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Old 12-18-08, 03:42 PM
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Ichi the Killer - Someday. Maybe.

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In an early announcement to retailers, Toyko Shock (Media Blasters) has announced that they will bring the infamous Takashi Miike film 'Ichi the Killer' to Blu-ray on March 31st. No technical specs or special features have been announced at this time, but it does appear to be the full cut of the film. We expect to hear more soon.
This deserves its own thread.

Thank god it's the full cut, 'cause it'd suck if they only put the first 20 minutes on the disk.
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Thanks for the newsflash.
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Damn, I haven't even watched the standard DVD copy I bought a few years ago!
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Wonder how much the PQ can be improved with 1080p.

It is never a "good looking" picture to begin with...
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I've always said that I was going to pick this movie up on DVD and never have. I guess this is my excuse to buy it now.
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Lions Gate needs to get on with Audition.
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Originally Posted by gryffinmaster View Post


Lions Gate needs to get on with Audition.
Werd.

If we can get Diskotek to release "The Happiness of the Katakuris", I'd be a happy little fucker.
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Originally Posted by LickTheABCs View Post
Werd.

If we can get Diskotek to release "The Happiness of the Katakuris", I'd be a happy little fucker.
Their DVD is surprisingly good, picture wise at least. With the musical numbers, it could definitely benefit from a HQ audio track -- or, at least from a richer 5.1 track of some sort.
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If this is cheap and the transfer is an upgrade, I'll be down for one.

I already have the Uncut R1 Media Blasters release (exclusive commentary) and the R2 Dutch Edition.

Couldn't hurt to have one more edition
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Just as long as they don't put it in a frickin' blood package again, I'll be happy.
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Originally Posted by gryffinmaster View Post


Lions Gate needs to get on with Audition.
I'm still waiting for them to release The Ninth Gate. I think it's the only major Artisian film they havn't released, yet, it was one of their D-VHS titles!
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Originally Posted by asianxcore View Post
If this is cheap and the transfer is an upgrade, I'll be down for one.

I already have the Uncut R1 Media Blasters release (exclusive commentary) and the R2 Dutch Edition.

Couldn't hurt to have one more edition
This, except it doesn't even need to be that cheap. Ichi The Killer is one of my favorite films. That R2 Dutch edition kept me going all through college, along with Visitor Q.

And this movie can look quite good in HD, I saw it on film when it was first released and it looked excellent.
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I may buy this just to add to my collection. I, too, have the Dutch R2, R1 SE Blood Bag and the 3 Disc R2UK cut version
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I would happily upgrade my R2 Dutch edition with this.
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Yeah, it should look good on HD; I'll second it looking pretty good on film. The R1 DVD came from a bad source.
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Originally Posted by gryffinmaster View Post


Lions Gate needs to get on with Audition.
Yeah; especially because the only two region 1 DVD editions available are either non-anamorphic or transferred from PAL with painfully noticeable speed-up issues. Considering it's his most "popular" film, it's inexcusable that there isn't an acceptable disc available.
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Is this something people would consider a good blind-buy?

I mean... how likely am I to be disgusted by this movie?
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It is pretty darned gruesome, but most of the violence is pretty cartoonish in my opinion, like Dead Alive/Braindead
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If it is over the top and ridiculous I probably wouldn't be that bothered by it.
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What's so great about the Dutch version. I have the original release (not the blood-bag). What am I missing?
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Originally Posted by GenPion View Post
Is this something people would consider a good blind-buy?

I mean... how likely am I to be disgusted by this movie?
Generally, I love Miike (Ley Lines, Rainy Dog, Audition, Visitor Q among my favorites).

"Ichi", however, is one of his worst films. Rent it first.
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Ichi is absolutely not one of his worst films, but it is one of his most in your face and polarizing films. It's got a lot going on under the surface, though, and repeated viewings offer a multitude of rewards for the thoughtful viewer. It's one of his best films (along with Dead or Alive 2 and Audition), but is most certainly one that requires work to get into.
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re: Ichi the Killer - Someday. Maybe.

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I would happily upgrade my R2 Dutch edition with this.
Same here. I'm sure the BD will be an upgrade over that transfer, so I'm definitely in for it.
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Originally Posted by Suprmallet View Post
Ichi is absolutely not one of his worst films, but it is one of his most in your face and polarizing films. It's got a lot going on under the surface, though, and repeated viewings offer a multitude of rewards for the thoughtful viewer. It's one of his best films (along with Dead or Alive 2 and Audition), but is most certainly one that requires work to get into.
I would agree with this. I've found that I have appreciated Ichi the more times that I have seen it.

I generally appreciate Miike's films, but the one that I just could never get past is Visitor Q. I don't think I could ever sit through that one again.

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