Story Of A Prostitute (1965)

SEIJUN SUZUKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Shunpu Den Alternate titles:  Comfort Women, Joy Girls Japan, 1965.  Nikkatsu.  Screenplay by Hajime Takaiwa, from a story by Taijiro Tamura.  Cinematography by Kazue Nagatsuka.  Produced by Kaneo Iwai.  Music by Naozumi Yamamoto.  Production Design by Takeo Kimura.  Film Editing by Akira Suzuki.   Seijun Suzuki combines the worst tragedies of war with its most…

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Branded To Kill (1967)

SEIJUN SUZUKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Koroshi No Rakuin Japan, 1967.  Nikkatsu.  Screenplay by Hachiro Guryu, Mitsutoshi Ishigami, Takeo Kimura, Chusei Sone, Atsushi Yamatoya.  Cinematography by Kazue Nagatsuka.  Produced by Kaneo Iwai.  Music by Naozumi Yamamoto.  Production Design by Motozo Kawahara.  Film Editing by Akira Suzuki. In this incredibly odd Japanese action movie, a psyched-out hit man becomes the hunted when he…

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