Miike Takashi's BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL Gets A Stylish New U.S. Poster
Samurai Manji has taken a lot of lives, both innocent and guilty, and now lives life in feudal Japan as a criminal. After being cursed with immortality until he kills enough evil men, Manji meets a young girl who enlists him to be her body-guard. Swearing loyalty, protection and vengeance against the group of sword fighters who slaughtered her family, the unlikely duo set on a remarkable quest to make right against those who did them wrong.I've written plenty on this adaptation and having gotten the gist of reactions since the film's release in Japan and subsequent festival rounds, I'm eager to see it myself. I probably won't review it though since there are probably plenty of pieces online to go by, but I await my own judgement nonetheless on Miike's heralded 100th film.