Blade of the Immortal 18+

Fiction | Feature
Director  Takashi Miike
Japan, United Kingdom | 140 mins | 2017
Japanese with English subtitles

South Australian Premiere

Revenge is a dish best served by Takashi Miike.

The 100th (!) feature by Japanese genre king Takashi Miike (Thirteen Assassins, 2010) is a super-spectacular samurai revenge fantasy. In one of his most stylish and bloody films Miike tells the tale of Manji, a fighter condemned to immortality until he atones for his sins. Specifically, that means killing an extremely large number of bad men. Manji’s quest goes into mind-boggling overdrive when he meets Rin, an innocent child-woman whose family was wiped out by a brutal gang. This “Blade” hits the bulls-eye every time.

"One of Takashi Miike's most lethal works". (Indiewire)

Director Takashi Miike | Screenwriter Tetsuya Oishi | Producer Shigeji Maeda, Misako Saka, Jeremy Thomas | Composer Kôji Endô | Cinematographer Nobuyasu Kita | Editor Kenji Yamashita