Detective Bureau 2-3: Go to Hell Bastards (Tantei jimusho 23: Kutabare akuto-domo)
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Detective Bureau 2-3: Go to Hell Bastards (Tantei jimusho 23: Kutabare akuto-domo)
Japanese director Seijun Suzuki solidified his growing cult following with this offbeat adaptation of Haruhiko Ooyabu's crime novel. Jo Shishido stars as Det. Tajima, a smug investigator who nabs a pair of criminal gangs with flamboyant aplomb while the police remain baffled. Suzuki treats the rather hoary plotline as an excuse for dark-humored camp, and young audiences were delighted with his irreverent approach, which made him one of the few distinctive names in the '60s assembly-line of Nikkatsu Studios. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

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"[Seijun] Suzuki directs it all with tongue-in-cheek attitude, not so much making fun of it as making it fun..."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Parallax View
"The movie is still fun today, but it definitely has lost some of its original bite."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid