Slay your enemies (and friends) with signed Blade Of The Immortal posters and Blu-rays

Takashi Miike is a busy man—you don’t get to 100 films by sitting on your ass—but in between project, he managed to sign a few posters and Blu-rays for his latest film, Blade Of The Immortal, which hits DVD, Blu-ray, and Blu-ray steelbook today. We’re partial to this garish, gory (but in a good way) manga adaptation…

Takashi Miike rings in 100 movies with the garish, gory comic-book fun of Blade Of The Immortal

Marvel Studios probably won’t be hiring Takashi Miike to direct his take on any of its properties any time soon. But Blade Of The Immortal makes that seem like an exciting idea. Based on a long-running manga series by Hiroaki Samura, Blade Of The Immortal is the prolific Miike’s 100th outing as a director, bringing…

Takashi Miike celebrates 100 films with the ultraviolent samurai epic Blade Of The Immortal

Japanese director Takashi Miike’s career has run the gamut, from direct-to-video trash to kids’ movies to prestige period films to our pick for the greatest horror movie of the 21st century. His new film, an adaptation of the infamous samurai manga Blade Of The Immortal, seems to draw from all of these, combining…

Film Academy invites 774 new members, some of whom should’ve been in already

The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences is the organization behind the Academy Awards, and it consists of thousands of people who work in the movie industry—from actors and directors to hairstylists and PR people. That means The Academy is basically the not-so-shadowy cabal that runs Hollywood, breaking hearts…

Cannes closes with its best movie, and we close our coverage with our favorites

Sunday is the final day of Cannes, but for yours truly, the festival ends in a couple hours, with a flight from Nice to New York. It’s been a great time: a blur of movies, hastily consumed lunches, leisurely consumed late-night dinners, long and scenic walks into town (and back), feverish debates while standing in…

Takashi Miike to direct live-action adaptation of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure

It’s not particularly notable that Warner Bros. is developing a live-action adaptation of Hirohiko Araki’s popular manga series, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure (Jojo No Kimyo Na Boken). Most of the films the studio is putting out in the next half-decade are based on comic books. No, what’s interesting is that they’re…

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