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Rating: 5 stars


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Seen on: 05/31/2020

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Dead or Alive: Final (2002)

Directed by Takashi Miike

Action | Science Fiction | Comedy

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Set in a post apocalyptic Yokohama where the population is kept under rigid control by a homosexual megalomaniac mayor. The citizens are administered drugs to suppress heterosexual urges. Officer Takeshi Honda (Riki Takeuchi) is a hard boiled cop enforcing the mayor’s agenda, and Ryō (Show Aikawa) is a mellowed out drifter that hooks up with a gang of rebels. When the gang kidnap Takeshi’s son, it begins a series of events leading to an inevitable showdown.

Length 89 minutes


Don Tait | Riki Takeuchi | Sho Aikawa | Ken Lo | Terence Yin | Josie Ho | Rachel Ngan | Tony Ho | Jason Chu | William Tuen | Maria Chen | Richard Chen | Hiro Hayama | Don Thai Theerathada

Viewing Notes

The slightest of the three DOA films, if not in plot at least in technical execution, since this was filmed digitally and the quality, especially coloring, suffers for it.

Set in the distant future of of the 23rd century in a city-state that seems to propagate homosexuality as a utopian ideal of love and outlaws procreation. Interesting premise, and there’s still plenty to like about the film, but the poor quality of the digital process really takes away from it at times.


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