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As I am the first to comment on this piece by Takeshi Miike I found myself watching it with no clue as to the content. My only knowledge of Miike is through Ichi The Killer and Audition. Here however we see a classier side of Miike's film-making skills with a triple bill of dramatic productions.
The piece immediately feels like its a low budget affair and almost stage-like in its presence.
My favourite part was in the third piece of this set when we see a dramatisation of The Revolt Of The Clans. Having played the game Shogun Total War I was familiar with this story already and it was refreshing to see it come to life.
If you are looking for a typical Miike production then stop here and go find something else as this is Miike on a mission.
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