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Thread: ICHI THE KILLER, wtf?
11-11-2005, 05:45 PM #1
ICHI THE KILLER, wtf?
So I'd heard good things about this movie. Its a japenese film by director Takashi Mike, famous for over the top violence and depravity. My local independent movie rental place didn't have the uncut version, and the clerk told me that it doesn't really make sense with everything they cut out of it, so I opted to spend $15 and buy it on ebay.
After watching it, I got the feeling that there orriginally had been some point or meaning to the madness, but that it was lost along with the subtlies of the original japenese language. Also, many subplots just didn't make sense to me. The overall plot of the movie is fairly simple, but i found myself asking again and again, "Who is this person they're cutting up again? and Why are they cutting this particular person up?"
I also kinda wonder if the "uncut" english language version really is uncut.
Just seemed like something was missing, either missing footage or the subtlety of the language.I keep a mirror in my pocket and i practice looking hard.
11-14-2005, 02:00 PM #2
I enjoyed it. The violence is clearly over the top but was sorta cartoonish enough to not be that distrubing. Another of his movies Audition really creeped me out though.
11-14-2005, 11:04 PM #3
yea, the violence didn't bother me. in fact i found myself saying, whoa thats cool a lot, but after it was done i was kinda feeling like "huh?" i was just wondering if anyone could tell me if there was some meaning that i missed or is just missing from the english version.I keep a mirror in my pocket and i practice looking hard.
11-03-2008, 07:45 PM #4
Just saw this myself, and after hearing how "disturbing" it was I have to say, it isn't very disturbing. An excellent movie, with lots of stylized violence but not disturbing. Funny Games is much much more disturbing...and you barely see any violence - althougha fter it feels as if all you did was watch horrible violence.
My feeling at this point is that ICHI THE KILLER is about how violence is passed, through abuse, from father to son.
ICHI THE KILLLER
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11-03-2008, 08:19 PM #5
damn this thread is old....
Anyways, if you want to see some real over the top violence and some stuff that is just plain twisted check out Audition or Sympathy for Mr Vengeance. These two movies completely changed my perspective of Asian cinema and are definitely worth checking out.Talking shit about a pretty sunset.
11-03-2008, 08:26 PM #6
I just watched Funny Games and thinking back on it it's one of my favorite movies of recent memory.
All of the Vengeance trilogy are really good. Oldboy and Lady Vengeance are the other two.