Friday, December 21st: ‘Blueprint for Murder’

Blueprint for Murder
Spectacle Theater (124 S. 3rd St., Brooklyn)
Midnight
$5

Before making Sword of Doom, Kihashi Okamoto set out to recreate the world of 40s noir within Japan’s postwar white collar community. The movie is a gleefully cynical, a bubble-gum explosion like Seijun Suzuki but heavier on plot. When test-driving a potentially game-changing new motorcycle engine, young Kusaka is killed on the bluffs overlooking Tokyo; the police write it off as his fault, but his younger brother Jiro seeks to investigate.

A breezy ‘Scope noir packed with razor-sharp images, colors and sounds. Swingin’ Japanese nightclubs and occult secret communities are wrapped around a whale-hunting-gear-manufacturer’s brother’s mysterious death. One of the greatest pieces of pop art ever made, perhaps Blueprint’s alternate Japanese title says it all best: Bullet Holes Of The Underworld.

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