Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Takashi Miike|
|Written by||Yoshitaka Yamaguchi|
|Music by||Kôji Endô|
|Edited by||Kenji Yamashita|
Yakuza Apocalypse (極道大戦争 Gokudō Daisensō) is a 2015 Japanese action fantasy–yakuza vampire film directed by Takashi Miike and written by Yoshitaka Yamaguchi. It premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on May 21, 2015, before being released theatrically on June 20 throughout Japan.
- Hayato Ichihara as Akira Kageyama
- Yayan Ruhian as Kyoken (狂犬) / Mad Dog
- Riko Narumi as Kyōko Anan
- Lily Franky as Genyō Kamiura
- Reiko Takashima
Production on the film began on 17 April 2014. The film features Indonesian actor and stunt choreographer Yayan Ruhian, who had previously costarred in The Raid films. It marks his first foray into acting outside of his native Indonesia.
The film received mixed to positive reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a 58% rating, based on 31 reviews, with an average rating of 5.8/10. The site's consensus states: "Yakuza Apocalypse lives up to the oddball promise of its title with a cinematic whirlwind that represents director Takashi Miike at his most delightfully unhinged." Metacritic reports a 62 out of 100 rating, based on 14 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
- "YAKUZA APOCALYPSE (18)". British Board of Film Classification. 11 December 2015. Retrieved 11 December 2015.
- Kevin Ma (18 April 2014). "Miike to battle yakuza vampires". Film Business Asia. Retrieved 29 April 2014.
- 映画 極道大戦争. allcinema (in Japanese). Stingray. Retrieved 2015-06-20.
- "Yakuza Apocalypse (2015)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved 11 December 2015.
- "Yakuza Apocalypse reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 11 December 2015.
- Official website (in Japanese)
- Yakuza Apocalypse on Internet Movie Database
- Yakuza Apocalypse at Box Office Mojo
- Yakuza Apocalypse at Rotten Tomatoes
- Yakuza Apocalypse at Metacritic
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