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|Graveyard of Honor|
Actor: Narimi Arimori; Goro Kishitani; Shingo Yamashiro; Ryosuke Miki
Director: Takashi Miike
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Rikuo Ishimatsu is a lowly dishwasher who unknowingly saves the life of a Yakuza Oyabun (Boss) and quickly rises to a position of power in his gang. Loyally supporting his Oyabun and his brother gangsters, Ishimatsu wreak... more »
Graveyard of Honor Miike style.
Noi Matrez | 08/19/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a remake of the original 1975 classic, and it doesnt disappoint. Unlike the original, it focuses more on Ishikawa's relationship with his heroine addicted girlfriend. Some of the scenes reminded me a bit of Yakuza Demon which Miike made a year later, so if you enjoyed that film, then you should like this one aswell, although this one seems a little more melancholic and definitley more violent. I know I shouldnt really compare this to the original as even Mr. Miike has said he had no intention of rivaling this remake with the original, but I would like to say I thought this version was better. I especially enjoyed how Miike remade the scene where Ishikawa barricades himself in his apartment and has a shootout with the cops. In Miike's version it's more of a comical scene, with Ishikawa firing wildly with a literally an entire arsenal of handguns in nothing but his boxer shorts, and finally running back inside and waving a white shirt while shouting "I give up! I ran out of bullets!"
I would highly recommend this film to any Miike or Yakuza film fan."