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Ichi the Killer

Today we have the crime horror movie Ichi the Killer especially for these halloween days. It’s an older movie but it’s still a must see. Based on the same named Manga. This one is a must see if you love gore and the craziness that Japanese movies have! Though you need a good stomach to survive this one. This movie is most definitly 18+

Ichi the Killer / Koroshiya 1
Director: Takashi Miike
Written by:  Sakichi Satô (Screenplay), Hideo Yamamoto (manga)
Distributor: Media Blasters
Release date: 14 September 2001 (TIFF),  22 December 2001 (Japan)
Running time: 128 minutes




Watch out this part might contain spoilers.

When a Yakuza boss named Anjo disappears with 300 million yen, his chief henchman, a sadomasochistic man named Kakihara, and the rest of his mob goons go looking for him. After capturing and torturing a rival Yakuza member looking for answers, they soon realize they have the wrong man and begin looking for the man named Jijii who tipped them off in the first place. Soon enough Kakihara and his men encounter Ichi, a psychotic, sexually-repressed young man with amazing martial arts abilities and blades that come out of his shoes. One by one Ichi takes out members of the Yakuza and all the while Kakihara intensifies his pursuit of Ichi and Ichi’s controller Jijii. What will happen as the final showdown happens between the tortured and ultra-violent Ichi and the pain-craving Kakihara?

Grade: 8/10
I kind of love Ichi the Killer, Because I love movies that leave you shuddering by the end of it. The name and poster is misleading though because in the end, this guy with the slit mouth isn’t actually Ichi! If you love gore, weird, violence movies. this one is the movie for you.

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