Rent Dead or Alive 1 and 2 (2000)

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3h 23min
Rent Dead or Alive 1 and 2 (aka Dead or Alive: Hanzaisha / Dead or Alive 2: Tôbôsha) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Beginning with an explosive, six-minute montage of sex, drugs and violence, and ending with a phallus-headed battle robot taking flight, Takashi Miike's unforgettable Dead or Alive Trilogyieatures many of the director's most outrageous moments set alongside some of his most dramatically moving scenes. Made between 1999 and 2002, the 'Dead or Alive' films cemented Miike's reputation overseas as one of the most provocative enfants terrible of Japanese cinema, yet also one of its most talented and innovative filmmakers.
In 'Dead or Alive', tough gangster Ryuichi (Riki Takeuchi) and his ethnically Chinese gang make a play to take over the drug trade in Tokyo's Shinjuku district by massacring the competition. But he meets his match in detective Jojima (Show Aikawa), who will do everything to stop them. Dead or Alive 2: Birds casts Aikawa and Takeuchi together again, but as new characters, a pair of rival yakuza assassins who turn out to be childhood friends; after a botched hit, they flee together to the island where they grew up, and decide to devote their deadly skills to a more humanitarian cause. And in 'Dead or Alive: Final', Takeuchi and Aikawa are catapulted into a future Yokohama ruled by multilingual gangs and cyborg soldiers, where they once again butt heads in the action-packed and cyberpunk-tinged finale to the trilogy.
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Yoshihiro Masuda, Makoto Okada, Katsumi Ono
Ichiro Ryu, Masa Nakamura
Dead or Alive: Hanzaisha / Dead or Alive 2: Tôbôsha
Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Thrillers
Japan, Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Thrillers
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Not released
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Run Time:
203 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
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  • New interview with actor Riki Takeuchi
  • New interview with actor Show Aikawa
  • New interview with producer and screenwriter Toshiki Kimura
  • New audio commentary for Dead or Alive by Miike biographer Tom Mes
  • Archive interviews with cast and crew
  • Archive making-of featurettes for DOA2: Birds and DOA: Final
  • Original theatrical trailers

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