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Blade of the Immortal (2017) (2 Disc) (DVD) (English Subtitled) (US Version) - Neo Film Shop

Blade of the Immortal (2017) (2 Disc) (DVD) (English Subtitled) (US Version)


Actors: Takuya Kimura, Hana Sugisaki, Sota Fukushi
Directors: Takashi Miike
Format: Color, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Subtitles: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
Number of discs: 2
Studio: Magnolia Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: February 13, 2018
Run Time: 141 minutes

Manji is a samurai on the run after killing his corrupt lord and his bodyguards, which includes the husband of his sister Machi who lost her mind from the grief. Soon after, Manji encounters an 800-year-old nun named Yaobikuni before his sister was held hostage by a group of ronin out for the bounty on Manji's head. In response when the ronin's leader killed his sister after agreeing to his demands to disarm himself, Manji kills every member of the group before he begins dying from his wounds as Yaobikuni implants "sacred bloodworms" into his body.

Fifty two years later, now an ageless immortal, Manji is approached by Rin Asano who requests his aid as bodyguard to help avenge the death of her father Kurose at the hands of Kagehisa Anotsu and the Ittō-ryū. While Manji initially refused, he reconsiders when Rin is attacked by the Ittō-ryū member Sabato Kuroi who had the severed head of Rin's mother mounted on his left shoulder. Word of Sabato's death reaches Kagehisa after setting up the Ittō-ryū's contract with Kagimura Habaki for a place in the shogunate, sending Taito Magatsu to deal with Rin and her bodyguard. Magatsu is defeated, but is spared as he reveals Manji's immortality to the other Ittō-ryū members. Manji later encounters the Ittō-ryū member Eiku Shizuma, who reveals himself to have also had bloodworms placed in his body by Yaobikuni while nearly killing Manji with a rare poison that disrupts the bloodworms.

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