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|Black Tight Killers|
Actors: Akemi Kita, Mieko Nishio, Bokuzen Hidari, Eiji Go, Akira Kobayashi
Director: Yasuharu Hasebe
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House
Playgirl assassins a-go-go! A Mod/Pop Art sixties masterpiece masquerading as a gangster/spy spoof, "Black Tight Killers" (Ore Ni Sawaru To Abunaize, roughly "Don't Touch Me, I'm Dangerous") stars then-current matinee idol... more »
Unhinged and Groovy!
Steve Baumgartner | all over the place | 10/26/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The Amazon reviewer captured this movie perfectly -- I'm here to tell you it's not hype. I caught this during its one public screening in L.A.; when I learned it would show briefly in NYC, I called friends there and warned them that missing it now meant missing it forever. Thank God I was wrong! BTK is a blast.The comparison to Suzuki Seijun is a bit misleading. With Suzuki, enjoyment depends on your appreciation for his idiosyncracies and how they overtake the standard genre moves. Black Tight Killers, however, doesn't subvert 60's spy flicks; it jazzes them up. Where Bond movies are sly, BTK is loopy; while Bond has become very familiar, the unwinking giddiness to this offshoot tastes fresh. The cinematography and design keep the party going: Unable to compete with 007 lushness, they compensate (and then some) with style and humor.It might not have the substance of a five-star movie, but Black Tight Killers gave me a five-star time. If it sounds like your thing, definitely check it out!"