Yakuza Apocalypse

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Yakuza Apocalypse
Yakuza Apocalypse.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Takashi Miike
Produced by
  • Yoshinori Chiba
  • Shin'ichirô Masuda
  • Shinjiro Nishimura
  • Misako Saka
Written by Yoshitaka Yamaguchi
Starring
Music by Kôji Endô
Cinematography Hajime Kanda
Edited by Kenji Yamashita
Production
companies
Distributed by Nikkatsu
Release date
  • 21 May 2015 (2015-05-21) (Cannes)
  • 20 June 2015 (2015-06-20) (Japan)
Running time
115 minutes[1]
Country Japan
Language
  • Japanese
  • English

Yakuza Apocalypse (極道大戦争, Gokudō Daisensō) is a 2015 Japanese action fantasyyakuza vampire film directed by Takashi Miike[2][3] 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.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

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.

Reception[edit]

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."[4] Metacritic reports a 62 out of 100 rating, based on 14 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "YAKUZA APOCALYPSE (18)". British Board of Film Classification. 11 December 2015. Retrieved 11 December 2015. 
  2. ^ Kevin Ma (18 April 2014). "Miike to battle yakuza vampires". Film Business Asia. Retrieved 29 April 2014. 
  3. ^ 映画 極道大戦争. allcinema (in Japanese). Stingray. Retrieved 2015-06-20. 
  4. ^ "Yakuza Apocalypse (2015)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved 11 December 2015. 
  5. ^ "Yakuza Apocalypse reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 11 December 2015. 

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