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.
"With sound design that forces you to experience every swipe and splatter, and splashes of macabre humour mingling with the bloodshed, it's not for the easily offended. However the unlikely combination of ultra-violence and compassion may just slash its way to your heart." - Emma Simmonds, The List
"Boasting stunning action sequences, along with gorgeous direction, cinematography, production design, and costumes, Blade of the Immortal is a thrilling samurai adventure that will delight fans of Miike's work, as well as fans of the genre in general." - Jeff Beck, The Blu Spot
"Blade of the Immortal’s best element proves to be its main character, whose deadpan, long-suffering demeanor gives the film its final touch of welcome absurdity. Whether fighting a woman armed with a lethal musical instrument, or facing off against what may literally be a zillion goons during the hallucinatorily gooshy finale, for him it’s still somehow just one damned thing after another." - Andrew Wright, The Stranger
Showing in Rasuch Auditorium. $1 for students, $2 for non-students.