Keswick Film Festival

Friday 23rd February 8:00 PM - Theatre By The Lake

Blade of the Immortal

Director: Takashi Miike Country: Japan
Cert: 18 Year: 2017 Length: 141 mins
2018 Festival
Book Tickets Blade of the Immortal

Audience Reaction

Score: 72.12% Attendance: 38


No Film Festival would be complete without a samurai sword epic and Blade of the Immortal, Takashi Miike’s 100th film, fits the bill perfectly. Based on a manga series it stars Takuya Kimura as Manji, a Shogunate era samurai, granted by a witch the dubious gift of eternal life.

After meeting a young girl, orphaned by a group of master swordsmen, Manji wreaks vengeance on them through a series of stylised showdowns – brilliantly choreographed, outlandishly violent and sometimes brutally comic to boot.

Thanks to Arrow Films


Blade goes for the carotid while offering a classic look and a comic-book story. It's part Kurosawa, part "X-Men," part "Ichi the Killer"
Washington Post



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