Ichi the Killer Image
Metascore
50

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 40 Ratings

Summary: 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?
Runtime: 129 min
Rating: Rated R for strong perverse violence/gore and sexuality, language and drug content.
Production: Emperor Multimedia Group (EMG)
Genres: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Comedy, Crime
Countries: South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan
Languages: English, Japanese, Cantonese
Home Release Date: Nov 18, 2003
Director Credit
Takashi Miike Director
Writer Credit
Hideo Yamamoto Comic
Sakichi Satô Screenplay
Cast Credit
Hiroyuki Tanaka Kaneko
Houka Kinoshita Sailor's Lover
Jun Kunimura Funaki
Kiyohiko Shibukawa Ryu Long
Moro Morooka Coffee Shop Manager
Nao Omori Ichi
Paulyn Sun Karen
Satoshi Niizuma Inoue
Shinya Tsukamoto Jijii
Shun Sugata Takayama
Susumu Terajima Suzuki
Suzuki Matsuo Jirô/Saburô
Tadanobu Asano Kakihara
Toru Tezuka Fujiwara
Yoshiki Arizono Nakazawa
Producer Credit
Akiko Funatsu Producer
Albert Yeung Executive Producer: EMG
Dai Miyazaki Producer
Elliot Tong Co-Producer
Sumiji Miyake Executive Producer
Toshiki Kimura Associate Producer: Excellent Film
Toyoyuki Yokohama Executive Producer
Yuchul Cho Co-Producer
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