Dead or Alive
Directed by Takashi Miike
Tough gangster Ryuichi (Riki Takeuchi) and his ethnically Chinese gang make a play to take over the drug trade in Tokyo's Shinjuku district by massacring the competition. But he meets his match in detective Jojima (Show Aikawa), who will do everything to stop them. Contains strong language, violence and gore.
A yakuza and a cop each wage their own Takashi Miike-styled war against the Japanese mafia.
Cast: Shô Aikawa, Riki Takeuchi, Renji Ishibashi
It's like the director got bored half way through making a generic yakuza film, so he decided to skip to the third act and just fill it with awesome shit.
Great... Complete with gross out stuff, gore, stoic violence and straight fucking nonsense
Everything up until the ending is pretty average (well, as average as Takashi Mike can be) but hoooo boy that ending!
This film has one of the best opening scenes in cinema history and the film itself is dynamite. Quintessential Takashi Miike right here.