Kurotokage (1962, aka Black Lizard) has its origins in a 1934 detective novel – originally published as a magazine serial – by Edogawa Rampo, the pen name of writer Taro Hirai. (“Edogawa Rampo” was meant to mimic the pronunciation of “Edgar Allan Poe,” a writer Hirai greatly admired.) The novel was one of a series that Rampo wrote about the exploits of detective Akechi Kogoro; in this one, he meets his match in a master jewel thief and femme fatale named Black Lizard, with whom he engages in a cat-and-mouse story as he falls under her charms.
Japanese | DVDRip | MKV | AVC, 1805 Kbps | 720×368 | 23.976 fps | 1.42 GB
Audio: AC-3, 192 Kbps | 2 channels | 48.0 KHz | Runtime: 01:41:20 minutes | Subtitle: English (embedded)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Musical