Blade of the Immortal

Blade of the Immortal

Director: Takashi Miike

2017, Japan, 151 min, R

Language: Japanese w/English subtitles

 

Program Notes

Blade of the Immortal is the latest and 100th film from prolific director Takashi Miike, based on Japanese samurai manga series by Hiroaki Samura. Manji, a highly skilled samurai, becomes cursed with immortality after a legendary battle. Haunted by the brutal murder of his sister, Manji knows that only fighting evil will regain his soul. He promises to help a young girl named Rin avenge her parents, who were killed by a group of master swordsmen led by ruthless warrior Anotsu. The mission will change Manji in ways he could never imagine…
 
“One of the finest action films of the decade.” – Cinapse
 
“Pure samurai violence at its finest.” – Dread Central
 
“A non-stop symphony of murder and steel filled with unbelievable weapons, gruesome amputations, rivers of blood, and charismatic warriors.” -io9