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Dead or Alive (Hanzaisha) (1999)

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Dead or Alive (Hanzaisha) (1999)

Dead or Alive is an ultra-violent Yakuza direct-to-video film. Dead or Alive is the first of 3 films in the trilogy. Each film has nothing in common except for the fact they are directed by Takashi Miike and star Riki Takeuchi and Sho Aikawa as the two leads.

The following weapons were used in the film Dead of Alive:



Used by various characters throughout the film

World War II Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP

Beretta 92FS

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm


Colt Python

Satake dual wields Fake Colt Python pistols (the Japanese 'Flash paper' variety) when raiding the birthday party

Colt Python with 4" Barrel and factory wood grips - .357 Magnum
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Smith & Wesson 629 Snub

Seen briefly as a thug tries to shoot an assassin in the head, but fails.

Smith & Wesson Model 629 with 3" Barrel - .44 Magnum.

Smith & Wesson Model 10

Smith & Wesson Model M&P Revolver - .38 Special

Colt Detective Special

Seen in Detective Jojima's holster but never really used. Also used by other characters throughout.

Colt Detective Special 3rd Gen - .38 Special
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Machine pistol


Used by Chen throughout the film

RPB Industries M11A1 - .380 ACP
Chen (Shingo Tsurumi) uses a MAC-11 to massacre the party guests - .380 ACP
Another angle of Chen (Shingo Tsurumi) using a MAC-11 - .380 ACP
A weird shot of Chen's MAC-11 showing that the flash does not match the barrel of the gun, leaving one to believe that the weapon is a Japanese 'blowback' non-gun, firing their proprietary blanks, and that the flash has been added in later in post production.


Winchester Model 1200

Used by Ryu to at the Party massacre

Winchester Model 1300 with extended tube and pistol grip - 12 Gauge
Ryuichi (Riki Takeuchi) runs into the party blasting with his Model 1200 - 12 gauge.
A good shot of Ryuichi's Winchester Model 1200 with a Pistol grip installed - 12 gauge.

Rocket launcher

M136 AT4

An M136 AT4 launcher with a custom front sight is inexplicably used by Detective Jojima (hidden under his jacket).

M136 AT4 Anti-Tank rocket launcher - 84mm
Missing his arm from a violent car crash, Japanese Police Detective Jojima (Shô Aikawa) manages to unveil an M136 AT4 launcher from under his jacket, a strange scene which has caused much discussion amongst movie goers - 84mm
Dazed and bloody Detective Jojima (Shô Aikawa) aims his AT4 at Ryuichi, who has his own 'surprise' in store for the detective.

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