This film has everything. Starting as a fairly routine though slick yakuza thriller, this gets weirder by the minute, as school children and strippers join the crew, all with ingenious and often inspired assassination techniques. Being a Takashi Miike film (he of Audition and Full Metal Yakuza fame), it is shot with trademark style, with some incredible editing enhancing the action, which is all as violent as one would expect from one of his films. Pleasing also is the wicked streak of dark humour that runs through this film, something that is often missing from his other films, and which makes this all the more enjoyable. Its characters and invention will keep you laughing to the end, provided you have the stomach for it.
The DVD itself comes in a fairly naff box, brought to you by Eastern Cult cinema, along with their usual extras (Biographies, filmographies, stills and trailers) - good effort, but no reward.It does come in anamorphic widescreen though, and it all looks lovely.