Canadian Theatrical News: Blade of the Immortal

Magnolia Pictures’ Magnet Releasing label and Pacific Northwest Pictures are bringing Takashi Miike’s live-action adaptation of Hiroaki Samura’s Blade of the Immortal manga series to select Canadian cinemas this month. The film stars Takuya Kimura and Hana Sugisaki. The script was written by Tetsuya Oishi, with a score from Koji Endo. It launched in Japan on April 29, 2017.

Samura’s manga series ran between June 25, 1993, and December 25, 2012, in Kodansha’s monthly Afternoon magazine aimed at men. Dark Horse Comics released an English translation between 1997 and 2015. Blade of the Immortal previously inspired an anime adaptation by Production I.G. and BeeTrain that aired in 2008. Media Blasters has released the series on home video in North America.

Warning: The film received a deserved 18A-rating for gory violence.

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 a group of master swordsmen led by ruthless warrior Anotsu. The mission will change Manji in ways he could never imagine…

The 100th film by master director Takashi Miike.

Alberta

Calgary Globe Cinema 11/17 @ 6:50/9:30PM, 11/18 @ 6:50PM, 11/19 @ 9PM, 11/21 @ 6:50/9:30PM, 11/22 @ 6:50/9:30PM, 11/23 @ 9:20PM
Edmonton Cinema City Movies 12 11/17 @ 6:25/9:35PM, 11/18 @ 3:15/6:25/9:35PM, 11/19 @ 3:15/6:25/9:35PM, 11/20 @ 6:25/9:35PM, 11/21 @ 3:15/6:25/9:35PM, 11/22 @ 6:25/9:35PM, 11/23 @ 6:25/9:35PM
Edmonton Metro Cinema 12/7 @ 9PM, 12/10 @ 9:30PM, 12/11 @ 9PM

British Columbia

Vancouver Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas 11/17 @ 1:25/4:15/6:50/9:35PM, 11/18 @ 1:25/4:15/6:50/9:35PM, 11/19 @ 1:25/4:15/6:50/9:35PM, 11/20 @ 1:25/4:15/6:50/9:35PM, 11/21 @ 1:25/4:15/6:50/9:35PM, 11/22 @ 1:25/4:15/6:50/9:35PM, 11/23 @ 1:25/4:15/6:50/9:35PM
Vancouver Rio Theatre 11/16 @ 6:30PM, 12/8 @ 8:30PM
Vancouver Vancity Theatre 12/1 @ 7:55PM, 12/2 @ 6:45PM, 12/3 @ 3PM
Victoria Capitol 6 Theatres 12/6 @ 7PM/10PM

Ontario

Kitchener Apollo Cinema 11/22 @ 9:30PM, 11/23 @ 6:30PM
Ottawa Mayfair Theatre 12/6 @ TBA, 12/7 @ TBA
Toronto Imagine Carlton Cinemas 12/01-12/06 @ 4:05/9:10PM
Toronto Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (part of Reel Asian Film Festival) 11/16 @ 7PM
Toronto Scotiabank Theatre Toronto 11/17 @ 1/4:15/7:30/10:45PM, 11/18 @ 1/4:15/7:30/10:45PM, 11/19 @ 1/4:15/7:30/10:45PM, 11/20 @ 1/4:15/7:30/10:45PM, 11/21 @ 1/4:15/7:30/10:45PM, 11/22 @ 1/4:15/7:30/10:45PM, 11/23 @ 1/4:15/7:30/10:45PM
Toronto The Royal Cinema 12/27 @ 9PM, 12/28 @ 9PM, 12/30 @ 9PM

Quebec

Montreal Cinéma Cineplex Forum 12/01 – 12/07 @ Various

Saskatchewan

Saskatoon Broadway Theatre (part of Fantastic Fest) 11/18 @ 1PM
Saskatoon Broadway Theatre 01/03 – 01/11 @ 7/9PM

All screenings will be presented in Japanese with English subtitles.

For any last minute changes, keep your eyes on Cineplex’s page, Pacific Northwest Pictures’ website, and Magnet’s website.

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    • Kaede Loh
    • November 17th, 2017

    The screenplay was adapted and written by Tetsuya Oishi (writer for Death Note) not Takashi Miike.

  1. Kaede Loh :

    Here, check imdb
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5084170/combined?mode=desktop

    I’ve already changed the article. I’m aware Magnolia got it wrong. :p

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