Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Capital Celluloid 2014 - Day 213: Sat Aug 2

Tokyo Drifter (Suzuki, 1966): Barbican Cinema, 4pm



This screens as part of the Eye-Popping Colour season at the Barbican.

Time Out review:
Deliriously playful yakuza pic, in which Suzuki lets logic hang. Basically just another tale of gang warfare, it's kitted out with plot ellipses, bizarre sets and colour effects, inappropriate songs, absurd irrelevancies (nice hair-drier gags!), action scenes that verge on the abstract, and some visual jokes tottering precariously between slapstick and surrealism. Somehow, it still just about works as a thriller, with (very, very faint) echoes of Melville and Leone. Inspired lunacy.
Geoff Andrew


Here (and above) is the trailer.

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