Описание: Банда Рюичи стремится обрести свое место под солнцем, - поставить под полный контроль транзит наркотиков из Тайваня. «Братков» не пугают ни убийства, ни ограбления банков. Они намерены под чистую извести всех местных тузов китайской и японской мафий. Но все не так просто.
Рецензии: This is one far out movie. The first five minutes set the pace, and it's a fast one.
A girl falls out of the sky and crashes onto a car parked outside a yakuza nightclub. Cut to go-go girls gyrating half naked inside. Some dude is gobbling down bowls of food at a frantic pace. Another guy's snorting a line of coke twenty feet long.
Some bad guys pick up machine guns in a grocery store and approach the nightclub. The head guy is handed a shotgun by a clown walking down the street. Bad guys enter nightclub, surround the yakuza boss and shoot him. Then they spray the place with bullets. Head guy hops on top of car taking another important guy away and shotguns him through the roof.
This is one wild and violent movie about a gang of outsiders taking on the yakuza in order to control the drug trafficking in Yokohama. A police lieutenant goes after the gang of newcomers who are shooting the place up and destroying the balance. The final shootout between the two adversaries is pretty strange and surreal.
The opening carnage lends one to compare this film with John Woo's "Lashou shentan" ("Hard Boiled"), but the styles are completely different. Woo's films are almost operatic in the way they present the violence, and the characters are shown as heroic.
Takashi Miike is unsentimental in his approach, and the pacing is much more frenetic. There's also an element of humor in the depiction of violence - some of the characters are just plain weird and the action is over the top at times. There's almost a punk attitude to this film, like nothing is to be taken too seriously and everything is quick and hip. It's what Quentin Tarantino aspires to in his films but doesn't quite achieve because of his wallowing in self-importance.
There are probably some nuances of japanese culture I'm missing in the story, but overall this is a very entertaining film.