Yakuza Apocalypse

An organized crime family maintain an underground cell where they keep their enemies shackled to the floor and make them learn how to knit. A woman thinks she hears a dripping sound somewhere in the distance, only to realize that her brain is melting; she shakes the liquid out of her ears as if it were seawater. A world-traveling vampire hunter promises his colleagues that a terrifying monster will arrive to aid them in their mission; the “monster” turns out to be a guy in a fuzzy frog costume. These are some of the memorable moments of Yakuza Apocalypse, a Japanese non sequitur fest directed by the inimitable Takashi Miike (Ichi the Killer, 13 Assassins). Apocalypse finds the 55-year-old filmmaker at his silliest, which is saying a lot, as he’s responsible for some of the silliest movies ever made. If you’re the kind of viewer who goes to movies for character and plot (or if you’re averse to splatter humor), you should probably skip this. Continue reading >>