Tokyo Drifter

Tokyo Drifter

Directed by Seijun Suzuki • 1966 • Japan

In this jazzy gangster film, reformed killer Tetsu's attempt to go straight is thwarted when his former cohorts call him back to Tokyo to help battle a rival gang. Director Seijun Suzuki's onslaught of stylized violence and trippy colors is equal parts Russ Meyer, Samuel Fuller, and Nagisa Oshima--an anything-goes, in-your-face rampage. Tokyo Drifter is a delirious highlight of the brilliantly excessive Japanese cinema of the sixties.

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Tokyo Drifter
  • Tokyo Drifter

    Directed by Seijun Suzuki • 1966 • Japan

    In this jazzy gangster film, reformed killer Tetsu's attempt to go straight is thwarted when his former cohorts call him back to Tokyo to help battle a rival gang. Director Seijun Suzuki's onslaught of stylized violence and trippy colors is equal parts Ru...

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  • Seijun Suzuki and Masami Kuzuu on TOKYO DRIFTER

    In this interview, recorded in July 2011, director Seijun Suzuki and assistant director Masami Kuzuu recall the production of TOKYO DRIFTER.

  • Seijun Suzuki, 1997

    The following interview with director Seijun Suzuki was recorded during a retrospective of his work by the Japan Foundation and Los Angeles Filmforum at the Nuart Theatre in Los Angeles in March 1997.