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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.

Director:

Takashi Miike

Writers:

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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a fun ride with more than the odd gasp and wince
11 January 2007 | by christopher-underwoodSee all my reviews

Even if this is not top notch Miike it is always going to be worth watching. The first ten minutes or so are a little confusing (as usual) with, here a yakuza, there a yakuza, one shoots one and another shoots another. Shot and sliced splendidly it has to be said with fountains of blood from headless necks and severed arms in the sidewalk! Soon enough all is clear and a fairly simple tale unfolds enlivened no end by the main character being formed of 'full metal'. There is humour throughout and also some gruelling scenes plus a little more sex than I recall seeing in other Miike films. Not as profound as some, although we probably miss the Japanese social nuances, but a fun ride with more than the odd gasp and wince.


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