Japanese filmmaker Seijun Suzuki opens his 1963 yakuza actioner with a literal bang as sharply dressed gangsters battle on a dark backcountry road in the Tokyo outskirts. Bullets fly. Autos careen off the road. Bodies pile up. A glorious screen-engulfing car explosion ends this out-of-control melee but kick-starts a dirty Rock & Roll number. Over this destructive culmination slams in blood-red Japanese script the nails-hard title: Detective Bureau 2-3: Go to Hell Bastards! This nihilistic display of dangerous cool is the perfect stage setting for the mix of break-neck violence, genre satire, postwar commentary, dark humor, musical numbers and Jazz Pop tunes that follows.