‘Ichi the Killer’: Trailer and Release Details for Takashi Miike’s Restored Cult Classic! [Exclusive]
Last year it was announced that Emperor Motion Picture had restored and revived Ichi the Killer (2001), one of the most challenging, violent and iconic films to emerge from Japanese auteur Takashi Miike. Well Go USA Entertainment acquired North American rights for the all-new 4K restoration that’s also a brand new director’s cut.
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 digitally restored special edition debuting on Blu-ray March 20, 2018, from Well Go USA Entertainment. Bonus content includes Audio Commentary with Director Takashi Miike & Manga Artist/Writer Hideo Yamamoto, and a still gallery.
Ichi the Killer will also be on big screens in select cities across the country this weekend through Well Go. Click here for the nearest theater and ticket information.
Based on Hideo Yamamoto’s manga series of the same name, the controversial and graphic tale of feuding yakuza gangs is seen primarily through the actions of a scarred and psychologically damaged man, who is manipulated into killing rival faction members. Digitally remastered in 4k and approved by director Takashi Miike (13 Assassins), Ichi the Killer stars Tadanobu Asano, Nao Omori, Shinya Tsukamoto, Alien Sun, and SABU.
“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 Ohmori).”
Here’s the exclusive trailer to go along with this breaking news!