Takashi Miike is one of my favorite directors for several reasons, the first of which is likely how versatile he is. Miike has a finger in nearly every genre imaginable – he’s as likely to craft a brilliant horror film like Audition as he is to compose an honorable action movie like Thirteen Assasins.
The second reason Miike is so beloved to me is how prolific of a director he is, and that is no exaggeration. Miike is responsible for directing over ninety feature films, and while not all of them were hits – or even that good – Miike’s undeniable love of cinema lends an endearing quality to his stylistic choices, leaving the movies he’s worked on covered in his fingerprints.
This is why we’re excited about Takashi Miike’s new trailer for his upcoming film Blade of the Immortal. Not only has Miike once again revisited the action genre, but the style, humor, and gore on display promise a relentless action movie sure to satisfy anyone who wants to have a damn good time at the movies.
I mean, this trailer is really something. The fights look well choreographed, and are distinctly humorous in several situations. The dialogue is tight and funny. Hell, the costume designs are even something to behold, with intricate Edo-period designs for each character, and some wicked looking Shogun garb. The hip-hop score carrying to trailer along fits the mood perfectly, and some of the shots on display are downright gorgeous. This trailer is the tops, sonny-boy, and you’d be doing yourself a disservice not to check it out.
Blade of the Immortal releases this fall. Stay tuned for any new information.[via YouTube]