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Ichi the Killer (2001)

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Commentary 1: Director Takashi Miike and manga artist/writer Hideo Yamamoto Rating:8.3/10 (3 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by pat00139 on February 24th, 2006:Find all reviews by pat00139
The track starts out well, but after 40 minutes Mr. Yamamoto says ĎTwo hours is long, isnít it?í, and then they start talking about everything instead of the movie. They do get back on track, though, and discuss the movie once more. You get to hear many interesting things. Apparently every actor that worked on this movie was either scary or strange, or both. Itís quite funny when Mr. Miike says the movie is pretty closely based on the manga so if you have a problem, itís the comicís fault and not his. He also mentions that if something is logical, itís not interesting. Mr. Yamamoto says that he was writing the manga when they were shooting the movie so thatís why the endings are pretty different. The pair certainly shows their strange sense of humour a few times in this track. Mr. Yamamoto asks some production questions, which Mr. Miike answers. They do get off aon tangents from those answers, which can make the track seem a bit long, but overall itís okay. They also weave in and out of whatís on screen pretty often. I probably wonít listen to it again, but it was okay once.