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Branded to Kill

Spine #38



Release:
Dec 13, 2011
$39.95

Number of Discs: 1

Specs
  • 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • Japanese PCM Mono
  • English subtitles

Branded to Kill

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Other Versions:

1999 Edition

2011 Edition


Directed By: Seijun Suzuki
Starring: Joe Shishido, Mariko Ogawa, Annu Mari, Koji Nanbara
Licensor: Nikkatsu Co.

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When Japanese New Wave bad boy Seijun Suzuki (Tokyo Drifter) delivered this brutal, hilarious, and visually inspired masterpiece to the executives at his studio, he was promptly fired. Branded to Kill tells the ecstatically bent story of a yakuza assassin (Joe Shishido, the chipmunk-cheeked superstar from Gate of Flesh) with a fetish for sniffing boiled rice who botches a job and ends up a target himself. This is Suzuki at his most extreme-the flabbergasting pinnacle of his sixties pop-art aesthetic.

Supplements
  • Video piece featuring new interviews with director Seijun Suzuki and assistant director Masami Kuzuu
  • Interview with Suzuki from 1997
  • New interview with actor Joe Shishido
  • Original theatrical trailer

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