Dead or Alive
Dead or Alive • Action, Adventure
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 many of the director's most outrageous moments set alongside some of his most dramatically moving scenes. Made between 1999 and 2002, the Dead or Alive films cemented Miike's reputation overseas as one of the most provocative enfants terrible of Japanese cinema, yet also one of its most talented and innovative filmmakers.In Dead or Alive, tough gangster Ryuichi (Riki Takeuchi) and his ethnically Chinese gang make a play to take over the drug trade in Tokyo's Shinjuku district by massacring the competition. But he meets his match in detective Jojima (Show Aikawa), who will do everything to stop them.
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In this new interview, shot exclusively for Arrow Video in Tokyo in September 2016, producer Toshiki Kimura discusses his work with director Takashi Miike, as well as his career as a screenwriter under the pseudonym Ichiro Ryu.
Show Aikawa: Cop, Killer, Replicant
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