Unlucky Monkey

Unlucky Monkey

Director: Sabu, Shinichi Tsutsumi, Hiroshi Shimizu, Akira Yamamoto

Cast: Sabu, Shinichi Tsutsumi, Hiroshi Shimizu, Akira Yamamoto

     
 
Following up on his kinetic action-comedies Dangan Runner and Postman Blues, actor turned director Sabu spins this tale about a bank robbery gone laughably wrong. Yamazaki (played by Sabu regular Shinichi Tsutsumi) has spent days plotting a hit on a local bank, but when the time comes to do the deed, he finds some other guy sticking up the joint.

Overview

Following up on his kinetic action-comedies Dangan Runner and Postman Blues, actor turned director Sabu spins this tale about a bank robbery gone laughably wrong. Yamazaki (played by Sabu regular Shinichi Tsutsumi) has spent days plotting a hit on a local bank, but when the time comes to do the deed, he finds some other guy sticking up the joint. Yamazaki promptly flees, but after a series of improbable accidents, the bank's money is literally dumped into his arms. As he flees, he accidentally runs into a comely beautician. Unfortunately, he was carrying a knife at the time; the woman kneels over dead as the bank's rent-a-cop bears down on Yamazaki. Meanwhile, a pair of mid-level thugs -- Kamada (Hiroshi Shimizu) and Matsuda (Akira Yamamoto) -- are looking to join a rival gang after their boss was recently jailed. Things appear to be going swimmingly for them until their bumptious colleague Kaneda (Ikko Suzuki) bursts in sporting the ski mask worn by Yamazaki. A freak act of fate renders Kaneda dead on the yakuza boss' floor, and Kamada and Matsuda in a situation that requires some serious explaining.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/04/2008
UPC:
0787364811595
Original Release:
1998
Rating:
NR
Source:
Bci / Eclipse
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:46:00

Special Features

Audio commentary with director Sabu; Trailers

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Unlucky Monkey
1. Main Titles [10:23]
2. Ditching the Money [7:14]
3. Burial [7:29]
4. Paper Work [10:50]
5. Celebration [6:16]
6. Disposal [6:07]
7. Confusion [8:10]
8. Night in the Park [17:35]
9. Mixed Nuts [11:51]
10. Mass Grave [12:37]
11. Vanished [4:59]
12. End Credits [2:37]

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