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    Added by: Jitendar Canth
    Added on: 3/5/2012 15:04
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    Yakuza Weapon

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    Made in Japan. Kicking ass worldwide!
    Certificate: 18
    Running Time: 105 mins
    Retail Price: £20.42
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    Content Type: Movie

    Working as a hard-to-kill mercenary in South America, ex-yakuza Shozo Iwaki (Tak Sakaguchi) is informed of the death of his gang boss father, Kenzo (Akaji Maro). Returning home after four years, Shozo discovers that his father's number-one man, Kurawaki (Shingo Tsurumi), has double-crossed and assassinated Kenzo, leaving Shozo not only in charge of what little remains of the Iwaki Family, but also burning with the desire for vengeance. After a titanic battle in which an entire building is levelled, both Shozo and Kurawaki are left barely alive, Shozo missing an arm and a leg.

    Despite his debilitating wounds, the nearly superhuman Shozo clings to life, and wakes up in a mysterious medical facility with an M61 Vulcan cannon in place of his right arm, and a rocket launcher where his left leg used to be! Although confused by his new body and tormented by the pain it brings him, Shozo quickly learns to love his weaponized frame, and makes himself ready for a rematch with Kurawaki, who also has some mechanical improvements of his own.

    But before that, Shozo must also deal with Tetsuo (Jun Murakami), his former best friend who's fallen into drugs and hard times, and has been coerced by the Kurawaki gang to find and kill Shozo! Nearly a match for Shozo's strength and fighting ability, Tetsuo also has a mechanical secret: his younger sister Sumire (Cay Izumi), who's been transformed into a naked weapon, using the same technology that gave Shozo his arm and leg! But can Shozo bring himself to destroy his own best friend, the only thing standing between him and final vengeance?

    Co-directed by Yudai Yamaguchi and Tak Sakaguchi, who between them have created crazy, action-filled comedies like Battlefield Baseball, Meatball Machine, Mutant Girls Squad and Deadball, and featuring action direction by Yuji Shimomura (Death Trance, Versus, Shinobi), special makeup effects by Yoshihiro Nishimura (Tokyo Gore Police, Helldriver) and based on an adult comic by Ken Ishikawa, who co-created Cutie Honey, Getter Robot and many other famous series, Yakuza Weapon is a wild combination of hard-boiled gangster action, manga-style comedy and splatterific special effects.

    Special Features:
    Deleted and Extended Scenes
    The Making of Yakuza Weapon
    Takuzo's Weapon - Short Film
    Toki's Wedding (Part One)
    The Tower of Kurawaki
    Opening Day Stage Greeting
    Dream Jumbo Talkshow - A discussion with manga artist Go Nagai and directors Yudai Yamaguchi and Tak Sakaguchi
    Isolated Music Track

    Video Tracks:
    1080p widescreen 1.78:1

    Audio Tracks:
    DTS-HD MA 5.1 Surround Japanese

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Tak Sakaguchi
    Yûdai Yamaguchi

    Written By:

    Tak Sakaguchi

    Casting By:
    Shinji Kasahara
    Mei Kurokawa
    Akaji Maro
    Jun Murakami
    Yoshihiro Nishimura
    Takashi Nishina
    Hiroshi Ohmori
    Jyonmyon Pe
    Akihiko Sai
    Kentarô Shimazu
    Shingo Tsurumi
    Ayano Washizu
    Arata Yamanaka

    Music From:
    Nobuhiko Morino

    Director of Photography:
    Masakazu Oka

    Zensuke Hori

    Production Designer:
    Nori Fukuda

    Yoshinori Chiba
    Toshiki Kimura
    Shûichi Takashino

    Executive Producer:
    Takashi Nakanishi
    Akifumi Sugihara

    Bounty Films

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