Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Paging Brian De Palma

From Gangster V.I.P. (Nikkatsu, 1968). A yakuza attempts to escape the criminal life, but it keeps pulling him back in. One scene on a train platform has a curious similarity to Carlito’s Way — almost certainly coincidental, since these films have rarely been seen outside Japan, and even now are not widely available. But you never know.

Trailer: with English subtitles, and in the original biff-bang-pow Japanese.

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