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?
Reader Feedback - 12 Comments
I was not expecting that.
ColtNoir on Sep 24, 2015
The frog kicking everyones ass is awesome. The rest......meh
bos on Sep 24, 2015
Tot's Tator on Sep 24, 2015
That frog bit was like the DJ Format video, but way more violent. 😄 Looks really daft, but also quite fun
Carpola on Sep 24, 2015
This will be as close as we will EVER get to a good live-action anime. // ALL IN!!~
DAVIDPD on Sep 24, 2015
I was thinking good-bad, good-bad, good-bad and at the end i thought :this sucks!
ari smulders on Sep 25, 2015
motherfuckin Kerropi?! oh yes.... and was that godzilla rising up in the back in one scene?
bat0u on Sep 25, 2015
Snowmanfloza on Sep 25, 2015
This looks like a lot of fun.
Ledd Namahs on Sep 25, 2015
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?
shiboleth on Sep 27, 2015
just to see Yayan Ruhian (the raid) i'll watch it.
311 on Oct 2, 2015
Bibowski on Oct 2, 2015
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