, Princess Raccoon, Pistol Opera, Tattooed Life, The Bastard, and Story of a Prostitute, delivers Detective Bureau 2-3: Go to Hell Bastards. The storyline for this picture is very interesting with some great shootouts, fascinating characters, and a solid script. The acting was as you'd expect for the content and Jo Shishido played the main character well. "You didn't have the guts to kill me in front of the cops?" I grabbed this old school crime drama off Netflix and was hoping for a worthwhile action flick. This was pretty good and I enjoyed it. It reminded me a little of Street Fighter. This is worth watching, and I do recommend it to fans of the genre, but I wouldn't add it to my DVD collection. "The police have set up a special investigation unit..." Grade: B- Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Sous influence du film noir amà (C)ricain, dont il dà (C)tourne les codes par ailleurs, Dà (C)tective bureau 2-3 (prà (C)fà (C)rez le titre original : "Crevez, vermines !") est un film à (C)tonnant, pop et presque kitsch, ancrà (C) dans les annà (C)es 60, celles de la musique jazzy et de la libertà (C) de ton. Suzuki ne respecte rien ni personne, et s'en amuse en proposant un film sans temps morts, allant à l'essentiel, visuellement superbe et au scà (C)nario riche en rebondissements. Joe Shishido et son visage si particulier incarne magnifiquement un personnage "so cool", à mi-chemin entre James Bond (la classe en toute circonstance, le charme, l'humour flegmatique) et Philip Marlowe (la fin justifie les moyens, pas de scrupules, la violence dans le sang). Du bonheur. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member While Detective Bureau 2-3 is one of Seijun Suzuki's most straightforward films, lacking much of the cinematic flourishes and wild style he is famous for, I also found this to be one of the better scripts he had to work with. It's a very solid detective/yakuza film that packs a ton of action and plenty of humor, often centered on sour-faced star Joe Shishido. And for any fan of Suzuki/Shishido, Joe's fab song-and-dance scene is a must see. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member This is the film Seijun Suzuki make just before Youth of the Beast, when he decided that the rules of conventional film style no longer applied to him. Suzuki was pushing the envelope with a strange angle here, unrealistic lighting there, but for the most part this is pretty conventional. The greatest movie title ever. Also, the legendary action hero/human chipmunk Jo Shishido has a dance number. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Thank you again Suzuki Seijun for being such an amazingly creative director and who else in the world would make a Yakuza movie with a stupendous dancing and singing number including Shishido Joe? You're the best! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Police detective Tajima turns an underworld grudge into a violent bloodbath.
Director
Seijun Suzuki
Producer
Shozo Ashida
Screenwriter
Gan Yamazaki
Genre
Action, Crime, Drama
Original Language
Japanese
Release Date (Streaming)
Jan 25, 2017
Runtime
1h 29m
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