Fully-revised and updated edition of the best-selling guide to Japan?s most prolific and successful film director. This second edition of Agitator features * a new and expanded 16-page color section * completely updated DVD information * several brand-new reviews of Takashi Miike films including Audition, Dead or Alive, Ichi the Killer, and Visitor Q * Takashi Miike?s own diary on the making of his controversial film Ichi the Killer, published in English for the first time ever * a career-spanning interview * ground-breaking, exhaustive and fully endorsed by Takashi Miike himself These films have amazed, stunned, delighted and shocked audiences the world over, garnering critical acclaim for their director. This is the definitive word on the most talked-about filmmaker of the decade.
An essential purchase for anyone wanting to know where cinema is heading in the 21st century. -- Pete Tombs, Mondo Macabro.
An impeccably-researched and exhaustive look at one of the most vital forces in international cinema right now. -- Ain?t It Cool News.
An extensively researched, cinematically literate, highly welcome addition to the slim shelf of books on contemporary Japanese films. -- Cinemaya