Ichi the killer

Discussion in 'Asian Horror and Other Pleasures' started by DeathDealer, Feb 8, 2003.

  1. SaviniFan

    SaviniFan I Have A Fetish

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    I just picked up the region 1 Media Blasters/Tokyo Shock Ichi the Killer:SE today. Man I have been wanting this DVD a loooooong time. I'll post my thoughts on this release later. And yes I'm aware that the 2 disc Dutch release is more packed with goodies but alas I'm not region free so this will do me just fine.
     
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    Hey Savinifan - where are those comments? :D

    There are so many threads on Ichi, I randomly decided to post comments here.

    I finally watched this over the weekend, although I've owned it for ages. I love Miike's work, though he obviously varies a lot in quality. He's never boring. Ichi isn't boring either, it has some style for sure.

    I've got to tell you though, I really didn't like it all that much. I can't fathom why (not very useful I know), but the violence did nothing for me, and the I actually found myself getting a tad bored. Now sure, I'd watched Begotten an hour beforehand, maybe that just kills the power of Ichi, I don't know. At the moment this goes down into the "overrated" file. It's not terrible by any means, but it doesn't deserve its reputation. Another viewing would certainly help I suppose.

    Oh, and the SS release in R1 - which is cheap enough - is quite poor. I know better versions are out there, I went R1 for convenience/price. That was a bit of a mistake. It's too dark, with poor colors.

    For added hilarity - switch to the english dub :lol:
     
  3. DeathDealer

    DeathDealer I Inhale Horror

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    HAHAHA!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

    I'm hoping his thoughts are pretty good, considering the fact that he spent 3 years writing them. :banana:

    I want good insight, yeah hear? :D
     
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    How does the prequel ICHI-1 plays? I heard it wasn't as good as the first one.
     
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  6. X-human

    X-human I ate my keys

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    I wonder how good the transfer will be. Anyone bother to pick up Dead Riot or Flesh of the Beast on Blu-ray from these guys?
     
  7. geeare

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    ICHI comes to blu this Tuesday. I'm stoked. I have never seen this flick. I became a fan of the genre a couple years ago around the time i got my PS3 so I've been waiting for Blu releases.
     
  8. DeathDealer

    DeathDealer I Inhale Horror

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    I hope its a great Blu-disc. Gonna be one of the first Miike films to get such a release, excluding DJANGO.
     
  9. geeare

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    I'm really looking forward to this but unfortunately i prolly won't find this in my town.
     
  10. Rockmjd

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    I'm not too trustworthy of Media Blasters' ability to not screw this up. Has anyone seen their other (few) BD releases?
     
  11. geeare

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    YUP, looks like it's going the way of the others. Amazon now has a release date of Aug.11/09. shittay :fuck:
     
  12. X-human

    X-human I ate my keys

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    Yep it's been confirmed:
    http://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.php?p=1767723&postcount=17

    I hope it's a good sign that they're trying to get the best possible release they can. Course most of it is probably out of their control.
     

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