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I think The Crazy 88s is a reference to the word Yakuza itself, like a way of saying they are doubly badass:

"The term “Yakuza” comes from a Japanese card game, Oicho-Kabu (played with hanafuda or kabufuda cards), and means “good for nothing”. Similar to baccarat, the values of the cards are added together and the last digit of the sum is taken as the score. The worst hand in the game is a set of eight, nine and three, which gives a sum of 20 and a score of 0. In traditional Japanese forms of counting, these numbers are called Ya, Ku and Sa respectively, thus the origin of the word “yakuza”. The yakuza took this name because the Ya-Ku-Za hand requires the most skill (at judging opponents, etc.) and, obviously, the least luck in order to win (i.e., the hand is the worst that a player can receive based on luck of the draw, so only a consummate expert could have enough talent to counteract his bad luck and still win with such a hand.) The name was also used because it signified bad fortune, presumably for anyone who went up against the group.


There was some talk about the glass floor shot on the previous page… I think it’s meant as a reference to Seijun Suzuki’s Tattoeed Life (aka White Tiger Tattoo) (1965)

The history of japanese cinema is full these shots, though.

Tokugawa irezumi-shi: Seme jigoku (1969)

Deliquent Girl Boss: Worthless to Confess (1971)

I should check out if I can find more of these shots from my dvd collection ;D


cool screens :slight_smile:


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Tokugawa irezumi-shi: Seme jigoku (1969)

What’s taking place in this scene?


What’s taking place in this scene?

Some random whipping torture

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Yeah that under the glass floor shot definitely is in the tradition of the kind in Suzuki’s films.

The whole House of Blue Leaves chapter was a QT style hybrid of the 60s-70s samurai-yakuza films by Suzuki, Misumi, Fukasaku etc and the 60s-70s Chinese kung fu films by Hu, Cheh, Wang Yu etc where the hero would have a big battle in a tavern or casino.


Yeah. Shaw Bros. masterpiece Boxer From Shantung would probably be one of them

even including axe gang

maybe Kung Fu Hustle was also referring to this film???.. although I doubt this was the first (or the last) axe gang in the history of HK cinema


I really need to see more of Suzuki I’ve only seen Tokyo Drifter but what a wonderful movie with wonderful music.


The Chinese Boxer is one of the main SB films because it contains both kung fu fighting and Japanese samurai fighters. I know QT was watching this one on the set while he was shooting Kill Bill. Its such an awesome film. Right now, its my fav kung fu film. i


Did anyone get this one? I did a search and couldnt anything.

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Heard somewhere that QT got the get up for D. Hannah from the chick from 1974 movie Thriller - A Cruel Picture. I guess its close enough.

you moo’s sure know how to party


Yeah its already been mentioned.


Everyone knows that!


At the beginning of Kill Bill is wiping the bride’s face with a handkerchief could be paying hommage to A Better Tomorrow when Shing is beating up Mark on the roof top, SHing begins to wipe the blood off of Mark’s face like in Kill Bill. Somebody has probably already mentioned it…


well check the guide on the wiki, if it’s not there, feel free to add it


I did and it isn’t there…

I would add it but how do you make an account? I went to the log in/create account but you can just log in, not create an account. Where do you go to create an account?


Just use your QTA name


Thanks ;D


dont know if it was mentioned earlier in the topic it had to be there is a definate referance to Fist Of fury watch the whole thing


The end credit squence of Vol.II is similar to Peckinpah’s The Wild Bunch end credits.


I remember a scene with a mosquito in Barton Fink and I think Barton Fink wakes up screaming after a shot of the mosquito. It reminded me of that mosquito scene in Volume 1. Sorry I can’t be more precise, I watched Barton Fink a while ago and only just remembered about the reference. Also, I’m too lazy to get my DVD out, re-watch the scene and then post it here.