Dead or Alive 3: Final (2002) by Takashi Miike

The third part and final part of the trilogy, follows the basic rules of the other two, having Ryo Ishibashi and Sho Aikawa in the protagonist roles and no other connection in terms of story, since ...

Film Review: Dead Or Alive 2: Birds (2000) by Takashi Miike

As we mentioned in the review of the first part of the trilogy, the influence of Kitano was small but significant. This time, however, it is much more evident (from “Sonatine”), although the ...

Film Review: Dead or Alive (1999) by Takashi Miike

In Takashi Miike’s vast filmography, there are some films that could be considered as trademarks of his ever-changing style, like “Ichi the Killer”, “Visitor Q”, “Audition” and many others. I feel ...

Film Review: Graveyard of Honor (2002) by Takashi Miike

“The boss could not stand the pain any longer and went to a dentist. In the two hours of his absence one Yakuza was sent to hell.” In 2002, there was possibly no way of avoiding the presence of ...

‘Dead or Alive Trilogy’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

When you allow yourself to be immersed in the world of Takashi Miike you do so with the knowledge that you are going to be taken to some really messed up places. Then of course he tricks you and gives ...

Takashi Miike’s Dead Or Alive Trilogy on DVD and Blu-ray March 14th from Arrow Video Us

Beginning with an explosive, six-minute montage of sex, drugs and violence, and ending with a phallus-headed battle robot taking flight, Takashi Miike’s unforgettable Dead or Alive Trilogy features ...

Tokyo Tribe Movie Review

Tokyo Tribe Movie Review Title: Tokyo Tribe XLrator Media Director: Sion Sono Writer: Sion Sono, Santa Inoue (based on Manga) Cast: Ryohei Suzuki, Young Daisz, Akihiro Kitamura, Riki Takeuchi, Ryûta Satô, Tomoko Karina, ...

Tokyo Tribe | Review

Why Don’t You Play in the Streets?: Sono’s Overblown Street War Musical Many consider Sion Sono to be Takashi Miike’s succeeding enfant terrible, both in the sheer magnitude of prolific output as ...

Joshua Reviews Sion Sono’s Tokyo Tribe [Nyaff 2015 Review]

If only director Sion Sono can keep up the current pace he’s working at, this universe may very well still be worth saving. After a handful of gorgeous and criticially beloved features like Love ...

Leeds International Film Festival 2014 Review – Tokyo Tribe (2014)

Tokyo Tribe, 2014. Directed by Shion Sono Starring Ryohei Suzuki, Riki Takeuchi and Yosuke Kubozuka. Synopsis: Tokyo is split into a number of hip hop obsessed tribes. One of the gangs want to ...

Film Review: Tokyo Tribe: Hardcore Hip-Hop Kabuki, If You Dare [Lff 2014]

  Tokyo Tribe (2014) Film Review from the 58th Annual BFI London Film Festival, a movie directed by Shion Sono, starring Hitomi Katayama, Akihiro Kitamura, Tomoko Karina, Ryôhei Suzuki, Young Dais, ...

Lff 2014: Tokyo Tribe Review

Director: Sion Sono. Starring: Ryohei Suzuki, Young Dais, Nana Seino, Riki Takeuchi. Running Time: 116 Minutes Synopsis: In the future, Tokyo is split and each district is run by a rap obsessed ...

Review: Tokyo Tribe

To experience Shion Sono’s hyperkinetic hip hop opus, Tokyo Tribe, with a packed crowd all simultaneously engaging on it’s chaotic wavelength is like a spiritual ceremony of pure cinematic ecstasy. ...

58th BFI London Film Festival – Tokyo Tribe (2014)

Tokyo Tribe, 2014 Co-written and directed by Shion Sono Starring Ryôhei Suzuki, Hitomi Katayama, Shôta Sometani, Akihiro Kitamura, Tomoko Karina, Akihiro Kitamura, Riki Takeuchi, Shunsuke Daitô, ...

Tiff 2014. Correspondences #3

Dear Danny, I also rode the Tokyo Tribe rollercoaster, and my head hasn’t stopped spinning yet. Slamming together the most rabid excesses of the worlds of manga comics and hip-hop music, it’s a ...

Why I love … the first five minutes of Dead or Alive

Takashi Miike's Yakuza thriller opens with a barrage of sleaze featuring cocaine, stripping and guns. It's brilliant Warning: contains explicit images Why we love … the cast of One Flew Over the ...

Big Man Japan Remake Lands at Columbia Pictures

Big Man Japan Remake Lands at Columbia Pictures The 2007 Japanese movie Big Man Japan will be remade by Columbia Pictures and producer Neal H. Moritz. Clash of the Titans screenwriters Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi have been hired to write the ...

Takashi Miike’s Deadly Outlaw Rekka: review

Director: Takashi Miike. Review: Adam Wing. It seems strange that it’s taken this long for Takashi Miike’s hardcore Yakuza film to reach British shores, but Deadly Outlaw: Rekka is finally available ...

Deadly Outlaw: Rekka UK DVD Review

Beginning with the shrieking, pounding sound of The Flower Travellin’ Band’s Satori Pt. I and a montage that is probably only bested by Miike’s other incredible montage opening in Dead or Alive, ...

Video Home Invasion: Arrow Video Exploitation and the Far East

One part of Arrow Video's collection that we have not explored are the great exploitation titles they currently offer.  They don't quite qualify as Video Nasties, however, they are no less ...

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