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Blade of the Immortal

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 allow him to 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…

Based on the Manga series by Hiroaki Samura and marking Miike’s 100th feature, Blade of the Immortal is a superlative action thriller and a fine companion piece to the director’s own 13 Assassins.

Listen to our review of Blade of the Immortal in our December film podcast, just skip to the 3.52 mark!