Director Takashi Miike’s action, horror, comedy, martial arts film Yakuza Apocalypse (2015) will be distributed in the West by Samuel Goldwyn Films, who has acquired North American rights. Yakuza Apocalypse (2015) premiered at the 1015 Cannes International Film Festival and it will screen again in September at the Toronto International Film Festival’s Midnight Madness program, followed by theatrical release on October 9, 2015.
In Yakuza Apocalypse (2015) no one is more legendary than boss Kamiura, part of the ruthless underground world of the yakuza. Rumored to be invincible, the truth is he is a vampire-a bloodsucking yakuza vampire boss! Among Kamiura’s gang is Kageyama, his most loyal underling. However, the others in the gang view Kageyama with disdain and ridicule him for his inability to get tattooed due to sensitive skin.
One day, assassins aware of boss Kamiura’s secret arrive from abroad and deliver him an ultimatum: Return to the international syndicate he left years ago, or die. Kamiura refuses and, during a fierce battle with anime-otaku martial-arts expert Kyoken, Kamiura is torn limb from limb. With his dying breath, Kamiura bites Kageyama, passing on his vampire powers to the unsuspecting yakuza. As he begins to awaken to his new found abilities, Kageyama’s desire to avenge the murder of boss, Kamiura, sets him on a course for a violent confrontation with Kaeru-kun, the foreign syndicate’s mysterious and seemingly unstoppable leader!