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Marina Antunes [Celluloid 02.04.15] Japan action vampires



Heralded as the world's first yakuza vampire movie, it's no doubt Yakuza Apocalypse: The Great War of the Underworld comes to us from Takashi Miike. Who else would you expect to bring us this level of insanity?


Hayato Ichihara stars as a yakuza underling who discovers the boss is a vampire, gets bitten by said boss and then faces off against international assassins. Yeah, so basically it's a yakuza war where one side (or perhaps both? Hard to tell without subtitles) are supernatural creatures.


The synopsis gives us a bit more:


Akira (Hayato Ichihara) admires Genyo Kamiura who is the most powerful yakuza. Genyo Kamiura has been targeted numerous times, but has never died. He is called the invincible person.

Because of Genyo Kamiura, Akira enters the world of the yakuza. His yakuza colleagues treats him like an idiot, Akira can't even get tattoos because of his sensitive skin. Akira becomes disappointed in the yakuza world, because it's not like what he say in the movies. Especially, in terms of loyalty and charity depicted of the yakuza.

An assassin is then sent to take out Genyo Kamiura. The killers know that Genyo Kamiura is a vampire.


We haven't seen much from this upcoming craziness but now we've got this wacky teaser that suggests this is going to be as insane and over the top as you have come to expect from Miike in 0ver-the-top mode.




Still no word on a release date but I expect we'll see this make the genre festival rounds later this year.



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