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Blade of the Immortal (2017)

Mugen no jûnin (original title)
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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 - ... See full summary »

Director:

Takashi Miike

Writers:

Hiroaki Samura (manga), Tetsuya Oishi (screenplay)
10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Takuya Kimura ... Manji
Hana Sugisaki ... Rin Asano / Machi, Manji's sister
Sôta Fukushi ... Anotsu Kagehisa
Hayato Ichihara ... Shira
Erika Toda ... Makie Otono-Tachibana
Kazuki Kitamura ... Sabato Kuroi
Chiaki Kuriyama ... Hyakurin
Shinnosuke Mitsushima ... Taito Magatsu
Ken Kaneko Ken Kaneko
Yôko Yamamoto Yôko Yamamoto ... Yaobikuni
Ebizô Ichikawa ... Eiku Shizuma
Seizô Fukumoto
Min Tanaka ... Kagimura Habaki
Masayuki Deai Masayuki Deai
Tsutomu Yamazaki ... Kensui Ibane
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Storyline

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 - the 100th film by master director Takashi Miike.

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Taglines:

Evil Has An Undying Enemy. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody violence and carnage throughout | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Japan | UK | South Korea

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

3 November 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blade of the Immortal See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$49,569, 5 November 2017

Gross USA:

$150,532

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,162,617
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color | Black and White (Prologue is in black and white)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This movie is a British-Japanese-South Korean co-production. See more »

Quotes

Rin Asano: But do right and wrong matter when it's for people you love?
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Connections

Remade as Blade of the Immortal (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Live to Die Another Day - Sonzai Shomei
Written by Miyavi, Lenny Skolnik, Tom Leonard and Amon Hayashi
Performed by Miyavi
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Swords and Drama
27 November 2017 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

A long time ago, my introduction to Miike didn't quite work for me. My first experiences with his movies were weird and not satisfying to say the least. But that happens sometimes when you see something you are not used too. This is his 100th (!!!!) movie, yes you read that right, and he already had his 101 played at some festival in the summer, so who knows how many he has done in the meantime.

But with this one, he kind of stays in a classic story line. You still get a bit of crazy, but it's pretty straightforward. So the story of Swordsman who finds himself in more than a bind due to his "life"-circumstances (a curse of sorts), is bitter, until a woman comes and asks him for help. We do know where this is going, but it still is filled with colorful characters, some very nice action scenes and a general sense of having fun while watching it all unfold! Predictable it may be, but that does not take anything away from the movie in the end


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