Posted on: January 30th, 2007
Ichi the Killer Blood Pack DVD-
Online since: February 20th, 2006
Article written by: Nekra
(Ad for the ICHI THE KILLER: BLOOD PACK DVD)
If you're a fan of Takashi Miike's work then I'm pretty sure you already own
AUDITION, GOZU, VISITOR Q, DEAD OR ALIVE, IMRPINT and ICHI THE KILLER on
DVD. But if you don't already own Ichi on DVD then you're in luck. Media
Blasters Inc is giving this cult favorite the treatment it deserves with a new
collectors 2-disc special edition entitled ICHI THE KILLER: THE BLOOD PACK.
This new set includes 2 hours of new bonus material including an exclusive
interview with HOSTEL director Eli Roth. We are unsure of the release date at
this time, but sites like Amazon say that the DVD set will not be released until
Jan. 1st 2010 (that's too far for us). CD Universe says that the set will be out
on May 29th, 2007.
ICHI THE KILLER is a film directed by Takashi Miike which is adapted from a
manga by Hideo Yamamoto. It's a disturbing and grotesque movie about a crime
boss who disappears with three hundred million yen. His loyal gang members,
lead by the masochist Kakihara, start a search, but their aggressive and gory
methods worry the other yakuza gangs. Kakiharas most frightening counterpart
is the mysterious Ichi, a psychopathic killer with a dark childhood secret, who is
controlled by a retired cop.
We will let you know when we get an official release date for the new DVD set.
There is already a 2-disc edition in other countries, so now the US is getting a
taste. The staff here at Horror-Fanatics.com love this movie and have already
pre-ordered their copies. If you pre-order now on Amazon and if the price
decreases between your order time and release date, you'll receive the lowest
price. Once pre-ordered you will receive the movie directly to your doorstep by
the time it hits stores. You can view a trailer for the new set over at Youtube.
ICHI THE KILLER: THE BLOOD PACK is now up for pre-ordering on Amazon.com.