Blade of the Immortal

Blade of the Immortal
  • 2017
  • Japan / UK
  • 2h 20min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Takashi Miike
  • Cast: Takuya Kimura, Hana Sugisaki, Sôta Fukushi
  • UK release: 8 December 2017

Immortal swordsman Manji (Kimura) is haunted by the death of his sister until he meets Rin (Sugisaki) who reminds him of her and who also seeks vengeance: redemption time! Ultra-violent samurai action directed with typical panache but also with surprising conscience and splashes of macabre humour.

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Blade of the Immortal

4 Dec 20174 stars

Takashi Miike's manga adaptation combines a series of spectacular face-offs with a dash of moral fibre

Revenge isn't all that simple in a samurai story with moral backbone and a supernatural bent, directed with typical panache by the absurdly prolific Japanese auteur Takashi Miike (13 Assassins, Ichi the Killer, Audition). His 100th feature is based on…

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