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Old 02-24-17, 09:17 PM
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Seijun Suzuki passes away at 93.

A brilliant director.

"Seijun Suzuki, a Japanese filmmaker who enlivened his low-budget genre movies with pop-art flair and avant-garde theatrics, inspiring American directors like Quentin Tarantino and Jim Jarmusch, died on Feb. 13 in Tokyo. He was 93."

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/22/m...t-93.html?_r=0

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I heard the news earlier this week and it bummed me out pretty hard.

Easily one of my all-time favorite Directors. Hopefully, I can find a way to pay tribute to him in the film class I am currently teaching, without going off my curriculum.

(R.I.P.)
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RIP to one of the greatest Japanese auteurs. A true visionary who refused to bow down to the money men. Criterion needs to upgrade some of his films to blu. They need to release a set of the now OOP Home Vision films (Tattooed Life, Underworld Beauty & Kanto Wanderer) either on Blu Ray or Eclipse. Someone also needs to put out the OOP Taisho Trilogy.
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One of my favorites. This news hit me like a truck. I may have to fire up my Tokyo Drifter/Branded to Kill blus this weekend.
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Let's see, I have:

Voice Without a Shadow
Take Aim at the Police Van
Tatooed Life
Detective Bureau 2-3: Go To Hell, Bastards
Youth of the Beast
Tokyo Drifter
Branded to Kill

I think Tokyo Drifter is my favorite. Branded to Kill had some awesome scenes, but it was a little too wacked-out for my tastes--I should probably give that one another shot.

The fascinating thing to me about Japanese cinema, especially in the 60's, I think, is that they brought A-level talent (acting, cinematography, scores, direction) to really B-level genre pictures. The Nikkatsu action movies, the Zatoichi series, etc.
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I own :

Youth of the Beast
Tokyo Drifter
Branded to Kill
Fighting Elegy
Underworld Beauty
Pistol Opera

I like all of them but IMO Branded to Kill is his masterpiece. Youth of the Beast and Pistol Opera are very underrated.
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Where's Ash?
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I own:

Blu:
Branded to Kill
Tokyo Drifter
Voice without a Shadow

DVD:
Fighting Elegy
Gate of Flesh
Story of a Prostitute
Take Aim at the Police Van
Tattooed Life
Underworld Beauty
Youth of the Beast
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I've been a big fan since catching Youth of the Beast a few years ago. Since then, I've built up a nice collection of his work.

Sorry to hear of his passing, but 93 is a good age to hit.
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Everyone should see Branded To Kill. Truly a great director with unique vision and varied output.

http://doblu.com/2014/09/09/branded-...deos-region-b/

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