Detective Bureau 2-3: Go to Hell Bastards!

Starring: Jo Shishido Director: Seijun Suzuki
Detective Bureau 2-3: Go to Hell Bastards!
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Unrated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 28 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1963
  • Label: Kino Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital - Japanese
    • Subtitled - English (optional)

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Entertainment Reviews:

Film Comment - 05/01/2009
"One of the lightest, loosest entertainments of the director's early color period..."

Product Description:

Seijun Suzuki (BRANDED TO KILL) directed this stylish, irreverent take on the yakuza genre. It stars Jo Shishido as a police detective on the trail of gunrunners in 1960s Tokyo. By turns lurid and comic, DETECTIVE BUREAU 2-3 both immerses itself in crime-film conventions while also wryly poking fun at its source material.

Product Description:

Assigned a standard Yakuza film in the hardboiled vein pioneered at Japan's famed Nikkatsu Studios, director Seijun Suzuki (Branded to Kill) and his frequent leading man Jo Shishido used 1963's Detective Bureau 2-3: Go to Hell Bastards! to flip the Japanese gangster film genre on its ear.
A rapid fire gun heist, credits with an infectious jazz pop score, and a wide-screen close-up of a burning car announce Detective Bureau 2-3 as the film that would both lampoon and redefine Asian crime films for an irreverent new decade of garish panache and ultra-violent cool. The story follows police detective Tajima (Shishido), who, tasked with tracking down stolen firearms, turns an underworld grudge into a bloodbath -- while Suzuki transforms a colorful potboiler into an on-target send-up of cultural colonialism and post-war greed. “This isn't an American TV series,” one of Tajima's doubting subordinates tells the sharkskin-suited, super suave sleuth.
Anarchic, breakneck paced, darkly comic, and stylish to the extreme, Detective Bureau 2-3: Go to Hell Bastards! was a movie unlike anything audiences had ever seen. It would cement Suzuki's fervent popularity at home and heralded his imminent cult status worldwide.

Plot Keywords:

1960s | Big City | Detectives | Farce | Justice

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  • Sales Rank: 131,779
  • UPC: 738329063528
  • Shipping Weight: 0.22/lbs (approx)
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