Magnet Releasing recently announced a November 3, 2017, release date for Blade of the Immortal, the highly-anticipated new title from legendary Japanese director Takashi Miike, which is his 100th film!
Based on Hiroaki Samura’s long-running manga of the same name, Blade of the Immortal 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.
“Blade of the Immortal is a Samurai Action about an immortal warrior,” said Miike. “Love and tears splatter with arms, legs and heads that are chopped and splattered. I hope the audience will be prepared for this and enjoy the film.”
Takuya Kimura, one of Japan’s biggest stars (Hero, Howl’s Moving Castle), 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.