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Video interviews with director Seijun Suzuki and Masami Kuzuu
Interview with Suzuki from 1997
New interview with actor Joe Shishido
Original theatrical trailer
New and improved English subtitle translation
PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic and historian Tony Rayns
I really can't understand how people see this movie as being "incoherent" or "boring".
And the black-and-white cinematography, the occasional odd angles of shots, and the markedly cynical bent of the entire film mark it as such, no question.
Highly recommended for fans of gangster films, Japanese film-making, noir, and new-wave all rolled into one.
"Branded to Kill" is a high-octane action thriller with Joe Shishido proving yet again that he's a bona-fide star. Read morePublished 13 hours ago by B. Adducchio
I bought this for my brother and he loved it. If you enjoy Japanese cinema or want a good place to start, Branded To Kill delivers. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Low Budget Filmmaker
The film's a little loose but has one of the great shoot-'em-up scenes: it's outside, only one guy left standing, he starts to walk away then ten paces later he takes off his... Read morePublished 18 months ago by L. Monstuart
A Yakuza special film from Japan. A fine director. Necessaraly to see it for the fans of the genre. See an additional short with a conversation with the director. Read morePublished on December 14, 2012 by yorge Zander
Seijun Suzuki is probably the most overated Japanese director in the West, it is completely inexplicable how his films are hailed as "cult classics" having watched a few of his... Read morePublished on October 25, 2012 by Joseph
"Branded to Kill", Seijun Suzuki's masterpiece but also a film that led to the filmmaker's firing.
While we are graced with films with visual style, humor and coolness... Read more
This is a very strange movie. Maybe I just didn't understand it, so I hate to have to give a star rating. Read morePublished on August 17, 2010 by chungking
This bizarre little gem from director Seijun Suzuki begins stylishly, if conventionally, with a hired killer who agrees to a job in protection instead of assassination, and who... Read morePublished on March 4, 2010 by Bryan Byrd