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Ichi The Killer (2001)- 4K Restoration (Well Go USA)

Old 09-24-17, 12:22 PM
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Ichi The Killer (2001)- 4K Restoration (Well Go USA)

After the Media Blasters/Tokyo Shock screw up, I've always been hoping for a better release of this film.

No announcement for a Blu-Ray yet but some interesting news to mull over:

Empire Motion Pictures worked on a 4K Restoration of the Director's Cut. Stated that the Source Materials were in poor condition, shot on Beta later converted to 35mm.

Well Go USA acquired the rights to this Restoration.

The first announced Screening of the 4K Restoration will be on 11/10/17 in New York at the Metrograph, with a roll-out to specialty theaters over the next few months in North America.

http://bloody-disgusting.com/movie/3...chi-killer-4k/
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Re: Ichi The Killer (2001)- 4K Restoration (Well Go USA)

Well Go USA movies have popped up on Netflix. Hopefully this will be the case if this release doesn't make out here.
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I hope they can nail this as well as they nailed the Phantasm box set.

Ichi was shot using various stocks and it would be amazing to see it properly restored. It's always been my favorite Miike film.
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Originally Posted by islandclaws View Post
It's always been my favorite Miike film.
My Miike triad has been Audition, Ichi and Visitor Q.
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Originally Posted by TomOpus View Post
My Miike triad has been Audition, Ichi and Visitor Q.
For me it's a tetrad of those three plus Gozu.
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Re: Ichi The Killer (2001)- 4K Restoration (Well Go USA)

The movie looked ugly when I saw it in 35mm back in 2003, I'm not holding my breath much, especially after how Dead or Alive: Final looked on Blu.
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For me it's a tetrad of those three plus Gozu.
Gozu didn't quite do it for me but I own it anyways
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It's screening this Friday in 4K at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood.

https://www.fandango.com/ichi-the-ki...87/movie-times
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Re: Ichi The Killer (2001)- 4K Restoration (Well Go USA)

Originally Posted by TomOpus View Post
My Miike triad has been Audition, Ichi and Visitor Q.
For me itís Ichi, The Bird People in China, and Audition. Dead or Alive 2 is superb as well. Miike is a true cinematic master.
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Originally Posted by inri222 View Post
For me it's a tetrad of those three plus Gozu.
You guys can probably guess my favorite.
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You guys can probably guess my favorite.
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Re: Ichi The Killer (2001)- 4K Restoration (Well Go USA)

Originally Posted by devilshalo View Post
It's screening this Friday in 4K at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood.

https://www.fandango.com/ichi-the-ki...87/movie-times
Looks like it screened as a part of Beyond Fest.

I'm really hoping this screens somewhere in Northern California.
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is there anymore news on a release on bluray for this? i see the Amazon price for the shitty version is like $125 or some ridiculousness, but those extras sound great. i have on DVD somewhere, but would love a restored bluray...
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Wouldn't you rather get it in 4K?
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Do 4k Blu-rays work on standard players?
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Do 4k Blu-rays work on standard players?
There are 4K UHD discs and there are Blu-ray discs. Most 4K UHD discs include a Blu-ray in their package.
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Wouldn't you rather get it in 4K?
I havenít upgraded yet. So is that a no on any kind of physical release in states? Is there a good, cheap region free anywhere?
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Wait. For. A. Press. Release.

It'll come.
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Jesus.
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Re: Ichi The Killer (2001)- 4K Restoration (Well Go USA)

A tiny bit of news regarding the 4K Restoration. Article is from 2 days ago.

http://bloody-disgusting.com/movie/3...-killer-looks/
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Hopefully, it'll roll around these parts as part of it's release.
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Re: Ichi The Killer (2001)- 4K Restoration (Well Go USA)

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Hopefully, it'll roll around these parts as part of it's release.
It just screened at the Metrograph in New York a few days ago, so here's hoping for announcement of other Screenings!

New 4K Restoration Theatrical Poster:

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Re: Ichi The Killer (2001)- 4K Restoration (Well Go USA)

For anyone in or near Philadelphia, PA, one of the 4K Restoration Screening Dates/Locations:

2/2/18 @ Landmark's Ritz @ The Bourse

There's also a new place-holder/pre-order for a Blu-Ray of the film for 3/20/18 on Amazon.
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Re: Ichi The Killer (2001)- 4K Restoration (Well Go USA)

For anyone living in Northern California, the 4K Restoration will be screening as a part of Weird Wednesday at the Alamo Drafthouse in San Francisco, CA

Seats are only $6! It'll be in one of the smaller theaters since Star Wars has the largest theater occupied
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Re: Ichi The Killer (2001)- 4K Restoration (Well Go USA)

List of Theaters that will be screening the 4K Restoration in the States & Canada

http://www.wellgousa.com/theatrical/ichi-the-killer
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