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Trailer: Takashi Miike’s Ninja Kids!!!

4 Responses to “Trailer: Takashi Miike’s Ninja Kids!!!”

  1. Don R. Lewis says:

    WTFffffffff. That looks like a Shaw Bros movie directed by Robert Rodriguez. Or Cronenberg’s THE BROOD re-imagined by Miike. Dude’s some kind of mad scientist (Miike that is).

  2. J says:

    In an interview included on the DVD, Miike described ’13 Assassins’ as “a family film.” I look forward to his description of this one.

  3. Tofu says:

    Knowing Miike, this will play straight as a kids film for 70 minutes, and then the last 10 will be an uncomfortable mature turn filled with sadism & death.

    Even The Great Yokai War started out a bit freaky and Yatterman had some S&M vibes, just from the source material.

  4. krazyeyes says:

    I’ve always found Miike to be a (mostly) complete hack with only 1 or 2 good films to his filmography. Robert Rodriquez is a perfect analogy.

    He’s a prime example of fanboys putting junk on a pedestal just because it’s from someplace exotic. If this shit was from Hollywood people would be giving it as much attention as Bob Clark’s Baby Geniuses.

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