Ichi the Killer (2001)

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AKA: Koroshiya 1
Directed by: Takashi Miike
Starring: Nao Ohmori (Ichi), Tadanobu Asano (Kakihara), Shinya Tsukamoto (Jijii), Hiroyuki Tanaka (Kaneko), Paulyn Sun (Karen)
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese (Eng Subs)
Runtime: 02:09:37
Genres: BDSM, Gangster, Gore-Gruesome-Splatter, Prostitution, Sexual-Violence against Men, Sexual-Violence against Women, Scars, Self-Harm, Torture, Voyeur

Plot – Spoilers:
A hypnotist Jijii controls a young psychopathic killer Ichi to take advantage of two gangs at war with each other. Ichi is so brutal in his hits, there are cleanup men who mop up after him.

When Yakuza boss Anjo goes missing, his next-in-command Kakihara makes it his mission to unravel the situation. Kakihara is a pure masochist and when he hears Ichi has his sights on him, it titillates him.

There are plenty of bizarre and hilarious characters in this Takashi Miike classic that was considered so violent, it was banned in many countries.

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markus
markus
February 15, 2020 3:42 am

haha fuck yes ive been waiting so long for this

Akira
Akira
February 22, 2020 1:57 pm

The videos are out of synch by a few seconds.

Ashmarie
Ashmarie
June 5, 2020 5:16 am

Kakihara is one of my favorite Japanese character ever! Ah!

princessdestruction#8028
princessdestruction#8028
August 23, 2020 1:39 am

nice movie, i like the balance of torture and crime 🙂

Jakob#0001
Jakob#0001
August 30, 2020 10:57 pm

Enjoyed every minute.

Loved the scene where he bites his hand lol.

Wolveriner
Wolveriner
September 28, 2020 1:20 am

I’ll have to watch this again. (Hey– it wasn’t here before I asked for it! Not that I think I’m the only one.) It goes beyond the extreme violent, and even beyond a parody on the extreme violent. I think what is interesting here is the manner by which the sick behaviour of (some of) the characters seems just so natural for them, that the viewer is bound to believe this is an actual psycho disturbed world portrayed here. It isn’t funny, it’s crazy and sick in a convincing way, and that is no easy matter.

Seafall (Cf411)
Seafall (Cf411)
October 9, 2020 1:01 pm

Am I the only one hoping for a BL ending of Kakihara with ? In their extreme sadomaso way. ????

svoloc
svoloc
October 10, 2020 1:45 pm

there’s a sync problem in both options 🙁

jonathan crumb
jonathan crumb
December 4, 2020 12:09 am

good

Chu
Chu
December 13, 2020 7:39 pm

This is one of the best and most artistic movie ever to be made. Better than Shawshank Redemption

Emme
Emme
December 14, 2020 4:56 am

I own several versions of this but this one has the best giblets!

Chu
Chu
December 15, 2020 7:56 am

I understood everything except how was Kakihara sitting in the bath tub in the end?

ALLAH IS GREAT
ALLAH IS GREAT
January 5, 2021 10:04 pm

This better be the uncut version.

LOTTY DA
LOTTY DA
February 13, 2021 4:07 am

WOW AWESOME MOVIE. TOTAL THRILL RIDE,,, THANKS TO YOU EFFEDUP , AGAIN

Kakihara'nin düşen götü
Kakihara'nin düşen götü
February 24, 2021 10:16 pm

Geçtiğin yollara bi dön bak istedim Kakihara, götün düşmüş.

ALLAH IS GREAT
ALLAH IS GREAT
February 24, 2021 10:17 pm

Madem dünyaya dargıngın ichi gurban niye dogdun

Matisse Famke
Matisse Famke
March 5, 2021 4:06 am

Dai-ichi (第一) is a compound modifier phrase of Japanese origin, meaning number one. Takashi Miike cast a brilliant artist who portrayed a psychologically elaborate disposition of coveted evince.
Other films are bête noire in juxtaposition <3

Matisse Famke
Matisse Famke
March 5, 2021 4:58 am

Paulyn Sun’s performance is influentially and sublimely analogous to an Asiatic Helen Bonham Carter.

man with a question
man with a question
March 24, 2021 11:43 pm

who was that kid at the ending

emme
emme
March 27, 2021 7:55 pm

idk if i watched the uncut ver or the “safe” ver b4 on another site and not wanting to watch it again rn (not that i didnt enjoy its its one of my favorites of all time im just tired now) can someone whos seen both versions what the major differences r. like what scenes were cut from this one.

Kimmy
Kimmy
March 31, 2021 7:07 am

One of the all time greatest movies made. A tale of true psychological horror. It depicts violence in all it’s forms and sex. It shows the bonds we all share with both masochism and sadism. We can see ourselves in Ichi and Kakihara. The dance they unveil is not one of death, but of life itself, one of struggle and pain. I hope Hollywood never decides to do a remake of this film. If you can read the maga, it is so worth it!

Tdawg
Tdawg
April 27, 2021 10:34 pm

Video is out of sync

ur mother
ur mother
June 12, 2021 2:50 am

Lmao what the fuck was that ending hilarious watch though had me laughing

wangblade
wangblade
August 28, 2021 6:54 am

so many cool characters in this movie

iwnafuk
iwnafuk
September 19, 2021 8:16 am

v funi movie sexi outfit

SEISMIC808
SEISMIC808
September 30, 2021 2:16 pm

Seen as my UK dvd copy is cut I’m looking forward to seeing this in full for the first time

Alex Hogendorp
Alex Hogendorp
January 14, 2022 1:51 pm

Aged like Fine Wine.

Butch Coolidge
Butch Coolidge
January 14, 2022 5:06 pm

Takashi Miike at his best!

Headcheese
Headcheese
February 13, 2022 11:21 pm

hell of a movie

Kuro
Kuro
April 12, 2022 4:30 pm

The manga is better

Ichi the killer fan
Ichi the killer fan
April 27, 2022 11:12 pm

I wish this dropped second Sadly but great movie overall.

mbgone82
mbgone82
May 17, 2022 3:31 am

I watch this film at least once a week..

keldominates
keldominates
August 15, 2022 1:43 am

ichi and kakihara are perfect gay rep. sometimes a man brutally murders every woman that comes into his life because his true soulmate is a man!

Shades
Shades
August 19, 2022 6:45 am

Great. The cheap gore somehow makes it better.

keviuuu
keviuuu
September 26, 2022 10:36 pm

this and visitor q

Jack
Jack
September 26, 2022 10:48 pm

Finally a worthy live action adaptation

MT
MT
October 5, 2022 7:52 pm

I’d say this movie is fundamentally different from the manga. I don’t say it as a detrement to any of the two version but they’re indee different. The movie ending totally changes the core of the story, giving it a different core theme from the manga. But hta’s subjective, I love both the movie and the manga.

Luis Isturrieta
Luis Isturrieta
December 22, 2022 11:11 pm

Came here after the manga, doesn’t make it any justice honestly. Read the manga which is a million times better.