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Name  Atsushi Yamatoya
Role  Film director
Children  Akatsuki Yamatoya

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Born  19 June 1937 (1937-06-19)
Occupation  Film director, screenwriter
Died  January 16, 1993, Tokyo, Japan
Movies  Branded to Kill, Lupin the Third: The Secret of, Stray Cat Rock: Sex Hunter, A Tale of Sorrow and Sadness, Locke the Superman
Similar People  Seijun Suzuki, Akatsuki Yamatoya, Soji Yoshikawa, Hiroshi Fukutomi, Monkey Punch

Atsushi Yamatoya (大和屋 竺, Yamatoya Atsushi) (19 June 1937 - 16 January 1993) was a Japanese film director and screenwriter.


Life and career

Atsushi Yamatoya was best known as the screenwriter for Seijun Suzuki's 1967 film Branded to Kill, which is "a stark, spastically existential—and, most affronting of all, defiantly unmarketable—crime-flick abstraction that unfolds like the director's cracked self-portrait."

Jasper Sharp, author of Behind the Pink Curtain: The Complete History of Japanese Sex Cinema, said, "Yamatoya is definitely very interesting." According to Roland Domenig, Yamatoya used his pink films for "formal experiments," while other directors such as Koji Wakamatsu and Masao Adachi used their pink films as "political propaganda."

As director

  • Season of Betrayal (1966)
  • Inflatable Sex Doll of the Wastelands (1967)
  • The Pistol That Sprouted Hair (1968)
  • Trap of Lust (1973)
  • As screenwriter

  • Branded to Kill (1967)
  • Blue Film: Estimation (1968)
  • Gewalt Gewalt (1969)
  • Stray Cat Rock: Sex Hunter (1970)
  • Secret Hot Spring Resort: Starfish at Night (1970)
  • Wet Sand in August (1971)
  • Scent of Eros in August (1972)
  • Naked Seven (1972)
  • Sweet Scent of Eros (1973)
  • Bankaku Rock (1973)
  • Barefoot in Blue Jeans (1975)
  • Banned Book: Flesh Futon (1975)
  • A Tale of Sorrow and Sadness (1977)
  • Mystery of Mamo (1978)
  • Locke the Superman (1984)
  • Capone Cries a Lot (1985)
  • Legend of the Gold of Babylon (1985)
  • Toki no Tabibito: Time Stranger (1986)
  • Dogra Magra (1988)
  • References

    Atsushi Yamatoya Wikipedia

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