The Black Lizard, a mysterious female jewel thief, becomes involved in a cat and mouse game of theft, kidnapping and homicide with a jeweler, his beautiful daughter and detective Akechi, with whom the Black Lizard shares a special bond.
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Fukasaku directs Rampo's story like a fever dream full of noirish touches. Full of poetic dialogues, and very inspired performance by the "black lizard" this is the stuff cult movie legends are made of. In desperate need of a proper home video release.