This is an original Japanese poster printed in 2001 for the first release of Ichi the Killer.
Ichi the Killer (Japanese: 殺し屋１, romanized: Koroshiya Ichi, lit. 'Hitman One') is a 2001 Japanese action crime film directed by Takashi Miike, written by Sakichi Sato, based on Hideo Yamamoto's manga series of the same name, and starring Tadanobu Asano and Nao Omori. Omori portrays the title character, a psychologically damaged man who is manipulated into assaulting or killing rival faction members of feuding yakuza gangs while being pursued by a sadomasochistic enforcer (Asano).
The film has garnered controversy due to its graphic depictions of violence and cruelty, and has been banned in several countries.
This poster is in a mint condition and has never been folded. Please refer to the imagery as this is the exact poster that is for sale.
It is 20 years old!
It is not a reproduction or a reprint.
Certificate of Authenticity included.