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Takashi Miike
三池 崇史

August 24, 1960 (age 47)
Yao, Osaka, Japan
Occupation Director, Producer, Writer, Actor
David Lynch, David Cronenberg, Shinya
Tsukamoto, Paul Verhoeven[1]

Takashi Miike (三池 崇史 Miike Takashi?) (born August 24, 1960) is a highly prolific
and controversial Japanese filmmaker. He has directed over seventy theatrical, video,
and television productions since his debut in 1991. In the years 2001 and 2002 alone,
Miike is credited with directing fifteen productions.


1 Biography
o 1.1 Early life
o 1.2 Career
o 1.3 Themes of his work
o 1.4 Controversies
o 1.5 Personal life
2 Filmography
o 2.1 Director
o 2.2 Actor
o 2.3 Producer
4 Further reading
5 References
6 External links

[edit] Career Miike's first films were television productions. The Great Yokai War). Many of his films contain graphic and lurid bloodshed. which also includes Rainy Dog (1997) and Ley Lines (1999). Much of his work depicts the activities of criminals (especially yakuza) or concern themselves with nonJapanese living in Japan. although there has never been any conclusive proof of this. Japan. Although he claimed to have attended classes only rarely. the founder and Dean of that institution. Shinjuku Triad Society is also the first film in what is labeled his "Black Society Trilogy". touching period pieces (Sabu). It should be noted that. but he also began directing several direct-to-video V-Cinema releases. For example. The film showcased his extreme style and his recurring themes. [edit] Themes of his work Miike has garnered international notoriety for depicting shocking scenes of extreme violence and bizarre sexual perversions. Osaka. though a lot of his output is genre-defying. His dabbling in every sort of genre and emotional range is a testament to his versatility as a director. Miike's theatrical debut was Shinjuku Triad Society (1995). often portrayed in an over-the-top. he graduated from Yokohama Vocational School of Broadcast and Film (Yokohama Hoso Eiga Senmon Gakko) under the guidance of renowned filmmaker Shohei Imamura. Miike has also proven himself to be capable of directing lighthearted children's films (Zebraman. zombies and b-movie pastiches. Even in his more violent work. as in Dead or Alive 2.) Miike still directs V-Cinema productions intermittently due to the creative freedom afforded by the less stringent censorship of the medium and the riskier content that the producers will allow. He has since gained a strong cult following in the West that is growing with the increase in DVD releases of his works. He is known for his black sense of humor and for pushing the boundaries of censorship as far as they will go. (These were purportedly financed as moneylaundering operations for the yakuza. He gained international fame in 2000 when his romantic horror film Audition (1999) and his violent yakuza epic Dead or Alive (1999) played at international film festivals. cartoonish manner. and its success gave him the freedom to work on higher-budgeted pictures. despite his somewhat notorious reputation. he is given to moments of surprising sentimentality. and subdued. 7 Bibliography [edit] Biography [edit] Early life Miike was born in Yao. . The Happiness of the Katakuris is an unconventional farcical musical-comedy-horror involving a bizarre claymation sequence. moving pictures such as the road movie The Bird People in China.

a film featuring a nine-minute rape scene. it would be erroneous to consider him a dilettante or a director for hire. is a teen drama starring the J-pop girl-band SPEED. Showtime cancelled it from the broadcast lineup even after extended negotiations.. citing its extreme levels of sexual violence towards women. character-driven. though usually Miike's female characters retain ultimate power. Critics have sometimes noted the puzzling discrepancy of Miike's artistic development noting that he appears to be simultaneously becoming more radical and more mainstream a director. perhaps one of his less renowned films. Mick Garris. was supposed to provide directors with relative creative freedom and relaxed restrictions on violent and sexual content (Some violent content was edited from the Dario Argento-directed episode Jenifer). Andoromedeia.g. The extreme violence was initially exploited to promote the film: during its international premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2001. Films like One Missed Call are his most commercial works to date while films like Izo and the "Box" segment in Three. featuring episodes by a range of established horror directors such as John Carpenter. Despite Miike's voluminous output. In Hong Kong. family. Academics have recognized Miike as an auteur. Audition (1999). [edit] Controversies Miike's style is often regarded by detractors as offensively misogynistic. Graveyard of Honor (2002) is a remake of the 1975 Kinji Fukasaku film by the same name. when the Showtime cable network acquired the rights to the series. as they had recently passed Irréversible (2002). though it was retained as part of the series' DVD release. creator and executive producer . However. Many regarded this as inconsistency. and severing another's face. In the United States it has been shown uncut (although unrated).Other less controversial works include Ley Lines and Agitator.[citation needed] One of his most controversial films was the ultra-violent Ichi the Killer (2001). the Miikedirected episode Imprint was deemed too disturbing for the network. which then slides down a nearby wall). Reoccurring themes and imagery in his work include reincarnation. Films like Visitor Q and Izo are highly philosophical beneath their violent. the British Board of Film Classification refused to allow the release of the film uncut in Britain. Miike was invited to direct an episode of the Masters of Horror anthology series. taboo-laden exterior. adapted from a manga comic of the same name and starring Tadanobu Asano as a sadomasochistic yakuza enforcer. Tobe Hooper and Dario Argento. serious crime dramas. birds. 15 minutes of footage was cut. the audience received "barf bags" emblazoned with the film's logo as a promotional gimmick (one typically flamboyant gory killing involves a character slicing a man in half from head to groin. The series. Extremes are less accessible and target arthouse audiences and fans of extreme cinema. chaos and order. This mingled with his imaginative and often idiosyncratic cinematography makes his work instantly recognizable regardless of the genre he works in. In 2005. uncut. An uncut DVD was also released in the Benelux. However. which they use to overturn established principles of Japanese patriarchy (e.. Visitor Q (2001). noting much depth as well as stylistic and thematic consistency in his body of work.

[1] [edit] Filmography [edit] Director Year English title Japanese 1991 (Rasuto ran: Ai to uragiri no hyaku-oku en . Panama.. Anchor Bay Entertainment. Honduras. and Paul Verhoeven.[2] While Imprint has yet to air in the United States. Bolivia. David Cronenberg. El Salvador. [edit] Personal life Miike is almost never publicly seen without wearing sunglasses. Chile. Nicaragua. Miike claims Starship Troopers to be his favorite movie. definitely the most disturbing film I've ever seen". Ecuador. 2006.Aikyacchi Video ッチ・ジャンクション Jankushon (Redi hantā: Koroshi no レディハンター 殺しのプレ Redi hantā: Koroshi no Video . Guatemala.[citation needed] He admires film directors David Lynch. but hard even for me to watch. described the episode as "amazing. it has aired on Bravo in the UK and on FX in Argentina. The Dominican Republic.shissō Feraari 250 GTO TV Last Run: Ai to uragiri no ¥10 000 000 000 shissō Ferrari 250 GTO (Toppū! Minipato tai Aikyacchi Jankushon) Toppū! Minipato 突風! ミニパト隊 アイキャ tai . Costa Rica. Colombia. Israel.of the series. released Imprint on R1 DVD on September 26. Peru. Paraguay.(unknown) shissō Feraari 250 GTO) Romanization Type Rasuto ran: Ai to uragiri no hyakuoku en . which has handled the DVD releases for the Masters of Horror series in the US. He wrote the foreword to Iron Man: The Cinema of Shinya Tsukamoto by Tom Mes and provided a commentary for his segment "Box" from the film "Three Extremes" on the Region 1 DVD release.. Uruguay and Venezuela. Mexico.

pureryuudo) 1992 ュード pureryūdo A Human Ningen kyōki: Ai Video 人間兇器 愛と怒りのリング Murder Weapon to ikari no ringu Bodyguard Kiba ボディガード牙 Bodigādo Kiba Video Oretachi wa tenshi ja nai Video (Oretachi wa 俺達は天使じゃない2 tenshi ja nai 2) Oretachi wa tenshi ja nai 2 Video Shinjuku Outlaw Shinjuku autorou Video (Oretachi wa 1993 tenshi ja nai) 俺達は天使じゃない 新宿アウトロー 1994 (Shura no Shura no 修羅の黙示録 ボディーガー mokushiroku: mokushiroku: ド牙 Bodigādo Kiba) Bodigādo Kiba Video (Daisan no gokudō) Daisan no gokudō Film (Shura no 修羅の黙示録 2 ボディーガ mokushiroku 2: Bodigādo Kiba) ード牙 Shura no mokushiroku 2: Bodigādo Kiba Video Osaka Tough Guys Naniwa yūkyōden Video 第三の極道 1995 なにわ遊侠伝 Shinjuku Shinjuku Triad 新宿黒社会 チャイナ マフィ kuroshakai: Society Chaina mafia ア戦争 sensō 1996 (Shin daisan no 新・第三の極道 勃発 関西極 Shin daisan no Film Video .

gokudō: boppatsu 道ウォーズ!! Kansai gokudō sensō) gokudō: boppatsu Kansai gokudō sensō (Shin daisan no 新・第三の極道 II gokudō II) Shin daisan no gokudō II Video (Jingi naki yabō) 仁義なき野望 Jingi naki yabō Video (Piinattsu: Rakkasei) ピイナッツ 落華星 Piinattsu: Rakkasei Video 喧嘩の花道 大阪最強伝説 Kenka no hanamichi: Ōsaka saikyō densetsu Video 極道戦国志 不動 Gokudō sengokushi: Fudō Film The Way To Fight Fudoh: The New Generation (Jingi naki yabō 仁義なき野望 2 2) 1997 Jingi naki yabō 2 Video Kishiwada Young Thugs: 岸和田少年愚連隊 血煙り純 shōnen gurentai: Film Innocent Blood 情篇 Chikemuri junjōhen Rainy Dog 極道黒社会 RAINY DOG Gokudō kuroshakai Film Full Metal Yakuza FULL METAL 極道 Full Metal gokudō Video .

The Bird People 中国の鳥人 in China Chûgoku no chôjin Film Andromedia アンドロメデイア andromedia Andoromedia Film Blues Harp BLUES HARP n/a Film Young Thugs: Nostalgia 岸和田少年愚連隊 望郷 Kishiwada shōnen gurentai: Film Bōkyō オーディション Ōdishon Film "Tennen shōjo Man" TV 1998 1999 Audition Man. A Natural 天然少女萬 Girl Ley Lines 日本黒社会 Nihon kuroshakai Film (Silver: shirubā) シルバー SILVER Silver: shirubā Video Dead or Alive DEAD OR ALIVE 犯罪者 Dead or Alive: Hanzaisha Film Sarariiman Kintarō Film Salaryman Kintaro サラリーマン金太郎 White Collar Worker Kintaro Man. Next Natural Girl: 100 Nights In Yokohama N-Girls Vs 天然少女萬 NEXT 横浜百夜 Tennen shōjo Man next: 篇 Yokohama hyaku-ya hen TV .

Vampire The Making of 'Gemini' MPD Psycho The City of Lost Souls 2000 The City of Strangers The Hazard City (unknown) Tsukamoto TV Shin'ya ga Ranpo documentary suru 多重人格探偵サイコ "Tajū jinkaku tantei saiko: Amamiya Kazuhiko no kikan" 漂流街 THE HAZARD CITY Hyōryū-gai TV miniseries Film The Guys from 天国から来た男たち Paradise Tengoku kara Film kita otoko-tachi Dead or Alive 2: Birds Dead or Alive 2: Runaway DEAD OR ALIVE 2 逃亡者 Dead or Alive 2: Film Tōbōsha 鞠智城物語 防人たちの唄 Kikuchi-jō monogatari: sakimori-tachi no uta 2001 (Kikuchi-jō monogatari: sakimori-tachi no uta) Film (Zuiketsu Zuiketsu gensō: 隧穴幻想 トンカラリン夢伝 gensō: Tonkararin yume Film Tonkararin 説 densetsu yume densetsu) Family FAMILY n/a Film .

Visitor Q ビジター Q Bijitā Q Film Ichi the Killer 殺し屋 1 Koroshiya 1 Film Agitator 荒ぶる魂たち Araburu tamashii-tachi Film The Happiness of the カタクリ家の幸福 Katakuris Katakuri-ke no kōfuku Film Dead or Alive: DEAD OR ALIVE FINAL Final n/a Film (Onna kunishū おんな 国衆一揆 ikki) Onna kunishū ikki (unknown) Sabu SABU さぶ Sabu Film Graveyard of Honor 新・仁義の墓場 Shin jingi no hakaba Film Shangri-La Kin'yū hametsu 金融破滅ニッポン 桃源郷の Nippon: Tōgenkyō no 人々 hito-bito Film Pandōra (unknown) Pandōra (unknown) Deadly 実録・安藤昇侠道(アウト Outlaw: Rekka ロー)伝 烈火 Violent Fire Jitsuroku Andō Noboru kyōdōden: Rekka Film Pāto-taimu tantei Pāto-taimu tantei TV series 2002 パートタイム探偵 .

2003 The Man In White 許されざる者 Yurusarezaru mono Gozu 極道恐怖大劇場 牛頭 GOZU Gokudō kyōfu Film dai-gekijō: Gozu Yakuza Demon 鬼哭 kikoku Film Kikoku Video Kōshōnin 交渉人 Kōshōnin TV One Missed Call You've Got a Call 着信アリ Chakushin Ari Film Zebraman ゼブラーマン Zeburāman Film Pāto-taimu tantei 2 パートタイム探偵 2 Pāto-taimu tantei TV 2 2004 Box segment in Three.. 46 億年の恋 Juvenile A 46-okunen no koi Film .. 三更 2 Extremes Saam gaang yi Segment in feature film Izo IZO Film Ultraman Max ウルトラマンマックス "Urutoraman Makkusu" Select episodes from TV tokusatsu series The Great Yokai War Yokai Daisenso Film IZO 2005 妖怪大戦争 2006 Big Bang Love.

4.6 Billion Years Of Love Waru WARU Waru Film Imprint episode インプリント ~ぼっけえ、 Inpurinto ~bokke from Masters TV episode kyote~ きょうてえ~ of Horror Waru: kanketsu-hen Waru: kanketsuFilm hen Sun Scarred 太陽の傷 Sukiyaki Western: Django スキヤキ・ウエスタン ジャ Sukiyaki wesutān Film jango ンゴ Crows ZERO クローズ ZERO Kurōzu Zero Film Zatoichi 座頭市 Zatōichi Stageplay Kamisama no Puzzle 神様のパズル Kamisama no pazuru Film Daimajin Film Yattaaman Film Taiyo no kizu Film 2007 2008 Daimajin 大魔神 (tentative title) 2009 Yatterman ヤッターマン [edit] Actor 2003  Last Life in the Universe .

com/words/Takashi+Miike+director+of+Gozu/ 2. Tom. ISBN 1-903254-21-3 Williams. ^ http://www. not a shrink." Asian Cinema 16.html [edit] External links         Takashi Miike at the Internet Movie Database Suicide is for the Birds: Takashi Miike's Tales of De-territorializing Flight at Fantasia 2003 and Beyond 2002 Interview at the Brussels International Festival of Fantastic Film SuicideGirls interview with Miike by Daniel Robert Epstein Takashi Miike Films Introduction Takashi Miike (Japanese) at the Japanese Movie Database Interview with Takashi Miike by Mark Schilling Interview on (2005): 85-109." cineACTION 64 (2004): 54-62 "Izo: Takashi Miike's History Lesson. Tony. 2003. ^ a b c http://suicidegirls." (interview with Daniel Robert Epstein[1]) "Me. [edit] References .2005  Neighbour No. "Takashi Miike's Cinema of Outrage.nytimes. 13 2006  Hostel [edit] Producer 2000  The Making of 'Gemini' 2006  Ryu ga Gotoku [edit] Quotes "I go to the dentist. Godalming: FAB Press. a 'Master of Horror'? I'm the guy that made 'Salaryman Kintarō'!" (Miike about his movie for the Masters of Horror series) [edit] Further reading    Mes. Agitator: The Cinema of Takashi Miike.

Art (2003). Asian Cult Cinema 38 (1st Quarter): [edit] Bibliography  Black. "Takashi Miike Revisited".org/wiki/Takashi_Miike" Categories: All articles with unsourced statements | Articles with unsourced statements since February 2007 | Articles with unsourced statements since October 2007 | 1960 births | Horror film directors | Japanese film actors | Japanese film directors | Living people | People from Osaka Prefecture Views     Article Discussion Edit this page History Personal tools  Log in / create account Navigation      Main Page Contents Featured content Current events Random article Interaction       About Wikipedia Community portal Recent changes Contact Wikipedia Donate to Wikipedia Help Search Go Toolbox Search .wikipedia. Interview with Miike regarding his Yakuza work on 1UP. Retrieved from "http://en.12-17.

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