The 100th feature by genre master Takashi Miike transcends conventions of Japanese swordplay films with both fantasy and graphic violence.
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Blade of the Immortal

In Takashi Miike’s 100th feature film, an immortal warrior teams with a young girl out for revenge. A bloody Samurai epic from an actual living legend.

Samurai Manji has taken a lot of lives, both innocent and guilty, and now lives life in feudal Japan as a criminal. After being cursed with immortality until he kills enough evil men, Manji meets a young girl who enlists him to be her body-guard. Swearing loyalty, protection and vengeance against the group of sword fighters who slaughtered her family, the unlikely duo set on a remarkable quest to make right against those who did them wrong.

Played at

Playhouse 7, 11.10.17 - 11.16.17
NoHo 7, 11.10.17 - 11.16.17
Music Hall, 11.10.17 - 11.15.17
Rated R This film is subtitled This film is subtitled
Runtime: 141 min
Language: Japanese

Director: Takashi Miike
Cast: Hana Sugisaki, Sôta Fukushi, Takuya Kimura
FEATURED REVIEW: Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
Not often do you encounter a movie about slicing, dicing samurai vivisecting each other into gory chunks that is also a thing of beauty. The exceptionally bloody yet lively, darkly humorous and gorgeous “Blade of the Immortal” achieves that rare status. It transforms a ti...