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Ichi The Killer

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Ichi The Killer

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"Ichi The Killer is #1 in my books!"
5 stars"

This was the first Takashi Miike film I saw, and ever since, I have been totally hooked!

Takashi Miike has been quoted as saying that to him “violence is love”. If that's the case, then there's a whole lotta love going 'round in this flick!

Fundamentally, it's a love story between Ichi (who is a true sadist) and Kakihara (who is a true masochist), but that doesn't really stand out as a theme. By the way, that's Kakihara on the cover, not Ichi, just thought you might like to know.

This movie is superbly acted, with hot fight scenes, and some parts so funny, you'll be gasping for air.

Kakihara is my favourite character, the film actually is more based around him than Ichi, and he is so styley, and so understated that you can't help but love (and laugh at) just about everything he does. Look out for the scene where he's watering plants, SO FUNNY!

If you like your movies to jump genres, from action to comedy to splatterfest, you'll praise the day you finally watch this movie.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Description

Welcome to a world where violence is a virtue and depravity is a way of life. This is the underside of Shinjuku and the home of Kakihara, a sadistic yakuza killer. He tears apart the underworld searching for his boss's killer. The plot's mastermind is Jijii, an ex-cop bent on turning Japanese gangsters against each other. His trump card is a powerful lunatic on the verge of snapping - he's Ichi the Killer and between him and Kakihara, the streets will run red with blood.

Special Features:

* Fully Uncut
* Trailer
* Behind The Scenes
* Photo Gallery
Release date NZ
December 13th, 2004
Length (Minutes)
129
Aspect Ratio
  • 1.33 : 1
Language
English, Japanese
Subtitles
English
Director
Genres
  • Action
  • Adventure
Movie Format
  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
Edition
  • Standard Edition
UPC
9330080003389
Product ID
1471357

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