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Review: Blade of the Immortal (Takashi Miike, 2017)

Prolific Japanese director Takashi Miike reaches 100 films to his name with Blade of the Immortal, a characteristically blood-soaked adaptation of a long-running manga by Hiroaki Samura. 38 more words

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Blade of the Immortal's Takashi Miike - 5 Essential Films

In the late 1990’s, fans of World cinema began to smell something on the wind emanating from Japan. The Japanese film industry was already known for eccentricity, especially the myriad takes on the… 1,007 more words

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Blade of the Immortal (2017) Review

“As limbs get scattered and blood flows, one comes to realize that there might be only one Japanese director who can compose these massacres with such stylish precision.” 935 more words

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How I’ve Missed Crossing Swords With You: Samurai Queerness in 13 Assassins

Swords, bushido, honor, moral ambiguity, and dazzling fight scenes dance throughout the film 13 Assassin’s by Takashi Miike. 13 Assassin’s production design is a feast for the eyes with elaborate period costumes and hairstyles, beautiful swords,  incredible set design, excellent visuals, special effects, and editing. 1,713 more words