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Fudoh - The Next GenerationFudoh - The Next Generation (1996)
Dir. Takashi Miike
Feat. Shosuke Tanihara, Kenji Takano, Marie Jinno
Possibly the first film that gave the Western world an inkling of dir. Miike's unhinged worldview, investing a tale of yakuza vengeance with surreal,…
Young Thugs - Innocent BloodYoung Thugs - Innocent Blood (1997)
Dir. Takashi Miike
Feat. Naoto Takenaka
Gangster shenanigans with cult dir. Takashi, this time taking a more measured approach to the story of four young friends who drift together and…
Bird People In China, TheBird People In China, The (Chûgoku no chôjin) (1998) Recommended
Dir. Takashi Miike
Feat. Masahiro Motoki, Renji Ishibashi
Visually rich and accomplished drama set around a parallel journey by a businessman and a yakuza gangster to a remote Chinese highland in search of a…
Young Thugs  - NostalgiaYoung Thugs - Nostalgia (1998)
Dir. Takashi Miike
Feat. Naoto Takenaka
Apparently dir. Miike's (AUDITION) favourite of his own films, this semi–autobiographical rites of passage tale is a prequel to YOUNG THUGS…
AuditionAudition (1999) Aro Favourite
Dir. Takashi Miike
Feat. Ryo Ishibashi, Eihi Shiina
An almost–masterpiece of the macabre that sets up and sustains itself brilliantly with a restrained pace and jewel of a premise, then careens…
Dead or AliveDead or Alive (Hanzaisha) (1999) Recommended
Dir. Takashi Miike
Feat. Sho Aikawa, Riki Takeuchi, Ren Osugi
A jaw–dropping, wickedly amoral revenge thriller from the dir. of AUDITION, who blows the dust (and the roof) off gangster movie cliches and…
Dead or Alive 2Dead or Alive 2 (Tobosha) (2000)
Dir. Takashi Miike
Feat. Sho Aikawa, Riki Takeuchi, Shinya Tsukamoto
Understated yet rewarding sequel to the mind–blowing gangster actioner follows on from the 'end of the world' with an unrelated story, with…
City of Lost SoulsCity of Lost Souls (2000)
Dir. Takashi Miike
Feat. Teah , Michelle Reis, Ren Osugi
Another turbo–charged piece of blood–drenched lunacy from prolific genre stylist Takashi Miike, marked out by its Brazilian protagonist…
MPD - Psycho (TV Series)MPD - Psycho (TV Series) (2000)
Dir. Takashi Miike
Feat. Naoki Hosaka
Takashi Miike's TV series is an appropriately psychotic riff on a policier, featuring a detective with 32 personalities chasing a serial killer who…
Happiness of the KatakurisHappiness of the Katakuris (2001) Recommended
Dir. Takashi Miike
Feat. Kenji Sawada, Keiko Matsuzaka, Kiyoshiro Imawano
A delirious confection from Japanese bad boy dir., Takashi Miike, this “zombie musical” is his most benevolent yet purely entertaining…
Ichi the KillerIchi the Killer (2001)
Dir. Takashi Miike
Feat. Tadanobu Asano, Nao Omori, Shinya Tsukamoto
Dir. Takashi Miike earned his notoriety with this wincingly violent revenge thriller in which a bent ex–cop (played by "Tetsuo" director,…
Visitor QVisitor Q (Bizita Q) (2001)
Dir. Takashi Miike
Feat. Kenichi Endo, Shungiku Uchida, Kazushi Watanabe
Miike Takashi's most controversial film – which in this case is really saying something – finally coming to video (?). A legendarily…
Dead or Alive 3Dead or Alive 3 (Final) (2002)
Dir. Takashi Miike
Feat. Sho Aikawa, Riki Takeuchi
Imaginative, futuristic final entry in a remarkable action trilogy that this time presents its anti–heroic pair toughing it out in a dystopian…
One Missed CallOne Missed Call (Chakushin Ari) (2003)
Dir. Takashi Miike
Feat. Ko Shibasaki, Shin'ichi Tsutsumi, Kazue Fukiishi
Another 'J–horror' riding on the wave of the RING phenomena, updating the supernatural formula with cell–phone technology and…
GozuGozu (2003) Recommended
Dir. Takashi Miike
Feat. Sho Aikawa, Hideki Sone, Kimika Yoshino
Rebel iconoclast of Japanese cinema, Takashi Miike, unveils his creepiest film since AUDITION: a hellishly disorientating – yet markedly restrained…
Three...ExtremesThree...Extremes (3 Extremes) (2004) Recommended
Dir. Takashi Miike, Park Chan-Wook, Fruit Chan
Feat. Ling Bai, Tony Leung (Kar-fai)
Three prominent Asian maestros of terror serve up an intense and rewarding portmanteau of short horror works. 'Dumplings' (Dir. Fruit Chan)…
Great Yokai War, TheGreat Yokai War, The (Yôkai daisensô) (2005)
Dir. Takashi Miike
Feat. Chiaki Kuriyama
The latest cinematic mash–up from dir. Miike (AUDITION) is a family–orientated adventure in which a shy young boy from a broken family…
Masters of Horror: ImprintMasters of Horror: Imprint (2006)
Dir. Takashi Miike
Feat. Youki Kudoh, Michie Itô, Billy Drago
The ugly duckling of the MASTERS OF HORROR series, Takashi Miike directs this typically surreal and gruesome fable of a prostitute’s horrific…
Sukiyaki Western DjangoSukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Dir. Takashi Miike
Feat. Ando Masanobu, Yusuke Iseya, Renji Ishibashi
Mashing spaghetti western and samurai farce, Takashi Miike spins an east–meets–west tale of two rival clans attempting to bolster their…
Crows O Crows O (Kurôzu zero) (2007) Aro Favourite
Dir. Takashi Miike
Feat. Shun Oguri, Kishitani Goro, Yamada Takayuki
Irresistibly entertaining manga adaptation from the genius director of ICHI THE KILLER, presenting the first in a series of Japanese action films…
YattermanYatterman (2009)
Dir. Takashi Miike
Feat. Shô Sakurai, Saki Fukuda, Kyoko Fukada
Fantastical live–action anime serves kids and kidults alike with its tale of mild–mannered shop keepers who don jaunty costumes to fight…
13 Assassins13 Assassins (2010) Aro Favourite
Dir. Takashi Miike
Feat. Koji Yakusho, Yamada Takayuki, Yusuke Iseya
Takashi Miike turns in perhaps his most entertaining and accomplished film yet with this rollicking SEVEN SAMURAI–inspired adventure, centred…
Hara-Kiri: Death of a SamuraiHara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011) Aro Favourite
Dir. Takashi Miike
Feat. Koji Yakusho, Naoto Takenaka
The ever–versatile Takashi Miike changes tack from his rollicking samurai adventure, 13 ASSASSINS, to deliver a restrained and resonant tale of…
Ace AttorneyAce Attorney (2012)
Dir. Takashi Miike
Feat. Hiroki Narimiya, Takumi Saito
Takashi Miike churns out this preposterous video game adaptation, about a cocksure lawyer who agrees to defend his courtroom rival in a murder trial,…
Shield of StrawShield of Straw (2013)
Dir. Takashi Miike
Feat. Takao Ohsawa, Nanako Matsushima, Kishitani Goro
The prolific Takashi Miike returns with a tale of a team of cops who must protect an accused killer with a billion–yen bounty on his head.
Over Your Dead BodyOver Your Dead Body (Kuime) (2014)
Dir. Takashi Miike
Feat. Ko Shibasaki, Ebizo Ichikawa, Miho Nakanishi
Takashi Miike takes his cues from the art of Kabuki in this chilly tale of how fiction begins to bleed into reality for actors as they rehearse a…
Terraformars: The MovieTerraformars: The Movie (2016)
Dir. Takashi Miike
Feat. Rinko Kikuchi, Rila Fukushima, Kane Kosugi
A team of human exterminators are on a mission to wipe out a ridiculous cockroach infestation that plagues the red planet, after a terraforming…
Blade of the ImmortalBlade of the Immortal (2017) Recommended
Dir. Takashi Miike
Feat. Takuya Kimura, Sugisaki Hana, Fukushi Sota
Japanese uber–director Miike Takashi’s 100th feature, based on a popular manga series about a vengeful swordsman with an uncanny ability to…
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is UnbreakableJoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable (2017)
Dir. Takashi Miike
Feat. Ryunosuke Kamiki, Kento Yamazaki
Frenetic and boundlessly wacky live–action adaptation of the manga, with a head spinning plot involving psychic avatars who plot to bring down…

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