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Shigenori Takechi (screenplay)
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25 June 2003 (Japan) See more »
Two brothers in a very small branch of the Japanese crime syndicate must make a hard choice when their loyalties are stretched in too many directions. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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A Miike movie with no desperate attention grabbing. See more (5 total) »


  (in credits order)

Directed by
Takashi Miike 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Shigenori Takechi  screenplay
Shigenori Takechi  story

Produced by
Akira Ando .... executive producer (as Akira Andô)
Hidehiro Ito .... supervising planner (as Hidehiro Itô)
Fujio Matsushima .... planner
Jun'ichi Matsushita .... executive producer: Art Port/Aato Pooto
Saburô Naitô .... producer
Toshiaki Nakazawa .... executive producer: Sedic International/Sedikku Intaanashonaru
Other crew
Shigenori Takechi .... supervision

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Also Known As:
"Yakuza Demon" - USA (DVD title)
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Japan:100 min
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7 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
A Miike movie with no desperate attention grabbing., 23 May 2004
Author: Demogorgo

This movie is a story of a small Yakuza gang who's boss finds himself in trouble after a money dispute with the other bosses in his crime family. After a rival family declares war on them, the boss soon finds himself in jail and under scrutiny. His two remaining underlings decide to advance their fledgling group in the family by destroying the rival society themselves, thus endangering their own outnumbered organization and alienating themselves from it.

This was kind of an average gangster movie from Miike. There's nothing wrong with it, but there's nothing special about it either. It's very similar in feel to "Graveyard of Honor", but without the big message or depressive feel. For straight-to-video, it looks great. The blood and violence is not off-the-charts, but it is there. There are no big shocker parts or bizarre concepts like you might expect from this director.

Look for a surprise alternate ending after the credits.

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