As the prolific Japanese director makes his return this week the True Romance-style crime caper First Love, discover Miike's samurai epic from 2018.
Manji, a highly skilled samurai, becomes cursed with immortality after a legendary battle. Haunted by the brutal murder of his sister, Manji knows that only fighting evil will regain his soul. He promises to help a young girl named Rin avenge her parents, who were killed by ruthless warrior Anotsu. The mission will change Manji in ways he could never imagine.
So begins Takashi Miike's 100th film - a journey of bloody carnage that's one hell of a crazy ride.
BBFC certified 18 - strong bloody violence
★★★★ "Imaginative, chaotic and lots of fun" - Tara Brady, The Irish Times
★★★★ "A samurai epic more elegant than squirm-inducing" - Tim Robey, The Telegraph
★★★★ "Stylish, soaked in gore, and unconventional, it’s another winner from Miike" - Chris Hewitt, Empire
★★★★ "This slice-and-dice epic has soul" - Glenn Heath, Little White Lies