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Ichi the Killer (2001): “There’s no love in your violence.”

You should avoid Takashi Miike’s ultra-violent Ichi the Killer (2001) if you have a sensitive stomach at the sight of blood. Needless to say, and as you might be able to tell from its title, it is a very bloody adventure. It tells the story of reluctant murderer¬†Ichi (Nao Omori) and his involvement in the […]

The Happiness of the Katakuris (2001): Surrealist, horror, musical, black comedy.

Takashi Miike’s musical-horror-comedy The Happiness of the Katakuris (2001) follows the exploits of the failure-prone members of the Katakuri family as they start up their quiet mountain bed & breakfast inn. As business starts picking up, and all their guests begin dying of various ridiculous causes, the Katakuri family is forced to band together in […]