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Full Metal gokudô (1997)

An inexperienced gangster is killed alongside his strong, respected boss and awakens to find a mad scientist has given him a new body made partly of his boss and partly of indestructible bionics.

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Takashi Miike

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Itaru Era (screenplay), Hiroki Yamaguchi (story)
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Credited cast:
Tsuyoshi Ujiki Tsuyoshi Ujiki ... Kensuke Hagane
Tomorô Taguchi ... Genpaku Hiraga
Takeshi Caesar Takeshi Caesar ... Tosa
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kazuki Kitamura ... Matsuba (as Yasushi Kitamura)
Yûichi Minato Yûichi Minato ... (as Yuuichi Minato)
Shôko Nakahara Shôko Nakahara ... Yukari
Momoko Nishida Momoko Nishida ... Naomi
Ren Osugi ... Nakame (as Ren Ôsugi)
Manzô Shinra Manzô Shinra
Kôji Tsukamoto Kôji Tsukamoto ... Junji
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Kensuke Hagane (Tsuyoshi Ujiki) is a beginner in the Yakuza world , he is very fearful and nobody respect him. After the prison release of Tosa (Takeshi Caesar), who is a Yakuza boss and the idol of Hagane, both are killed as a result of a gang problem with Tosa. Both corpses ends in the hands of mad scientific who creates a kind of robot with parts of both corpses. Now Hagane is part machine with some parts of Tosa, he is bullet proof and has an incredible strength. When he escapes from the scientific, he is looking out for revenge with the heart of his boss and idol, literally. Written by eric from Mexico City

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Robocop + dementia + The Mafia = Full Metal Yakuza
23 January 2006 | by unakaczynskiSee all my reviews

Full Metal Yakuza (Full Metal Gokudô) 1997 Not Rated

This quaint little movie is one of the first by infamous Japanese director Takeshi Miike. A director known well in Japan for his work on Yakuza (Japanese Mafia) movies—but well known worldwide for his bizarre and shocking "horror" films. This is one of his unusual combination films. It's a Yakuza story, with elements of horror, science fiction, Mafia pictures, and Robocop.

The story revolves around one of Japan's crappiest Yakuza underlings, who, of course, wishes he was more. The head of his, uh, "mafia gang" has taken a liking to him regardless of his grandiose incompetence. Eventually, both are killed, then rebuilt a la Robocop into: "Full Metal Yakuza!" That's right, they're rebuilt into one mostly robotic super-Yakuza warrior—that's primarily the mind and personality of the wimpy warrior. Complete with appetite for nuts-n-bolts dragging around his gigantic penis. Go ahead, reread that sentence. You read right. The new RoboYakuza eats hardware like nuts, bolts, screws, nails, what-have-you for energy. And, he has a huge wang. Well, anyway, he goes around fighting and killing people that were enemies to him and his Yakuza master before they were killed. So it's a revenge story, too. One with cheesy dialog, rampant violence, amusing characters, and laughably horrible special effects. Movies made for PBS don't often look this bad! But the film is decently fun to sit through, so long as you like cheesy Yakuza movies, constant violence, and Takeshi Miike. But keep in mind, this has exceedingly low production value, and is cheesier than Wisconsin. 5/10

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