Dead or Alive
Dead or Alive (1944)

Japanese blood and guts auteur Takashi Miike delivers this high-octane surreal thriller. The film opens with a bang, a hyperkinetic, hallucinatory sequence brimming with ultra-violence. As the story unfolds, blood-thirsty mobster Ryuichi… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 9, 1944
DVD Release Date: March 15, 2005
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Sean Axmaker
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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...

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