Dead or Alive 2: The Birds

Dead or Alive 2: The Birds

Director: Takashi Miike Cast: Sho Aikawa, Riki Takeuchi, Edison Chen

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Overview

Dead or Alive 2: The Birds

In spite of its title, this film bares no direct relation to Takashi Miike's rip-roarin' Dead or Alive, which is not surprising since ended with world going up in flames in the last installment. This film opens with Mizuki (Sho Aikawa), who is hired by an eccentric magic enthusiast (Tsukamoto Shinya) to off a yakuza crime lord, only to have his target wasted by a rival mobster Shuichi (Riki Takeuchi). It turns out that the two are long-lost childhood friends who grew up in an orphanage in a remote island in the Inland sea. After the crime, they find themselves drawn back to their childhood haunt. There they reconnect with another friend, Kohei (Kenichi Endo), who ended up not a hired gun, but a modest fisherman who also runs the orphanage. After giving a hilarious performance for a room full of kids, Mizuki and Shuichi decide to leave the island and to work together as hitmen. This time, however, they're killing to make a difference -- figuring that with each scumbag they ice they can save ten children when they donate their proceeds to charity.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/25/2003
UPC: 0738329032425
Original Release: 2000
Rating: NR
Source: Kino Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:37:00

Special Features

Original trailer; Trailer gallery

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sho Aikawa Mizuki
Riki Takeuchi Shuichi
Edison Chen Actor
Kenichi Endo Actor
Shinya Tsukamoto Actor
Noriko Aota Actor
Tomorowo Taguchi Actor
Teah Actor

Technical Credits
Takashi Miike Director
Akira Ishige Production Designer
Chu Ishikawa Score Composer
Toshiki Kimura Associate Producer
Mitsuru Kurosawa Executive Producer
Yoshihiro Masuda Producer
Masa Nakamura Screenwriter
Makoto Okada Producer
Yasushi Shimamura Editor
Mitsugu Shiratori Sound/Sound Designer
Kazunari Tanaka Cinematographer
Tsutomu Tsuchikawa Executive Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. A Lesson in Politics [8:01]
2. Fallout [6:34]
3. Birds of a Feather [6:46]
4. Another Life [5:20]
5. Painted Red [7:30]
6. Memory Lane [6:16]
7. The Burned Man [4:03]
8. The Travelling Theater [5:35]
9. Showtime [8:19]
10. A Job Offer [3:56]
11. Avenging Angels [4:01]
12. Death Tolls [8:03]
13. Trail of Blood [2:57]
14. A Job Interrupted [8:26]
15. Everything Okay [4:48]
16. Homecoming Day [6:17]

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