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In this jazzy gangster film, reformed killer Phoenix Tetsu’s attempt to go straight is squashed when his former cohorts call him back to Tokyo to help battle a rival gang. This onslaught of stylized violence and trippy colors got director Seijun Suzuki (Branded to Kill) in trouble with Nikkatsu studio heads, who were put off by his anything-goes, in-your-face aesthetic, equal parts Russ Meyer, Samuel Fuller, and Nagisa Oshima. Tokyo Drifter is a delirious highlight of the brilliantly excessive Japanese cinema of the sixties.


Special Features

New high-definition digital restoration

Video interviews with director Seijun Suzuki and Masami Kuzuu

Interview with Suzuki from 1997

Original theatrical trailer

New and improved English subtitle translation

PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Howard Hampton


Product Details

  • Actors: Tetsuya Watari, Chieko Matsubara, Hideaki Nitani, Tamio Kawachi, Tsuyoshi Yoshida
  • Directors: Seijun Suzuki
  • Format: Anamorphic, Blu-ray, Color, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Criterion Collection
  • DVD Release Date: December 13, 2011
  • Run Time: 82 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005ND87L8
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #83,141 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Lance Swanson on July 8, 2000
Format: DVD
The only reason Seijun Suzuki's "Toky Drifter" is getting four stars instead of five is because the story gets hokey and hard to follow at times. But what a wallop the visual fireworks and rapid-fire, jump-cut editing pack! "Tokyo Drifter" is easy to understand after viewing it a few times, but initially the story takes a back seat to Suzuki's inventive, French-New-Wave style of creating the images, which are breathtaking. "Phoenix," a reformed killer for the Yakuza, dreamily walks around Tokyo after quitting the racket, expecting to be executed. But when he is called back into duty to help rid the city of a rival gang, the film "drifts" into a surreal mix of equal parts Luis Bunuel, Sam Fuller and Jean Luc Godard. The action never lets up, and the film is a wonderfully funny mix of comedy and violence. The performers even break out into song at unexpected times, although the film is certainly not a musical. You just never know what to expect, which is what makes this little-seen film so much fun. "Tokyo Drifter" is unlike any film you have ever seen. It's a true original and Criterion presents it in a widescreen version that is terrific. Contains a rare, insightful interview with Japanese director Seijun Suzuki. In Japanese with English subtitles.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Yoshi on August 21, 2007
Format: DVD
A stylish gangsta piece of work by the great late Seijun Suzuki. If you've watched Kurosawa or Ozu then this is much different. More comparable to Kinju Fukasaki(BATTLE ROYALE). Not as good as BRANDED TO KILL but a fine Criterion piece none the less. A lonely soul gets pulled back into one last score to settle. Visually masterful and the score is brilliant. A little slow at times but the action is pretty much non stop throughout. Plus a big payoff at the end. I know you will be amazed with what you see. Quentin Tarantino may not admit this is one of his inspirations for RESOVOIR DOGS, but when you have the blue room, red room, white room, etc, it's hard not to believe there's some sort of connection there between Mr. White, Blond etc. A must see film if you're a lover of art and crime noir. One of Seijun's top 5 films.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Morbius on January 28, 2012
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
While not as insane a Branded To Kill (Suzuki's masterful yakuza crazy-noir), this one is just enough off-center to be considered not quite normal. The colors are bright and fantastically tantalizing (at least on blu-ray), and the mono sound is ample- love that recurring theme song (sung by the lead character) and the general goofiness which makes this film a masterful must-have for those of you who like their films to make them think (about what I have no idea). Criterion does their usual fantastic job making this one worth an upgrade over their earlier weak effort on dvd. A couple of interviews for extra features round off this necessary addition to any great film library....even if you turn the sound off, the visuals are enough to keep one's interest....this is a very well done film with masterful editing and strange colors that sometimes make it look like an early James Bond film or a Batman episode....great stuff here....
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Eugene Wei on February 18, 2001
Format: DVD
This film has an unmistakably cool style. Shootouts on bare sets that look like relics of early Hollywood musicals. Old school hairdos and outfits (check out the blow dried mop and light blue suit on lead character Tetsu). Wild, outlandish color lighting and outfits that stand out from the white backgrounds. Occasional attention-gathering camera angles and movements. The cryptic English subtitles common to Asian films, and a funky, pop theme song that even Tetsu himself whistles while he works. Turns out Japan in the 60's wasn't too different from America in the 60's.
The plot drifts more than its lead character. Tetsu, once the feared and capable right hand man to a gang boss, has decided to go legit and retire from the business. He finds that easier said than done, and finds himself caught in the middle of gangland wars. Can he retain his integrity while shooting his way out of this sheltered world? Director Seijun Suzuki makes sure he'll try in style.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Michael A. Duvernois VINE VOICE on December 11, 2009
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
James Bond and the Yakuza. Goddard and Fuller. Might and Majesty. And the best editing of a film that I've ever seen. It's all here in a movie with negligible plot and characters who are intended purely as archetypes, stereotypes, and ciphers. But that makes it sound all academic and no fun, when really it is a fun movie.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Shag (shagwerks@hotmail.com) on July 3, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
Just a quick few notes about this ultra hip Japanese gangster flick. Mod stylings, colors that jump at you, and the coolest gunman in the world. What more could you ask for in a 60's flick? This is the way they all should have been done.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By K. Swanson TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 12, 2010
Format: DVD
This reminded me of a lower-key Danger:Diabolik in some ways, of a twisted Kurosawa in others, and of a crazy Tokyo dream most of all. It's a treat to see Japan through Suzuki's eyes here, and it's a weird and wild world. In its b-movie way, this is a true classic.

The Criterion print is sadly one of the worst I've seen them put out, with plenty of ugly moments, but the film still shines through, and the script and acting are both mostly good humor even when they're cheesy (or especially). Suzuki's unique shots, framings, and senses of color and chiaroscuro make for some gorgeous moments, and it's a very entertaining 82-minute ride, odd moral stances included.

The interview with Suzuki is also excellent, very revealing in many ways about both his work and the Japanese film world.

All in all, yet another fine pick from Criterion, still the ne plus ultra of dvd reissuers.
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