A Colt Is My Passport (1967)

TAKASHI NOMURA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Original title:  Koruto wa ore no pasupooto Japan, 1967.  Nikkatsu.  Screenplay by Hideichi Nagahara, Nobuo Yamada, based on the novel by Shinji Fujiwara.  Cinematography by Shigeyoshi Mine.    Produced by Takeo Yanagawa.  Music by Harumi Ibe.  Production Design by Toshiyuki Matsui.  Film Editing by Akira Suzuki. Sterling example…

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Older Brother, Younger sister (1953)

MIKIO NARUSE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Original title:  Ani Imoto Japan, 1953.  Daiei Tokyo Daini.  Screenplay by Yoko Mizuki, based on the novel by Saisei Muro.  Cinematography by Shigeyoshi Mine.  Produced by Nobuo Miura.  Music by Ichiro Saito.  Production Design by Mikio Naka.  Costume Design by Terutaka Horiguchi.  Film Editing by Toyo Suzuki. Yoshiko Kuga is excellent as a young woman in a remote…

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Crazed Fruit (1956)

KO NAKAHIRA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Original title:  Kurutta Kajitsu Japan, 1956.  Nikkatsu Film Company, Nikkatsu.  Screenplay by Shintaro Ishihara.  Cinematography by Shigeyoshi Mine.  Produced by Takiko Mizunoe.  Music by Masaru Sato, Toru Takemitsu.  Production Design by Takashi Matsuyama.  Film Editing by Masanori Tsujii. Two teenage brothers go on a beach vacation with their heads chock full of all the girls they plan…

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Tokyo Drifter (1967)

SEIJUN SUZUKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Tokyo Nagaremono Japan, 1966.  Nikkatsu.  Screenplay by Kohan Kawauchi.  Cinematography by Shigeyoshi Mine.  Produced by Tetsuro Nakagawa.  Music by Hajime Kaburagi.  Production Design by Takeo Kimura.  Film Editing by Shinya Inoue. One of Seijun Suzuki’s most enjoyable films, this colourfully photographed crime drama features a marvelous screenplay and bouncy art direction. After a crime…

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