- Directed by Kihachi Okamoto
- Starring Tatsuya Nakadai, Reiko Dan, Hideo Sunazuka, Hideyo Amamoto
- Written by Ei Ogawa, Kihachi Okamoto
The Age of Assassins (1967) -- The film begins with exposition as a lunatic asylum "mad scientist" ex-Nazi played by Amamoto Eisei (he and his pals switch back and forth between menacing Japanese and scary German the whole film) discusses how a massive diamond was lost and a young Japanese (Nakadai Tatsuya) has it in his possession. A league of assassins make comedic attempts at Nakadai's life (along with a girl, Dan Reiko, Yuriko from Ozu's The End of Summer and a goofy pal) which are all thwarted, naturally, since even playing a little bit of a "dweeb", Nakadai is still graced with luck and a certain charisma (a natural fighting ability). Turns out the diamond is a stolen Nazi item which was placed in Nakadai's body when he was eight.
The Age of Assassins DVD is offered as a compact edition. This transfer is manufactured on demand and is presented on premium DVD-R with thermal disc print in a clear plastic wallet. Important: This title has been manufactured from the best-quality video master (rated 10/10) currently available and has not been remastered or restored.
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Format Region 0 DVD Aspect ratio Fullscreen Number of discs 1