Ichi the Killer (2001)

Ichi the Killer

This week on Alcohollywood, Clue guest Theo returns to us to check out the 2001 Japanese thriller Ichi the Killer! One of the most violent movies of all time, this film by acclaimed director Takashi Miike follows two violent men living in a depraved world of rape and violence – the stylish yet sadistic Kakihara (Thor’s Tadanobu Asano) and the emotionally unstable killing machine Ichi (Nao Omori). The film’s long for its subject matter at 130 minutes, and its narrative gets confusing, but it’s a movie that will stick in your mind. Check it out along with our custom cocktail and drinking rules!

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THIS EPISODE’S DRINK: Lychee DiStiller

ichi the killer cocktail2 parts sake

1 part lychee fruit juice

2 parts vanilla coconut milk

1 part ginger liqueur

Splash, St. Germain

Blood orange juice

Combine all ingredients except blood orange juice in shaker; stir. Float blood orange juice on top and garnish with blood orange wheel.

DRINKING RULES FOR ICHI THE KILLER:

  1. Whenever you see blood
  2. Every time you see tears
  3. Any time characters are framed in screens, or the shots use screen or camera filters

FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:

Kakihara (Tadanobu Asano) says to Ichi, “How can we have our challenge match if you act this way?!”

Join us next week as we strap on our cameras to investigate the found footage dinosaur pic The Dinosaur Project!

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