Film Review: Blade of the Immortal (2017) by Takashi Miike

“Consider yourself lucky, At least you can die.”

Japanese director Takashi Miike downplays his pride about having made his 100th film with “Blade of the Immortal”, and indeed, whether they are 100 or 50 or 20, what counts is the quality of the body of work one has made over the years. And while there may have been weaker entries, the overall impression Miike’s films leave behind is one of versatility, creativity and provocation, since, even with an average of six to seven films per year none of his works feel as if they have been churned out. Instead, we witness the film of a true auteur, one who works fast and is unafraid of the changing tones and genres he has worked with.

During the 2017 Sitges Film Festival, Miike described how it does not matter to him which film he is working on since he approaches every one

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