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Blade of the Immortal live action trailer

Postby Rustyblade » Thu Aug 31, 2017 18:08 +0000

Not sure how many of you are anime fans, but if you are and have seen Blade of the Immortal (if not you should, edo period samurai) will want to check this trailer out. Gotta love good Japanese live action anime flicks.
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Re: Blade of the Immortal live action trailer

Postby Eltanin » Mon Sep 18, 2017 18:04 +0000

I don't watch as much anime as I would like, and I haven't heard about the original material for this movie, but the trailer seems the kind of thing I could enjoy. :D
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Re: Blade of the Immortal live action trailer

Postby Angilasman » Wed Sep 20, 2017 17:49 +0000

I'm wondering just how wide a release this movie is getting. Would like to see a chanbara film on the big screen. Could kick myself for missing the Kenshin movies!
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Re: Blade of the Immortal live action trailer

Postby Rustyblade » Wed Sep 20, 2017 18:05 +0000

if it gets a release in the states it will be small
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Re: Blade of the Immortal live action trailer

Postby Eshbaal » Wed Sep 20, 2017 23:51 +0000

You can bet the release will be small unless it makes a gigantic splash in the festival circuits - and even then, it won't be huge. Even though it has the advertisement value of being Takashi Miike's 100th film (holy crap), he's not a widely known enough name for that to do much for a wider release.

With a little luck I'm seeing it during the soon to come Copenhagen PIX festival myself. Though I do need to also watch/read the original material.
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Re: Blade of the Immortal live action trailer

Postby Rustyblade » Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:16 +0000

Yeah watch the anime, its great. i just dled it again and started rewatching it.
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Re: Blade of the Immortal live action trailer

Postby Jet_Jaguar » Mon Sep 25, 2017 16:16 +0000

The manga this is based on was published by Dark Horse, and I started reading it around the same time as UY in the late 90s (Stan and Sergio Aragones actually did pinups for it, but my google-fu has failed to turn up images of them). It's a really cool manga, and this movie looks like a very faithful adaptation, Takashi Miike was definitely the right director to faithfully recreate the insane gory parts of the manga.

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Re: Blade of the Immortal live action trailer

Postby Rustyblade » Mon Sep 25, 2017 19:41 +0000

Oh man I had no idea that Stan and Sergio did pinups for it! I have to see those! I loved the anime and had to rewatch it after seeing the trailer.
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Re: Blade of the Immortal live action trailer

Postby maichan » Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:41 +0000

I began collecting Blade of the Immortal when it first came out from Dark Horse. Somewhere along it's run I stopped, for whatever reason I can't recall.

I am looking forward to watching the movie.
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Re: Blade of the Immortal live action trailer

Postby Jet_Jaguar » Sun Apr 22, 2018 14:13 +0000

I watched this on Blu-Ray a few days ago and enjoyed it a lot. I would put it up there with the 70s Lone Wolf and Cub movies as one of the best manga to live-action adaptions (although the unique style of the artwork from the Blade of the Immortal manga obviously doesn't translate to live-action). Very faithful to the earlier parts of the manga visually and story-wise, I haven't read the whole manga yet (but I want to when all of the omnibus editions from Dark Horse come out, probably sometime next year), so I can't say how faithfully it handles the later parts (I imagine lots of it probably gets cut though). I did like that it has a reasonably satisfying ending and doesn't just end on a big "To be Continued" and leave us hanging for a sequel that may or may not get made. I would highly recommend it to everyone here.
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Re: Blade of the Immortal live action trailer

Postby go » Sun Apr 22, 2018 18:04 +0000

Not for children.
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