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    Volume #327- Yasuzo Masumura

    Matsumoto Seicho special - Kuroi fukuin: Shinpu no giwaku (1984) (TV)
    Mazakon-keiji no jikenbo (1983) (TV)
    Konoko no nanatsu no oiwai ni (1982)
    Eden no sono (1981)
    Double Suicide of Sonezaki (1978)
    Lullaby of the Earth (1976)
    Dômyaku rettô (1975)
    Akumyo: Notorious Dragon (1974)
    Hanzo the Razor 2: The Snare (1973)
    Music (1972)
    Shin heitai yakuza: Kasen (1972)
    Play (1971)
    The Hot Little Girl (1970)
    Yakuza zessyô (1970)
    Play It Cool (1970)
    Vixen (1969)
    Thousand Cranes (1969)
    Blind Beast (1969)
    They Made Love (1968)
    A Building Blocks' Box (1968)
    The Sex Check (1968)
    The Most Corrupted (1968)
    The Wife of Seishu Hanaoka (1967)
    Love for an Idiot (1967)
    Two Wives (1967)
    Red Angel (1966)
    Nakano Spy School (1966)
    Irezumi (1966)
    Seisaku's Wife (1965)
    The Hoodlum Soldier (1965)
    Black Express (1964)
    Manji (1964)
    The Husband Witnessed (1964)
    Modern Fraudulent Story: Cheat (1964)
    Hooligans, Pure Thoughts (1963)
    Uso (1963) (segment "Playgirl")
    The Black Report (1963)
    Life of a Woman (1962)
    The Black Test Car (1962)
    Indulgence (1962)
    The Troublesome Sisters (1961)
    A Wife Confesses (1961)
    A Lustful Man (1961)
    Desperate to Love (1961)
    A False Student (1960)
    The Woman Who Touched the Legs (1960)
    Afraid to Die (1960)
    Jokyo (1960) (segment "Mimi o kamitagaru onna")
    Across Darkness (1959)
    Beauty Is Guilty (1959)
    Flood (1959)
    The Most Valuable Wife (1959)
    Undutiful Street (1958)
    A Daring Man (1958)
    Giants and Toys (1958)
    The Precipice (1958)
    Warm Current (1957)
    A Vivacious Girl (1957)
    Kisses (1957)
     
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    Matsumoto Seicho special - Kuroi fukuin: Shinpu no giwaku (1984) (TV)
    Mazakon-keiji no jikenbo (1983) (TV)
    Konoko no nanatsu no oiwai ni (1982)
    Eden no sono (1981)
    Double Suicide of Sonezaki (1978)
    Lullaby of the Earth (1976)
    Dômyaku rettô (1975)
    Akumyo: Notorious Dragon (1974)
    Hanzo the Razor 2: The Snare (1973)
    Music (1972)
    Shin heitai yakuza: Kasen (1972)
    Play (1971)
    The Hot Little Girl (1970)
    Yakuza zessyô (1970)
    Play It Cool (1970)
    Vixen (1969)
    Thousand Cranes (1969)
    Blind Beast (1969) (Own the DVD, haven't watched it yet)
    They Made Love (1968)
    A Building Blocks' Box (1968)
    The Sex Check (1968)
    The Most Corrupted (1968)
    The Wife of Seishu Hanaoka (1967)
    Love for an Idiot (1967)
    Two Wives (1967)
    Red Angel (1966) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Nakano Spy School (1966)
    Irezumi (1966)
    Seisaku's Wife (1965)
    The Hoodlum Soldier (1965)
    Black Express (1964)
    Manji (1964) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    The Husband Witnessed (1964)
    Modern Fraudulent Story: Cheat (1964)
    Hooligans, Pure Thoughts (1963)
    Uso (1963) (segment "Playgirl")
    The Black Report (1963)
    Life of a Woman (1962)
    The Black Test Car (1962)
    Indulgence (1962)
    The Troublesome Sisters (1961)
    A Wife Confesses (1961)
    A Lustful Man (1961)
    Desperate to Love (1961)
    A False Student (1960)
    The Woman Who Touched the Legs (1960)
    Afraid to Die (1960)
    Jokyo (1960) (segment "Mimi o kamitagaru onna")
    Across Darkness (1959)
    Beauty Is Guilty (1959)
    Flood (1959)
    The Most Valuable Wife (1959)
    Undutiful Street (1958)
    A Daring Man (1958)
    Giants and Toys (1958)
    The Precipice (1958)
    Warm Current (1957)
    A Vivacious Girl (1957)
    Kisses (1957)

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    Red Angel ****
    Blind Beast ***
    Afraid to Die ***
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    YASUZO MASUMURA (1924 - 1986)


    Matsumoto Seicho special - Kuroi fukuin: Shinpu no giwaku (1984)
    Mazakon-keiji no jikenbo (1983)
    Konoko no nanatsu no oiwai ni (1982)
    Eden no sono (1981)
    Double Suicide of Sonezaki (1978)
    Lullaby of the Earth (1976)
    Dômyaku rettô (1975)
    Akumyo: Notorious Dragon (1974)
    Hanzo the Razor 2: The Snare (1973) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Music (1972)
    Shin heitai yakuza: Kasen (1972)
    Play (1971)
    The Hot Little Girl (1970)
    Yakuza zessyô (1970)
    Play It Cool (1970)
    Vixen (1969)
    Thousand Cranes (1969)
    Blind Beast (1969) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    They Made Love (1968)
    A Building Blocks' Box (1968)
    The Sex Check (1968)
    The Most Corrupted (1968)
    The Wife of Seishu Hanaoka (1967)
    Love for an Idiot (1967)
    Two Wives (1967)
    Red Angel (1966) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Nakano Spy School (1966)
    Irezumi (1966) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Seisaku's Wife (1965)
    The Hoodlum Soldier (1965)
    Black Express (1964)
    Manji (1964) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Husband Witnessed (1964)
    Modern Fraudulent Story: Cheat (1964)
    Hooligans, Pure Thoughts (1963)
    Uso (1963) (segment "Playgirl")
    The Black Report (1963)
    Life of a Woman (1962)
    The Black Test Car (1962)
    Indulgence (1962)
    The Troublesome Sisters (1961)
    A Wife Confesses (1961)
    A Lustful Man (1961)
    Desperate to Love (1961)
    A False Student (1960)
    The Woman Who Touched the Legs (1960)
    Afraid to Die (1960) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Jokyo (1960) (segment "Mimi o kamitagaru onna")
    Across Darkness (1959)
    Beauty Is Guilty (1959)
    Flood (1959)
    The Most Valuable Wife (1959)
    Undutiful Street (1958)
    A Daring Man (1958)
    Giants and Toys (1958)
    The Precipice (1958)
    Warm Current (1957)
    A Vivacious Girl (1957)
    Kisses (1957)
     
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    *1. Manji - A (A masterpiece of sexual obsession)
    *2. Blind Beast - A- (sets that have to be seen to be believed)

    3. Red Angel - B+
    *4. Afraid to Die - B+ (Gripping Yakuza film with an against-type performance by Kurosawa regular Takashi Shimura)

    5. Black Test Car - B

    6. Hanzo the Razor 2: The Snare - B
    *7. Giants & Toys - B (Amusing satire of corporate Japan)

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    1.BLIND BEAST (1969) ***1/2
    2.MANJI (1964) ***
    3.AFRAID TO DIE (1960) ***
    4.GIANTS AND TOYS (1958) ***


    I'm interested in watching his other films; it's a pity that very few are available and, at the very least, I hope that Fantoma's plans for THE BLACK TEST CAR (1962) and RED ANGEL (1966) eventually materialize...

    Judging by what I've seen, he's a very talented and original film-maker and I can't believe that I had never heard of him prior to Fantoma's DVD release of BLIND BEAST in 2001!
     
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    Blind Beast (1969) - 8/10
    Red Angel (1966) - 7/10
    Afraid to Die (1960) - 7/10
    Giants and Toys (1958) - 8/10
     
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    Giants & Toys **1/2 out of ****
    Afraid to Die *** out of ****
     
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    Ratings on a scale of * to *****:

    1: Manji (1964) *****
    2: Giants & Toys (1958) ****½
    3: Red Angel (1966) ****½
    4: Blind Beast (1969) ****
    5: The Black Test Car (1962) ****
    6: Afraid to Die (1960) ***

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    Red Angel (1966) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)

    Seen 2
    Own 3
     
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    Black Test Car - B
     
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    Red Angel - B+
     
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    Hanzo the Razor 2: The Snare - B
     
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    Irezumi (1966)
     

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