ICHI THE KILLER Arrives on Blu-ray March 20
The Definitive Remastered Edition of Takashi Miike’s Cult Horror Classic also Playing in Theaters
Source: Well Go USA, MPRM Communications press release
Special Thanks to Leif Helland and Rachel Villegas
Takashi Miike’s ICHI THE KILLER (殺し屋１ Koroshiya Ichi, 2001) has endured as one of the most influential pieces of genre filmmaking of the last two decades, and now it returns in a stunning all-new digitally restored special edition debuting on Blu-ray March 20 from Well Go USA Entertainment.
Based on Hideo Yamamoto’s manga series of the same name, the controversial and graphic tale of feuding yakuza gangs is seen primarily through the actions of a scarred and psychologically damaged man, who is manipulated into killing rival faction members. Digitally remastered in 4k and approved by director Takashi Miike (AUDITION, 13 ASSASSINS, SUKIYAKI WESTERN DJANGO, LESSON OF THE EVIL, SHIELD OF STRAW), ICHI THE KILLER stars Tadanobu Asano (ZATOICHI, 47 RONIN, KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE), Nao Omori (R100, THE TOP SECRET: MURDER IN MIND, MUSEUM), Shinya Tsukamoto (TETSUO: THE IRON MAN, SHIN GODZILLA, SCOOP!), Alien Sun and SABU.
ICHI THE KILLER has a runtime of approximately 130 minutes and is not rated. Bonus content includes Audio Commentary with Director Takashi Miike & Manga Artist/Writer Hideo Yamamoto and a still gallery.
ICHI THE KILLER will also be on big screens in select cities across the United States and Canada. Visit wellgousa.com/theatrical/ichi-the-killer for the nearest theater and ticket information.
About Well Go USA Entertainment
Well Go USA Entertainment is a theatrical and home entertainment distribution label that specializes in bringing top content, including the best in Action, Genre and Independent films from the US and around the world, to North America, Latin America, Asia, and Europe. As a leader in independent film distribution, Well Go’s titles can be seen across a variety of platforms, including theatrical, digital, subscription and cable VOD, packaged media and broadcast television. Well Go USA Entertainment’s corporate headquarters is in Plano, Texas, with offices in Taiwan and China.