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Yakuza Apocalypse (2015)

Gokudô daisenso (original title)
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In the ruthless underground world of the yakuza, no one is more legendary than boss Kamiura. Rumored to be invincible, the truth is he is a vampire-a bloodsucking yakuza vampire boss! Among... See full summary »

Director:

Takashi Miike

Writer:

Yoshitaka Yamaguchi (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Lily Franky ... Genyo Kamiura (as Lily Frankie)
Yayan Ruhian ... Kyoken
Yuki Sakurai ... Nurse Mikiko
Mio Yûki ... High school gambling student
Tetsu Watanabe ... A-0257 (knitting man being stepped on the foot)
Denden ... Hougan
Hayato Ichihara Hayato Ichihara ... Akira Kageyama
Riko Narumi ... Kyoko
Pierre Taki ... Rival yakuza boss
Reiko Takashima Reiko Takashima ... Sosuke Zemba
Yoshiyuki Morishita Yoshiyuki Morishita ... Sawada (teacher)
Masanori Mimoto Masanori Mimoto ... The Frog
Shô Aoyagi Shô Aoyagi ... Angus
Kiyohiko Shibukawa Kiyohiko Shibukawa ... Aratetsu
Manzô Shinra Manzô Shinra
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In the ruthless underground world of the yakuza, no one is more legendary than boss Kamiura. Rumored to be invincible, the truth is he is a vampire-a bloodsucking yakuza vampire boss! Among Kamiura's gang is Kageyama, his most loyal underling. However, the others in the gang view Kageyama with disdain and ridicule him for his inability to get tattooed due to sensitive skin. One day, assassins aware of boss Kamiura's secret arrive from abroad and deliver him an ultimatum: Return to the international syndicate he left years ago, or die. Kamiura refuses and, during a fierce battle with anime-otaku martial-arts expert Kyoken, is torn limb from limb. With his dying breath, Kamiura bites Kageyama, passing on his vampire powers to the unsuspecting yakuza. As he begins to awaken to his newfound abilities, Kageyama's desire to avenge the murder of boss Kamiura sets him on a course for a violent confrontation with Kaeru-kun, the foreign syndicate's mysterious and seemingly unstoppable leader!

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Taglines:

Once bitten, you're a yakuza.

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Horror

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Rated R for strong bloody violence, a rape and language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan | France

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

9 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Yakuza Apocalypse See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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I am a sucker for Japanese films.
19 September 2015 | by nikkdSee all my reviews

This was not the best film I have ever seen. An I agree with the other reviewer that it was a little abstract. The Frog man was something out of the ordinary. As the Director told the crowd after the movie. He had some time, and money and decided to make this movie. It is probably not your usual run of the mill Japanese fight movies, but he wanted to make something different. And he definitely did that. Prepare to be shocked when you see this film because I can assure you it is probably not what you expected but sometimes it is good to mix things up a little. It might work for some people. For me it was barely acceptable. I didn't hate it but I also didn't love it. I will agree that something unique was made and I suppose if you are into the genre of films. Watch it and see how you feel about it.


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