1991-2000ComedyCrimeJapanKiyoshi Kurosawa

Kiyoshi Kurosawa – Katte ni shiyagare!! Narikin keikaku AKA Suit Yourself or Shoot Yourself: The Nouveau Riche (1996) (DVDR)

Although it contains few directorial flourishes (apparently Kurosawa was saving those for the last movie), The Nouveau Riche has the best story of the series, a twisty plot that manages to be both surprising and hilarious. Much more than a flimsy vehicle for the two leads, the story is a cleverly constructed farce with enough substance to stand on its own. The fact that it features the Yuji and Kosaku characters makes it even better.

The previous movies share a similar structure: though the first two-thirds is pure comedy, the tone grows increasingly more serious during the final act, usually after someone is kidnapped by the yakuza. Kurosawa reverses this structure completely in The Nouveau Riche, beginning with the most violent sequence of the whole series, and ending (unfortunately) with slapstick.
—Jerry White, The Films of Kiyoshi Kurosawa: Master of Fear

The fifth installment in Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Suit Yourself or Shoot Yourself!! series.

DVD Source: Soft Garage, region 2, DVD5
DVD Format: NTSC
DVD Audio: Japanese AC3 2.0
Program: DVD Decrypter, PgcDemux, Muxman, Subtitle Creator, IfoEdit, VobBlanker, DVDSubEdit
Menus: Untouched
Video: Untouched
Audio: Untouched
DVD extras: None



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