Blade of the Immortal 18+
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
Blade of the Immortal is the Japanese master's 100th film! From Osaka, born in 1960, Miike is known as a provocative director who works in all manner of gernes. He is known throughout the world, with his Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011) and Shield of Straw (2013) premiering in competition at Cannes and 13 Assassins (2010) premiering in competition at the Venice Film Festival.