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In what is billed as the hun­dredth movie by the pro­lific Ja­panese di­rec­tor Takashi Mi­ike ( Au­di­tion), Manji ( Takuya Kimura) plays a samu­rai who is cursed with an im­mor­tal­ity that only fight­ing evil can free him from. He is sought out by a young woman named Rin (Hana Sugisaki), who has mys­te­ri­ous con­nec­tions to Manji, and asks him to help her avenge her par­ents. Rin is a skilled fighter her­self, and a blood­bath en­sues. Based on the manga by Hiroaki Sa­mura. Rated R. 140 min­utes. In Ja­panese with sub­ti­tles. Jean Cocteau Cinema. (Not re­viewed)

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