First Teaser for Takashi Miike’s Mogura no Uta is 30 Seconds of Crazy

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Mogura no Uta (2014) Movie Poster

It’s very doubtful that I’ll ever tire of Takashi Miike’s cinematic weirdness. I’ve watched a ton of the guy’s movies over the years and his stuff just never gets old. I hold the Japanese director in the same regard as David Cronenberg and David Lynch: I may not like everything Miike does, but I’ll never turn down a chance to watch something he makes.

His latest cinematic effort, the live-action adaptation of the manga “Mogura no Uta,” looks like the sort of craziness fans have come to expect from the filmmaker. Everything looks odd, exaggerated, and off-kilter. Can you tell I’m excited? Don’t mind me. I tend to gush.

Nippon Cinema describes the story as follows:

The film is based on a manga by Noboru Takahashi which revolves around an underachieving cop with a strong sense of justice named Reiji Kikukawa. Kikukawa is secretly tasked with infiltrating a large criminal organization in order to destroy it from the inside.

Toma Ikuta, Shinichi Tsutsumi, Mitsuru Fukikoshi, Ren Osugi, Takayuki Yamada, Takashi Okamura, Yusuke Kamiji, and Riisa Naka star in the flick. Takashi Miike fans in Japan can catch “Mogura no Uta” in theaters on February 15, 2014. A 30-second teaser rests below.

Mogura no Uta (2014) Movie Poster

Mogura no Uta (2014) Movie Poster

Author: Todd Rigney

Todd was raised on a steady diet of Hollywood blockbusters, late-night Cinemax programming, and USA’s “Up All Night,” which may explain why his taste in movies is more than a little questionable. When he isn’t providing news and reviews for Beyond Hollywood, he can be found lounging lazily on his couch, perched in front of his television, or dwelling in places where direct sunlight can be easily avoided. He's happily married, in his 30's, and totally badass. If you'd like to reach Todd, you can follow him on Twitter or send him email/scoops to todd (at)
  • Avalon

    I totally agree with you that I to will never grow tired of Takashi Miike films no matter how disturbing some may be (hello …Imprint). He movies are brilliant, sadistic, enchanting,visual prickly and all together brilliant.