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Director:
Writer:
Shigenori Takechi (screenplay)
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Release Date:
21 August 2004 (Japan) See more »
Plot:
An executed samurai takes an existential journey throughout time, space and eternity in search of bloody vengeance. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 2 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Kazuya Nakayama ... Okada Izo

Kaori Momoi
Ryûhei Matsuda (as Ryuuhei Matsuda)
Ryôsuke Miki
Yûya Uchida
Masumi Okada
Hiroki Matsukata
Hiroshi Katsuno
Masato

Bob Sapp

Takeshi Kitano (as 'Bîto' Takeshi)
Daijirô Harada
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Taisaku Akino
Chisato Amate
Takeshi Caesar

Joe Cappelletti ... Hanpeita (voice: English version)
Mickey Curtis (as Mikkî Kâchisu)
Ken'ichi Endô (as Ken'ichi Endou)

Michael Forest ... Samurai (voice: English version) (as Alfred Thor)

Jessica Gee ... Izo's Mother (voice: English version) (as Jessica Gee-George)
Ryûji Harada

Yoshio Harada
Kate Higgins ... Teacher (voice: English version) (as Kate Davis)

Megan Hollingshead ... Saya (voice: English version) (as Karen Thompson)
Renji Ishibashi
Tsurutarô Kataoka
Kirin Kiki
Shigeo Kobayashi
Miyuki Komagata
Steve Kramer ... Man with Voice Box (voice: English version)
Dave Mallow ... Doctor (voice: English version)
Kazuhiro Mashiko

Michael McConnohie ... Yakuza Leader (voice: English version)
Yasukaze Motomiya
Hiroyuki Nagato
Mari Nakayama

Liam O'Brien ... Prince (voice: English version)
Ken Ogata
Mitsuhiro Oikawa

Sam Riegel ... Izo (voice: English version)
Tokitoshi Shiota
Christopher Corey Smith ... Businessman (voice: English version) (as Chris Kent)
Harumi Sone
Melodee Spevack ... Original Mother (voice: English version) (as Melodee M. Spevack)
Doug Stone ... VIP (voice: English version)

Kim Strauss ... High Official (voice: English version)
Shun Sugata
Haruna Takase
Teah
Susumu Terajima
Kirk Thornton ... Prime Minister (voice: English version)
Kazuki Tomokawa
Tarô Yamamoto
Joe Yamanaka
Rikiya Yasuoka
Hideji Ôtaki

Directed by
Takashi Miike 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Shigenori Takechi  screenplay

Produced by
Taizô Fukumaki .... producer: KSS/Kei Esu Esu
Fujio Matsushima .... producer: Excellent Film/Ekuserento Firumu
Kazuyoshi Okuyama .... supervising producer
 
Original Music by
Kôji Endô 
 
Cinematography by
Nobuyuki Fukazawa 
 
Film Editing by
Yasushi Shimamura 
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Takashi Sugimoto .... gaffer
 

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Runtime:
Japan:128 min | Argentina:128 min (Mar del Plata Film Festival)
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Referenced in Half Past Midnight (2015)See more »

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17 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Um..., 8 March 2006
Author: bigfanofthebob42 from United States

Izo is the sort of movie-thing that straddles the line between awesomeness, pretentiousness, and an as of yet unidentified third sector that cannot be described with human language.

So this time-traveling samurai dude kills a ton of people, and along the way this other dude sings nonsensical things for ten minutes at a time while sounding like he's just eaten a cat who was itself gargling nails. There's also some possibly gratuitous nudity and some certainly gratuitous scenes of swords appearing from places where they should probably not appear from.

I only have about half of an idea what Izo is about, but I think it means that Takashi Miike hates everything except slimy grown men being forced out of tiny female orifices at the ends of movies. And personally, I love him for it.

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