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