Ichi the Killer (2001)
Alex and Ichi are both mentally controlled against their will, while Alex can't commit violent actions, Ichi is forced to do them
Jiro, Saburo, and Ichiro are named for characters from this anime.
Sardu (from "Bloodsucking Freaks", a.k.a. "The Incredible Torture Show") and Kakihara (from "Ichi The Killer") have a similar reaction when they are getting close to death.
Both Takashi Miike movies use the same fenced-in rooftop for a crucial scene. In DOA it's where three police talk about murder and the yakuza, in Ichi it's where Ichi and Kakihara battle.
Mentioned in the DVD commentary.
Kakihara appears in this film.
Poster for Koroshiya 1 (2001) appears in a scene of Last Life in the Universe (2003)
The scene where a crazy 88 is vertically sliced in half.
Cutting off one's own tongue as a punishment
Deathproof- The very last moment in the movie after the "The End" when it goes back to the movie
Director Eli Roth talks about the influence of "Ichi The Killer" on him.
Both Kakihara and Joker have slits to the sides of their mouths in the shape of grins, have dyed hair, wear flamboyant outfits (purple/flannel), try to take over the mob, and act without morals. Ichi also has a blade in his shoe, like Joker.
poster shown in movie store
DVD is shown ("Ichi The Killer").
Referenced in the dialogue
DVD is shown.
subject of documentary