Skip to Content
Poster for Tokyo Drifter
Watch trailer for Tokyo Drifter Watch trailer

Tokyo Drifter

Midnight weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnight)!

Director: Seijun Suzuki Run Time: 83 min. Format: Audio Amplification Available Release Year: 1966 Language: Japanese

Starring: Chieko Matsubara, Eiji Gō, Hideaki Nitani, Tamio Kawachi, Tetsuya Watari

In the yakuza genre of Japanese Cinema, Tokyo Drifter is a staple. Director Seijun Suzuki adds a 1960s pop art aesthetic to a classic tale of a badass gang enforcer trying to go straight… but his old rival has other plans for him.

One of the best Japanese films ever made, Tokyo Drifter is thrilling, stylish, and exciting. It’s got the look of a classic Bond movie, but a darker feel thanks to a seedy and dark narrative that makes it a classic yakuza film.