Trailer for Takashi Miike’s Yakuza Apocalypse Is Obviously Awesome
Samuel Goldwyn Films picked up Japanese filmmaker Takashi Miike’s Yakuza Apocalypse for distribution last month, and they’re planning on releasing it October 9th of this year. The trailer we’ve been waiting for arrives this week, and like all of Miike’s output, this one looks absolutely bonkers. Enjoy!
The film stars Hayato Ichihara, Lily Franky, Yayan Ruhian, and Den Den.
Yakuza Apocalypse premiered at the 2015 Cannes International Film Festival and will screen as part of the Midnight Madness sidebar at the Toronto Film Festival.
Yakuza boss Kamiura is a legend. Rumored to be unkillable, the truth is he is a vampire – a vampire yakuza boss! Among Kamiura’s gang is the loyal Kageyama. However, the young Kageyama is looked down on by the other yakuzas due to the sensitive skin that prevents him from being tattooed. One day, men arrive from abroad and deliver Kamiura an ultimatum: return to the syndicate he left years ago or die. Kamiura refuses and, during a fierce battle, is torn limb from limb. With his dying breath, Kamiura passes on his powers to Kageyama. As his newfound abilities awaken, Kageyama’s desire to avenge his boss sets him on a violent confrontation with the seemingly unstoppable foreign syndicate.