Takashi Miike directs Takuya Kimura, Hana Sugisaki and Sōta Fukushi in this hyperviolent samurai revenge actioner.
Blood worms. They keep you alive forever and seal up any wound or dismemberment. Perfect if you need to kill a thousand fucking samurai over three hours. Sometimes in relentless droves, other times in fantastically costumed one-on-one marathon duels, duels with villians so stunningly designed you want to start collecting the Blade of the Immortal action figure range from Kenner. Viciously slapstick and touchingly involving, this mixes the bad taste body horror carnage Miike is infamous for, with the more sumptuous period setting he has toyed with recently in the equally well made 13 Assassins and Hara-Kiri.