• Movie: Blade of the Immortal
  • Country: Japan
  • Release Date: Apr 29, 2017
  • Duration: 2 hr. 20 min.
  • Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older


  • Score: 7.7 (scored by 646 users)
  • Ranked: #1614
  • Popularity: #1890
  • Watchers: 1,501

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Blade of the Immortal
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Ratings: 7.7/10 from 646 users
# of Watchers: 1,501
Reviews: 4 users
Ranked #1614
Popularity #1890
Watchers 646

Rin vows revenge for her parents' murder and enlists the help of Manji who is known as the "immortal samurai." As he battles the gangster swordsmen of the Itto-ryu clan, Manji begins to sense something unusual about his invulnerable body.
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  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Apr 29, 2017
  • Duration: 2 hr. 20 min.
  • Score: 7.7 (scored by 646 users)
  • Ranked: #1614
  • Popularity: #1890
  • Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

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9 people found this review helpful
Nov 14, 2017
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.5
Acting/Cast 10
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 8.5
All the cast were great but of course (I am a Takuya Kimura fan through and through) Manji was the best. The fight scenes were fluid. It was bloody, very, but it was executed finely, I never had a look-away-it-is-gross moment. Miike did a great job of directing this, everything was just on point. And Takuya's voice was so manly, it was just how I imagine Manji would sound when I read the manga version. Takuya Kimura did an excellent job of portraying Manji, it is like he strips off his persona and wears this new person. You wouldn't even recognize him as his previous characters.

The over-all execution was really awesome, flawless, for me. The flow of the film from the black and white to the colored one was superb. I am not a big fan of bloody movies but I am glad I watched this. I am also very glad that they stuck to the manga as best as they can.
If there is one this I feel that is lacking, it is the musical scoring. I don't know if it was as intended but I felt like some scenes would have been more effective with a good background music.

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4 people found this review helpful
Nov 17, 2017
Completed 2
Overall 9.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 7.5
Just finished watching this and was extremely happy I chose to watch this movie tonight.   Kimura was amazing. Erika Toda does excellent with her part.  If you like samurai movies AT ALL you must watch this movie.  I am a huge Kurosawa fan and this movie gives you the same feel.  More like Hidden Fortress than any of his other stuff.  Yes there is blood and gore but not too over the top.  The girl needing protection isn't too whiny or too stony she comes off as a real person.

I recommend this is you like action samurai movies.

Oh and the sound track at least the closing song I must find it!

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