Dir: Tak Sakaguchi, Yûdai Yamaguchi
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Every now and again a film comes along that is so wildly entertaining that it simply demands to be screened. Yakuza Weapon is that movie. Based on the manga Gokud? Heiki by Ken Ishikawa, Yakuza Weapon mixes a plot involving gangsters, a sinister government agency, a quest for revenge and, just in case that wasn’t enough, some post-human science fiction action, which takes this movie to the next level. Explosions, gore splattered violence, insane quantities of blood, beautifully choreographed martial arts, helicopter attacks, gun fights and a lot of edgy, jittering mayhem that by the film’s insane climax seems to verge on some kind of hyperactive post-computer game splutterings that pretty much defy conventional description. None of this is surprising when you consider this movie was shot over twelve days and stars cult actor Tak Sakaguchi (Versus, Mutant Girl Squad).
“It doesn't take but a few minutes of watching to realise Yakuza Weapon belongs to the recent genre of Japanese cinema that sprouted from the worldwide success of The Machine Girl... low budget, loaded with effects both practical and CGI, unconcerned with acting skills, and wonderfully perverted.” – Film School Rejects
Watch the wild trailer on YouTube here. Tetsuo has got a lot to answer for. Where are the parents!