Hideo Gosha, the undisputed king of Japanese Noir, delivers his greatest
crime thriller in this story of an ex-con who accepts a hit-job on three
men, but then decides to look into why the kill was contracted in the
incredibly cool project embraces all the hallmarks of classic film noir.
First, there's the plot itself, a maze of crime, corruption and betrayal
with a glimmer of redemption at the inevitable denouement. Next, the screen
pops with the stark, expressionistic black and white cinematography, accentuated
by the gritty urban landscape, underscored by Masaru Satô's beat/jazz
soundtrack. This is the pinnacle of Hideo Gosha's work (although today's
cult fans know him better for his later sword-fighting diva flick DEATH
SHADOWS) and remains one of the greatest examples of Crime Noir
in cinematic history.
film with English subtitles; widescreen format, black and white.
Fully uncut 92 minutes; DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT.
for Adult Audiences