Tokyo: Nikkatsu, 1967. Draft script for the 1967 film. Text in Japanese.
An experimental, absurdist, pop art satire of yakuza films and film noir, Suzuki’s film was a failure on release, leading him to be fired and then blackballed by the studio for making films that made neither sense nor profit.
The film rightly became a cult classic with its international video release in the 1980s, and would influence filmmakers such as Jim Jarmusch, John Woo, Chan-wook Park, Wong Kar-wai, Johnnie To, Takeshi Kitano, and Quentin Tarantino.
White titled perfect bound wrappers. Title page present. 101 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered 20. Mechanically reproduced. Pages Very Good plus, wrapper Very Good plus.
Grant Japan. Criterion Collection 38.