Born in Nara Prefecture, Izutsu started making 8mm films in high school, and directed his first 35mm film, a pink film, in 1975. He earned a citation from the Directors Guild of Japan New Directors Award in 1981 for Gaki Teikoku, and his Boys Be Ambitious won the best picture award at the 1996 Blue Ribbon Awards. He received two Japanese Academy Award nominations in 2006 for writing and directing Pacchigi! and won the award for best director at the 27th Yokohama Film Festival for that film. Izutsu frequently appears on television in Japan and is known for his critical commentary. He has also directed many television commercials.
- Iku Iku Maito Gai: Seishun no Monmon (1975)
- Nikuiro no Umi (1978)
- Bōkōma Shinju-zeme (1979)
- Shikijō Mesu-gari (1981)
- Gaki Teikoku: Akutare Sensō (1981)
- Gaki Teikoku (1981)
- Akai Fukushū: Bōkan (1982)
- Miyuki (1983)
- Hare Tokidoki Satsujin (1984)
- Nidaime wa Christian (1985)
- Inuji ni Seshi Mono (1986)
- Abunai Hanashi Mugen Monogatari (1989)
- Universal Laws (1990)
- Boys Be Ambitious (1996)
- Amateur Singing Contest (1999)
- Big Show! Hawaii ni Utaeba (1999)
- Get Up! (2003)
- Pacchigi! (2005)
- Pacchigi! Love & Peace (2007)
- The Hero Show (2010)
- Fly with the Gold (2012)
- Burai (2020)
- "Izutsu Kazuyuki". Tarento dētabanku (in Japanese). Talent Databank. Retrieved 1 November 2010.
- "Nihon Eiga Kantoku Kyōkai Shinjinshō" (in Japanese). Directors Guild of Japan. Archived from the original on 22 November 2010. Retrieved 11 December 2010.
- "Burū Ribon-shō historī" (in Japanese). Shinema Hōchi. Archived from the original on 5 October 2011. Retrieved 1 November 2010.
- "Archived copy" 第27回ヨコハマ映画祭 2005年日本映画個人賞 (in Japanese). Yokohama Film Festival. Archived from the original on 4 September 2007. Retrieved 1 March 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- Kazuyuki Izutsu on IMDb
- 井筒和幸 (Kazuyuki Izutsu) at the Japanese Movie Database (in Japanese)
- Schilling, Mark (18 May 2007). "Unafraid of rightist rage". The Japan Times. Retrieved 20 May 2007.
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