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Hisao Maki (screenplay)
Ikki Kajiwara (comic)
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25 June 1993 (Japan) See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Takashi Miike 
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(in alphabetical order)
Ikki Kajiwara  comic
Hisao Maki  screenplay
Ken Nakagusuku  comic
Tetsuya Sasaki  screenplay

Produced by
Hirohiko Suekichi .... planner
Original Music by
Tomio Terada 
Cinematography by
Naosuke Imaizumi 

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Also Known As:
"Bodigaado Kiba" - Japan (original title)
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93 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
The first watchable Miike, 11 October 2009
Author: olz_15 ( from Australia

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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