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Blu-ray Review – Detective Bureau 2-3: Go To Hell Bastards! (1963)

Detective Bureau 2-3: Go to Hell Bastards!, 1963.

Directed by Seijun Suzuki.

Starring Jô Shishido, Tamio Kawaji, and Reiko Sassamori.


A detective is sent undercover to retrieve a cache of stolen guns.

The Detective Bureau 2-3 of the title is the name of the agency where detective Hideo Tajima (Jô Shishido – Retaliation) is given a gun and a fake ID by the local police captain in order to go undercover amongst warring Yakuza gangs to retrieve stolen firearms, inadvertently sparking a massacre in the process.

Directed by legendary Japanese filmmaker Seijun Suzuki (Branded to Kill/Tokyo Drifter) and continuing Arrow Video’s run of Japanese crime thriller Blu-ray releases, the antagonistically titled Detective Bureau 2-3: Go to Hell Bastards! starts as it means to carry on as two rival Yakuza gangs are involved in a shootout – one of them blasting away whilst driving a Pepsi Cola truck in

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