Dead or Alive
Dir. Takashi Miike (1999). Not for the squeamish, cult director Miikes bloody Mardi Gras is a shamelessly entertaining exercise in cinematic bad behavior that has something to do with a yakuza war engulfing the back alleys of Tokyos tawdry Shinjuku district. The madcap opening is topped only by the mindboggling sci-fi closer.
Tue., March 15, 7:30 p.m., 2011
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