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1-Ichi (2003)

Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | Video 24 January 2003
How Ichi becomes the Killer. The movie is a pre-quel to Takashi Miike's Koroshiya 1 (Ichi - The Killer).

Director:

Masato Tanno

Writers:

Sakichi Sato, Hideo Yamamoto (manga)
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Cast

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

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Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

24 January 2003 (Japan) See more »

Filming Locations:

Japan

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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There's a Prequel?!!
25 April 2005 | by pantera4kingSee all my reviews

A good prequel to the GREAT Ichi the killer, only a few bad things such as NO KAKIHARA!!!! which is a shame, even if he just made a small cameo it would have been great. the story is simple and violence OTT (which is a sign of MIIKE ) there doesn't seem to be as much style put into this film as Miike was only the assistant director but there are still signs of him in it.

i wouldn't recommend you see this before Ichi the killer as it may not want you to watch Ichi the killer as much, SO watch it as a prequel and not before.

But If you have seen Ichi the killer and liked it give this film ago as at then you can make your own judgement.


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