This was bewildering, even borderline incoherent at times, but still really fun. Tokyo Drifter 1966 ★★★★½ Watched Jun 01 , 2018 Kumar Akshay’s review published on Letterboxd: When the fiercely loyal Tetsu declines, Otsuka taps unstoppable Tatsuzo the "Viper", a ruthless gun-for-hire, to assassinate him. I imagine if Le Samourai mad Blade Runner had a one night stand and produced a bastard child, Tokyo Drifter would probably be that bastard child. This jazzy Japanese noir had me on my toes. A noir-ish fatalism and self-marginalisation made all-too easy to ignore by slapping a lick of paint on-top and turning the volume up to 11. Disgustipated’s review published on Letterboxd: Seijun Suzuki takes the Yakuza B-movie and uses it as a canvas for his own thinly veiled art cinema vision. Tokyo Drifter 1966 ★★ Watched Jul 22, 2020. I don’t say this in a CinemaSins way. Film reviewer Nikolaos Vryzidis claims that the film crosses over into a number of different genres, but most resembles the avant-garde films occurring in the 1960s. This review may contain spoilers. 256 films watched. Review by Voossy. Some absurd, I mean simply preposterous colors in this one. Tokyo Drifter 1966 ★★★★ Watched Mar 29, 2020. A noir-ish fatalism and self-marginalisation made all-too easy to ignore by slapping a lick of paint on-top and turning the volume up to 11. Show All… Review by Joe Cumner. This film somehow got even more cool. Yesterday at 9:42 PM . After his gang disbands, a yakuza enforcer looks forward to life outside of organized crime but soon must become a drifter after his old rivals attempt to assassinate him. 2020 is coming to an… Candy Cinema. © Letterboxd Limited. 1. We see Tetsuo speaking to his former boss behind long horizontal bars. Easy…. 1966 Worth seeing. Mobile site. Yesterday at 8:26 PM. Overall, the movie can be frustrating in some respects but it’s music and production design were very admirable qualities that made the movie worth it. Film data from TMDb. Easy…. Sadly to me, the story had no fluidity or depth, instead, it was filled with small unprecedented and poorly choreographed gun fights that seemed to appear and dissolve out of thin air. Movie Theater. 1966 With its constant fourth wall breaking and jarring ellipsis, this is a borderline avant-garde movie. After yakuza boss Kurata dissolves his own criminal empire, a rival kingpin offers a position to Kurata's top operative, Tetsuya "Phoenix Tetsu" Hondo. So who do i need to talk to pour avoir un accès VIP au Manhole Jazz Club? extremely sexy. This film is really and at communicating to it's audience. When the fiercely loyal Tetsu declines, Otsuka taps unstoppable Tatsuzo the "Viper", a ruthless gun-for-hire, to assassinate him. This poetic irony between our morally grey characters and the eye-popping worlds in which they co-inhabit (not to mention- those outfits!) Alex Bernard’s review published on Letterboxd: Criterion for the directors bracket BATTLE ROYALE . full discussion on episode 146 of my podcast SLEAZOIDS, technically not a musical but basically a musical, Great 60-90 min films (for those days when you just don't have the energy to watch a 3 hour masterpiece). Calling Tokyo Drifter a stylish yakuza color film is an understatement out of this world. It puts everything into balance and allows for the artist to finally express what he always wanted to express with a distinguished sense of expression. Calling Tokyo Drifter a stylish yakuza color film is an understatement out of this world. Cole Thompson 119 films 1,778 57 Edit. Worth seeing. When I watched this a while back, I knew I had fallen in love with the film when that "Tokyo Drifter" theme started cracking and scenes of Japan nightlife rolled past in the background. The confusion created during the conflict seems very intentional--misdirection, not bad direction. You don't think Tetsu's really in danger, but it's so well choreographed that there's a…, I’ve wanted to see a movie from Seijun Suzuki for a while now, and since I haven’t been very active this month due to my constant preparation for semester exams and my recent addiction to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, I figured that I could watch Tokyo Drifter on the day before my free day in between exams. The protagonist Tetsu is such a bad ass. Directed by Seijun Suzuki. At times the ellipsis were frustrating as they often cut off action scenes, but after a while they started to make more sense. It's got the *almost* loner type main…. Even the way light reflects off sweat is as perfect as it could be. Matt’s review published on Letterboxd: A mixed bag — a sporadically glorious one at that, but a mixed bag nonetheless. From what I’ve heard, Suzuki was a filmmaker whose movies were light on plot and heavy on everything else, and while Tokyo Drifter could be described like that, I think that the thin plot was part of what made the movie work so well. You know that old adage, “If a tree falls in the wood but no one is around to hear it, did it really make a sound?” Tokyo Drifter poses its own- If a man is murdered in cold blood, but we couldn’t hear it or were too dazzled by the bright, flashing…. Movie. Tetsuya Watari Chieko Matsubara Tamio Kawachi Hideaki Nitani Eiji Gō Tochiko Hamakawa Takeshi Yoshida Isao Tamagawa Eimei Esumi Ryuji Kita Michio Hino Shuntaro Tamamura Hiroshi Midorigawa Hiroshi Chō Kosuke Hisamatsu Shinzô Shibata Yuzo Kiura Yû Izumi Ikuo Nikaido Masaaki Honme Shiro Tonami Wataru Kobayashi Mitsuru Sawa Iwae Arai Yôko Yokota Hiroshi Takao Kiyoshi Ôba Tessen Nakahira Ken Mizoguchi Made by fans in Auckland, New Zealand. Some absurd, I mean simply preposterous colors in this one. It's set in a bright room that seems to have no walls, due to the design of it (solid colors all around). It's got the *almost* loner type main…. To some degree that blurriness is a part of 'Tokyo Drifters' appeal. Tetsuya Watari Chieko Matsubara Tamio Kawachi Hideaki Nitani Eiji Gō Tochiko Hamakawa Takeshi Yoshida Isao Tamagawa Eimei Esumi Ryuji Kita Michio Hino Shuntaro Tamamura Hiroshi Midorigawa Hiroshi Chō Kosuke Hisamatsu Shinzô Shibata Yuzo Kiura Yû Izumi Ikuo Nikaido Masaaki Honme Shiro Tonami Wataru Kobayashi Mitsuru Sawa Iwae Arai Yôko Yokota Hiroshi Takao Kiyoshi Ôba Tessen Nakahira Ken Mizoguchi best fast and furious movie by far, I will be guesting on an upcoming episode of the 2 Fast 2 Forever podcast to discuss this wonderful movie that I only discovered last year, in connection with their "Tokyo Drift Lap. Cinephile doges that only watch indie films such as Fight Club. Thus, the statues and piano and so on seem to be floating in a void, yet there's still structure to it. Block or Report . Started another Letterboxd list project titled 2020’s Best Picture, Voted by Letterboxd Users ➡️ CLICK HERE. lost my shit when the titular tokyo drifter started singing his own theme song diegetically on his way to kill some mobsters. Tadayuki Kitagami Tsuyoshi Izumi, Abrechnung in Tokio, Vagabondo a Tokyo, Tōkyō nagaremono, Бродяга из Токио, The Man from Tokio, The Tokyo Wanderer, 83 mins   love that the studio kept giving this man smaller budgets as a message to chill the fuck out with the visual surrealism and musicality and this borderline avant-garde crime film insanity is what he came up with lol. The whistling of the main character Tetsu is reminiscent of cowboy heroes. Shane McAvoy’s review published on Letterboxd: Love when a character in a movie throws a gun. Family friendly. Tokyo Drifter opens with a black-and-white tone and an unforgiving aggressiveness, highlighting particular objects with vivid colors like Suzuki previously did in Shunpu Den (1965) for dramatic effect. Every color in every frame feels like it has depth that goes on forever. As the Viper trails his target through the countryside, the agile Phoenix Tetsu grows concerned that one of his former associates has betrayed him. Next level move. Then we have a strange pacing and a mix of dark and serious with comedy that does not balance well. ‘東京流れ者’ love that the studio kept giving this man smaller budgets as a message to chill the fuck out with the visual surrealism and musicality and this borderline avant-garde crime film insanity is what he came up with lol. ", On re-watch it made a bit more sense to me, in just a conventional plot sense. © Letterboxd Limited. After…. Today at 9:35 AM. Implying Movies are Good III: Tokyo Drift. There comes a point in which an artist, after developing all of the components of his cinematic vision independently through experimentation and genre variety, makes his style evolve up to a point of reaching a peak. Film data from TMDb. “things i wasn’t expecting from this yakuza film”: ( technically not a musical but basically a musical ), What seemed like a stylish yakuza film with a straight forward story turned into one of the sleekest, coolest things I can think of in that final showdown. Glombert uses Letterboxd to share film reviews and lists. The confusion created during the conflict seems very intentional--misdirection, not bad direction. From the off, it’s clear that the film has two consistent elements; interesting visuals and overzealous cuts. Too dumb for it! Overall, I had a really good time once I stopped trying to keep up with exactly what was going on. Tokyo Drifter 1966 ★★★½ . After yakuza boss Kurata dissolves his own criminal empire, a rival kingpin offers a position to Kurata's top operative, Tetsuya "Phoenix Tetsu" Hondo. Implying Movies are Good III: Tokyo Drift. I can see what Suzuki was trying to achieve with this, but I find it didn't really resonate with me at all. And the music also plays a cool role as the characters sing a specific melody that stays with you even after the film. also the guy sings his own fucking theme song come ooooooon, This movie is not without its pleasures. Still gonna whistle Tetsu's song all day! Review by Disgustipated Patron. A list of 10 films compiled on Letterboxd, including Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972), The Handmaiden (2016), Mean Girls (2004), The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) and Tokyo Drifter (1966). I also liked when Tetsu started singing about being a Tokyo drifter and the bad guys were like “hear that singing? Part of my Criterion Collection watch list. Every color in every frame feels like it has depth that goes on forever. The set design is unique and stunning, the use of the musical theme is great, the final battle sequence and its use of lighting is incredibly impactful. Tokyo Drifter opens with a black-and-white tone and an unforgiving aggressiveness, highlighting particular objects with vivid colors like Suzuki previously did in Shunpu Den (1965) for dramatic effect. Although the film has a weird feel in some parts, the main character has a charm that helps! This peak represents the stability of it all, and has a voice of its own. And while the plot developments at the beginning and end are compelling, the complete lack of development in the middle makes the ending feel forced and the beginning to be almost entirely forgotten.Looking at the facts laid out individually, I feel as if…. Films that have vivid…, new year, same allain 575 films 2,879 924 Edit. IMDb If the disc were in better condition, I would screencap just that scene. The production design is cool as it is original and goes well with the world. Tokyo Drifter 1966 ★★★ Watched Feb 03, 2020. I'm not sure how to rate this. sierra uses Letterboxd to share film reviews and lists. This film is really and at communicating to it's audience. The mise en scène of Tokyo Drifter is highly stylized. After… Review by josh lewis ★★★★ candy-colored yakuza, western, new wave pop explosion. I can handle the truth. So who do i need to talk to pour avoir un accès VIP au Manhole Jazz Club? There comes a point in which an artist, after developing all of the components of his cinematic vision independently through experimentation and genre variety, makes his style evolve up to a point of reaching a peak. It's not exactly tense. Watched Aug 14, 2020. It's like an antithesis to a noir film. Started another Letterboxd list project titled 2020’s Best Picture, Voted by Letterboxd Users ️ CLICK HERE. Implying Movies are Good III: Tokyo Drift. sam uses Letterboxd to share film reviews and lists. Recent Post by Page. sierra uses Letterboxd to share film reviews and lists. 22 films watched. When the fiercely loyal Tetsu declines, Otsuka taps unstoppable Tatsuzo the "Viper", a ruthless gun-for-hire, to assassinate him. letterboxd.com Haters of Letterboxd. Every Family Guy Frame In Order. I don’t say this in a CinemaSins way. Tokyo Drifter 1966 ★★★★½ . I barely knew who any of the characters were or what their motivations were. Tokyo Drifter. Review by Jesse Katches. This peak represents the stability of it all, and has a voice of its own. arguably the best set design ever. Till memories of Tokyo are gone. and man, that gun hitting the piano. umiamiq uses Letterboxd to share film reviews and lists. After yakuza boss Kurata dissolves his own criminal empire, a rival kingpin offers a position to Kurata's top operative, Tetsuya "Phoenix Tetsu" Hondo. And the music also plays a cool role as the characters sing a specific melody that stays with you even after the film. presents something of a marvel in its darkly-comic contrasts, ugly acts of violence and nasty double-crossing set to jazzy bar-tunes and candy-coated scenery. … But that's not why we're here. The protagonist Tetsu is such a bad ass. I've curated a list of films that belong to a subgenre I've created titled CANDY CINEMA. And while the plot developments at the beginning and end are compelling, the complete lack of development in the middle makes the ending feel forced and the beginning to be almost entirely forgotten.Looking at the facts laid out individually, I feel as if…. After…. Tokyo Drifter opens with a black-and-white tone and an unforgiving aggressiveness, highlighting particular objects with vivid colors like Suzuki previously did in Shunpu Den (1965) for dramatic effect. The triumph of creativity and ingenuity in filmmaking against all odds, Tokyo Drifter somehow uses everything that would normally have been a hurdle to its advantage and defies all expectations. I loved the energy of the visuals and the use of music, especially Tetsu’s theme. ", On re-watch it made a bit more sense to me, in just a conventional plot sense. ‘東京流れ者’ Still gonna whistle Tetsu's song all day! And after rewatching it again tonight I learned two things. Individual setpieces are amazing and gorgeously stylized, especially the climactic shootout, but the plot and characters are hard to follow. candy-colored yakuza, western, new wave pop explosion. Tokyo Drifter. arguably the best set design ever. It is not very cohesive and never really extremely linear, as it pops back and forth in time as if riding on a yo-yo. Loved it. It also has an absolutely killer poster! Tokyo Drifter 1966 ★★ Watched Jun 20, 2020. “things i wasn’t expecting from this yakuza film”: ( technically not a musical but basically a musical ), What seemed like a stylish yakuza film with a straight forward story turned into one of the sleekest, coolest things I can think of in that final showdown. full discussion on episode 146 of my podcast SLEAZOIDS. Overall, I had a really good time once I stopped trying to keep up with exactly what was going on. As the Viper trails his target through the countryside, the agile Phoenix Tetsu grows concerned that one of his former associates has betrayed him. Next level move. I also admit that I have not completely understood the plot but it was fun. Till memories of Tokyo are gone. Paying attention to the somewhat complicated story of Tokyo Drifter doesn’t really matter, as the film uses the plot…, just the coolest. Suzuki's eye for colour and design is meticulous and splendid. Sleek, stylish and quirky as all get-out, "Tokyo Drifter" represents the rare case in which a movie strikes that ever so pecious Goldilocks zone between being too eccentric and weird for its own good and being simply impossible to look away from. Report this film. TMDb It's set in a bright room that seems to have no walls, due to the design of it (solid colors all around). At times, the film draws a good deal of inspiration from westerns. extremely sexy. Sorry! I imagine if Le Samourai mad Blade Runner had a one night stand and produced a bastard child, Tokyo Drifter would probably be that bastard child. umiamiq uses Letterboxd to share film reviews and lists. The colours of each scene were so vivid and deliberate. Block or Report. Bio: f*ck i need to watch more movies The production design is cool as it is original and goes well with the world. The production design, wardrobe and score is outstanding. I am hard pressed to think of another movie as gorgeous as this one. Marin’s review published on Letterboxd: Beautiful cinematography and stunning art design. The production design is fantastic, as is the music– but the editing and structure is so chaotic I couldn't enjoy– much less understand– what I was watching. Seijun Suzuki fucked over his own production company and came out with this insane movie that would become one of the most influential films ever, i mean you can just feel its presence everywhere. Recent Post by Page. See photo. Drifting, drifting on and on. Sorry! The hero sings his own theme song to psyche out his enemies. This is a list of hight quality "short" films. I barely knew who any of the characters were or what their motivations were. He's the Tokyo Drifter. That’s fuckin tetsu!” Lol. The fight scenes are edited into incoherence, which hamstrings the film, since the mid-section of the film is occupied almost entirely by Tetsu fighting off various pursuers. This is a list of hight quality "short" films. Mobile site. 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