Yakuza Apocalypse

United States | 2015 | 86mins | English
Thriller / Martial Arts / Comedy

One Screening Only
Date: Wednesday September 30th, 2015
Time: Midnight (Doors open: 11:30)
The Broadway Theatre
$10 (Admittance restricted to persons over 19 as this will be a licensed event)
Film contains sequences of language, violence and brief drug use
Certifications: USA:R

Director: Takashi Miike
Writers: Yoshitaka Yamaguchi
Cast: Yayan Ruhian, Rirî Furankî, Mio Yûki
Producers: Yoshinori Chiba, Shin’ichirô Masuda, Shinjiro Nishimura, Misako Saka
Company: Entertainment One Canada

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Screens with short film: HIMIKO THE GODSLAYER vs. THE DAEMON LEGION OF AZURE DRAGONS

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Synopsis

In the ruthless underground world of the yakuza, no one is more legendary than boss Kamiura. Rumored to be invincible, the truth is he is a vampire-a bloodsucking yakuza vampire boss! Among Kamiura’s gang is Kageyama, his most loyal underling. However, the others in the gang view Kageyama with disdain and ridicule him for his inability to get tattooed due to sensitive skin. One day, assassins aware of boss Kamiura’s secret arrive from abroad and deliver him an ultimatum: Return to the international syndicate he left years ago, or die. Kamiura refuses and, during a fierce battle with anime-otaku martial-arts expert Kyoken, is torn limb from limb. With his dying breath, Kamiura bites Kageyama, passing on his vampire powers to the unsuspecting yakuza. As he begins to awaken to his newfound abilities, Kageyama’s desire to avenge the murder of boss Kamiura sets him on a course for a violent confrontation with Kaeru-kun, the foreign syndicate’s mysterious and seemingly unstoppable leader!

Buzz

“But all pale into insignificance when the giant frog warrior arrives… – Screen Daily

“Takashi Miike’s martial arts extravaganza is foolish, transgressive, and just about the best fun you can have in a cinema” – The Telegraph

“It may be a hugely tacky, cartoony balloon pit of a film, but when every single element is dialled up to eleven and you can’t go thirty seconds without another three-way face-off between OTT, OMG and WTF, it starts to achieve a maximalist artistry that almost feels avant-garde. At least that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. ” – The Playlist

“Often laugh-out-loud funny, even (or rather especially) as the silliness escalates in the final half hour, this is a cult cineaste’s treat which rampages gleefully through a china shop of genre conventions. Only killjoys who demand narrative coherence will fail to respond. ”  – Screen International

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