Takashi Miike On Blade Of The Immortal At Cannes

Takashi Miike On Blade Of The Immortal At Cannes

Talking To A True Japanese Original

Blade of The Immortal, based on the longrunning manga series of the same name by Hiroaki Samura, has been brought to the big screen by cult director Takashi Miike. Over on YouTube, MUBI spoke to the man himself back in Cannes in May and here is their interview…

Blade of the Immortal is a 2017 samurai film starring Takuya Kimura and Hana Sugisaki and directed by Takashi Miike. It is based on the eponymous manga series by Hiroaki Samura, covering the first two arcs of the series. The film premiered out of competition at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, and was released theatrically in Japan by Warner Bros. Pictures on 29 April 2017.

Reinventing action, Blade of the Immortal is entertainment taken to new heights, a work that will stir the hearts of movie fans everywhere. The manga that rocked the world is now an epic movie!
Creating a universe that transcends period drama, director Takashi Miike has made a film that truly befits the original manga. A human drama knitting together a vast range of characters and their complications, it features spectacular fight scenes with a whole array of imaginative weapons, and a climactic battle involving some 300 people that took more than two weeks to film, a sequence that will remain in film history.

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…

Here is our review of the film itself

 

 

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