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A brutal trailer for Takashi Miike's Blade of the Immortal has arrived!

Magnet Releasing, the studio that brought us OFFICER DOWNE, XX, and 2:22 is gearing up to release Takashi Miike's 100th film, BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL, a live-action adaptation of the Japanese manga Hiroaki Samura.

The story takes place during the mid-Tokugawa Shogunate period and follows a samurai warrior by the name of Manji. Samurai Manji has taken a lot of lives, both innocent and guilty, and now lives life in feudal Japan as a criminal. After being cursed with immortality until he kills enough evil men, Manji meets a young girl who enlists him to be her body-guard. Swearing loyalty, protection and vengeance against the group of sword fighters who slaughtered her family, the unlikely duo set on a remarkable quest to make right against those who did them wrong.

Written and directed by Takashi Miike, this blood-soaked display of carnage, limbs akimbo, and promises forged stars Takuya Kimura, Hana Sugisaki, Sôta Fukushi, Ebizô Ichikawa, Min Tanaka and Tsutomu Yamazaki.

You can also check out a bunch of cool stills from the trailer below:

Wow! Is it just me or does Miike's BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL look like a damn good time? Personally, I've seen a number of Miike's films in the past, but was completely unaware of just how many he'd contributed to. I remember a good buddy of mine talking up the manga version of BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL some time ago, and I can't wait to see the look on his face when I show him this trailer. I know that I'll be sitting down to check this one out, will you? Let us know in the comments section below!

BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL will have its North American premiere at Fantastic Fest in Austin, TX (September 21 - 28), then slice and dice its way into theaters beginning on November 3rd

Extra Tidbit: This is the sort of adaptation I can get into. The real deal, not that white-washed wannabe garbage.
Source: JoBlo

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