Dead or Alive: Hanzaisha (1999)

Japan,
105m
colour
Japanese

A Japanese fantasy film directed by Takashi Miike.

Plot Summary

A group of criminal drifters in the underworld of Japan, with no allegiance to anyone but themselves, try to take over the Shinjuku and wrench the trade from the Taiwanese gangs. Led by Ryuichi, the gang prepares for a final all-out assault as Detective Jojima tries one last strategy to stop them.

Credits

Crew
Director: Takashi Miike
Daiei Motion Picture Co Ltd, Toei Video Co Ltd, Excellent Film
Executive Producer (Daiei): Tsutomu Tsuchikawa
Executive Producer (Toei Video): Mitsuru Kurosawa
Producers: Makoto Okada, Katsumi Ono
Associate Producer (Excellent Film): Toshiki Kimura
Script: Ichiro Ryu
Assistant Director: Bunmei Katô
Director of Photography: Hideo Yamamoto
Lighting: Hitoshi Takaya
Editor: Taiji Shimamura
Music: Kôji Endô
Sound: Kazuo Numata
Production Designer: Akira Ishige

Cast
Riki Takeuchi (Ryuichi)
Sho Aikawa (Detective Jojima)
Renji Ishibashi (Aoki)
Hitoshi Ozawa (Satake)
Shingo Tsurumi (Chen)
Kaoru Sugita (Mrs Jojima)
Hirotaro Honda
Dankan [real name: Minoru Iizuka] (Tanaka)
Michisuke Kashiwaya (Toji)
Mizuho Koga
Ryuushi Mizukami
Ren Osugi (Yan)
Tomorowo Taguchi
Susumu Terajima (Inoue)
Hua Rong Weng
Kyôsuke Yabe
Yoshiyuki Yamaguchi

Alternative Titles

Dead or Alive – UK, USA

Sequels
Dead or Alive 2: Tôbôsha (2000)
Dead or Alive: Final (2002)

References

Periodicals

  • epd Film vol.18 no.2 (1 February 2001) p.44 – reprinted reviews (Zwei Filme von Takashi Miike by Hans Schifferle)
  • film dienst vol.54 no.2 (16 January 2001) p.24 – reprinted reviews (by Oliver Rahayel)