Yakuza Weapon (will kick your ass in 2011)

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"Machine gun arm. Rocket launcher leg. And a bad attitude to match. Shozo Iwaki just became the world's deadliest, and most pissed-off, gangster!"

MADE IN JAPAN, KICKING ASS WORLDWIDE


The team who brought you VERSUS have returned with another hard-edged battle royale featuring tough gangsters, deadly women and cybernetic penis implants! Working as a hard-to-kill mercenary in South America, ex-yakuza Shozo Iwaki (Tak Sakaguchi) is informed of the death of his gang boss father, Kenzo (Akaji Maro). Returning home after four years, Shozo discovers that his father's number-one man, Kurawaki (Shingo Tsurumi), has double-crossed and assassinated Kenzo, leaving Shozo not only in charge of what little remains of the Iwaki Family, but also burning with the desire for vengeance. After a titanic battle in which an entire building is leveled, both Shozo and Kurawaki are left barely alive, Shozo missing an arm and a leg. Despite his debilitating wounds, the nearly superhuman Shozo clings to life, and wakes up in a mysterious medical facility with an M61 Vulcan cannon in place of his right arm, and a rocket launcher where his left leg used to be! Although confused by his new body and tormented by the pain it brings him, Shozo quickly learns to love his weaponized frame, and makes himself ready for a rematch with Kurawaki, who also has some mechanical improvements of his own.

But before that, Shozo must also deal with Tetsuo (Jun Murakami), his former best friend who's fallen into drugs and hard times, and has been coerced by the Kurawaki gang to find and kill Shozo! Nearly a match for Shozo's strength and fighting ability, Tetsuo also has a mechanical secret: his younger sister Sumire (Cay Izumi), who's been transformed into a naked weapon, using the same technology that gave Shozo his arm and leg! But can Shozo bring himself to destroy his own best friend, the only thing standing between him and final vengeance?

Co-directed by Yudai Yamaguchi and Tak Sakaguchi, who between them have created crazy, action-filled comedies like BATTLEFIELD BASEBALL, CROMARTIE HIGH SCHOOL and BE A MAN! SAMURAI SCHOOL, and featuring action direction by Yuji Shimomura (DEATH TRANCE, VERSUS, SHINOBI), special makeup effects by Yoshihiro Nishimura (TOKYO GORE POLICE, HELLDRIVER) and based on an adult comic by Ken Ishikawa, who co-created CUTIE HONEY, GETTER ROBOT and many other famous series, YAKUZA WEAPON is a wild combination of hard-boiled gangster action, manga-style comedy and splatterific special effects. Tough as nails, armed to the teeth, pissed-off and looking for a fight, Shozo the YAKUZA WEAPON is coming soon to kick your ass!"


- http://www.sushi-typhoon.com/films/yakuza-weapon

Hell yes!! :thumbs: :thumbs:

My favorite supporting actress, Cay Izumi :love:

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"Saw a sequence from the upcoming YAKUZA WEAPON that's the closest a movie has ever come to making my eyeballs pop out in disbelief."- Patrick Macias
- http://twitter.com/Patrick_Macias

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Yakuza Weapon trailer
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An English-subtitled trailer for Yakuza Weapon has been added to the page for the movie on the website of the Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (Filmart).

Yakuza Weapon is scheduled to be screened at Filmart on March 21st.

Yakuza Weapon English-subtitled trailer (streaming Windows Media Video)

Filmart: Yakuza Weapon (w/ trailer)
Worried about the use of CGI, but I put my hopes on misleading trailer. Looks like a fun film otherwise.

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Here's the final Yakuza Weapon trailer:
http://twitchfilm.com/news/2011/03/beho ... weapon.php

The earlier one was "incomplete" and "not meant for public eyes". That being said, the new one is almost identical content wise.

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Good to see Tak back after what seems ages in a good film. I still find it hard to believe he is still so underused in films. Death Trance bloody rocked! (6 year ago now!) this looks very different from that, but hey if he is in it I will watch it.


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Yakuza Weapon is a riotously entertaining ride that demands to be seen on as big a screen as possible...
... the single best action performance Sakaguchi has given in a career full of highlights...
... Cay Izumi as the Naked Human Weapon. She earns the moniker in a jaw dropping sequence that will have cult film fans on their feet cheering for more...

- http://twitchfilm.com/reviews/2011/07/f ... review.php

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"In addition to its high-speed blender approach to violent action, Yakuza Weapon wears its perversity proudly. The gleeful fetishization of women in schoolgirl and nurse uniforms segues smoothly into the full-on weaponization of a girl’s body..."
- http://www.spectacularoptical.ca/2011/07/yakuza-weapon/

"Due to an evident lack of budget – these films have never looked so hastily made – and over-reliance on CGI, the film is one of the least aesthetically pleasing of the bunch, even despite Nishimura’s amazing practical FX work."
- http://www.fangoria.com/index.php?optio ... nt&id=5155

Yudai Yamaguchi interview:
- http://twitchfilm.com/interviews/2011/0 ... aguchi.php

"Tak was really out of control; he was an idiot and out of control. He was a real punk."

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Tak Sakaguchi re-enacts a fight with a bear
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXuIG1AdORI

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Yakuza Weapon US BD is listed for February 7, 2012. No specs or cover art yet.

Probably gonna get this one instead of the R2J DVD (unless there's delays). Looking forwards to seeing the film, it's the only Sushi I haven't seen, and sadly, the only Sushi I didn't get to see on big screen.

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Bonus Features Include:

§ “The Making of Yakuza Weapon” Featurette
§ Director’s Discussion
§ Tokyo Stage Greeting
§ Spinoff Film:Takuzo Weapon
§ Trailers


- http://moviebuzzers.com/2011/12/06/yaku ... -commence/

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ah crap, this sucked :(

Review later.

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No never :D.

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Sushi Typhoon – Part 9: Yakuza Weapon
http://sketchesofcinema.wordpress.com/2 ... za-weapon/

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