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Review: Tattooed Life (1965)

Tattooed Life (TL) is the first film I’ve seen from director Seijun Suzuki.  I wasn’t sure what to expect as his work …

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Review: Okatsu the Fugitive (1969)

They say the third time’s the charm.  Some think this phrase originated with Shakespeare, although that’s uncertain.  What is certain is that …

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Review: Jigoku (1960)

Jigoku, AKA The Sinners of Hell, was the last film released by Shintoho studios.  As such, its budget was reportedly cut to …

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Review: Red Angel (1966)

Our times certainly do color our perspectives.  Case in point – Red Angel.  Yasuzo Masamura’s war picture has been called a moving …