Branded to Kill – review

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The 1960s Japanese crime movie Branded to Kill is one of the strangest I’ve seen. It is arty and odd, but luckily it does not take itself too seriously either. Directed by cult Japanese director Seijun Suzuki and starring the unusual-looking Joe Shishido, the film has gone on to influence a number of hip directors including Quentin Tarantino and Jim Jarmusch. Joe Shishido is unusual looking, by the way, because he had ‘cheek augmentation’ surgery that makes him look a little bit about a chipmunk. Anyway, I enjoyed both the film and writing my review, so here it is.

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