Friday 10/09-15 | Yakuza Apocalypse (GOKUDOU DAISENSOU) at Gene Siskel Film Center

“The guiltiest, gonzoest pleasure…it’s YAKUZAPALOOZA…an insane headrush of the most disposable, nonsensical, whacked-out genre bliss.” – Jessica Kang, The Playlist
There’s sheer loopy bloodletting madness in this buffoonish tale of yakuza vampires, a gangster knitting club, and a monstrous, kung-fu-fighting velour frog. Fans of Miike (13 ASSASSINS, ZEBRAMAN), Japan’s mixmaster of genre excess, will not be disappointed in bizarro action that challenges the very concept of over-the-topness with a non-stop gush of fever-dream invention. A gang boss with a taste for blood threatens to drain the town of fresh meal prospects until he meets his match in the form of a straitlaced Puritan with a coffin on his back. In Japanese with English subtitles. DCP digital widescreen. (BS)

Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago


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