Reviews Tagged with Yakuza

Deadly Outlaw: Rekka (Jitsuroku Andô Noboru kyôdô-den: Rekka) (2002)

He is the hunter and the hunted.
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Deadly Outlaw: Rekka - He is the hunter and the hunted

It is difficult to say anything about a Takashi Miike film without resorting to comparisons with his more famous and outlandish works such as Ichi the Killer, Gozu and Visitor Q. Deadly Outlaw: Rekka (Jitsuroku Andô Noboru kyôdô-den: Rekka) seems a quite subdued offering when compared to the lunacy he is more renowned for. Despite this, in comparis... Click to read more "Deadly Outlaw: Rekka (Jitsuroku Andô Noboru kyôdô-den: Rekka)"

Fudoh - The New Generation (Gokudô sengokushi: Fudô) (1996)

Takashi Miike mayhem.
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Fudoh - The New Generation (Gokudô sengokushi: Fudô) - Takashi Miike Mayhem

Never one to make a movie that is not extreme, Takashi Miike's Fudoh - The New Generation is a bizarre Yakuza movie with all of the gore, perversions and misfit characters that we would expect from this acclaimed director who never shy's away from pushing the limits of decency. Fudoh is considered to be Miike's first movie to successfully cross-ove... Click to read more "Fudoh - The New Generation (Gokudô sengokushi: Fudô)"

Gozu (Gokudô kyôfu dai-gekijô: Gozu) (2003)

More craziness from Takashi Miike.
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Gozu (Gokudo kyofu dai-gekijo: Gozu) - More Craziness from Takashi Miike

Never known to conform (well maybe One Missed Call was conforming), the crazy brain of Takashi Miike delivers another 1.48333 hours of Yakuza profoundness with Gozu (Gokudo kyofu dai-gekijo: Gozu, which translates as Grand Theatre of Perversion and Fear: Cow's Head). The movie starts off as a peculiar gangster flick with a plethora of eccentric cha... Click to read more "Gozu (Gokudô kyôfu dai-gekijô: Gozu)"

Ichi the Killer (Koroshiya 1) (2001)

Excessive violence from Takashi Miike.
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Ichi the Killer - Excessive Violence from Takashi Miike

Ichi the Killer (Koroshiya 1) is a tremendously violent, tremendously twisted and slightly confusing Yakuza movie with the perverse and bizarre storyline that we have come to expect of Takashi Miike. The gore is excessive, the violence is brutal and there is a plethora of peculiar, complex, drug-fuelled characters, once again typical of this legend... Click to read more "Ichi the Killer (Koroshiya 1)"