Branded To Kill: The Criterion Collection

Criterion   (1967) / Region A
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Branded To Kill: The Criterion Collection

When Japanese New Wave bad boy Seijun Suzuki delivered this brutal, hilarious, and

visually inspired masterpiece to the executives at his studio, he was promptly fired. Branded To Kill tells the

ecstatically bent story of a yakuza assassin (the chipmunk-cheeked superstar Joe Shishido) with a fetish for sniffing boiled rice who botches a job and ends up a target himself. This is Suzuki at

his most extreme-the flabbergasting pinnacle of his sixties pop-art aesthetic.


  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Sep 16 2011
  • Production Year 1967
  • Empire SKU 1587865
  • UPC Code 715515090414
  • Studio  Criterion
  • Packaging Custom
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles English


Video piece featuring new interviews with director Seijun Suzuki and assistant director Masami Kuzuu
Interview with Suzuki from 1997
New interview with actor Joe Shishido
Booklet featuring an essay by critic and historian Tony Rayns


  • Audio
    Japanese PCM Mono
  • Video
    Widescreen 2.35:1 B&W

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