(1.5 stars) A swing-and-a-miss for Miike. The weakest in the Trilogy and is neither clever or inventive. It is only derivative at best, and suffers in comparison to the first two. These movies really share nothing in common with each other, so I don't think there is anything to harvest from them when viewed as a "complete work." ...which is fortunate, because this film needs to be wholly forgotten.
This is the most tender part of the „Dead or Alive“ series. It may be weeker than the other parts but contains many interesting cinematic references and gives evidence to an important strategy: In casting the same actors for the main characters of each film Takashi Miike creates a kind of associative field around his figures that influences the way we regard their actions in this last part.