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Ichi The Killer

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by sh18, Dec 1, 2004.

  1. sh18

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    hi, ive been wanting to buy Ichi the killer for a while but im not sure which version is best. Do i go for the 2 disc region 2 edition off play.com for 7.99 or do i go for the region 1 version off cdwow for 8.99.
    I remember being told that the region 2 is cut heavily is this true? which version is best?
     
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    have u seen the film if not i wouldnt bother its total **** I M H O
     
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    fantastic film, if you like asian stuff and also for fns of the director, the reigon 2 2disc is cut by about 3:30 mins, still grusome.
     
  5. sh18

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    i havnt seen the film but love asian films (e.g Hard Boiled, The Killer etc). the link for dvdcompare doesnt seem to be working though.
     
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    Hi Sh18,

    The link you need for DVD Compare is: www.dvdcompare.net/index.php

    The film, in the UK, is very heavily cut, and in my opinion, the double-disc version isn't really that great.

    If you do want the full, uncut version, (which is very, very, VERY brutally violent and gory, and includes a lot of sexualised violence), I'd import the Dutch 2-disc version instead.

    It has English subtitles, plus the original Cantonese/Mandarin Chinese audio track. It's available from Movietyme.com (Click Here!) for £26.99. This version is now out-of-print, so if you do want it, be quick.

    However, having seen the censored UK version, even as a gorehound like myself, I still felt the film was pretty lousy. You probably need to be a Takashi Miike film nut, to enjoy this film.


    Pooch
     
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    Personally, I loved the film, and will probably be picking up the uncut version at some point. I've only seen the R2 version, but it's still pretty intense. Upon hearing that 3+ minutes were cut, my flatmate (who watched with me) said, "I don't want to see the uncut version." :laugh:

    It wasn't the gore that appealed to me, though. It was the incredibly skewed/flawed characters. Great stuff.
     
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    any chance of getting the dutch import any cheaper? dont really wanna spend 26.99 on a film ive never seen.
     
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    Sorry Pooch, but the original chinese/mandarin audio track???

    Anyway, I liked the film, very Japanese gangster style film, with extra gore ;p

    Wasabi
     

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