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, Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Ohmori Nao

Member Reviews

This movie introduced me to a new way of providing nutrients to my plants.

TurdFerguson
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5 days ago

Arguably, the best film by Miike but definitely not for the faint of heart. Perverse and disturbing. I found a lot more subtext on my 2nd viewing.

RedMcGee
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6 days ago

Loved the characters (except Ichi, actually, such a whiny kid)! The gore is not well made enough to be gory, imo, so the movie just end up more on the comedic side.

MrCoal
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7 days ago

really strange movie. both disturbing in it's violence (mainly the sexual violence towards women) and also hilarious with a lot of slapstick and dark humor. Interesting depiction of the relationship between the sadist and the masochist.

HumanBeing
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7 days ago

Gore for the sake of gore & nothing more. Pass!

friik45
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9 days ago