Staff Pick: ‘Ichi the Killer’

I was shocked to see this film appear on Speed Cinema’s schedule, not because it is without artistic merit, but because it’s so damn violent. “Ichi the Killer” follows a sadistic yakuza enforcer, with a flair for outlandish fashion, who goes on a bloody killing spree (and I mean gallons of blood) to find the assassins who killed his boss. The film is both cartoonish and nightmarish, and it’s certainly a must for any self-proclaimed film buff.

Friday, March 30–31

Speed Cinema
Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 3 p.m. | $9
2035 S. Third St.
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