In the brilliant final installment in his DEAD OR ALIVE series, Takashi Miike crafts the story of a fearless cop who must save his son when an underworld consort of criminals and rebels accidently kidnap him. In a post-apocalyptic Yokohama, a dictator rules the land and, among other terrible rules, forbids procreation. A loose resistance forms among the city's criminal element and a group of rebels, but when they take Honda's (Riki Takeuchi) son, they must deal with his vengeance. The only force holding back Honda is Ryo (Sho Aikawa), an android who has his own plans. The finale to the trilogy perhaps is the most brilliant of the three - commenting on the nature of life through its use of violence, humor, and liberal literary and film allusions.
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Kidnapping And Missing Persons |