Tag: Takashi Miike

‘Audition’ Review (Arrow Video Blu-ray)

Audition

Takashi Miike’s Audition will always be a special movie to me, because it sparked off my obsession with Takashi Miike. It also put me off the meal I was eating when I first watched it, so it impressed me too. The fact that Arrow Video have given it a special edition should be enough to…

‘Yakuza Apocalypse’ Review

I’m not sure if it’s from watching Battles Without Honour and Humanity or my love of the Crows Zero movies that did it, but I have to admit that I was very excited about Takashi Miike’s Yakuza Apocalypse. Now that I’ve seen it, I may be a little confused but I’ll also admit to being…

‘Lesson of Evil’ Review

I learnt from watching Audition that you never take Takashi Miike movies at face value, he won’t let you.  That movie was my introduction into the twisted world of the director, and this is the reason he has quickly become one of my favourites.  From horror to gangsters, historical and even school movies like Crows…

Film Review: Crows Zero II (Kurôzu Zero II)

When I first saw Crows Zero it quickly became one of my favourite Takashi Miike films. First introduced to his work through Audition then Ichi the Killer I was used to his harsh and extreme horror side, but the more of I see the more he impresses me. Be it with 13 Assassins or the…

Film Review: Crows Zero (DVD)

Crows Zero can be taken in two ways really, it’s either a tale about school kids kicking the holy hell out of each other or it’s a story about coming of age. It’s a tale of boys who are becoming adults and are finding themselves in the world of violence, gangs and the Yakuza. To…