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Yakuza Apocalypse (2015)

Gokudô daisenso (original title)
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:
Yayan Ruhian ... Kyoken
Lily Franky ... Genyo Kamiura (as Lily Frankie)
Yuki Sakurai ... Nurse Mikiko
Hayato Ichihara Hayato Ichihara ... Akira Kageyama
Mio Yûki ... High school gambling student
Tetsu Watanabe ... A-0257 (knitting man being stepped on the foot)
Denden ... Hougan
Riko Narumi ... Kyoko
Pierre Taki ... Rival yakuza boss
Reiko Takashima Reiko Takashima ... Sosuke Zemba
Yoshiyuki Morishita Yoshiyuki Morishita ... Sawada (teacher)
Kiyohiko Shibukawa Kiyohiko Shibukawa ... Aratetsu
Ryushin Tei ... Killer Priest
Masanori Mimoto Masanori Mimoto ... The Frog
Makoto Sakaguchi Makoto Sakaguchi ... Masaru
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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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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:

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Dolby Digital

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Stay Foolish
9 October 2015 | by onryou-18927See all my reviews

Considering the low budget that most Japanese films are made with, this was a textbook over the top Miike film. He's not going to be remaking classics like Koroshiya Ichi or Rainy Dog. I hope he gets back into that mode. But that's how it is when a director becomes a cult hero.

This is really just a movie about the sociology of living in a small coastal Japanese town. There's all the main components for small time organized crime to exist and flourish. Things turnabout, people get killed, things get sorted out.

I'm a real fan of Ninkyo eiga, the chivalrous yakuza films. I believe the heart of this film is Ninkyo. The outside is all otaku jack-off material, and the wrapper is whatever the heck Tarantino did to make Miike quit making awesome films like Ichi the Killer, Rainy Dog, and Deadly Outlaw Rekka, which is everything that this movie just couldn't provide for people who aren't a huge fan of Miike to begin with.

If you don't like this movie, then watch Deadly Outlaw Rekka, Yakuza Demon, and Rainy Dog. These are the movies that are not childish in any way.


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