When a Yakuza boss is murdered and his money is stolen, both truth and revenge are brutally sought. Leading the charge is Kakihara (Tadanobu Asano), the bleach-blonde pain junky whose interrogation methods are fetishistically sadistic. As the layers of the sordid tale are peeled back, it appears that someone is trying to turn rival gangs against each other. The centerpiece of this strategy is Ichi the Killer (Nao Omori), a mysterious and completely unhinged master of slaughter. When the final showdown comes, it's a psychologically cataclysmic event. This one-of-a-kind, over-the-top, stomach-churning, live-action cartoon from Takashi Miike (CROWS ZERO, SUKIYAKI WESTERN DJANGO) remains an extreme and influential modern classic.
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I've seen this movie about 15 times and know it forwards and backwards. I love it. It's one of my favorites. But THIS version is edited! Some key moments are left out and it makes no sense. Do yourself a favor and either buy the movie or watch it somewhere else online where you can see the FULL VERSION.
THIS MOVIE SUCKS!!!!
when I first heard of this movie, I thought it was gonna be another crazy ass Japanese slasher movie. I was so wrong. It is in the still of the Hard-boiled Yakuza redemption movies. Yeah, lot's of gore, lot's of violence. Lot's of Japanese film noir. As the Japanese can only do...