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Family (2001)

Ken'ichi End˘ , K˘jir˘ Hong˘ , Takashi Miike  |  Unrated |  DVD
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  • Actors: Ken'ichi End˘, K˘jir˘ Hong˘, Naoko Inoue, K˘ichi Iwaki, Taisihű Kase
  • Directors: Takashi Miike
  • Writers: Hisao Maki
  • Producers: Hidehiro Ito, Hiroyuki Fujiwara, Hisao Maki, Masahiro Tanaka, Naoki Abe
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Tokyo Shock
  • DVD Release Date: August 29, 2006
  • Run Time: 111 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • ASIN: B000FKPE92
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #495,144 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Family" on IMDb

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Lightning Takeshi's cover is blown while executing a hit on a mobster. Soon the Matsuma gang is after Takeshi and his entire family. Takeshi's brothers are important men in a rival gang and will do whatever it takes to protect Takeshi. Meanwhile, Takeshi falls for the female witness and resolves to go straight. Family loyalties will be tested. Blood will be spilled.

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Takashi Miike has done with this movie what no American director could ever get away with: Made the first half of a two part movie that literally ends half way through the story. Yep, that's correct. Don't plan on viewing this unless you can also get your hands on Family2 because this one ends at a critical juncture with absolutely no issue resolved. It's a pretty cool contrivance even though one is caught in bewilderment when the movie credits start scrolling right in the middle of the movie and it takes a while to process the fact that the movie is indeed over, for now. (Unfortunately, after watching Family2 it strikes one that the reason for this odd practice is likely because the movie as a whole is so poor that chopping it in two before this becomes apparent ensured ticket sales for the second, poorer half. I hate to think this but after you watch Family2 I think you may agree with me).

The film itself is one of Takashi's more visually interesting, perhaps daring, efforts with an interesting use of grainy, streaky, and oddly lit shot sequences combined with wonderfully bizarre camera angles and perspectives. One often has to refocus on the unfolding scene to get a handle on what one is actually watching.
For this one, fluency in the Japanese would be most helpful because there is an awful lot going on here and the subtitles aren't up to the job of conveying all of the subtleties of the story, I think.
The story revolves around, roughly, the shared, although disparate, trajectories of a trio of brothers born to a ne'er do well drunkard and a victimized mother. Suffice it to say that their early life experiences have colored their actions leading them to join their second family, the Yakuza.
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