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Ichi the Killer (2001)

Ichi the Killer (2001)

Country:  Japan

Director: Takashi Miike

Main Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Nao Ohmori, Shin’ya Tsukamoto, Paulyn Sun

Storyline:  A yakuza enforcer trying to find is boss and a madman killer with bladed boots meet head on.

MV5BMTY0MDg2NzE2NF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNzQ1MTQyMQ@@__V1_UY268_CR2,0,182,268_AL_Review (Spoils): A yakuza enforcer with massive scars on his face and love for torture named Kakihara (Tadanobu Asano) is trying to find his missing boss. He goes through a ton of people by beating them and torturing them to find out what has happened. During this search they come across a killer named Ichi (Nao Ohmori). Well Ichi is different he gets off on blood (literally) and he wears these fancy blade boots which he roams around slitting and cutting people up. Ichi starts to take out the yakuza till they finally have a showdown at the end. Who will win?

This film is very over the top for blood, gore and special effects. Some of them are really good and some of them are cheesie. But this film is not lacking in action and body parts. We have the blades of Ichi cutting everything up in a million pieces and slitting some nasty throats and we have Kakihara torturing people to the point that it makes Saw look like a child’s game.

There is so much death and blood in this film I can’t name of the deaths but man we have everything from nipple slicing, to throats gashed, pulled off arms, faces lifted off, looks of chains and hooks, women beatings, sex and even some good old fashion getting off from killing people. Nothing is lacking or forgotten in this film. Oh and we have the very long legged and beautiful Paulyn Sun.

Rating: The above film is not for everyone! This is over the top graphic gore, sex and torture. Exploitation is not lacking in this gem and now I can see why horror fans rave about this being one of the bloodest films very made.Do not expect jumps and scares in this film instead prepare yourself to cringe and feel disgusted……. definite and oddball for sure.

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7/10 Beers!

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Audition (Odishon) (1990)

Audition (Odishon) (1990)

Country:  Japan

Director:  Takashi Miike

Main Stars:  Ryo Ishashi, Eihi Shiina, Tetsu Sawaki

Storyline:  A man just loses his wife so he decides to screen girls as an audition to meet a new wife. He falls for one woman and she is not that she claims to be.

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Review (Spoils):  A widower (Ryo Ishashi ) and his friend who is a film director decide to screen women for a fake film so that he can find the woman of his dreams. So they hold auditions for the part and lovely women come in and cast out for the part. He becomes fascinated with one lady (Eihi Shiina) in general she is very quiet, very pretty and nuts behind closed doors. Asami (Eihi Shiina ) seems to be the quiet and gentle type but in truth she has some serious issues and has been left alone sociably for way too long.  She lives in an apartment all by herself, no furniture and only a sack and a telephone.  After doing some background checking on his new love things start to not match up. The ballet that she used to work at burnt down, the old bar she worked at the owner was found dismembered and she is a very jealous woman.

She finds a picture of his dead wife and goes into a rage which leads the film to some serious and shocking moments of the film. It involves drugs, cutting body parts with wire saw, lots of needles and some things that just should not be shown. Over the top torture and shock.

Rating:  This film is awesome. At first I was not sure where it was heading and then it went full speed in the weird and “oh my god that’s messed up”.  The film is not for the weak of heart and it does involve some graphic torture but the lead up of the film makes you wonder about online dating (there are some whack jobs out there).  The film was fresh and new when it comes to storylines.

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8/10 Beers!

 

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