Cinema Oblivia


Episode 37:Dead or Alive (1999)

January 20, 2022

Takashi Miike broke through big in 1999 with Audition, but for me, his best movie of that year (he made, like, six) is Dead or Alive, a gonzo bonkers crime drama with one of the craziest beginnings in film history, which is then completely trampled by one of the most apeshit endings of all time. Diamon Feit agrees with me, and he joins me to talk about this underrated work in Miike's insane and impressive oeuvre.

Content Warning: Like, literally everything you can think of and some stuff that you probably can't even imagine.


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