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Bodyguard Kiba (1993)
"Bodigaado Kiba" (original title)

Not Rated  |  Video  |   |  Action, Crime  |  25 June 1993 (Japan)
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A ex-prisoner hires the invincible bodyguard Kiba to protect him from vengeful Yakuza, while he travels cross-country to the location of some hidden loot.

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Credited cast:
Hisao Maki
Masaru Matsuda
Daisuke Nagakura
Megumi Sakita
Shinobu Tanaka
Takeshi Yamato
Ren Ôsugi
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Junpei, a low-level Yakuza, steals 500 million yen from his boss. While he's being interrogated, a stroke of good luck saves his life and lands him in prison for five years. Upon release, he hires invincible professional bodyguard Kiba to escort him to the hidden loot, so he can find his girlfriend and escape forever. Every step of the way the two are ambushed by angry Yakuza, and even angrier students from a rival Dojo that are mortified by Kiba's alleged comments that his Karate is more effective than theirs. Written by Mr_John_Barrymore

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The first watchable Miike
11 October 2009 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This is a fairly stock standard straight to video yakuza film. Although the actor playing Kiba is incredibly wooden, the rest of the cast make up for this. This is early Miike, so there's nothing terribly excessive yet, but it is competently told with some nice lighting, camera-work and stunt work. The Kiba sequels are pretty terrible though.

The pacing is really good in this one as well. I often find pacing an issue with Miike films, but the plot is quite tight, and the few unnecessary scene are short and often involve some entertaining stunts.

There is a really beautifully shot sex scene in this one as well, which is very surprising for a gritty v film


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