Juzo Itami Ranked

Years ago, my friend and I got into a big Andy Sidaris (of Hard Ticket to Hawaii and Malibu Express fame) binge. We wound up watching all of his films, despite them all being very similar. They all feature boobs, explosions and not much else. It became a bit of a game to spot familiar faces and the like. In a way, it was comforting knowing what we were signing up for.

Finding Juzo Itami has brought me back to this memory. Just to be clear, Andy Sidaris is a bad filmmaker. He practically invented the cliche 80s wetsuit action movie. Juzo Itami, on the other hand, is a phenomenal filmmaker. Instead of boobs and explosions, Itami films feature corruption, adulterous…

  • Supermarket Woman

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  • Tampopo

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  • Woman in Witness Protection

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  • Minbo: the Gentle Art of Japanese Extortion

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  • The Last Dance

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  • A Taxing Woman

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  • The Funeral

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  • A Taxing Woman's Return

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  • Tales of a Golden Geisha

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  • Rubber Band Pistol

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  • A Quiet Life

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