DOBERMAN COP REVIEWED
“Doberman Cop” is Coogan’s Bluff by way of the Japanese Yakuza flick. Sonny Chiba plays a country rube cop that knows the local police are screw-ups. After a local girl is murdered, Chiba realizes that the body has been misidentified. By the time he figures out what’s going on, Chiba realizes that the cops are in on it. So, he gets a motorcycle gang to help him stick it to the man. I’m really trying to work up the nerve to go see Chiba at the end of the month.
But, how can you exist in the same room as a man who lived Golgo 13? Hell, this is a lesser Chiba flick and he still goes all Rainbow 6 and rappel stomps a kidnapper to death. The film plays at a tight 90 minutes and that’s good. If it was any longer, it would just be Chiba screaming into camera and stomping people to death. While American film fans are still in their Golden Harvest & Shaw Brothers love affairs, I still have mad respect for Toei. They grew up in the shadows of their bigger siblings, but the 1970s belonged to them.
Before I go, let’s get something straight. I call it a lesser Chiba, because there’s not that much that’s memorable. But, it’s still an insane fight flick that could put “The Raid” to shame. Naturally, this means you should pick it up.
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