Massacre Gun

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Massacre Gun
Massacre Gun.jpg
Directed by Yasuharu Hasebe
Written by
  • Yasuharu Hasebe
  • Ryûzô Nakanishi
Starring Joe Shishido
Tatsuya Fuji
Jirō Okazaki
Music by Naozumi Yamamoto
Cinematography Kazue Nagatsuka[1]
Distributed by Nikkatsu
Release date
  • September 6, 1967 (1967-09-06)
Running time
89 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Massacre Gun (みな殺しの拳銃?, Minagoroshi no kenjū) is a 1967 Japanese yakuza film directed by Yasuharu Hasebe.[2]




Massacre Gunn was written by veteran studio screenwriter Ryûzô Nakanishi and credited to him and Takashii Fujii.[3] Fujii was a pseudonym for director Yasuharu Hasebe.[3]


Massacre Gun was released theatrically in Japan on September 6, 1967.[4] The film has receive retrospective release at film festivals, such as the 2012 Fantasia Film Festival where the film received its North American premiere.[5]

Massacre Gun was released on DVD and blu-ray by Arrow Video on April 6, 2015.[6]


PopMatters gave Massacre Gun a five out of ten rating, noting that the film's story was "as formulaic as possible" and that the film was " all very stylish, and that’s what director Yasuharu Hasebe offers to make the predictable story at least worth looking at."[7] In Video Librarian, a review noted that the film contains "stylish set pieces that don't make much sense but look great" and that Massacre Gun "is a film where style is the substance, an entertaining Japanese gangster noir that will likely be appreciated by fans of Quentin Tarantino."[8]

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  1. ^ a b Credits (booklet). Arrow Films. 2013. p. 3. FCD1076. 
  2. ^ "Slaughter Gun". Hong Kong Asian Film Festival. Archived from the original on January 22, 2012. Retrieved October 27, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Sharp, Jasper (2013). Colour Me Blood Red (booklet). Arrow Films. p. 14. FCD1076. 
  4. ^ Sharp, Jasper (2013). Colour Me Blood Red (booklet). Arrow Films. p. 8. FCD1076. 
  5. ^ Walkow, Marc. "Massacre Gun". Fantasia Festival. Retrieved October 27, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Massacre Gun". Arrow Video. Retrieved February 15, 2015. 
  7. ^ Barrett, Michael (May 13, 2015). "Yakuza Formula Plus Cool Style Equals 'Massacre Gun". PopMatters. Retrieved March 19, 2016. 
  8. ^ Axmaker, S. (2014). "Massacre Gun". Video Librarian. Vol. 30 no. 4. p. 42. ISSN 0887-6851. 

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