MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 11,872 this week

1-Ichi (2003)

Video  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Thriller  |  24 January 2003 (Japan)
5.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.5/10 from 622 users  
Reviews: 12 user | 15 critic

How Ichi becomes the Killer. The movie is a pre-quel to Takashi Miike's Koroshiya 1 (Ichi - The Killer).

Director:

Writers:

, (comic)
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

IMDb Picks: June

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in June, brought to you by Swiffer.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2679 titles
created 09 Dec 2011
 
a list of 41 titles
created 30 Sep 2012
 
a list of 100 titles
created 12 Mar 2013
 
a list of 42 titles
created 12 Feb 2014
 
a list of 401 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "1-Ichi" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: 1-Ichi (Video 2003)

1-Ichi (Video 2003) on IMDb 5.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of 1-Ichi.

User Polls

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Ichi (2008)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Ichi is a blind woman who roams about town with her shamisen (a three-stringed Japanese guitar), but she has exceptional sword skills with which she fights off yakuza and other villains.

Director: Fumihiko Sori
Stars: Haruka Ayase, Shidô Nakamura, Yôsuke Kubozuka
Vibrator (2003)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

(Japanese with English subtitles) After meeting a handsome truck driver (Nao Omori) in the midst of an urban mini-mart, a 30-something freelance writer (Shinobu Terajima) embarks on a ... See full summary »

Director: Ryuichi Hiroki
Stars: Shinobu Terajima, Nao Ômori, Riho Makise
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Young assassins Azumi and Nagara continue their mission to prevent a civil war. In their hunt for Masayuki Sanada, who is protected by both an army and a dangerous clan, they meet Ginkaku, a person who shows a remarking resemblance with former friend Nachi.

Director: Shûsuke Kaneko
Stars: Aya Ueto, Yûma Ishigaki, Chiaki Kuriyama
Gozu (2003)
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A yakuza enforcer is ordered to secretly drive his beloved colleague to be assassinated. But when the colleague unceremoniously disappears en route, the trip that follows is a twisted, surreal and horrifying experience.

Director: Takashi Miike
Stars: Yûta Sone, Shô Aikawa, Kimika Yoshino
Visitor Q (Video 2001)
Comedy | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A troubled and perverted family find their lives intruded by a mysterious stranger who seems to help find a balance in their disturbing natures.

Director: Takashi Miike
Stars: Ken'ichi Endô, Shungiku Uchida, Kazushi Watanabe
Audition (1999)
Drama | Horror | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A widower takes an offer to screen girls at a special audition, arranged for him by a friend to find him a new wife. The one he fancies is not who she appears to be after all.

Director: Takashi Miike
Stars: Ryo Ishibashi, Eihi Shiina, Tetsu Sawaki
Comedy | Horror | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A family moves to the country to run a rustic mountain inn when, to their horror, the customers begin befalling sudden and unlikely fates.

Director: Takashi Miike
Stars: Kenji Sawada, Keiko Matsuzaka, Shinji Takeda
Azumi (2003)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Raised to deal in cold blooded death, the teenage assassin girl Azumi must defeat three evil warlords while also battling her own heart.

Director: Ryûhei Kitamura
Stars: Aya Ueto, Kenji Kohashi, Hiroki Narimiya
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The ace cop of a totalitarian police force and a drifting android play their parts in a post-apocalyptic society. They are destined to fight. Their encounter will change them forever.

Director: Takashi Miike
Stars: Shô Aikawa, Maria Chen, Richard Chen
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Violent gangster movie with a Brazilian protagonist.

Director: Takashi Miike
Stars: Teah, Michelle Reis, Kôji Kikkawa
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An Asian cross-cultural trilogy of horror films from accomplished indie directors.

Directors: Fruit Chan, Takashi Miike, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Bai Ling, Byung-hun Lee, Kyoko Hasegawa
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Shinichi Sanada, a young high school student, attempts to kill himself by jumping to his death. Shinichi survives but is seriously injured. Hayato Fujiwara (Yusuke Yamada), the High School ... See full summary »

Director: Yôhei Fukuda
Stars: Masato Hyûgaji, Takafumi Imai, Kenta Itogi
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Nao Ômori ...
Teah ...
Dai
Chihara Junia ...
Onizame (as Kôji Chihara)
Chisato Amate ...
Satomi
Yuki Oikawa ...
Nao
Eiki Kitamura ...
Hiromi
Kazuhiro Mashiko ...
Hide
Edit

Storyline

We follow Ichi during his high school years. Mr. Dai is the best fighter in school... whenever he fights Ichi is there and has a huge smile on his face. Mr. Dai thinks that Ichi is laughing at him but in fact he enjoys watching the violence that goes through the fights. Everyone is bullying, taunting and making fun of Ichi... even little kids from his karate class. Yet Ichi refuses to let go of his anger and fight others. Just when Mr. Dai is about to get Ichi, a new transfer student starts to make his own laws... by beating up everyone and breaking their bones! In a fight with the new student, Mr. Dai ends up on the ground, beaten and broken up from almost everywhere. It seems like this new guy wants to fight Ichi because supposedly he is the only one that could give him some challenge. Written by ARCVILE

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

24 January 2003 (Japan)  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References The Exorcist III (1990) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

I did not like this movie at all
8 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I did not like this movie at all. I feel that the digi cam directing was limited especially in the hands of these uninspired directors. How Dull they were! And the Dai character...what terrible acting. Where is my Japanese tradition of extreme tragedy? This actor had no clue just always revealing his own insecurity as an actor - Bleech! And the Ichii character? Another case of bad casting - Phew! Couldn't stand him. And the fight choreography...Pass! Unrealistic. Obviously the director didn't know squat about camera angles for fight sequences and if he did get it right it was a fluke. The special effects were amateurish and used when obviously they had no other ideas of how to convey an idea. I say go back to directing school fellas. You are missing the boat. But I do have one good thing to say which is why I am here. The Koji Chihara who played the joint twister guy. Now that was a step in the right direction...the guy was so great. You need to take a tip from this actors confidence and use people like that in the future without exception. Really it was a director asleep at the wheel but some of the cast knew what to do when a movie is being made.


1 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Miike just a tad pretentious? Gee_zu5
1 of 3? Esiege
Music From The Film?? mahoe-1
Out in the uk? reesy495
which one first filMADicted
Discuss 1-Ichi (2003) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?