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Young Thugs: Innocent Blood (1997)

Kishiwada shônen gurentai: Chikemuri junjô-hen (original title)
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Credited cast:
Takeshi Caesar Takeshi Caesar ... Bar owner
Seiji Chihara Seiji Chihara ... Yûji
Noriko Eguchi Noriko Eguchi
Moeko Ezawa Moeko Ezawa
Daisuke Iijima Daisuke Iijima
Chihara Junia Chihara Junia ... Riichi (as Kôji Chihara)
Marie Kikuchi Marie Kikuchi ... Nahomi
Kazuki Kitamura ... Sada (as Yasushi Kitamura)
Takashi Miike ... Man in red trousers getting beaten up by Riichi
Riichi Nakaba Riichi Nakaba ... Isami
Hiroko Nakajima ... Masae
Sarina Suzuki Sarina Suzuki ... Ryôko
Kyôsuke Yabe Kyôsuke Yabe ... Kotetsu
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21 June 1997 (Japan) See more »

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Thank (enter deity here) for Miike
30 October 2004 | by StainBoySee all my reviews

Having seen over 20 Miike films, I expected "Kishiwada shonen gurentai: Chikemuri junjo-hen" (or, as the American release is called, "Young Thugs: Innocent Blood") to be a good movie, but I didn't expect it to be this great! From beginning to end this film kept me involved, laughing at the many hilarious scenes and empathizing at the many dramatic scenes. Unlike many Miike films, this movie carries with it a sense of innocence. Sure, it has some outrageous violence, but it is all in fun, like kids playing. There is no nudity or sexual misconduct (i.e. "Visitor Q" or "Ichi the Killer"), just a pure heartfelt story of young adults growing up (or refusing to grow up). Now that this movie is easily available (thanks to the great folks at ArtsMagicDVD), I would have expected more votes and reviews on here by now. I definitely recommend this film for Miike fans and haters alike. Just a great movie all around.


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