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Gory Trailer for Upcoming Takashi Miike Film – ‘Blade of the Immortal’

Takashi Miike’s 100th film Blade of the Immortal is a bloody, stylistic adaptation of an early 90’s Japanese Manga series, that looks to deliver the goods.

The film follows Manji (Takuya Kimura), a highly skilled, immortal samurai, who fights evil as a way to reclaim his soul after being haunted by the murder of his sister.

Manji agrees to help a young girl named Rin (Hana Sugisaki) avenge the death of her parents at the hands of a group of master swordsman, led by the ruthless warrior Anotsu (Sota Fukushi).

It sounds like fairly basic revenge-movie stuff, though stories like these often work well if the execution hits the mark.

From the trailer, it looks as though Miike has developed a film with some outstanding production values, with his signature style of violent, over-the-top action.

The acclaimed Japanese director celebrate’s his 100th film, after having directed some cult-classics like 13 Assassins (2010), Audition (1999), Ichi the Killer (2001), and Three… Extremes (2004).

It’s worth seeing this film just to see what 100 films of experience can get a viewer in terms of entertainment value.

But mostly, the film simply looks like it will be a lot of fun… A lot of gory fun.

Blade of the Immortal is due out in American cinemas on 3 November 2017.

Let us know in the comments below if this film is up your alley.

Nick Janks

Lover of film, obviously. Knows more about them than you... Or does he?

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