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Tokyo Rampage (1998)

Poruno sutâ (original title)
A young man gets off the train in the morning and wanders the business districts aimlessly. He runs across some yakuza gangsters, whom he despises, and goes on a killing spree, but soon becomes involved with a subordinate gang.

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Cast overview:
Chihara Junia ...
Arano (as Kôji Chihara)
Onimaru ...
Kamijo
Akaji Maro ...
Yakuza Boss
Rin Ozawa ...
Alice
Tetta Sugimoto ...
Matsunaga
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5-Star Pussycat (as Reona Hirota)
Yasuhiro Suzu ...
Tatsuo
Kiyohiko Shibukawa ...
Ginji (as Kee)
Kenta ...
Mamushi
Tomohiko Okuda ...
Bondo
Kiyotaka Ueno ...
Yusuke
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The psychopath Arano arrives in Tokyo with a bag full of knives with the intention of killing Yakuza. He gets close to the smalltime gangster Kamijo, who was assigned by the old Yakuza Boss to kill the gangster Matsunaga, but he is not a killer. When Arano kill two American drug dealers, Kamijo steals the boom box with drugs. But the young prostitute Alice convinces Arano to rob the drugs and travel with her to Fiji. When she disappears with the drugs, Arano begins his rampage against Yakuza. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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10 October 1998 (Japan)  »

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$400,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Horrifically Entertaining Blockbuster with Cool Name
8 April 2014 | by (The Compound) – See all my reviews

Tokyo Rampage aka Pornostar is an intensely suspenseful horror film revolving around murder and betrayal within modern day Yakuza. The film starts off with a brief interaction between two unsuspecting characters leading to the backdrop the entire film is developed around. As the film progresses the characters slowly become more nihilistic and violent. Murder becomes more and more unsuspecting and brutal leading to a climax of gargantuan bloodshed. The dramatic elements are well developed centering around a theme of violent nihilism with dark and perverse antiheroes. It is surely a classic of extreme Asian cinema and while being as brutal as it is complete, the most disturbing elements of the film are its intense and frank comparison to modern day youth. It ends with a triumphant bang which can only be described as everything the film promises to be. There are no stones left unturned in this classic murderous film which I feel can only be described as the Asian version of Scarface. Bloody and violent, twisted, and perverse, it is obvious that if you are as fanatical about Asian Cinema as I am you will have zero difficulty adding this to your must watch list.


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