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  • So after having made a few Takashi Miike threads in the past, i thought it was about time i gave this legendary filmmaker his own thread. A place to discuss any of his 103 feature films or anything else Miike related!


    Bio

    Takashi Miike (涓夋睜 宕囧彶, Miike Takashi, born August 24, 1960) is a Japanese filmmaker. He has directed over one hundred theatrical, video and television productions since his debut in 1991. His films run through a variety of different genres, and range from violent and bizarre to dramatic and family-friendly.

    Miike achieved notoriety for depicting shocking scenes of extreme violence and sexual perversions. Many of his films contain graphic and lurid bloodshed, often portrayed in an over-the-top, cartoonish manner. Much of his work depicts the activities of criminals (especially yakuza) or concern themselves with gaijin, non-Japanese or foreigners living in Japan. He is known for his dark sense of humor and for pushing the boundaries of censorship as far as they will go.


    Some of my personal favorites by the man

  • Apr 29

    Also, if his larger than life filmography intimidates you, always feel free to @ me to ask for recommendations for a Miike film. But just know that i'm not even CLOSE to finishing all his films

  • RASIE 馃Ζ
    Apr 29
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    Dead or Alive and Audition are excellent

  • Apr 29
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    RASIE

    Dead or Alive and Audition are excellent

    To be honest most people would say Audition is his masterpiece, but i didn't love it even though i'm a big fan of his work & style.. it's a good film but i didn't really care for the characters personally and the film is not nearly as fun to watch as a lot of his other films imo. It's also the one film of his were the gore is something i could have done without

  • RASIE 馃Ζ
    Apr 29
    FlyHiii

    To be honest most people would say Audition is his masterpiece, but i didn't love it even though i'm a big fan of his work & style.. it's a good film but i didn't really care for the characters personally and the film is not nearly as fun to watch as a lot of his other films imo. It's also the one film of his were the gore is something i could have done without

    I dont think it is either. I have dead or alive and ichi the killer above it

  • Apr 30

    Dead Or Alive is so much f***ing fun

    Might be one of the best endings to a crime film ever

  • Apr 30
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    First Love was solid mad confusing tho need more Miike movies like that

  • Apr 30
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    CLB PRADA

    First Love was solid mad confusing tho need more Miike movies like that

    You really think so? I've heard other people say the same thing about the first act but to me it wasn't actually

    What would you say was confusing

    I feel like some of his cult classics like Ichi The Killer were more confusing the first time i watched them

    I consider First Love to be the most acessible Miike film i have ever seen actually

  • Apr 30
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    FlyHiii

    You really think so? I've heard other people say the same thing about the first act but to me it wasn't actually

    What would you say was confusing

    I feel like some of his cult classics like Ichi The Killer were more confusing the first time i watched them

    I consider First Love to be the most acessible Miike film i have ever seen actually

    haven鈥檛 seen any other miike, what would you be consider to be as accessible and 鈥渇un鈥 to watch as first love?

    & the entire smuggling plot had me confused, gonna watch again soon

  • Apr 30
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    CLB PRADA

    haven鈥檛 seen any other miike, what would you be consider to be as accessible and 鈥渇un鈥 to watch as first love?

    & the entire smuggling plot had me confused, gonna watch again soon

    Most def the first Dead Or Alive film, which is a true yakuza crime film that blends all of the stuff that Miike is known for but doesn't take any of those things to the extremes (except for 1 part which i won't spoil because it's so much fun to get caught off guard by it)

    If you want to try a more cartoony gore-y side of Miike, which is something that draws a lot of people to his work initially, there's a couple of ways you can go

    The bloody but still somewhat ''safe'' action films

    • Blade Of Immortal
    • 13 Assassins (both are samurai films)

    The messed up ones with very graphic scenes

    • Ichi The Killer (one of my favs, brutal at times but also fun)
    • Audition
    • Visitor Q

    The just plain weird ones

    • Fudoh
    • Yakuza Apocalypse (vampire yakuza fighting man in frog suit)
    • As The Gods Will (school kids forced to play death games forced by gods inhabiting traditional japanese stuff like Daruma doll)

    And then you have the odd one that feels like it's a film where David Lynch secretly worked on together with Miike called Gozu, which is very slow paced and full of surrealism

    Sorry for the long post lmao, these are pretty much some of his most popular works. But yeah, to get back to your initial question: Dead Or Alive is really acessible while still maintaining enough Miike moments

    Enjoy, i love the ride of going through his filmography

  • FlyHiii
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    Most def the first Dead Or Alive film, which is a true yakuza crime film that blends all of the stuff that Miike is known for but doesn't take any of those things to the extremes (except for 1 part which i won't spoil because it's so much fun to get caught off guard by it)

    If you want to try a more cartoony gore-y side of Miike, which is something that draws a lot of people to his work initially, there's a couple of ways you can go

    The bloody but still somewhat ''safe'' action films

    • Blade Of Immortal
    • 13 Assassins (both are samurai films)

    The messed up ones with very graphic scenes

    • Ichi The Killer (one of my favs, brutal at times but also fun)
    • Audition
    • Visitor Q

    The just plain weird ones

    • Fudoh
    • Yakuza Apocalypse (vampire yakuza fighting man in frog suit)
    • As The Gods Will (school kids forced to play death games forced by gods inhabiting traditional japanese stuff like Daruma doll)

    And then you have the odd one that feels like it's a film where David Lynch secretly worked on together with Miike called Gozu, which is very slow paced and full of surrealism

    Sorry for the long post lmao, these are pretty much some of his most popular works. But yeah, to get back to your initial question: Dead Or Alive is really acessible while still maintaining enough Miike moments

    Enjoy, i love the ride of going through his filmography

    appreciate the insight b

  • May 9
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    Just rewatched 13 Assassins yesterday, this time on a bigger screen

    It's his magnum opus tbh

    10/10

  • May 9
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    Only one I鈥檝e seen is First Love, but it was like in my top 5 of 2019 so

  • May 9
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    FlyHiii

    Just rewatched 13 Assassins yesterday, this time on a bigger screen

    It's his magnum opus tbh

    10/10

    Came itt to say I need to rewatch 13 assassins. I loved it the first time I saw it.

  • May 9
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    SteezLaFlare

    Only one I鈥檝e seen is First Love, but it was like in my top 5 of 2019 so

    Great film to start with, but the thing with Miike is he has an endless amount of dope films

  • May 9
    Young Sweet Jonz

    Came itt to say I need to rewatch 13 assassins. I loved it the first time I saw it.

    That whole 40 minute climax had my blood pumping such a classic

  • FlyHiii

    Great film to start with, but the thing with Miike is he has an endless amount of dope films

    I鈥檓 gonna watch some more fasho

  • Jun 14

    Just rewatched Fudoh

    SO much FUN

    Ugly ass poster though, lowkey wanted to give it a lower rating because it just looks so ugly on Letterboxd in between the other film posters but i just couldn't.. i LOVE everything about this film. It's so Miike

  • Jun 14

    And yes that is the one where a girl shoots poisonous darts from her vagina, that's pretty much what the film is known for

    But so many other moments that are totally bonkers, funny, cool or all of those things at the same time

  • Aug 17
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    just watched Audition

    this is my first Miike film, gotta decide what to watch to next

    any suggestions? the easiest (because it's on streaming) is First Love but if anybody has a different one i'm open to it @op

  • Sep 30
    earthwalka

    just watched Audition

    this is my first Miike film, gotta decide what to watch to next

    any suggestions? the easiest (because it's on streaming) is First Love but if anybody has a different one i'm open to it @op

    Damn only seen it now sorry fam

    First Love is his most acessible film i think so can't go wrong with that

    He's very versatile so depends what you're looking for. I've seen close to 30 films by him so i can recommend you some of his best stuff, just lmk what you looking for

  • CKL TML 馃尯
    Sep 30
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    103 FILMS????

  • Sep 30
    CKL TML

    103 FILMS????

    Yes you better start now if u want to complete his filmography before you die old man

  • Nov 24

    Feels so good to be able to wake up to a new Miike film every day

    Prolific king !!!

  • 1 reply
    CKL TML

    103 FILMS????

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