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April 2, 2013

Episode 108: Branded to Kill

Guest Co-Hosts: Coffin Jon, Bill Fulkerson

Boil some rice and kick back with our discussion of Seijun Suzuki's madcap Yakuza film, Branded to Kill.

We're joined this week by special guest co-hosts Coffin Jon of the VCinema Show and Bill By Force of the Outside the Cinema podcast.

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  1. The phantom #1 is indeed the man they escort earlier in the film. I thought it first when he expertly shoots some assailants when Goro Hanada is away. Later, when #1 is revealed, he says to Hanada that he is warning him that he is going to kill him as payment for escorting him. Normally he would just kill him, but he owes him the warning.

    1. Liz,

      Thanks for sharing on that! Great you picked that out. This movie is so crazy, at times, it's hard to keep heads and tails - but I do love Suzuki!


      Rob St. Mary
      co-host of "The Projection Booth"