Ichi The Killer (2001) A Carlton Midnight Society Presentation!

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Ichi The Killer (2001) A Carlton Midnight Society Presentation! says
proudly presents:

ICHI THE KILLER - 15th Anniversary Screening!
directed by Takashi Miike
Japan / 2001 / 129 mins / Japanese (with English subtitles)

15 years ago (almost to the day) a film premiered at Midnight Madness that introduced the world to one of the most visionary and provocative directors on the planet. That filmmaker was Takashi Miike and his film was ICHI THE KILLER and yes folks, this is not a typo, in honor of its 15-year anniversary, we will be screening Takashi Miike's ICHI THE KILLER on the BIG SCREEN!

As sadomasochistic yakuza enforcer Kakihara searches for his missing boss he comes across Ichi, a repressed and psychotic killer who may be able to inflict levels of pain that Kakihara has only dreamed of.

Takashi Miike’s ICHI THE KILLER is often referred to as “the CITIZEN KANE of arterial blood spray movies.” And while that’s a fairly apt description, it’s also an unfortunate one in the sense that it merely reduces a film that offers a wonderfully complex and insightful look at BDSM to a category of film that includes the utterly reprehensible TOKYO GORE POLICE and MUTANT GIRLS SQUAD.

While ICHI THE KILLER is unmistakably a film that relishes in its opulence of ultraviolence, it also manages to transcend its exploitation roots by using the conventions of the yakuza and horror genres to comment on the role of the switch in BDSM.

If you have the stomach for it, ICHI THE KILLER comes highly recommended. It’s Takashi Miike’s masterpiece and one of the most fascinating and insightful films about BDSM ever made.

Saturday, September 17th at 11:00 PM

General Admission $10, Students $7, Seniors $6

Tickets on sale now at the box office and online at:
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By: Imagine Cinemas Carlton

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