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Dead or Alive: Final (2002)

The ace cop of a totalitarian police force and a drifting android play their parts in a post-apocalyptic society. They are destined to fight. Their encounter will change them forever.

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Credited cast:
Shô Aikawa ...
Ryô
Maria Chen ...
Michelle
Richard Chen ...
Dictator Woo
Jason Chu ...
Prisoner
William Duen Wai-Lun ...
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Hiro Hayama ...
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Jun
Tony Ho ...
Ping
Ken Lo ...
Gangster (as Kenneth Low)
Rachel Ngan ...
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Riki Takeuchi ...
Officer Takeshi Honda
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Don (as Donald Panutat)
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Set in a post apocalyptic Yokohama where the population is kept under rigid control by a half crazed mayor, Riki Takeuchi is a hard boiled cop and Show Aikawa a mellowed out drifter that hooks up with a gang of rebels. When the gang kidnap Takeuchi's son, the wheels are set in motion that leads to an inevitable showdown. Written by Simon Booth

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Spectacular finale of the trilogy
7 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

OK, this doesn't compare to the explosive tempo of the first part's opening sequence; nor to its visual shock value; nor, for that matter, to the melancholic suspense of the second installment. No, it's surprisingly and refreshingly different (apart, of course, from the two main actors). The tongue-in-cheek futuristic scenario drives the characters towards each other across genres and languages with an almost gravitational force. The moment of impact-conclusion is your choice of: a)Shakespearean metaphor of life and humanity in a cartoon costume; b)sublimation of violence into homo-erotics; c)humorous detonation of an impossible buildup. Everything up to then is even less unequivocal.

Highly recommended to indiscriminate movie buffs who don't mind following foie gras with a hot dog; caution to those with more refined palates.


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