37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

Blade of the Immortal

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Manji is a legendary samurai who has battled dozens of men throughout his life. After his sister is murdered, he fights to the brink of death, but is then granted restorative powers by an old crone. Cursed with immortality, Manji will fight evil to restore his soul. Rin comes to Manji to act as her bodyguard so she can pick off the swordsmen of the group responsible for killing her parents. Adapted from the popular Blade of the Immortal manga series, this film from prolific director Takashi Miike is full of his characteristic expertly choreographed sword fights, bloody dismemberments, madcap energy, and wit. Introduction by Harry Chotiner


Saturday, November 11


9:00 PM


UVA : Newcomb Hall Theater

Film Info

Director: Takashi Miike

Runtime: 140 min.

Year: 2017

Country: Japan/UK

Accessibility: Subtitles

Featuring: Takuya Kimura, Hana Sugisaki, Sôta Fukushi, Erika Toda.