Blade of the Immortal
CAST: Takuya Kimura, Hana Sugisaki, Sota Fukushi DIRECTOR: Takashi Miike WEIRD ELEPHANT SERIES
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 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 - the 100th film by master director Takashi Miike.
Even at his most casual, Miike's blade is way sharper than most.Adrian Mack, Georgia Straight
Based on the manga by Hiroaki Samura, it's a spectacular, energetic and almost exhausting samurai actioner that splatters itself across the screen with Miike's signature enthusiasm.Norman Wilner, NOW Toronto
Miike retains his twisted sense of humor, with mangling and disemboweling deployed for comic effect. And after 99 movies, he certainly knows how to make action memorable.Noel Murray, Los Angeles Times