Restored Cult Classics
Ichi the Killer (Koroshiya 1)
Directed by Takashi Miike
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“Funny, absurd, nighmarishy visceral and—of course—deeply serious.” Geoff Andrew, Time Out
Takashi Miike’s Ichi the Killer has endured as one of the most influential pieces of genre filmmaking of the last two decades, and now it returns in a stunning all-new 4K restoration approved by director Takashi Miike. Originally shot on Betacam and transferred to 35mm, the new technology deems it possible for a more crisp, pristine finish.
This visceral, bloody, and often hilarious film follows Kakihara (Tadanobu Asano), a notoriously sadistic yakuza enforcer whose search for his boss’ killer brings him into the orbit of a demented costumed assassin known as Ichi (Nao Ōmori). 2001, Japan, 4K digital restoration, in Japanese with English subtitles, 129 minutes. Recommended for 18+.