If you're already a fan of Miike's work,then you'll love this.If you've never seen any of his movies then this is a good place to start.It's less icky than Audition or Ichi and less perplexing than Gozu(although I enjoyed and can recommend all of the above). OK;how to describe a Miike movie,hmmm...well the plot is your bogstandard yakuza revenging the death of his boss.It's funny and violent.Though most importantly our hero is as impervious to harm as an A Team bad guy. BIG FUN!
"Deadly Outlaw-Rekka" is another great film from the prodigous,and prolific overlord of cult Japanese cinema Takashi Miike. One of the four films he released in that year (alongside the dark yakuza thriller "Graveyard of Honour" and the surreal conclusion to the "Dead or Alive" trilogy). The film is a kind of remake of his 2001 film "Agitator", although the tale of revenge, betrayal and manipulation is dealt with very differently. Riki Takeuchi is magnificent as the loyal yakuza footsoldier who cannot rest until he has avenged his murdered boss. His performance is reminiscent of the kind of performance Bunta Sugawara gave in Kinji Fukasaku's classic yakuza movies of the seventies. The film is a great ride through the universe of Takashi Miike, filled with dark humour, sudden violence and a bazooka. Highly recommended
If you're already a big Miike fan you'll love this one.If you are unfamiliar with his work,then this might be a good place to start.It's less icky than Ichi or Audition[I can highly recommend both].How to describe a Miike movie?Hmm...well this one is your bog standard yakuza plot done miike -style with comic book violence and our heroes as impervious to harm as an A Team bad guy.Big fun!