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Masa Nakamura (screenplay)
Riichi Nakaba (novel)
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Release Date:
21 June 1997 (Japan) See more »
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Takeshi Caesar ... Bar owner
Seiji Chihara ... Yûji
Noriko Eguchi
Moeko Ezawa
Daisuke Iijima
Chihara Junia ... Riichi (as Kôji Chihara)
Marie Kikuchi ... Hiroko

Kazuki Kitamura ... Sada (as Yasushi Kitamura)

Takashi Miike ... Man in red trousers getting beaten up by Riichi
Riichi Nakaba ... Isami
Hiroko Nakajima ... Masae
Sarina Suzuki ... Ryôko
Kyôsuke Yabe ... Kotetsu

Directed by
Takashi Miike 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Riichi Nakaba  novel
Masa Nakamura  screenplay

Produced by
Masao Kimura .... producer
Masashi Minami .... producer
Toshiaki Nakazawa .... producer
Taishi Nishimura .... producer
Original Music by
Tomio Terada 
Cinematography by
Hideo Yamamoto 
Film Editing by
Yasushi Shimamura 
Production Design by
Akira Ishige 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bunmei Katô .... assistant director
Sound Department
Kazuyoshi Kawashima .... sound recordist
Toshifumi Seike .... re-recording mixer
Kenji Shibasaki .... sound effects

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Also Known As:
"Young Thugs: Innocent Blood" - International (English title) (DVD title), UK, USA (DVD title)
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108 min

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good, but could be better, 8 November 2014
Author: MisterWhiplash from United States

Young Thugs: Innocent Blood is too disjointed to really be enjoyed as anything great, but Takashi Miike's film - the first of a two parter (the other being a prequel) - has enough moments to get by.

It's really a lot of parts more than the whole as far as the entertainment ratio goes, but I'll remember some of those parts well, like a frustrated beaten young man punching his hand on a steel bar out of romantic frustration, or a woman yelling about wanting to just cry while totally drunk, or a man having fun with his friend as he removes part of a tattoo.

I just wish there was more of a thru line with the characters and its a case where some of its episodic-ness isn't to its benefit. And the ending is just flipping crazy, going from action, suspense, comedy and then bizarre tragedy. I shouldn't like it and the humor is sophomoric, but it is maybe the most Miike-esque part of all. plus dramatically it's always well directed, confidence of someone not a director of only a few films as he was up till this point

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