Blade of the Immortal trailer – watch the outstanding skill of the samurai – hits British cinemas December 8
This is how it goes
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.
This is the 100th film by master director Takashi Miike.
Director: Takashi Miike
Writer: Hiroaki Samura (manga), Tetsuya Oishi (screenplay)
Cast: Takuya Kimura, Hana Sugisaki, Sôta Fukushi
Guardian: For those who are fascinated by Wolverine’s healing factor, boy is Blade of the Immortal a treat. The movie is repetitive. That may be because it has been made by a director whose absurdly rapid output precludes him from taking time in the editing room. Or, maybe it is to get us in the lead character’s head a little bit. Either way if you are going to see one outlandish and occasionally nauseating bloodbath samurai pic this year, this is the one.
It is absolutely gross but a lot of fun. The samurai loses limbs but they instantly grow back
The film premiered at Cannes in May. It opens in the UK December 8.
Collider: Miike sends it all out with a big spectacular final battle that leaves limbs littered on the ground. And a literal river of blood flowing through the battlefield. It’s just the exclamation point a film like Blade of the Immortal needs, it’s just a shame Miike takes so long to get to the punchline.
This film is expected to be a massive success with samurai fans. It is full of action, drama and sometimes fun. Director, Miike, has a good time with the 100th movie in his repertoire. Lovers of samurai won’t want to miss it. There are favourite scenes of blood and gore.
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