Branded To Kill

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Branded To Kill (1967, Japan) is a Yakuza film directed by Seijun Suzuki.


Main Details

  • Released in 1967 | Black & White
  • Runtime: 98 min
  • Aspect Ratio: (2.35:1)
  • Rating: UK/18, Australia/M, Germany/16
  • Production Co: Nikkatsu
  • Distribution Co: Nikkatsu
  • Directed by Seijun Suzuki
  • Written by Atsushi Yamatoya, Takeo Kimura, Hachiro Guryu, Chusei Sone
  • Starring: Norman Chu, Damian Lau, Flora Cheung, Eddy Ko
  • Produced by Kaneo Iwai, Takiko Mizunoe
  • Cinematography by Kazue Nagatsuka
  • Film Editing by Matsuo Tanji
  • Art Direction by Sukezo Kawahara
  • Starring Jo Shishido, Mariko Ogawa, Anne Mari, Isao Tamagawa, Hiroshi Minami, Koji Nambara

Also Known As

  • Koroshi no rakuin (Japan)


Branded to Kill is a 1967 Japanese yakuza film directed by Seijun Suzuki and starring Joe Shishido, Koji Nanbara and Annu Mari. It was a low budget, production line number for the Nikkatsu Company, originally released in a double bill with Shōgorō Nishimura's Burning Nature. The story follows Goro Hanada in his life as a contract killer. He falls in love with a woman named Misako, who recruits him for a seemingly impossible mission. When the mission fails, he becomes hunted by the phantom Number One Killer, whose methods threaten his sanity as much as his life. (Wikipedia)

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