Yakuza the Graveyard (Yakuza no hakaba: Kuchinashi no hana) (2001)
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Critic Reviews for Yakuza the Graveyard (Yakuza no hakaba: Kuchinashi no hana)
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Still no honor or humanity in Fukasaku's battles--a scalding entry in the director's gallery of raw yakuza bulletfests.
Audience Reviews for Yakuza the Graveyard (Yakuza no hakaba: Kuchinashi no hana)
The shit hit the fan again on RT, it's like fucking clockwork how it happens, the server crashes, people get angry and make one big stupid, pathetic scene over one or two posters..and yet we keep at it here like a cog in a machine, always slogging through the mud and, dirt to keep on posting. at least the holiday's should be coming up soon so happy holiday's to 'ya alll.
The pace is almost relentlessly frenetic, with fast and furious editing, fights breaking out every 3 minutes, judicious use of jump cuts and freeze frames, and a couple of nifty tricks (loved the psychedelic colors during the "truth serum" scene). Many movies of this ilk blur the line between good guys and bad guys, but this one seems to go the extra mile: some of the cops are utter scumbags, while some yakuza take delight in helping out Watari.
An art-crime flick and an amazing one. Seems to just concentrate mostly on the loaded-gun character of the cop, and blends more into the narrative of the film as we follow him along. This has the beautiful charm of 70s Japanese films, the kind you get in films like The Street Fighter, especially with the hand held camera, appearing to be very loose with zoom and shakes but extremely effective. I really want to make love to KINO video for releasing this film, and others of the ilk. Watch the heck out of this film if you know what's good for you.
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