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…
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||November 3rd, 2017 (Limited) by Magnolia Pictures, released as Blade of the Immortal|
||August 25th, 2017 (Wide), released as Blade Of The Immortal (Australia)
November 10th, 2017 (Wide), released as Blade of the Immortal (New Zealand)
December 8th, 2017 (Wide), released as Blade of the Immortal (United Kingdom)
||February 13th, 2018 by Magnolia Home Entertainment, released as Blade of the Immortal|
||R for bloody violence and carnage throughout.|
(Rating bulletin 2493 (Cert #51229), 9/13/2017)
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||Prologue, Retro Black and White, Intertitle, Death of a Spouse or Fiancée / Fiancé, Mental Hospital, Death of a Sibling, Immortality, Young Child Dealing with the Death of a Parent, Orphan, Revenge, Same Actor, Multiple Roles, Martial Arts, Martial Arts Master, Samurai|
|Source:||Based on Comic/Graphic Novel|
|Production Method:||Live Action|
|Creative Type:||Historical Fiction|
||Warner Brothers Pictures Japan, Film Partners |
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Production and Technical Credits
March 18th, 2018
I’ve previously reviewed a couple of Takashi Miike films. However, both of them were period piece martial arts movies and not his more brutal and sadistic films. Ichi The Killer is peak Takashi Miike. Is it as good as his period pieces? Or does it truly earn its infamous reputation?
February 12th, 2018
Blade of the Immortal is directed by Takashi Miike, who is only 57 years old, but has directed 100 movies in his career so far. That’s not an exaggeration; this is literally his 100th film. He has slowed down and is now only making two or three movies a year, rather than the pace of five or so movies a year during his early career. Has this resulted in better films? Does Blade of the Immortal have more mainstream appeal? Or is it only for more hardcore Miike fans?
November 8th, 2017
A yearly record was broken this past weekend, as Lady Bird had the best theater average of the year so far with an average of $91,109 in four theaters. This tops the previous yearly record of $84,315 by The Big Sick. It wasn’t the only monster hit on the theater average chart this week. Thor: Ragnarok earned an average of $30,085 in just over 4,000 theaters. There were also two other films that just managed to earn a spot in the $10,000 club, 1945 and Last Flag Flying, which earned averages of $10,317 in two theaters and $10,140 in four theaters respectively.
November 3rd, 2017
A few films on this week’s list were earning some pre-release buzz. Sadly, LBJ and Last Flag Flying missed expectations with critics, so they could struggle at the box office. On the other hand, Lady Bird is earning 100% positive reviews, while Princess Cyd’s reviews are not that far behind, so perhaps they will succeed where the others fail.
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