Youth Of The Beast (1963)
Fresh from his success with the cops-and-gangsters drama "Detective Bureau 23: Damn the Villains!," maverick filmmaker Seijun Suzuki helmed this audacious sequel. Police detective Jo Shishido winds up on the outs with his superiors as he takes on rival Yakuza gangs in order to avenge a friend's murder. Suzuki's surreal filmic style came into its own with this acclaimed thriller. AKA: "Wild Beast Of Youth." 92 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: Japanese mono; Subtitles: English; theatrical trailer. In Japanese with English subtitles.