Salo or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975, Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini) Did You Know?: Many people allege that Pasolini was murdered due to Salo's obscenity. While this claim has little validity to it (all that's known for sure is that Pasolini may have been murdered by an extortionist who stole some of the film rolls of Salo), it nonetheless persists. vs. Ichi The Killer (2001, Directed by Takashi Miike) Did You Know?: This film is based off of a similarly titled manga.