Dead or Alive 2: Birds

Dead or Alive 2: Birds

Directed by Takashi Miike

Aikawa and Takeuchi together again, but as new characters, a pair of rival yakuza assassins who turn out to be childhood friends; after a botched hit, they flee together to the island where they grew up, and decide to devote their deadly skills to a more humanitarian cause. Contains strong language, violence and gore.

Two friendly contract killers cross paths in the middle of the same job.

Cast: Shô Aikawa, Riki Takeuchi, Noriko Aota

Member Reviews

Missed the mark of the original, still a good Miike film in it's own right.

Sadako3D
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22 days ago

A near-perfect sentimental romantic crime drama with a punk attitude towards fans of the first film, it would seem. There's more of everything but because it's not book-ended with weird scenes, fans overlook it. But don't be fooled, this is one of the most touching and intimate films in Miike's ouvre. Be forewarned, there's feels ahead.

convolution223
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2 months ago

Am I the only one bored by these movies? I literally turn the movie off 20-30 mins in because NOTHING happens, or rather...what does happen is nonsense and randomly drags the story around...

Woocifer
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2 months ago

"And come on Shudder, we ALL know what a giant prosthetic penis looks like, was the pixelated version REALLY the only one you could get?" Yes, of course it is the only one they could get. It is a Japanese movie. That is not Shudder's fault. That's Japan's fault. Producing any film in Japan (including hardcore pornography) legally requires censoring depictions of genitalia.

zeisty
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2 months ago

Bit of a letdown. Not really a sequel at all. And come on Shudder, we ALL know what a giant prosthetic penis looks like, was the pixelated version REALLY the only one you could get?

baznjosh
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3 months ago