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Preview: Yakuza Apocalypse

Internationally renowned director Takashi Miike (ICHI THE KILLER, AUDITION, 13 ASSASSINS, HARA-KIRI: DEATH OF A SAMURAI 3D,ACE ATTORNEY, FOR LOVE’S SAKE, LESSON OF THE EVIL) is back with the action fantasy YAKUZA APOCALYPSE which opens in Japan on June 20th 2015.

The plot follows the wild tales that have always abounded in the world of the yakuza, but those surrounding boss Genyo Kamiura are the stuff of legend. He is said to be so powerful that neither knives nor guns can take him down. Little do his rivals suspect that this is because Kamiura is in fact a vampire — a vampire yakuza boss!

Within Kamiura’s organization is Akira Kageyama, a half-baked yakuza looked down upon by fellow gang members due to sensitive skin that prevents him from getting even the simplest of tattoos. However, Kageyama’s loyalty is never in doubt and he does whatever asked of by his boss.

One day, an assassin called Kyoken (Yayan Ruhian) arrives from Indonesia. Aware of the truth behind Kamiura’s identity, he is there to deliver an ultimatum: return to the international syndicate he left years earlier, or die. A fierce battle erupts, climaxing with Kamiura being torn limb from limb.

Arriving in time to witness the violent demise of Kamiura, Kageyama rushes to his remains. With his last ounce of strength, Kamiura bites Kageyama on the neck, sending his vampire essence into his two-bit underling. With that, Kageyama collapses dead beside the remains of his beloved boss.

Days later, Kageyama wakes up in a mortuary to find himself not dead after all. In fact, he is now in possession of superhuman ability and, to his joy, finds the brilliant tattoo of a phoenix burning brightly on his back. Determined to avenge the death of his boss, Kageyama seeks out his killer. But his quest for revenge will not be easy, as the killer is teamed with a slew of outrageous assassins each with their own unusual abilities and an unquenchable thirst for murder!

 

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