Early effort from Seijun Suzuki is not among his best. A servicable Japanese film noir melodrama with some nice black and white cinematography and an exciting shoot-em-up finale, but ultimately nothing special, though entertaining enough for noir fans.
Wildly, and operatically expressionistic Suzuki that intoxicates with its
high contrast tohoscope b/w imagery, its parade of nasty yakuza, and abused girl friend out for excessive revenge with diamonds that bind their precious murderous lust together. Complex story overwhelmed sometimes, but the bravura and ecstatic violence of the last 30 min are fabulous.