'Extreme Gore Revisited!'
Ichi The Killer: Takashi Miike directs, Can You Keep Up???:
(Title LINK is in Japanese Sub-Title)
"As sadomasochistic yakuza enforcer Kakihara searches for his missing boss he comes across Ichi, a repressed and psychotic killer who may be able to inflict levels of pain that Kakihara has only dreamed of." ~ Ichi The Killer (2001)
HQ Thoughts: "I have yet to unsee this movie. A MUST watch for any gore fan... This one hell of a directorial... Countless scenes that will make your question your place as a human....... I can keep going. lol
Ichi The Killer' Based on a manga that broke barriers in the genre, "Ichi The Killer: Episode Zero"- this featured film bought the same ideas of madness, psychological deviance and sadism from the cartoon to live person film without missing a beat!!! This gore fest is a must have for any horror fan collection and I'm sure you'd watch it frequently.
Now, the matter at hand. Kakihara; a pain-craving Yakuza underboss that is looking for his run-away Boss. Ichi on the other hand is a sexually repressed (as mentioned above), quirky young man who is out to execute a couple orders of his own under the watch of a few cohorts.
Between the gore scenes, death, rape and countless other atrocities that seem to be a theme within Miike's films, (oh yea, and excessive lactation... ...) "Ichi The Killer" is one hell of a film. Enjoyable if you can stomach through it. I absolutely adore.