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New Us poster for Takashi Miike’s ‘Blade of the Immortal’

Based on the manga series of the same name by Hiroaki Samura, Takashi Miike’s Blade Of The Immortal follows “an immortal swordsman who will not be able to lift his curse of everlasting life until 1000 evildoers feel the cut of his steel.”

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.

Starring Hana Sugisaki, Ebizô Ichikawa, Sôta Fukushi, Hayato Ichihara, Erika Toda, Kazuki Kitamura, Min Tanaka, Takuya Kimura and Tsutomu Yamazaki, Blade Of The Immortal hits Us cinemas on 3rd November
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New trailer for Takashi Miike’s ‘Blade of the Immortal’

Based on the manga series of the same name by Hiroaki Samura, Takashi Miike’s Blade Of The Immortal follows “an immortal swordsman who will not be able to lift his curse of everlasting life until 1000 evildoers feel the cut of his steel.”

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.

Starring Hana Sugisaki, Ebizô Ichikawa, Sôta Fukushi, Hayato Ichihara, Erika Toda, Kazuki Kitamura, Min Tanaka, Takuya Kimura and Tsutomu Yamazaki, Blade Of The Immortal hits Us cinemas on 3rd November
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Blade Of The Immortal trailer

Tony Sokol Sep 1, 2017

Here's the trailer for Takashi Miike's Blade Of The Immortal...

“Sorry, got blood on it,” Samurai Manji apologises in the new Blood Of The Immortal trailer, undercutting a subtle action hero wit just under the skin of Takashi Miike's 100th film.

The trailer then shows the tireless warrior face off against armies, risking lives and losing limbs in a breakneck assault on the senses. The 13 Assassins director is still as fresh as the wounds his swordsmen inflict on armies of assassins. The film premiered in May at Cannes. Magnet Releasing announced Blade Of The Immortal will open in America in November, although no UK date has thus far been confirmed.

Written and directed by Miike, the epic fantasy film is is based on Hiroaki Samura’s Japanese manga series Blade Of The Immortal.

“Samurai Manji has taken a lot of lives, both innocent and guilty,
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U.S. Red Band Trailer for Takashi Miike’s ‘Blade of the Immortal’ Sets a Bloody Battle

Premiering at Cannes this year, Takashi Miike brought his (100th!) new film Blade of the Immortal, a jidaigeki (period drama) action film based on the manga series by Hiroaki Samura. The story follows Manji, a samurai who cannot be killed by any wound, but who is vulnerable to a rare poison. Manji is enlisted by a young girl to avenge her parents, who were killed by a master swordsman.

Now set for a North American premiere at Fantastic Fest followed by a release in November, the first U.S. red band trailer has landed courtesy of Magnet Releasing. Featuring a wild ensemble of characters and slick-looking action, it’s looking like the ideal alternative from prestige fare this fall. Starring Takuya Kimura, Hana Sugisaki, Sôta Fukushi, Ebizô Ichikawa, Min Tanaka, and Tsutomu Yamazaki, see the trailer below.

Samurai Manji has taken a lot of lives, both innocent and guilty, and
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[Media] - "Mugen No JûNIN " Red Band Trailer

Magnet Releasing, the genre arm of Magnolia Pictures, has just posted the Red Band trailer for the upcoming film "Blade Of The Immortal", based on the manga by Hiroaki Samura. The film is directed by Takashi Miike and written by Tetsuya Oishi. Takuya Kimura, one of Japan's biggest stars ("Space Battleship"), plays the lead alongside newcomer Hana Sugisaki. Sôta Fukushi and Ebizô Ichikawa ("13 Assassins") round out the cast with veterans Min Tanaka and Tsutomu Yamazaki. "Blade Of The Immortal" marks Japanese director Takashi Miike's 100th film ! The Blade of the Immortal manga was first published in “Afternoon” from June 25, 1993 to December 25, 2012. An anime adaptation was produced in 2008 as well as a Japanese novel. The American version of the novel was released in...
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Red band trailer for Takashi Miike’s 100th film Blade of the Immortal

A red band trailer has arrived online for Takashi Miike’s upcoming samurai epic Blade of the Immortal. The feature marks the 100th film for the prolific Japanese filmmaker and stars Takuya Kimura, Hana Sugisaki, Sôta Fukushi, Ebizô Ichikawa, Min Tanaka, and Tsutomu Yamazaki; watch it below…

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.

Blade of the Immortal is set for release on November 3rd.
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Gorgeously Orchestrated Action Featured in Red Band Trailer for Takashi Miike’s 100th Film, Blade Of The Immortal

Over the better part of three decades, filmmaker Takashi Miike has dazzled viewers with bold cinematic visions like 13 Assassins, Audition, and Ichi the Killer. Now, for his 100th film, Miike shows us the high body count that comes from a warrior who can't die in Blade of the Immortal, featured in a new red band trailer brimming with gorgeously orchestrated action piles of dismembered limbs.

"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."

Written and directed by Takashi Miike, Blade of the Immortal stars Takuya Kimura,
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Wild New Red Band Trailer for Takashi Miike's 'Blade of the Immortal'

"There is a man somewhere in edo who will never die." Magnet Releasing has debuted a badass, bloody new red band trailer for Takashi Miike's Blade of the Immortal, being billed as the "100th film" from the Japanese filmmaker. Adapted from a manga of the same name, it's about an immortal samurai who has to kill 1000 evil men in order to regain his mortality after being hired to protect a young girl. Starring Hana Sugisaki, Ebizô Ichikawa, Sôta Fukushi, Hayato Ichihara, Erika Toda, Kazuki Kitamura, Min Tanaka, Takuya Kimura and Tsutomu Yamazaki. The film first premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and is also playing at Fantastic Fest this fall. I interviewed Takashi Miike at Cannes, talking about violence and more. This has some seriously awesome action, and a totally weird, wild story. As expected from Miike. Here's the newest red band trailer for Takashi Miike's Blade of the Immortal,
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‘Blade of the Immortal’ Red Band Trailer: Takashi Miike’s 100th Movie is an Insane Samurai Bloodbath

‘Blade of the Immortal’ Red Band Trailer: Takashi Miike’s 100th Movie is an Insane Samurai Bloodbath
Takashi Miike is known for pushing the boundaries when it comes to graphic violence and extreme situations, and fans shouldn’t worry that he’s lost his touch after 100 films. The Japanese director hits the centennial mark with “Blade of the Immortal,” an action fantasy epic based on the Japanese manga series by Hiroaki Samura.

The official synopsis reads: “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.”

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Takashi Miike's 'Blade Of The Immortal' cuts UK deal

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Exclusive: HanWay inks deal with Arrow Films, which plots “major” release.

Arrow Films has acquired all UK rights for Blade Of The Immortal from HanWay at Cannes Film Festival.

Takashi Miike’s samurai epic, based on Hiroaki Samura’s long-running manga of the same name, follows an immortal warrior who is enlisted by a young girl to avenge her parents’ slaughter at the hand of a group of master swordsmen.

Takuya Kimura (Hero), plays the lead alongside newcomer Hana Sugisaki. Sôta Fukushi and Ebizô Ichikawa (13 Assassins) round out the cast with veterans Min Tanaka and Tsutomu Yamazaki.

Arrow plans to release the film later this year.

The film was written by Tetsuya Oishi and produced by Jeremy Thomas, Misako Saka, and Shigeji Maeda, with Warner Bros Japan.

The deal was negotiated by Mark Lane at HanWay Films on behalf of the filmmakers with Tom Stewart, acquisitions director of Arrow Films, who said of
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‘Blade of the Immortal’ Trailer: Takashi Miike Brings a Lethal Warrior to Cannes

‘Blade of the Immortal’ Trailer: Takashi Miike Brings a Lethal Warrior to Cannes
Takashi Miike’s latest samurai film, “Blade of the Immortal” (“Mugen no jûnin”), is one of the five films screening Out of Competition at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. The movie — the 100th for the Japanese director — was produced by Academy Award winner Jeremy Thomas (“The Last Emperor”). The film stars Takuya Kimura in the lead role.

Read More: Blade of the Immortal’ Review: Takashi Miike’s Landmark Feature Is One of His Most Lethal Genre Offerings Ever – Cannes

Based on Hiroaki Samura’s eponymous manga series, the film follows a masterful samurai named Manji (Kimura) who is cursed with immortality as a result of an epic battle. He’s haunted by the murder of his sister, and resorts to fighting evil in order to regain his soul. He helps a young girl (Hana Sugisaki) avenge her parents’ killing by a group of master swordsmen led by ruthless warrior
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Full Trailer for Miike's Epic New Samurai Film 'Blade of the Immortal'

"We are here to remove you." Feast your eyes on this! HanWay Films has debuted a new official trailer for Takashi Miike's Blade of the Immortal, which is premiering at the Cannes Film Festival this week. This is technically Miike's 100th film (!!) and it's another samurai, sword fighting epic. Adapted from a manga of the same name, it's about an immortal samurai who has to kill 1000 evil men in order to regain his mortality after being hired to protect a girl. Starring Hana Sugisaki, Ebizô Ichikawa, Sôta Fukushi, Hayato Ichihara, Erika Toda, Kazuki Kitamura, Min Tanaka, Takuya Kimura and Tsutomu Yamazaki. I actually just saw this film a few hours ago and it's badass, with some truly epic fights involving hundreds of samurais. It's violent, and bloody, and funny at times, with gorgeous sets and costumes. Take a look below. Here's the new official trailer for Takashi Miike's Blade of the Immortal,
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Meet An Immortal Warrior In First Trailer For Takashi Miike’s Samurai Cannes Film ‘Blade Of The Immortal’

Even a film festival as Important and Prestigious as Cannes needs a couple movies to serve as a breather between the usually heavy, serious fare that marks the majority of the programming. This year, that duty falls on Takashi Miike‘s “Blade Of The Immortal,” with the prolific Japanese filmmaker serving up a samurai saga.

Takuya Kimura, Hana Sugisaki, Sôta Fukushi, Ebizô Ichikawa, Min Tanaka, and Tsutomu Yamazaki star in the movie about an immortal samurai who attempts to reclaim his soul by helping a young woman avenge her parents.

Continue reading Meet An Immortal Warrior In First Trailer For Takashi Miike’s Samurai Cannes Film ‘Blade Of The Immortal’ at The Playlist.
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First English-language trailer for Takashi Miike's 'Blade Of The Immortal'

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First English-language trailer for Takashi Miike's 'Blade Of The Immortal'
Exclusive: Watch the first full-length English-language trailer for samurai epic.

Screen can reveal the first full-length English-language trailer for Takashi Miike’s samurai epic Blade Of The Immortal, which is playing out of competition in Cannes.

Watch the trailer, whose kick-ass theme song comes from Japanese musician Miyavi, below or on mobile Here.

Magnet releasing recently acquired Us rights to the movie which is sold by HanWay.

The film is based on Hiroaki Samura’s long-running manga of the same name about a warrior enlisted by a young girl to avenge her parents’ slaughter by master swordsmen.

Takuya Kimura stars alongside newcomer Hana Sugisaki, Sôta Fukushi, Ebizô Ichikawa, and veterans of the screen Min Tanaka, and Tsutomu Yamazaki.

Tetsuya Oishi wrote the screenplay and producers are Jeremy Thomas, Misako Saka, and Shigeji Maeda, in association with Warner Bros Japan.

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Takashi Miike talks ‘Blade Of The Immortal’ and Cannes

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Magnet Releasing acquires 'Blade Of The Immortal'

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Samurai epic plays out of competition in Cannes. HanWay handles international sales.

The genre arm of Magnolia Pictures has acquired North American rights to Takashi Miike’s Cannes official selection Blade Of The Immortal.

The film will play out of competition and is based on Hiroaki Samura’s long-running manga of the same name. Magnet plans to release the film later this year.

Blade Of The Immortal follows a warrior enlisted by a young girl to avenge her parents’ slaughter by master swordsmen.

Takuya Kimura stars alongside newcomer Hana Sugisaki, Sôta Fukushi, Ebizô Ichikawa, and veterans of the screen Min Tanaka, and Tsutomu Yamazaki.

Tetsuya Oishi wrote the screenplay and producers are Jeremy Thomas, Misako Saka, and Shigeji Maeda, in association with Warner Bros Japan.

Magnolia / Magnet also have rights to two more films in Cannes: Arnaud Desplechin’s festival opener Ismael’s Ghosts, and Ruben Östlund’s Palme d’Or contender The Square.

“We’ve been
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Film Acquisition Rundown: IFC Films Picks up ‘Sweet Virginia,’ Oscilloscope Buys ‘Song of Granite’ and More

Keep up with the wild and wooly world of indie film acquisitions with our weekly Rundown of everything that’s been picked up around the globe. Check out last week’s Rundown here.

IFC Films has acquired the U.S rights to director Jamie M. Dagg’s thriller “Sweet Virginia,” starring Jon Bernthal, Christopher Abbott, Imogen Poots, Rosemarie DeWitt and Odessa Young. The film, which premiered at the recent Tribeca Film Festival, was written by Ben and Paul China from their Black List script, and was produced by Brian Kavanaugh-Jones for Automatik, Chris Ferguson for Oddfellows and Fernando Loureiro and Roberto Vasconcellos for Exhibit, who also financed.

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Xyz Films is currently handling international sales and will screen the film at the upcoming Marché du Film at Cannes. “Sweet Virginia” is a riveting thriller that
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‘Blade of the Immortal’ Teaser Trailer: Takashi Miike’s Upcoming Action Movie Gears Itself To Battle 1,000 Men

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‘Blade of the Immortal’ Teaser Trailer: Takashi Miike’s Upcoming Action Movie Gears Itself To Battle 1,000 Men
For over two decades, director Takashi Miike has garnered equal parts acclaim and controversy for his films due to their violent, often disturbing content. In recent years, Miike has become especially prolific, often directing one or two films per year. Next year, he will release his new action film “Blade of the Immortal,” about a warrior cursed with immortality who cannot free himself unless he kills 1,000 evil men. Based on the manga by the same name, the film stars Hana Sugisaki, Ebizô Ichikawa, Sôta Fukushi, Hayato Ichihara, Erika Toda, Kazuki Kitamura, Min Tanaka, Takuya Kimura and Tsutomu Yamazaki. Watch a very brief teaser trailer below.

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Miike first garnered international fame with his 1999 romantic horror film “Audition,” about a widower who auditions women to become his next wife only for one to turn the tables on him.
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First Very Brief Trailer for Takashi Miike's Film 'Blade of the Immortal'

More Miike! A very, very brief teaser trailer has debuted for the latest Takashi Miike film, an adaptation of a manga about an immortal samurai. Blade of the Immortal, originally Mugen no jûnin in Japanese, is about a samurai who has to kill 1000 evil men in order to regain his mortality. Starring Hana Sugisaki, Ebizô Ichikawa, Sôta Fukushi, Hayato Ichihara, Erika Toda, Kazuki Kitamura, Min Tanaka, Takuya Kimura and Tsutomu Yamazaki. Based on the concept (and final shot in this) alone, it reminds me of 13 Assassins, which is one of Miike's best action movies. I wish there was more to see, but I'm sure we'll get more trailers before April. No Us release is set yet, but hopefully it'll be out in 2017 in the Us, too. Here's the first brief teaser trailer (+ poster) for Takashi Miike's Blade of the Immortal, from YouTube: Blade of the Immortal is about "an
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Official Trailer for Takashi Miike's Ghost Story 'Over Your Dead Body'

"You demon!" Shout Factory has debuted the official trailer for the upcoming Us release of Takashi Miike's Over Your Dead Body, a film he made in-between Shield of Straw and Yakuza Apocalypse (which just premiered at Cannes). This film premiered in Japan in 2014 and is just getting a release early in 2016, but if you're into trippy supernatural Japanese horror, give this a look. The story involves an actress and her lover cast in a play, caught between reality and fantasy on stage. It's apparently described as a "mixture of high and low art" reminiscent of Miike's Audition. Ko Shibasaki stars, with Hitomi Katayama, Hideaki Itô and Ebizô Ichikawa. The doll in this looks crazy creepy, as they do, but I'm not so sure about the rest of it. Here's the official Us trailer for Takashi Miike's film Over Your Dead Body, from ScreamFactoryTV: A beautiful actress (Kô Shibasaki
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2015 Stanley Film Festival Lineup Includes The Final Girls, Deathgasm, Stung, The Invitation

Earlier this week, we gave you details on first wave of special experiences and events taking place at the 2015 Stanley Film Festival. We now have details on their impressive slate of features, short films, and additional special events, including screenings of The Final Girls, Deathgasm, Stung, The Invitation, and We Are Still Here.

We're teaming up with the festival for live coverage and special opportunities for Daily Dead readers, so be sure to check back all month for contests, features, and more.

"April 2, 2014 (Denver, Co) - The Stanley Film Festival (Sff) produced by the Denver Film Society (Dfs) and presented by Chiller, announced today its Closing Night film, Festival lineup and the 2015 Master of Horror. The Festival will close out with The Final Girls. The film, directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson, is the story of a young woman grieving the loss of her mother, a famous scream queen from the 1980s,
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