Ichi the Killer (2001)

Ichi the Killer
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High level violence, strong sexual violence

Director: Takashi Miike
Actors: Susumu Terajima, Tadanobu Asano, Sabu, Shinya Tsukamoto, Alien Sun, Nao Omori

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 relentlessly tears apart the underworld searching for the man who killed his boss. The mastermind behind the plot is Jijii, an ex-cop bent on turning the gangsters of Japan against each other. His trump card is a physically powerful lunatic who is constantly on the verge of snapping. This madman is Ichi the Killer and between him and Kakihara, the streets will run red with blood.

Status: Normal
Run time: 128mins
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Audio Formats: Japanese Dolby Digital 2.0
Subtitles: English

Member Reviews (15)

This was very bad for violence and murder and even between criminal gangs over the top, not for the faint hearted
Posted Wednesday, 11 June 2014 See my other reviews
i was looking foreward to this title. i was actually slightly bias and was always going to give this a very good rating as it was from one of my most fav. directors. He became so due to his installments from 'masters of horror', which i loved and i expected no less here. I got what i was looking for (he is one sick puppy), and that's another thing i like about him
Posted Wednesday, 6 July 2011 See my other reviews
this a great movie almost true to the manga some thing missing but still good 5/5
Posted Thursday, 10 March 2011 See my other reviews
Stefan S.
made me sick, what an idiotic movie, just stay away guys....
Posted Saturday, 20 March 2010 See my other reviews
Luke L.
Definately only for the strong of stomach. But if plenty of on-screen violence doesn't faze you this is definately worth watching.
Posted Wednesday, 9 September 2009 See my other reviews
William H.
i wasn't shocked, i was bored. i turned it off half way through, total zzZZzz fest. if you want a shock, just watch 2 girls 1 cup instead..
Posted Saturday, 8 August 2009 See my other reviews
Watched Ichi the Killer last night - now that is one mental movie! My friend said it was violent but it's extreme! If you bear that in mind before watching I'd recommend it as it's highly entertaining with some very interesting characters that you would never want to meet yourself.
Posted Thursday, 30 July 2009 See my other reviews
Enjoyable and rather good gangster thriller about a family of Japanese gangsters with a lone wolf after them. Not bad with great acting and heaps of impressive gore and torture but it falls apart a bit towards the end. Plus the storyline is very thin for this kind of story but its def worth a view and rental but it could had been so much better.
Posted Friday, 24 April 2009 See my other reviews
Colin H.
More inspired lunacy from the incomparable Takashi Miike.
Posted Friday, 19 December 2008 See my other reviews
Ashley C.
Truly one the the most brutal movies ever, this is probably Miike's second best work (Audition being the first in my opinion)
Posted Monday, 12 May 2008 See my other reviews
Mary D.
I rarely get shocked in films, especially ones that make me laugh. This one did both. Gore galore in this black humour stomach- turning story.
Posted Saturday, 26 January 2008 See my other reviews
Fiona D.
Without a doubt one of the most violent movies ever made. Brutal and obscene with a disturbingly mysogynistic undercurrent. It's the story of how a timid sociopath can be manipulated into becoming into a killing machine, and of a sadomasochists endless quest for bigger and more painful thrills. This twisted film invites you to share in the sado's maniacal bloodlust. The scary thing is the movie is actually extremely enjoyable, and often downright hilarious. If you love Japanese cinema and can handle stomach-turning violence, you'll love this movie. If not, stay very far away!!!
Posted Friday, 30 November 2007 See my other reviews
this movie rules so much gore and a good story, probaly my fav japenes movie. i love the acting aswell, there is so much blood in it i loce it.
Posted Saturday, 17 November 2007 See my other reviews
Stefano B.
Posted Wednesday, 16 August 2006 See my other reviews
C. L.
If you like lots of blood and gore then you'll like this film.
Posted Wednesday, 1 February 2006 See my other reviews
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