SUFF15 - YAKUZA APOCALYPSE: THE GREAT WAR OF THE UNDERWORLD

Yakuza Apocalypse: The Great War Of The Underworld Takashi Miike, 2015

Japan

Time Fri 18 Sep, 10:30pm

Price Full $16 / Conc $14

Bookings (02) 9550 3666

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Yakuza boss-turned-vampire Kamiura has tight control of his turf, shaking down the local population for their hard earned and their plasma. When a rival cartel rolls into town – consisting of a bad-ass witch-hunter with a Django-like coffin on his back, an ultra-violent anime geek and a water-demon with terrible personal hygiene – all hell breaks loose, and that’s only the first act. Yakuza Apocalypse dives headfirst into bat-shit craziness, and then a giant frog turns up so any remaining rules of cinema go out the window. Here, Takashi Miike stirs everything he can into the mix: slapstick, body horror, stop-motion animation, and vintage giant monster carnage included. Returning to his roots V-Cinema (the low-budget, often X-rated direct-to-video gangster films that allowed the helmer to mash up genres in darkly imaginative ways), Yakuza Apocalypse showcases Miike’s demented, visionary brilliance and confirms him as one of the most distinctive cinematic talents of our generation.

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