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Ichi the Killer actors in Kill Bill


#1

So I was watching Ichi the Killer for the first time yesterday (8/10, but might go up after 2nd viewing), and when one of the mob bosses was screaming at Kuhirakuna (that guy with the cheek vaginas), I thought, “Geeze, that’s Boss Tanaka!”



So I searched, found some more actors that play both fields.





Jun Kunimura



Ichi - Yakuza Boss



Kill Bill - Boss Tanaka







Sakichi Satô



Ichi - Screenwriter - Ichi the Killer

Man kicking Ichi in alleyway



Kill Bill - CHARLIE BROWN!!!







Yuki Kazamatsuri



Ichi - Yakuza Girl



Kill Bill - Charlie Brown’s wife!









Shun Sugata - Takayama



Boss Benta









Weird Looking Dude



Ichi - Karen telling him how she killed a dog as a child



Kill Bill - Guy Gogo gruesomely gutted, glorifying gore. (6 “g”'s. New record)









I doubt it’s coincidence, I mean, the weird looking guy was the same type of guy in both movies, Jun had the exact same angry look in both, and why else would a screenwriter who did a small cameo in his film be given a part in a Hollywood movie?



Quentin loves Ichi so I guess he was hooking them up. Pretty cool, you ask me.


#2

nice…



i dont like Ichi though. i found it a totally sick movie. well made and all but totally sick


#3

There a lots of japanese & chinese V.I.P’ s in KILL BILL:



Chiaki Kuriyama (“Battle Royale”)

Sonny Chiba (needs no introduction, or ?)

Chia Hui Liu (“36th Chamber of Shaolin”)

Jun Kunimura (“Audition”)

Kenji Ohba (“Legend of the Eight Samurai”)

Yuki Kazamatsuri (“Ichi The Killer”)

Sakichi Satô (“Ichi The Killer”)

Yoshiyuki Morishita (“Pistol Opera”)

Kazuki Kitamura (“Azumi”)

Yoji Tanaka (“Ju-on: The Grudge”)

Akaji Maro (“Suicide Club”)

Shun Sugata (“Kaïro”)


#4

Who did Akaji Maro play in Suicide Circle and in Kill Bill?



The girl who played Mitsuko in Battle Royale was set to play Yuki, but she was up to play a part in another movie so it didn’t work out


#5

[quote]Who did Akaji Maro play in Suicide Circle and in Kill Bill[/quote]
Akaji Maro played in “Kill Bill” Boss Ozawah and in “Suicide Circle” Detective Murata.


#6

Was he the same guy who was in Audition or did he play the younger detective?


#7

Yoji Tanaka (“Ju-on: The Grudge”)



AKA Boba.  Also in Sharkskin man and Peach hip girl, which is directed by Katsuhito Ishii who gets a special thanks at the end of Kill Bill Vol.1. ÂÂ


#8

[quote]So I was watching Ichi the Killer for the first time yesterday (8/10, but might go up after 2nd viewing), and when one of the mob bosses was screaming at Kuhirakuna (that guy with the cheek vaginas), I thought, “Geeze, that’s Boss Tanaka!”



Yuki Kazamatsuri



Ichi - Yakuza Girl



Kill Bill - Charlie Brown’s wife!









Shun Sugata - Takayama



Boss Benta









Weird Looking Dude



Ichi - Karen telling him how she killed a dog as a child



Kill Bill - Guy Gogo gruesomely gutted, glorifying gore. (6 “g”'s. New record)









I doubt it’s coincidence, I mean, the weird looking guy was the same type of guy in both movies, Jun had the exact same angry look in both, and why else would a screenwriter who did a small cameo in his film be given a part in a Hollywood movie?



Quentin loves Ichi so I guess he was hooking them up. Pretty cool, you ask me.[/quote]


 Just so you know, Yuki is the broad who's apartment Karen and Kakihara go to to find out shit and then Kakihara breaks her fingers.  Shun Sugata AKA boss Benta, was the large bodyguard who didn't like watching all the violence.  And the "weird looking dude" is Naoto Takenaka, who is in quite a few Takashi Miike films (including Happiness of the Katakuris, on of my favorite films).  I think the only people QT didn't put in Vol.1 were my 2 favorite Japanese actors, Tadanobu Asano and Kenichi Endo.

BTW, who the hell is Kuhirakuna???  Are you referring to Kakihara?

If you couldn't tell already, Ichi the Killer is my favorite film.

Edit: Also note that in the House of Blue Leaves chapter, one of the Crazy 88's gets his mouth sliced a la Kakihara's signature "smile", then after flipping off of one guy's shoulder's, the bride chops a guy in 2, like Ichi does to that one bastard.  it's easier to see when you have the Japanese version that's in color ;)

#9

[quote]Yoji Tanaka (“Ju-on: The Grudge”)



AKA Boba.  Also in Sharkskin man and Peach hip girl, which is directed by Katsuhito Ishii who gets a special thanks at the end of Kill Bill Vol.1. ÂÂ
[/quote]

Who was Boba again? Tanaka also played in Kikujiro as one of the Yakuza Henchman.


#10

[quote]


Who was Boba again? Tanaka also played in Kikujiro as one of the Yakuza Henchman.[/quote]


One of the Crazy 88's. The one with the receiting hairline. And the one to call Sakichi Sato "Charlie Brown".

#11

Oh, I thought Boba was a character in Shark Skin Man. Who did Tanaka play in that?


#12

He was one of the Yakuzas. His character name in the movie is not coming to me, although I don’t know if they even say his name in the film. Have you seen the movie? He’s in the opening credits, credited as Boba, not Yoji Tanaka. If you haven’t seen this movie, I highly recommend it, Tarantino loved it and, like I said, he gave a special thanks to the director (who’s only directed one other film, Party 7, which I just ordered), Katsuhito Ishii in the credits at the end of KB vol.1.


#13

Yeah, I own the shitty HK dvd of it. A cool ass movie and Tadanobu Asano is a pimp. 8)


#14

whats ichi the killer like


#15

[quote]whats ichi the killer like[/quote]


First welcome to the board!


here is the link for your information about Ichi!
[b]http://tarantino.webds.de/cgi-bin/tarantino/yabb/YaBB.cgi?board=kb;action=display;num=1074222097[/b]
Take care to buy the uncut version and BUY IT, cuz it is a great, great movie....



If you wanna discuss Ichi, please do this in the Non Tarantino movie section.
This topic is only for KB related stuff... (who is in KB [b]and[/b] e.g. Ichi..)

#16

[quote]  He was one of the Yakuzas.  His character name in the movie is not coming to me, although I don’t know if they even say his name in the film.  Have you seen the movie?  He’s in the opening credits, credited as Boba, not Yoji Tanaka.  If you haven’t seen this movie, I highly recommend it, Tarantino loved it and, like I said, he gave a special thanks to the director (who’s only directed one other film, Party 7, which I just ordered), Katsuhito Ishii in the credits at the end of KB vol.1.[/quote]

If I’m not mistaken Ishii-san was involved in the anime sequences in Kill bill which explains his credit.

Ishii has a third film coming out called The Taste of Tea which stars Tadanobu Asano yet again.

I havn’t seen Party 7 but I long to sooooo bad…

Where have you caught it?


#17

This isn’t from Ichi the Killer, but Kenji Ohba (the bald guy at Hanzo’s bar) was one of the characters in Sister Streetfighter.


#18

This is interesting-



“Of course, it helps that (Takashi) Miike never actually writes a script - Gozu is credited to Sakichi Sato, who played ‘House of Blue Leaves’ functionary Charlie Brown in Kill Bill and was also responsible for Miike’s notorious 2001 gore-fest Ichi the Killer.”


#19

This is kind of unrelated, but after reading the Ichi the Killer comic/manga, Saburo’s (one of the twins) death is just like O-ren’s. Ichi slices off the top of his head and you see his hair fall on the floor.


#20

plus Ichi scalped (but not in reality) the kid at the end





I love that guy who got gutted by Go-Go, he’s so fucking awesome. I’ve been seeing him in more and more Asian films lately- he was in Ichi of course, and I just recently saw him in Ju-On: The Grudge and I think one or two other movies. Can anybody give me a list of all the movies he’s been in?