New York Times - 06/30/2006
"[Miike] is possessed of an infectious, if sometimes baffling, enthusiasm for everything movies can do....[The film's] handsome strangeness has a rare and special charm..."
After being crowned the "Kirin Rider," a young boy takes the lead in the battle between the ancient Japanese Yokai spirits and the enemy monsters. An extravagant epic, GREAT YOKAI WAR is a remake of the 1968 film YOKAI DAISENSO. The film is directed by Takashi Miike and features a cast including Chiaki Kuriyama (BATTLE ROYALE, KILL BILL).