Tags » Takashi Miike

Audition (Odishon) (1999)

(Shout! Factory 2-Disc Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray, Not Rated, Running Time: 115 minutes)

Seven years after his wife’s death, Aoyama is told by his son Shigehiko that he seems to be dispirited and needs to find himself a girlfriend. 1,043 more words


Film Review: 'As the Gods Will'

Takashi Miike fans exult in every spurt of blood he gleefully throws onscreen; then there’s the rest of the world. Guaranteed to delight those with a hankering for deathmatch-survival mangas (far more “Battle Royale” than “The Hunger Games”), “As the Gods Will” finds the Japanese gore-meister returning to high school, where classic toys come alive to play lethal games with students. 597 more words


Japanuary: One Missed Call (2003)

In this world of advanced technology, we have allowed computers to do a lot of the work for us. There have been movies made, warning about the trust we put in to technology. 612 more words


13 ASSASSINS (2010)

Director of Photography: Nobuyasu Kita

Director: Takashi Miike

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Japanuary: Yatterman (2009)

I have been racking my brain trying to come up with a proper introduction for Yatterman. Do I mention that it was made by famous Japanese director, Takashi Miike? 600 more words


十三人の刺客 [13 Assassins] (2010)


13 Assassins might not have the thematic complexity or absurdity of some of Takashi Miike’s most famous works such as Audition and GOZU, but it is easily one of his most accomplished and fluid films. 117 more words

Film Reviews

Japnuary: Ichi The Killer (2001)

Ichi the Killer is a film adaptation of a manga of the same name. Directed by Takashi Miike (Audition, 13 Assassins), and starring Tadanobu Asano as Kakihara, a sadomasochistic yakuza enforcer. 667 more words