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Dead or Alive (1944)





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When Jojima, an otherwise honest cop, needs money for an operation for his daughter, he gets a loan from the head of the Japanese gang, but when his partner kills the leader of the Chinese mafia's brother, Ryuichi, a blood feud begins between the two men.


Sho Aikawa
as Detective Jojima
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Takashi Miike directs a Yakuza film that is chiefly characterized by the presence of many anti-heroes and the permeating immorality that rules the Japanese "underworld."

December 1, 2019 | Full Review…

Dead Or Alive lives and dies by its opening and closing sequences.

November 12, 2018 | Full Review…

If one were to describe Dead or Alive in singular words, it would be as it goes: Gonzo. Unforgettable. Crazy. Silly. Bizarre.

October 30, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

The furious opening montage could be a film all its own: mob hits, heists, strip shows, sodomy assassination, and the gut-busting murder of a noodle-gobbling thug who spills his fresh meal on the floor with a disgusting splat...

October 5, 2017 | Full Review…

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