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Watch: First Red Band Trailer for Takashi Miike's 'Yakuza Apocalypse'

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September 24, 2015
Source: YouTube

Yakuza Apocalypse Trailer

More Takashi Miike! This guy doesn't ever stop making movies. Miike most recently made the films Shield of Straw and Over Your Dead Body, following 13 Assassins in 2010, and this is his latest work. Yakuza Apocalypse is a genre-mash-up described as a "comedic vampire thriller, a gangster epic, a martial-arts extravaganza and an end-of-the-world spectacle." Apparently it's not as epic and endlessly violent as the title indicates, according to this review: "While on paper seeming like the Takashi Miike-est Takashi Miike film ever, it might be a surprising bummer for the Midnight Madness crowd expecting a kinetic horror-action film. Every shot lasts far longer than expected and with little to no music, creating a stream of silence followed by a burst of action rhythmic pattern." Based on the footage in this trailer, I'm still quite intrigued.

The official red band trailer for Takashi Miike's Yakuza Apocalypse, on YouTube (via The Film Stage):

Yakuza Apocalypse

From legendary Japanese director Takashi Miike comes his latest film Yakuza Apocalypse. Fearsome yakuza boss Kamiura is also a bloodsucking vampire. One day, men arrive from a competing clan and deliver him an ultimatum: Play nice or die. Kamiura refuses and, during a fierce battle, is torn limb from limb. With his dying breath, he passes on his vampire powers to his loyal lieutenant, Kageyama. His first order of business is revenge, setting him on a collision course with the seemingly unstoppable foreign syndicate, while making his name! Yakuza Apocalypse is directed by Japanese filmmaker legend Takashi Miike, from a screenplay by Yoshitaka Yamaguchi. After premiering at the Cannes Film Festival this year, Samuel Goldwyn will open Yakuza Apocalypse in theaters + VOD starting October 9th this fall. You in?

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  • ColtNoir
    I was not expecting that.
  • bos
    The frog kicking everyones ass is awesome. The rest......meh
  • Tot's Tator
    Horrible
  • That frog bit was like the DJ Format video, but way more violent. 😄 Looks really daft, but also quite fun
  • DAVIDPD
    This will be as close as we will EVER get to a good live-action anime. // ALL IN!!~
  • ari smulders
    I was thinking good-bad, good-bad, good-bad and at the end i thought :this sucks!
  • bat0u
    motherfuckin Kerropi?! oh yes.... and was that godzilla rising up in the back in one scene?
  • Japanese Blade?
  • Ledd Namahs
    This looks like a lot of fun.
  • shiboleth
    I'm really getting lost with all these Asian weirdness. I mean, it was fun for some time, but it's getting harder and harder to laugh or enjoy. Beside, Takeshi Mike did most of foolishness and cruelty possible, shouldn't there be something new?
  • 311
    just to see Yayan Ruhian (the raid) i'll watch it.
  • Yup.

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