Dead or Alive Movie Review Summary

Actors: Riki Takeuchi, Sho Aikawa

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DEAD OR ALIVE (Dead or Alive: Hanzaisha) is a movie directed by Takashi Miike in 1999.
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A gang of Chinese born young hoodlums eliminates the local yakuzas in order to control the drug market in Tokyo. Detective Jojima is soon the last obstacle for Ryuuichi and his friends. Extremely graphic, DEAD OR ALIVE is definitively a must for fans of Asian action movies.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 40%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 10%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 50% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Criminal enemy is...    -   Asian crime gangs If this is a criminal POV story...    -   criminals killing each other

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Japanese


Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Japan City?    -   Yes City:    -   Dirty, grimy (like New York)    -   dangerous

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gory visuals of deaths and torture Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   actual description of sex    -   seeing breasts Kind of violence:    -   karate chop    -   hand to hand    -   guns    -   knives Unusual forms of death    -   drowned    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives Lot of special effects?    -   Yes Kinds of F/X    -   exploding vehicles

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