Ichi the Killer (2001) Poster


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1-Ichi (2003) (Video)

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From Russia with Love (1963)
Ichi's shoe-blade references Rosa-Klebb's from this James Bond movie.
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Alex and Ichi are both mentally controlled against their will, while Alex can't commit violent actions, Ichi is forced to do them
Kikaida: Android of Justice (1972) (TV Series)
Jiro, Saburo, and Ichiro are named for characters from this anime.
Bloodsucking Freaks (1976)
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.
Ran (1985)
The ''Twins'' are named Jiro and Saburo.
Event Horizon (1997)
Bloody body hangs by wires from the ceiling
Unlucky Monkey (1998)
The director of "Unlucky Monkey" plays Kaneko in "Ichi the Killer" and is at one point referred to as an "Unlucky Monkey", as a reference to his film.
Dead or Alive (1999)
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.

Referenced in 

The Happiness of the Katakuris (2001)
Mentioned in the DVD commentary.
Ichi the Killer: Episode 0 (2002) (Video)
Kakihara appears in this film.
1-Ichi (2003) (Video)
Last Life in the Universe (2003)
Poster for Koroshiya 1 (2001) appears in a scene of Last Life in the Universe (2003)
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
The scene where a crazy 88 is vertically sliced in half.
Oldboy (2003)
Cutting off one's own tongue as a punishment
Hostel (2005)
Cited as an inspiration for the film's plot.
Gag (2006) (Video)
Cutting off one's own tongue as a punishment
Grindhouse (2007)
Deathproof- The very last moment in the movie after the "The End" when it goes back to the movie
Eli on Ichi (2007) (Video)
Director Eli Roth talks about the influence of "Ichi The Killer" on him.
The Cinema Snob: Savage Vengeance (2007) (TV Episode)
DVD is shown ("Ichi The Killer").
The Dark Knight (2008)
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.
Zombie Girl: The Movie (2009)
poster shown in movie store
My Pure Joy (2011)
Referenced in the dialogue
Rewind This! (2013)
DVD is shown.
Only God Forgives (2013)
Cutting off one's own mouth as a punishment
Deathgasm (2015)
Stabbing a dagger into a man's mouth sequence
Rpik (2015) (Short)
End credits moving in different directions.
Underworld: Blood Wars (2016)
David bisects a Lycan straight from the head down
ARfRA: Why are Japanese films so extreme? (2018) (TV Episode)
Listed as an extreme Japanese film.
The Night Comes for Us (2018)
A person slits to the sides of someone's mouths with a knife
The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs: Dinners of Death: Dead or Alive (2018) (TV Episode)
Joe Bob discusses the film.

Featured in 

The Cult of Ichi (2007) (Video)
subject of documentary
WatchMojo: Top 10 J Horror Films (2016) (TV Episode)
Ichi the Killer is #8.

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