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Dead or Alive (1944)

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Japanese blood and guts auteur Takashi Miike delivers this high-octane surreal thriller. The film opens with a bang, a hyperkinetic, hallucinatory sequence brimming with ultra-violence. As the story unfolds, blood-thirsty mobster Ryuichi (Riki Takeuchi) and Jojima (Sho Aikawa), a cop with an ailing daughter in need of an expensive operation, are inevitably drawn together until the film's cataclysmic, utterly bizarre denouement. This film was screened at the 2000 Rotterdam Film Festival.

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Sho Aikawa
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Dead Or Alive lives and dies by its opening and closing sequences.

November 12, 2018 | Full Review…

If one were to describe Dead or Alive in singular words, it would be as it goes: Gonzo. Unforgettable. Crazy. Silly. Bizarre.

October 30, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

The furious opening montage could be a film all its own: mob hits, heists, strip shows, sodomy assassination, and the gut-busting murder of a noodle-gobbling thug who spills his fresh meal on the floor with a disgusting splat...

October 5, 2017 | Full Review…

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