The great Joe Shishido stars in one of his most iconic roles in this prime cut of Nikkatsu yakuza noir. A brooding assassin gets caught between rival gangs after being double-crossed after completing a hit. With serpentine camerawork and shootouts that become pure cinema, A Colt Is My Passport incorporates elements from both Hollywood and the Nouvelle Vague. Shot in high-contrast black and white, it boasts superb Spaghetti Western-inspired soundtrack that rivals Morricone.

  • Takashi Nomura
  • 1967
  • Japan
  • Japanese with English subtitles
  • 35mm
  • 85 minutes