The trailer for legendary genre film director Takashi Miike‘s latest effort Yakuza Apocalypse promises absurdity, insanity, martial arts mayhem, yakuza vampires, and a big green cloth-suit frog. Hayato Ichihara stars as Kagayama, a young yakuza member who is suddenly promoted when his boss dies. The boss also passes on his legacy as a vampire to Kagayama. One wacky incident after another takes place, and rivalry between warring gangster factions becomes even more complicated when civilians rapidly become vampires and start proclaiming themselves as yakuza members. This red band trailer focuses more on the horror and action aspects of this genre-mashing movie, but it only hints at the surreal humor on tap.
Here’s a mild spoiler just to give you a further idea of how out there this film gets: the cloth-suit frog that you see performing martial arts maneuvers near the end of a trailer is not a guy in a costume in the world of the film, it is an actual frog.
Yakuza Apocalypse makes its stateside debut in theaters and on demand on October 9.