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Language: English
Category: Movie / Action / Adventure / Thriller
Original Title: Koroshi
Director: Michael Truman,Peter Yates
Writers: Norman Hudis,Ralph Smart
Released: 1968
Duration: 1h 44min
Video type: Movie
Secret agent John Drake (aka Danger Man) goes to Japan to infiltrate a secret society that specializes in murder.
Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick McGoohan Patrick McGoohan - John Drake
Yôko Tani Yôko Tani - Ako Nakamura / Miho
Amanda Barrie Amanda Barrie - Rosemary
Ronald Howard Ronald Howard - Sanders
Kenneth Griffith Kenneth Griffith - Richards
George Coulouris George Coulouris - Controller (as George Colouris)
Maxine Audley Maxine Audley - Pauline
Burt Kwouk Burt Kwouk - Tanaka
John Garrie John Garrie - Old Japanese Man
David Toguri David Toguri - Commander Yamada
Tommy Yapp Tommy Yapp - Contact Man
Edward Ogden Edward Ogden - Edward Sharp
Jeremy Longhurst Jeremy Longhurst - Fortune
Christopher Benjamin Christopher Benjamin - Potter
Mona Chong Mona Chong - First Girl Islander

Sets used for this film/double episode were later reused for The Prisoner (1967). Many actors from the series appear in this film. This film edits together the first two episodes of what was to have been the third season of Danger Man (1964). After filming these episodes, Patrick McGoohan quit the series in order to create The Prisoner (1967) The character of Potter, played by 'Christopher Benjamin', reappears in an episodes of The Prisoner (1967), which is considered evidence of the lead character of the series (referred to only as No. 6) was in fact John Drake.

The actress who plays the woman who is killed at the start of the film reappears in a completely different role - an enemy operative - in the second half of the film.

Filmed in 1966 but not broadcast in America until 1969.

Koroshi means "murder scene" in Japanese.



Reviews: [5]

  • avatar

    Delalbine

    Koroshi is actually a compilation of two Secret Agent episodes, Koroshi and Shinda Shima. In the last season it was decided that the episodes would be made in color. Unfortunately, Patrick McGoohan grew tired of the role and quit with only two episodes being made. Koroshi deals with an ancient death society based in Tokyo which plans to execute world leaders. Drake travels to Japan in order to seek out and destroy the organization. Shinda Shima deals with an island which is supposedly and evil one but contains a base in which the society conducts their affairs. Drake helps to overtake the island give it back to its people. Both episodes are action filled yet they lack the witty dialogue and character development of previous Secret Agent shows.
  • avatar

    Mori

    Patrick Mcgoohan had just worked exhaustively for the past 5+ years, first, on the half- hour series, then the hour-longs, of what for me, and many others, is one of the BEST programs TV's had to offer.

    KOROSHI is the last two episodes (only ones in color) of (what was) DANGER MAN's final - aborted season.

    I first saw KOROSHI, and was thrilled to see it, as it had been YEARS since I'd seen DANGER MAN (before DVD's and, yes, even before Videotapes, 'kids').

    What had been a thrilling show, with terrific scripts, and terrific acting, had it's life sucked out - by, ironically - color.

    In the intervening years, since I first saw KOROSHI, DANGER MAN has been released on DVD. On them are the two episodes that make up KORSHI, one being an episode bearing this title, the other, SHINDA SHIMA.

    I WISH I could say that independently seen, the episodes were stronger.

    Sadly, they're not.

    As another reviewer said, it just seemed to be trying to be 'Bond-like,' and one of the great things about DANGER MAN was John Drake's lack of guns (as Drake once said; I don't like guns. They're noisy, and they hurt people. I do very well with my hands).

    I think the ONLY good thing about KOROSHI, is knowing that, as Mcgoohan's interest in continuing DANGER MAN had left, his mind had drifted to creating the most original, thought provoking television series television had seen.

    The PRISONER was about to be born.
  • avatar

    Jozrone

    This feature film combines the only two episodes ever filmed from the fourth season of Danger Man. Unlike the previous shows these ones were in colour and the production values are pretty good. The problem was that Patrick McGoohan was tired of the series and left the show just two episodes into the new season. The production company tried to salvage something from this disastrous situation and made this feature film from the two episodes. On the basis of this it seems obvious that Danger Man was going in the direction of the James Bond franchise, which no doubt displeased McGoohan who was certainly no fan of the 007 series. In fact, Koroshi seems very similar to the Bond film You Only Live Twice which was made very shortly afterwards. As a standalone film it's good enough, if nothing especially great. The two episodes are joined together fairly well and the whole thing does gel reasonably effectively. The 'Koroshi' part which makes up the first half is the better of the two segments, with the scene in the theatre with the manikins being a standout. Overall though I suppose that this is best seen as something of a curiosity piece and of interest also as the thing McGoohan did just before embarking on making The Prisoner.
  • avatar

    Arador

    The only two loosely-connected episodes of the third season of DANGER MAN put together to make a feature film, mostly for television.

    KIROSHI loses most of the atmosphere of the series when it goes to color. Color probably increased production value so the style changed to exploit the popularity of James Bond films. It lost much of its subtlety. The writing is actually very bad with plot elements seemingly borrowed from Bond films and perhaps MISSION IMPOSSIBLE. Patrick McGoohan did well to leave the series. The fighting is unconvincing and the villains are a little too much on the a cross between Bond and Fu Manchu. The stage-bound production is even more obvious in color.

    It is just a lukewarm, stagy, comic-book-like spy adventure.
  • avatar

    Nilarius

    When I saw this two part episode of secret agent John Drake, I was amazed. It was in color and besides the cool and inteligent British secret agent was running and fighting like he never did before. I enjoyed this T.V. show. Then one or two years later the film You Only Live Twice was released in Mexico city and I was there the very first day. I`m a James Bond fan and I wouldn`t miss a 007 movie for anything in the world, but as I was watching the movie I had a surprise, the plot was very much alike that John Drake episode I have seen years before. The Japaneses, the island, the secret base, a character named Tanaka... What happened here? Is it possible that a James Bond film has taken the same idea from a good T.V. show? Who stole who? Can anyone make it clear to me?