Blade of the Immortal 18

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This film was last shown on 14 December 2017

This outrageously bloody samurai thriller is the 100th film from one of Japan’s most notorious, daring and prolific directors: Takeshi Miike. In a startling 1 vs 100 swordfight, ex-Samurai Manji is made immortal and given the descriptive title ‘Hundred-killer’. His ability to heal his own wounds is both a blessing and a curse, but his everlasting life gets new meaning when he meets Rin and promises to assist her avenge the deaths of her family.

Japanese with subtitles


Takashi Miike
Japan, UK
140 mins
Hana Sugisaki, Sôta Fukushi, Takuya Kimura

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