I watched the shootout on my computer, frame by frame, as it were. I was amazed at how fast the action took place, yet remained perfectly composed, considering that you have both a moving camera and actors in motion.
Absolutely...Not that I wasn't loving the movie anyway up to that point, but I was surprised at how well that all played out. Especially that terrific tracking shot when Shishido is using the rifle, tosses it away and does his somersault...I need Nikkatsu Noir Volume 2. Followed by 3. And 4. Etc.
I have a feeling that if Eclipse ever found itself in financial trouble, all they'd have to do is pump out Nikkatsu Noir sets.
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