I don't even like horror movies
The Mifune-Shimura duo might be my favorite in all of cinema, and Shimura is quickly moving up my list of all-time favorites. He's like a Japanese Gene Hackman or something.
Love the characters, the use of music, the subtle post-war digs at American occupation. Also love a hard-boiled hard drinker. That's the good stuff. The fuckin bog with the reflection of the neon lights... hell yeah