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Takashi Miike

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Fudoh - The Next GenerationFudoh - The Next Generation (1996)
Dir. Takashi Miike
Feat. Shosuke Tanihara, Kenji Takano, Marie Jinno
Possibly the first film that gave the Western world an inkling of dir. Miike's unhinged worldview, investing a tale of yakuza vengeance with surreal,…
Young Thugs - Innocent BloodYoung Thugs - Innocent Blood (1997)
Dir. Takashi Miike
Feat. Naoto Takenaka
Gangster shenanigans with cult dir. Takashi, this time taking a more measured approach to the story of four young friends who drift together and…
Bird People In China, TheBird People In China, The (Chûgoku no chôjin) (1998) Recommended
Dir. Takashi Miike
Feat. Masahiro Motoki, Renji Ishibashi
Visually rich and accomplished drama set around a parallel journey by a businessman and a yakuza gangster to a remote Chinese highland in search of a…
Young Thugs  - NostalgiaYoung Thugs - Nostalgia (1998)
Dir. Takashi Miike
Feat. Naoto Takenaka
Apparently dir. Miike's (AUDITION) favourite of his own films, this semi–autobiographical rites of passage tale is a prequel to YOUNG THUGS…
AuditionAudition (1999) Aro Favourite
Dir. Takashi Miike
Feat. Ryo Ishibashi, Eihi Shiina
An almost–masterpiece of the macabre that sets up and sustains itself brilliantly with a restrained pace and jewel of a premise, then careens…
Dead or AliveDead or Alive (Hanzaisha) (1999) Recommended
Dir. Takashi Miike
Feat. Sho Aikawa, Riki Takeuchi, Ren Osugi
A jaw–dropping, wickedly amoral revenge thriller from the dir. of AUDITION, who blows the dust (and the roof) off gangster movie cliches and…
Dead or Alive 2Dead or Alive 2 (Tobosha) (2000)
Dir. Takashi Miike
Feat. Sho Aikawa, Riki Takeuchi, Shinya Tsukamoto
Understated yet rewarding sequel to the mind–blowing gangster actioner follows on from the 'end of the world' with an unrelated story, with…
City of Lost SoulsCity of Lost Souls (2000)
Dir. Takashi Miike
Feat. Teah , Michelle Reis, Ren Osugi
Another turbo–charged piece of blood–drenched lunacy from prolific genre stylist Takashi Miike, marked out by its Brazilian protagonist…
MPD - Psycho (TV Series)MPD - Psycho (TV Series) (2000)
Dir. Takashi Miike
Feat. Naoki Hosaka
Takashi Miike's TV series is an appropriately psychotic riff on a policier, featuring a detective with 32 personalities chasing a serial killer who…
Happiness of the KatakurisHappiness of the Katakuris (2001) Recommended
Dir. Takashi Miike
Feat. Kenji Sawada, Keiko Matsuzaka, Kiyoshiro Imawano
A delirious confection from Japanese bad boy dir., Takashi Miike, this “zombie musical” is his most benevolent yet purely entertaining…

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