WHO’S IN IT?
Takuya Kimura (Hero), Hana Sugisaki (Pieta in the Toilet), Sōta Fukushi (As The Gods Will), Hayato Ichihara (God’s Puzzle), Erika Toda (Goemon), Kazuki Kitamura (The Raid 2), Chiaki Kuriyama (Kill Bill Vol 1), Shinnosuke Mitsushima (Oshin), Ichikawa Ebizō XI (Over Your Dead Body), Min Tanaka (The Twilight Samurai), Tsutomu Yamazaki (The Funeral)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Takashi Miike (Ichi the Killer), director; Tetsuya Oishi (Muscle Heat), writer; Shigeji Maeda (13 Assassins), Misako Saka (Lesson of the Evil) and Jeremy Thomas (The Last Emperor), producers; Kôji Endô (Audition), composer; Nobuyasu Kita (Shinjuku Incident), cinematographer; Kenji Yamashita (Shield of Straw), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Manji (Kimura), a highly-skilled samurai, is cursed with immortality after a battle. Using his new abilities, he helps a young girl named Rin (Sugisaki) avenge her parents, who were killed by a group of master swordsmen led by the ruthless warrior Anotsu (Fukushi)…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Controversial Japanese filmmaker Takashi Miike’s 100th film as a director is a violent and heavily fun samurai flick that is heavy on the gore and heavily choreographed fight sequences.