A COLT IS MY PASSPORT
Director: Takashi Nomura Run Time: 84 min. Release Year: 1967 Language: Japanese
Starring: Chitose Kobayashi, Jerry Fujio, Jō Shishido, Shōki Fukae, Zenji Yamada
One of Japanese cinema’s supreme emulations of American noir, Takashi Nomura’s A Colt Is My Passport is a down-and-dirty but gorgeously photographed yakuza film starring Joe Shishido as a hard-boiled hit man caught between rival gangs. Featuring an incredible, spaghetti-western-style soundtrack and brimming with formal experimentation, this is Nikkatsu at its finest.