Deranged, perverse and teeth-gnashingly violent, this is a typical Takashi Miike film, replete with brutal sadism and copious blood spilling. Anjo, the boss of a Yakuza clan, has made off with all the clan's money, and the gang begin a merciless and bloody campaign to track him down, led by sado-masochism addict Kakihara who is suffering withdrawal symptoms from Anjo's incessant cruelty and violence. The main culprit emerges as Ichi, a mysterious psychopath with a dark childhood secret, who works for a retired Yakuza as an unstoppable killing machine. Kakihara is thrilled to have found a sadistic substitute for his departed boss, and is desperate to experience Ichi's ultimate brutality, even if it means death.
Feature length Audio Commentary with Asian movie expert Bey Logan, leading lady Alien Sun and producer Elliot Tong
Release Date: 09 November 2009
Certificate: 18 - Suitable for 18 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 18, by placing an order for this product you are declaring that you are 18 years or over.
Sound: Dolby Digital
Production Year: 2001
Main Language: Japanese