DETECTIVE BUREAU 2-3: GO TO HELL BASTARDS!

Seijun Suzuki, Japan, 1963, Arrow Films, Crime - Japan

“A rapid-fire gun heist, credits with an infectious jazz pop score and a widescreen close-up of a burning car announce DETECTIVE BUREAU 2-3 as the film that would both lampoon and redefine Asian crime cinema for an irreverent new decade of garish panache and ultraviolent cool.” -- Kino Lorber

Many film fans know director Seijun Suzuki’s late-Sixties masterworks TOKYO DRIFTER and BRANDED TO KILL, both of which reached the heights of surrealism and absurdity within the yakuza genre format. Just a few years before, Suzuki started his journey from studio stalwart to maverick outcast with this hard-hitting landmark nugget of joy. Detective Tajima (Shishido) is tasked with tracking down a consignment of stolen firearms, as the investigation progresses things take an anarchic, blood-drenched grudge match...

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Details

  • 89 min.
  • Color
  • 2.35:1

Formats

  • DCP
  • Blu-ray

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