2 Fast 2 Forever #163 – Tokyo Drifter (1966)
While the release date fate of #F9 remains in limbo, the Tokyo Drift lap marches on with the appropriately-named Tokyo Drifter! Before we tussle with the yakuza, we catch up on the mailbag and begin our minute-by-minute breakdown of the Turbo Charged Prelude to 2 Fast 2 Furious, which yields far more detail than you may think. Then, we welcome back our new resident yakuza expert, Garrett Smith (I Like to Movie Movie, Moviejawn), to talk about all things Tokyo Drifter! We talk about the movie’s beautiful visuals, semi-incomprehensible story, and how each of those serves the other. We also talk about Tokyo Drifter’s influence on modern filmmakers (like Quentin Tarantino), the wonder of weird/genre films, the apparent benefits of being in the yakuza, and the dangers of blind loyalty. (Movie conversation begins around 43:00.)
Visit our Patreon page at patreon.com/2fast2forever. Extra special shout-out to Ben Milliman, Jake Freer, Alex Elonen, Nick Burris, Brian Rodriguez (High School Slumber Party), Hayley Gerbes, and Christian Larson for joining at the “Interpol’s Most Wanted” level or above!
Want to re-live past memories? Find all episodes from past laps here.
Intro music by Nico Vasilo. Interlude and outro music by Wes Hampton.
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