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Great film noir set in post-war Japan.
The plot itself is ok but you can't expect to follow it if you are multitasking...I just had to watch the whole first half a second time because I lost it.
Ryan is great, as usual; I can't think of one film he's in that he doesn't make better than it is thanks to his presence.
This movie was a surprise! It was in a different setting than I am used to & it flowed well for me. It was interesting to watch it play out.Published 16 days ago by Jim
Much of it filmed on location in and around Tokyo. Many long takes. I especially enjoyed the commentary.Published 2 months ago by Allan Murphy
Saw the film many years ago. I bought the DVD because I couldn't find a movie on Netflix. it's a great movie to watch and I'll recommend it. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Tony
Purchased to archieve for family members to review and observe their family member who played a short part in picture. Read morePublished 6 months ago by teacher
It's a powerful, dramatic movie and has various layers beneath its surface as a film noir. The mistreatment of many of the Japanese actors (including the wonderful female star) is... Read morePublished 9 months ago by z. peter mitchell
Nothing spooky here and little mystery. No femme fatale. No innocent person accused/confused. As others have noted, more a mundane gangster film than a film noir. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Miss Yoka
While the plot of the movie is really pedestrian and the acting abilities of Robert Ryan and Robert Stack are never challenged, this film affords a unique view of both Tokyo and... Read morePublished on September 22, 2010 by Timothy J. Anderson
"I hate it!" "Its so so." "It was great!" Sure, no great films could satisfy everybody's taste, but no other film is so controversial as Sam Fuller's HOUSE OF BAMBOO. Read morePublished on February 17, 2010 by Keisuke Kawasaki
Robert Ryan & Robert Stack (yep, the guy from "Unsolved Mysteries") vie for control of Tokyo's underworld. Read morePublished on April 24, 2008 by telecaster62