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Not Miike best but enjoyable none the less, It just lacks Miike's usual crazy originality. pretty violent and pervers and it's always nice to see Kenichi Endo even if all he seems to do is get his schlong out.
Weâll be just like James Dean and Audrey Hepburn having a mid day love affair Takeshi is a hitman who was hired to kill a vital member of a yakuza. After executing the job, the two brothers of the deceased, who are also in the yakuza, go on a mission to slay Takeshi. They will stop at nothing to bring down Takeshi, even if it means kidnapping and raping his girlfriend. âWhatâs that on his cheek?â âLightening.â Takashi Miike, director of Ichi the Killer, Sabu, Izo, One Missed Call, Agitator, the Dead or Alive trilogy, and Audition, delivers Family. The storyline for this picture is a bit flimsy and the yakuza clan is not developed as well as I would have liked. The acting was mediocre and the film relied more on sexploitation than action. âImagine her face while youâre screwing her.â Takashi Miike is an inconsistent director. I have found that I either adore his work or I absolutely despise his project. This film was an obvious low budget picture that he tried to captivate the audience with sex rather than storytelling. The main character, Takeshi, had potential; however, he was not developed or presented as well as he should have been. âAre you sure you wouldnât like to sleep with me just once?â Grade: D
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