Yakuza Apocalypse (極道大戦争) : First Look - Zombie of the Week

Posted by The Daily Zombies Friday, September 11, 2015

All-out Yakuza war, with an added element of vampire crime-lord. And a kung-fu fighting, ass-kicking frog mascot with the creepiest pair of mascot eyes we have ever seen. Consider us onboard with cul film-maker Takashi Miike's latest film, Yakuza Apocalypse . 

From the cult psychological classic Audition, to controversial thriller Ichi the Killer,  light-hearted fare such as Zebraman and Yatterman, kid-friendly films like Ninja Kids!!!, live-action adaptations of licensed properties from video games and anime like Crows Zero, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, and Gyakuten Saiban (Ace Attorney), Takashi Miike remained as one of the most prolific film-makers in Asia who more importantly, managed to juggle both mainstream and cult films at ease. With Yakuza Apocalypse (極道大戦争), the prolific cult film-maker ventures yet again into one of the genres that he is more than familiar with: Yakuza. But not without a twist.

Giving the Yakuza action films a visceral twist typical of Miike, Yakuza Apocalypse chronicles the rise of a Yakuza crime-lord who inherit the leadership along with its curse: Being a vampire. Complete with vampiric bat wings. And to give the film a kick in the nut with the standard issue Miike craziness, there is a ass-kicking, kung-fu fighting frog mascot with one of the most creepy pair of mascot eyes you will ever get to check out. In a nutshell, brace yourself for some vintage Miike by checking out the trailer of the film right below.

Here are the posters for the film.

Official images from the film.

Yakuza Apocalypse (極道大戦争) was released in Japan back in June 2015. 


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