Rent Blade of the Immortal (2017)

3.3 of 5 from 180 ratings
2h 21min
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Synopsis:
Based on the manga series of the same name by Hiroaki Samura, 'Blade of the Immortal' stars Takuya Kimura (Love and Honour) as Manji, a highly skilled samurai who becomes cursed with immortality after a legendary battle. Haunted by the brutal murder of his sister, Manji knows that only fighting evil will regain him his soul. He promises to help a young girl named Rin (Hana Sugisaki) avenge her parents, who were killed by a group of master swordsmen led by ruthless warrior Anotsu (Sota Fukushi). The mission will change Manji in ways he could never imagine...
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Shigeji Maeda, Misako Saka
Voiced By:
Libby Brien, Philip Hersh, Jon Iles
Writers:
Hiroaki Samura, Tetsuya Oishi
Aka:
Mugen no jûnin
Studio:
Arrow Films
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Drama
Countries:
Japan, Action & Adventure, Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
02/04/2018
Run Time:
141 minutes
Languages:
English Audio Description, Japanese
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Audio commentary by Asian cinema expert Tom Mes
  • Takashi Miike on Blade of the Immortal, a new interview with the legendary director filmed exclusively for Arrow Video at the 2017 London Film Festival
  • Stills Gallery
  • Original Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
02/04/2018
Run Time:
141 minutes
Languages:
English Audio Description, Japanese
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Audio commentary by Asian cinema expert Tom Mes
  • Takashi Miike on Blade of the Immortal, a new interview with the legendary director filmed exclusively for Arrow Video at the 2017 London Film Festival
  • Stills Gallery
  • Original Trailer

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Reviews (3) of Blade of the Immortal

I wanted to like it, but it was far too predictable and hackneyed to be enjoyable … - Blade of the Immortal review by Schrödinger's Cake

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26/07/2018

I enjoyed the original anime version of Blade of the Immortal, so thought I’d give the live action a look.

It mostly feels like a breakneck tour of a museum of anime in which hundreds of exhibits of iconic imagery are lined up in order: cute girl with sword; scarred ronin; dorky but cruel protagonist; and spikey haired protagonist with ski mask etc.

I wanted to like it, but it was far too predictable and hackneyed to be enjoyable …

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Expected more - Blade of the Immortal review by PC

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10/10/2018

I really like Takashi Mike films, they are normally highly original and offer something different. This was okay but so generic, only offering glimpses of what he can offer in some of the fight sequences at the end.

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Ho-hum swordplay - Blade of the Immortal review by Alphaville

Spoiler Alert
30/01/2019

Prolific director Takashi Miike used to make interesting films, but he appears to have run out of steam. This one, based on a long-running manga, is as silly and bloodthirsty as ever, seemingly in an attempt to outdo the body count in 13 Assassins. Basically it’s a series of stylised samurai-type sword fights interspersed with boring static dialogue scenes.

The only novelty here is that our charisma-free hero can’t die because sacred bloodworms keep repairing his body. Yeah, right. He’s also cursed with an annoying shouty girl for company. The fights are bog-standard and there’s no drama abut the outcome, no matter how many posturing foes he has to cut down. The DVD has an English commentary that adds useful material, but the film hardly deserves it.

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