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'Blade of the Immortal' Is the Craziest Trailer You Will See This Week

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The Hollywood Reporter
Aaron Couch

'13 Assassins' director Takashi Miike's 100th (yes, 100th) film follows a swordsman who cannot be killed..

The red band trailer for Blade of the Immortal is not for the squeamish. It's as violent as it is stylish, giving another look at director Takashi Miike's adaptation of the manga.

The film centers on samurai Manji (Takuya Kimura), who has restorative powers that keep him unchanged for decades, and make him deadly for scores of men. When he's asked by a young girl, Rin (Hana Sugisaki), to help avenge her parents, the two are off on a path together.

This is the 100th feature film for Miike, and it premiered in May at Cannes, where The Hollywood Reporter's review praised it as having "more style to burn than almost any recent Hollywood actioner."

The Blade of the Immortal manga was written by Hiroaki Samura and ran from 1993 to 2012 and was published in the United States by Darkhorse comics.

The film is getting its North American premiere at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas, next month and hits theaters Nov. 3 from Magnet.

Tom Grievson