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MORE DIRECTORS CHECKLIST SERIES - Volume #327 - THE FILMS OF YASUZO MASUMURA


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#1 of 19 OFFLINE   Bill McA

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Posted August 24 2005 - 05:11 AM

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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)

       

#2 of 19 OFFLINE   Bill McA

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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) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image (Own the DVD)
Nakano Spy School (1966)
Irezumi (1966)
Seisaku's Wife (1965)
The Hoodlum Soldier (1965)
Black Express (1964)
Manji (1964) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image (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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Own 3
       

#3 of 19 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted August 24 2005 - 05:26 AM

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#4 of 19 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted August 24 2005 - 05:41 AM

Red Angel ****
Blind Beast ***
Afraid to Die ***
Giants & Toys **Posted Image


#5 of 19 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted August 24 2005 - 09:12 AM

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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) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
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) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
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) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Nakano Spy School (1966)
Irezumi (1966) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Seisaku's Wife (1965)
The Hoodlum Soldier (1965)
Black Express (1964)
Manji (1964) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
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) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
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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#6 of 19 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted August 24 2005 - 06:05 PM


*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)

Own: 4


2002 Sight & Sound Challenge: 321  Last Watched: L'enfance Nue
Last 8 Films Watched: In the Loop - A- / It Might Get Loud - B+ / What Just Happened? - B / Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - C- / Drums Along the Mohawk - A- / Punisher War Zone - B+ / Moon - C+ / A Man For All Seasons - B+

#7 of 19 OFFLINE   Mario Gauci

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Posted September 14 2005 - 04:57 AM

In order of merit:


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!

#8 of 19 OFFLINE   Martin Teller

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Posted November 17 2006 - 09:32 AM

Blind Beast (1969) - 8/10
Red Angel (1966) - 7/10
Afraid to Die (1960) - 7/10
Giants and Toys (1958) - 8/10


#9 of 19 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted December 16 2006 - 04:54 AM

Red Angel **** out of ****

#10 of 19 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted December 19 2006 - 12:53 AM

Blind Beast *** out of ****

#11 of 19 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted April 24 2007 - 12:45 AM

Giants & Toys **1/2 out of ****
Afraid to Die *** out of ****

#12 of 19 OFFLINE   Martin Teller

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Posted June 07 2007 - 02:38 PM

added Red Angel (1966) - 7/10

#13 of 19 OFFLINE   Justin_S

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Posted August 01 2007 - 09:38 PM

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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#14 of 19 OFFLINE   Bill McA

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Posted October 01 2007 - 01:45 PM

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Red Angel (1966) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image (Own the DVD)

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#15 of 19 OFFLINE   Martin Teller

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Posted December 05 2007 - 10:02 AM

added Giants and Toys (1958) - 8/10

#16 of 19 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted May 08 2010 - 08:35 AM

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Black Test Car - B


2002 Sight & Sound Challenge: 321  Last Watched: L'enfance Nue
Last 8 Films Watched: In the Loop - A- / It Might Get Loud - B+ / What Just Happened? - B / Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - C- / Drums Along the Mohawk - A- / Punisher War Zone - B+ / Moon - C+ / A Man For All Seasons - B+

#17 of 19 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted May 20 2010 - 06:20 PM

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Red Angel - B+


2002 Sight & Sound Challenge: 321  Last Watched: L'enfance Nue
Last 8 Films Watched: In the Loop - A- / It Might Get Loud - B+ / What Just Happened? - B / Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - C- / Drums Along the Mohawk - A- / Punisher War Zone - B+ / Moon - C+ / A Man For All Seasons - B+

#18 of 19 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted June 14 2010 - 05:56 AM

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Hanzo the Razor 2: The Snare - B


2002 Sight & Sound Challenge: 321  Last Watched: L'enfance Nue
Last 8 Films Watched: In the Loop - A- / It Might Get Loud - B+ / What Just Happened? - B / Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - C- / Drums Along the Mohawk - A- / Punisher War Zone - B+ / Moon - C+ / A Man For All Seasons - B+

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Posted September 19 2010 - 01:05 AM

Update:


Irezumi (1966)


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