Notable Cast: Jo Shishido, Kon Omura, Hiroshi Hijikata, Tooru Yuri, Shunji Sayama, Yoko Yamamoto, Juro Sasa, E.H. Eric
After a fun first film with Tokyo Mighty Guy and a phenomenal action comedy in Danger Pays, I was starting to see why Arrow Video wanted to do a compilation of Nikkatsu comedies for their second Nikkatsu Diamond Guys volume. The third film in the set, a comedy called Murder Unincorporated, easily represents the weakest of the three films though. For an action comedy, the balance is off and the humor is almost exclusively slapstick silliness which negates some of the heart that was represented with Tokyo Mighty Guy and the strong sense of poise present in Danger Pays. For those looking for some dumb jokes and a very easy to consume sense of style, Murder Unincorporated may certainly fit the bill. For those looking for something a bit more, then it’s perhaps best to look to the other two films in the set because this is a pretty basic comedy.
When a criminal boss is assassinated in a port town, Joe of Spades is the one associated with the crime and it puts the other four bosses in a frantic panic. They decide to hire out some muscle to find Joe and put him in the ground and so they get ten outrageous killers to do so. However, things may not be as they seem as these killers start to dig into the increasing body count.
|Ten killers. Ten gimmicks. Ten times the silly.|
|Original poster artwork.|
|Shot through the heart...|