The Shogun's Vault

The Shogun's Vault ★★★½

The Shogun's Vault is pretty much a 1960s heist film only it happens to be a period film, so instead of the neonoirish crooks and low rent clubs one would get if this was a Nikkatsu B, it stars guys on samurai garb and swords. Which makes it 20% more amusing at the very least. It would surprise no one that it was directed by Teruo Ishii who makes it both light hearted and moody. He also makes every set piece counts.