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Dead or Alive 2 (2000)
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Dead or Alive 2 (2000)
Original name: DEAD OR ALIVE 2 逃亡者
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two contract killers cross paths in the middle of the same job and realize they are childhood friends. Together they take a break from killing and visit the small island they once called home. After reflecting on their past lives they decided to team up and use their talents in killing for good... much to the upset of the crime syndicates.
Style: dark humor, rough, serious, captivating, realistic, contemplative
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, violence, death, yakuza, massacre, shooting, childhood friend, cigar smoking, sunglasses, gangsters, crimes, island, hitman, friends, drug dealing, orphan, crime, danger, human nature, master criminal, buddies, introspection, criminal heroes, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia

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Dead or Alive (1999)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ryūichi and his small gang of Triad vie for control of the Japanese underworld in a crime-ridden Shinjuku quarter while Detective Jojima tries to bring it down. Jojima attempts to start a gang war between the Triad and yakuza. Ryūichi and Jojima ...
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After Kunisada's Yakuza leader and father figure is brutally murdered, he and his best friend go on a two-man mission to avenge his death, killing other Yakuza leaders leading to a final confrontation by the old man's killers..
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Dead or Alive: Final (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in a post apocalyptic Yokohama where the population is kept under rigid control by a homosexual megalomaniac mayor. The citizens are administered drugs to suppress heterosexual urges. Officer Takeshi Honda (Riki Takeuchi) is a hard boiled cop ...
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Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In order to settle a business dispute, a mob leader murders one of his own teenage sons. The surviving son vows to avenge his brother's death, and organizes his own gang of teenage killers to destroy his father's organization.
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Sonatine (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Kitano plays Murakawa, a Tokyo yakuza tiring of gangster life. Along with a few of his henchmen, he is sent by his boss to Okinawa to help end a gang war, supposedly to mediate between two warring clans. He finds that the dispute between the clans ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: As sadomasochistic yakuza enforcer Kakihara searches for his missing boss he comes across Ichi, a repressed and psychotic killer who may be able to inflict levels of pain that Kakihara has only dreamed of.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
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Audience: boys' night
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Duration: 105 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 112 min.
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Style: tense, serious, realistic, rough, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 112 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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