Takashi Miike's "Dead or Alive:Hanzaisha" left me speechless.The opening sequence is incredible in its style-we have strippers at work,several bloody shoot-outs,a gangster getting his throat slashed while sodomizing a young man in a public toilet etc.The finale is also amazing-I was literally blown away!The film is strangely amoral-check out especially the scene in which two punks making animal porn try feverishly to excite an Alsatian dog so it can mount naked girl in their presence.The film is not as violent and sadistic as the other Miike's works like "Visitor Q",but there are some really strong images that will surely linger in the memory.The acting is very good,the direction is well-handled and the film is hallucinogenic at times.All in all if you're fed up with predictable Hollywood's action trash check this one out!
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Dead or Alive (1999) 1080p
Dead or Alive: Hanzaisha is a movie starring Sh? Aikawa, Riki Takeuchi, and Renji Ishibashi. A yakuza of Chinese descent and a Japanese cop each wage their own war against the Japanese mafia. But they are destined to meet. Their...
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The Synopsis for Dead or Alive (1999) 1080p
Without a home and feeling no obligation to Japanese society or Yakuza, Ryuichi (Takeuchi Riki) and his small group decide to make their own place by trying to take over the Shinjuku underworld and the drug trade from Taiwan. As they plan an all-out-assault on the remaining Chinese and Japanese mafia kings, only Detective Jojima (Aikawa Sho) stands between them and complete domination.
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Wild Japanese action!Reviewed byHumanoidOfFleshVote: 8/10
Having rented this DVD from a video chain store, I got the edited version with some of the over-the-top gross-out scenes, as described by other IMDb reviewers, cut from the still-quite-amazing opening sequence, but I quickly got over it and appreciated the movie as one of Miike's wild and at the same time well-crafted stories. The cat and mouse narrative of the freelance gangster and the cop seemed to have possibly influenced Mann and his "Heat." But then the ending just flips out, reminding me more of "Repo Man" except that Cox's film at least had some sort of internal logic to justify such an ending, where "Dead or Alive" just comes out of the blue with its big freakout. I haven't seen the other DOA's but understand they have the same characters, so what really happened there anyway? I saw this the week after seeing "Bird People in China" so really appreciate what an eclectic and experimental director Miike is. I've also seen "Gozu" "Audition" and "Ichi," and give them all the highest rating except for "Ichi," which was just silly...
No one else but Miike could have made this movie. It has one of the most furious openings ever filmed (and c-c-cut) that leaves you completely breathless, then develops into a serious tale about a small group of gangsters fighting their way up the ladder, and a cop trying to squeeze the yakuza hard enough so he can get a big enough bribe to buy his daughter a heart surgery, and ends in the most insane-ending of all time! It shouldn't work, but it does on SO many levels! All Hail Miike!