Like a Dragon or Yakuza: Like a Dragon known in Japan as Like a Dragon Movie Version (龍が如く 劇場版, Ryū ga Gotoku Gekijōban) is a 2007 Japanese crime drama-comedy film directed by Takashi Miike. It is based upon Toshihiro Nagoshi's 2005 video game Yakuza released on PlayStation 2. This game's storytelling was inspired by yakuza films and is the original episode of a successful franchise that has since expanded to four episodes plus a spin-off and an Original Video called Like a Dragon: Prologue.
The English subtitled version premiered on June 23, 2008 at the New York Asian Film Festival '08 and was released on DVD on February 23, 2010 by a Media Blasters affiliate.
The plot is loosely based on the original Yakuza game and is a "one-night-story" that unfolds in a hot summer night in Kamurocho, the fictitious version of Tokyo Shinjuku's Kabukichō.
The night begins with a bank robbery by a manzai duo of amateur masked gunmen, and the disappearance of ten billion yen from the Tojo Clan's...