The Flowers and the Angry Waves
Bloody and elegant chaos marks this swashbuckling period piece; one of Suzuki's most underrated films.
What feels like a thousand dramas in the form of sword fights, gun fights, geisha femme-fatales, trade unionism, bribery and adultery are packed into a relatively short running time through the brilliance of Suzuki's trademark editing and frenetic storytelling.
Culminating in a truly thrilling examination of corruption and modernity as early-20th-century Tokyo is brought to dazzling life. B-movie fare at it's most magnificent.