King Of Awesome (aka Eric The Wolf) (swinginwolf) wrote in obscenism,
King Of Awesome (aka Eric The Wolf)

Post Number 1: Dead Or Alive Review

Dead or Alive: Hanzaisha, or just simply Dead or Alive has got to be one of the most insane movies I have ever seen. Takashi Miike (Ichi the Killer, Fudoh, Audition) is the mad genius behind this ultraslick, ultrasick action crime, yakuza splatterfest. The opening sequence of Dead or Alive has to be seen to be believed. The first ten minutes of the film has a man, who's sodomizing a young man in a public restroom, getting his throat slit, strippers and hookers doing their things, bizarre shootouts, which includes a man, who's been eating noodles, getting shot in the stomach, which leads to the noodles flying out of him, and that's not even beginning of the insanity.

The central character of the story is Ryu (played by Riki Takeuchi who was also in Miike's yakuza thriller Fudoh) who, along with his gang, decide to make their own place in the "Yakuza world" by trying to take over the Shinjuku underworld and the drug trade from Taiwan. The film uses the "cause and effect" technique in it's storytelling: with every action their is a reaction.

If you have an iron stomach then you should watch this film.

Hmm... how does a double dose of Miike sound? It sounds great! What would be cooler than watching Dead or Alive and Ichi the Killer while getting drunk off your ass? Nothing! Hmm... that doesn't sound like a bad idea.
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