not as good as branded to kill (also directed by suzuki), but shows shades of the same vision. the biggest thing to comment on in this film is the color. branded to kill came out a year later, but was in black and white, this one was in colors as bright as seen in Ran (kurosawa). this, though, was a much more comic film. borrows, again, from the james bond genre…it’s about a gangster trying to get out of the gang life, but suzuki has some fun with it. not as free-flowing or fun as branded to kill, but a fine film.