A Colt Is My Passport

Director: Takashi Nomura
Year Released: 1967
Rating: 1.5

An assassin (Jô Shishido, with those chipmunk cheeks) takes out a boss and tries to flee, but then there are those other guys who want revenge and chase after him. Ho-hum. Formulaic 'gangster' picture from Japan offers few surprises, which is probably what drove Seijun Suzuki to take liberties with his own (similar) pictures, screwing with chronology and going haywire with the stylistic flourishes ... to the point of near-incomprehensibility. Certainly there has to be a happy medium between Suzuki's approach and Nomura's, because neither works particularly well. At least the score is jazz-y and off-beat.