Few directors are as prolific as Japan’s Takashi Miike (Audition), who reaches his 100th film with this chaotic and utterly insane samurai film that is as charming as it is violent.
Cursed with immortality, a highly skilled samurai in feudal Japan promises to help a young woman avenge the death of her parents. Their mission leads them into a bloody battle with a ruthless warrior and his band of master swordsmen.
Blade of the Immortal highlights Miike's flair for balletic violence, mixing rich characterisations and kinetic thrills to make one of the most distinct and stylish action movies you will see this year.
Running Time: 2hrs 21mins
BBFC Advice: 18
Director(s): Takashi Miike
Country of Origin: Japan
Year of release: 2017
Language(s): In Japanese with English subtitles