Ichi the Killer

Ichi the Killer

Directed by Takashi Miike

A masochistic yakuza and a vicious hero face off in Takashi Miike's gory cult hit. Ichi is a repressed man who becomes aroused only when inflicting violence - which he does at a level few others can match. Kakihara is the masochistic enforcer who dreams of experiencing the pain Ichi can inflict. As the two circle each other in a deadly dance, everyone who crosses their path meets a horrific end. A title sequence which emerges from ejaculate sets the tone for this highly controversial film, which features some of the most repulsive gore ever put on film. (In Japanese with English subtitles.)

A masochistic yakuza and a vicious hero face off in Takashi Miike's gory cult hit.

Cast: Asano Tadanobu, Ohmori Nao, Shin'ya Tsukamoto

Member Reviews

One of the most fucked up movies I've ever seen. Watched it with my sister and we had to pause the movie about 30 minutes in to take a break. We watched the rest of it, of course. Violent, crazy, over-the-top, and a genuinely interesting exploration of sex and violence. My favorite Miike.

Cuttlefish
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1 month ago

Good surreal adaptation, but have to deduct for not technically being horror

mattclgn
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1 month ago

Christ what a film this is

Eyecup
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1 month ago

Not really a horror film, but an interesting manga adaptation by the legendary Takashi Miike. Not one of Miike's best films in my opinion, but worth a watch if you're into gory Japanese films.

jeffreyausmer
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2 months ago

I remember when this movie first came out. I rewatched it, and I feel the same about it as I did then. Not that groundbreaking and overhyped. Violent as hell, if you're int that.

CrypticEscape
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2 months ago