Blade of the Immortal is a live action film adaption of the manga of the same name. It also marks the 100th film by veteran Japanese director Takashi Miike (Audition, Ichi The Killer, Sukiyaki Western Django), infamous for his unadulterated depiction of extreme violence, bizarre plots and general outlandishness. If there's one savage samurai movie you need to watch this year, this is the one.

Samurai Manji has taken a lot of lives, both innocent and guilty, and now lives life in feudal Japan as a criminal. After being cursed with immortality until he kills enough evil men, Manji meets a young girl who enlists him to be her body-guard. Swearing loyalty, protection and vengeance against the group of sword fighters who slaughtered her family, the unlikely duo set on a remarkable quest to make right against those who did them wrong.