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Gozu (Gokudô kyôfu dai-gekijô: Gozu) - Tokitoshi Shiota, Hideki Sone, Shô Aikawa, Takashi Miike

Threat advisory: Under evaluation

Movie propaganda

Minami (Hideki Sone), a member of the Azamawari crew, highly respects his Aniki (brother) Ozaki (Shô Aikawa) who has saved his life in the past. However, lately Ozaki's eccentricities (like claiming that a Chihuahua he sees is a 'Yakuza attack dog') have been making everyone wonder about his sanity. Chairman Azamawari is unsympathetic to Ozaki's little outbursts and secretly orders Minami to take Ozaki to a disposal facility in the city of Nagoya. There, the fate of these two follows a twisted path filled with violence, mother's milk, strange locals, and ultimately the disappearance of Ozaki's corpse which Minami now desperately tries to recover.

Theatrical propaganda posters

Gozu (Gokudô kyôfu dai-gekijô: Gozu) theatrical one sheet image

Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film crime horror Japan Yakuza murder corpse

Persons of interest

  • Hideki Sone .... Minami
  • Shô Aikawa .... Ozaki
  • Kimika Yoshino .... Female Ozaki
  • Shôhei Hino .... Nose
  • Keiko Tomita .... Innkeeper
  • Harumi Sone .... Innkeeper's Brother
  • Renji Ishibashi .... Boss
  • Kenichi Endô
  • Kanpei Hazama
  • Masaya Katô
  • Tamio Kawaji
  • Susumu Kimura
  • Hiroyuki Nagato
  • Hitoshi Ozawa
  • Kazuyoshi Ozawa
  • Sakichi Satô .... Coffee Shop Manager
  • Tokitoshi Shiota .... Gozu
  • Tetsurô Tanba
  • Yoshiyuki Yamaguchi
  • Sakichi Satô .... Screenwriter
  • Takashi Miike .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

  • Gozu (Gokudô kyôfu dai-gekijô: Gozu) official movie site
  • Gozu (Gokudô kyôfu dai-gekijô: Gozu) film production notes
  • Gozu (Gokudô kyôfu dai-gekijô: Gozu) QuickTime movie trailers
  • Awards and film festivals:
    • Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Film 2004: Won: Silver Raven (Sakichi Satô - For the screenplay)
    • Neuchâtel International Fantasy Film Festival 2003: Won: Best Asian Film (Takashi Miike), Jury Award (Takashi Miike)
    • Sitges Catalonian International Film Festival 2003: Won: Best Visual Effects, Special Prize of the Jury (Takashi Miike); Nominated: Best Film (Takashi Miike)
  • NB: Japanese dialogue with English language subtitles
  • Studios and distributors:

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

The crime, horror, Japan movie Gozu (Gokudô kyôfu dai-gekijô: Gozu) is directed by Takashi Miike and stars Tokitoshi Shiota, Hideki Sone, Shô Aikawa.

Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0
  • Languages: Japanese
  • Picture: Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
  • Special features:
    • Documentaries: Behind the scenes
    • Trailers: Theatrical
  • Subtitles: Arabic, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, English captions, English closed captions, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish

Government security censorship classification

R 18+ (High level sexual activity and horror themes)

Surveillance time

129 minutes (2:09 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

DVD retail: Undated February 2008

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