Synopsis by Nathan Southern
Something close to the Japanese equivalent of Marco Ferreri crossed with Herschell Gordon Lewis, Takashi Miike has become notorious for turning out drive in fodder rife with bizarre, grotesque acts of violence and wickedly perverse sexual acts that shock the living daylights out of audiences around the world, yet delight his hardcore fans and cultists. Miike continues to draw both praise and criticism from varying quarters yet has established himself as one of the most prolific directors in contemporary cinema. The director's 1995 crime opus Osaka Tough Guys stars Kentaro Nakakura and Yoshiyuki Ohmori. It tells the story of two hoods forced to take on paid work when they run out of money for booze, who end up being drawn into the spiderweb of the yakuza. Gaijiro Saito and Sei Hiraizumi co-star.