8 Dec 2017 – 12 Dec 2017 £3.00 to £11.00
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...
Creating a universe that transcends period drama, director Takashi Miike has made a film that truly befits the original manga this film is based on. 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.
Blade of the Immortal, dir. Takashi Miike, Japan 2017, 140 mins
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