Blade of the immortal

Blade of the immortal

DVD - 2018 | Japanese
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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.
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : Magnolia Home Entertainment, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2017
Branch Call Number: JAPANESE ENGLISH BLA
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (approximately 141 minutes) : sound, color ; 12 cm
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1
video file,DVD video,region 1

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ausnos
Jul 27, 2018

This unremarkable samurai film falls flat fast and hard. I was not disturbed by the violence. In fact, I was bored enough to sleep through this hot mess. If you are attracted to regenerating samurais/or ronins, I highly recommend that you read the "Dororo" manga and watch the anime, and live-action film. It is so much better than this movie, which I turned off after 30 minutes of viewing. And if you like classic anime, I recommend that you watch "Ninja Scroll". Skip this movie entirely.

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fvrlfellow
Jul 23, 2018

Good movie, but typical Japanese samurai bloodbath. Must be an older movie because the video quality was not too great.

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PinkPangolin
Jul 21, 2018

I found this quite violent. I have watched several martial arts shows and one of the anime ones also was quite violent. This caused me to lose interest early on. I am not squeamish but I think this focuses more on gore than other martial arts movies like Ip Man, and Korean movies I've watched. Early on I also found it hostile even between "friendly" characters.

So while the movie played most of the time I was on my phone looking up things and reading online. Then I just took the movie out. It was too bloody to be worth watching.

Normally I pay attention to the shows I take out from the library. So maybe I'm missing something about the substance of this movie.

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jimg2000
Jun 08, 2018

For those who enjoy manga based samurai films as the blind swordsman “Zatoichi” series. The central theme was about the journey of Manji, an ageless skilled samurai, and Rin, a little girl whose family was murdered by an ambitious dojo master in Edo. In the course to help and protect Rin, there were an abundance of bloody sword fights between Manji (Takuya Kimura) and a multitude of opponents, from average bushi, specialist of scary looking weapons to a few legendary swordsmen. And if you don’t get enuff of the endless cutting and slashing, watch the extra features on how they created the opening and finale battles: “Manji vs. 100” and “Manji vs. 300.”

For a more conventional samurai film with Takuya Kimura, suggest to watch the excellent 2006 “Love and honor = 武士の一分 - Bushi no ichibun.”

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tj_is_cool
May 31, 2018

Good fantasy samurai revenge movie. But it is very bloody and very violent.

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jimg2000
Jun 08, 2018

Intro:
I wanted to cut open my stomach like a samurai should... But if I did that, she'd be left to die in the dirt. It's hell. It's easier... When someone else decides life or death for you. Me... I've been alive for 800 years.
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Rin! Can't you be more ladylike when you eat?
-I'm going as slow as I can.
Where did I go wrong? I'd hoped you would grow up graceful, ready to partake of all the joys of womanhood.
-Just write me off as a failure.
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Girl... Hire a bodyguard. There is a man somewhere in edo who will never die. Find that man.
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So who do I kill, then?
-Whoever... Is trying to kill me.
Fine with me. Itto-ryu or government, I couldn't care less. Anyone who goes after you.
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Don't you guys believe in fighting one on one?
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Bastards! You're nobodies right to the marrow of your bones.

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