The U.S. Trailer For Miike Takashi’s BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL Arrives, Drenched In Blood, Body Parts And Brutalizing Fun!
Celebrated director Miike Takashi has had a major year in film with several manga adaptations hitting festivals this year – two which saw official theatrical releases to high acclaim and fanfare. One of the two, Blade Of The Immortal, made its way to Japan cinemas back in April before hitting screens at Cannes and then Fantasia thereafter.
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.
It’s been a big year for manga adaptations and will continue to be so for fans keeping up. Miike still has a forthcoming re-release of Ichi The Killer in tow with a higher-def presentation that promises to be a worthwhile feat, while Blade Of The Immortal‘s festival run has shown a celebratory return for the 100-time filmmaker on this project.
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