|"Mitchum is noir." — Martin Scorsese|
Explore our Mitchum DVDs—including two film noir classics and the six-disc Signature Collection (Angel Face, Macao, Home from the Hill, The Sundowners, The Good Guys and the Bad Guys, The Yakuza). I've just seen The Sundowners, and I adored it. I am also very interested in 1974's The Yakuza, directed by Sydney Pollack. DVD Savant calls it
"one of the best of Paul Schrader's unofficial remakes of The Searchers. In the context of the Japanese Yakuza genre, then known in the States to only a few foreign film aficionados, we see the familiar tale of old warriors upholding perverse codes of behavior, only to doom the next generation. A genre hybrid of morose heroes and sudden violence, Schrader's film beautifully establishes the presence of an American-style gangster in a millieu of Ginza Pachinko parlors….. A multigenerational soap opera of great power, with intense characterizations much too rich to spoil here."
|With Jane Russell|