Blade of the Immortal is a must-see for any fan of action cinema, flying limbs, litres of blood and the ancient art of badassery
After 13 Assassins, a swashbuckling, action-packed swordfest, comes an entirely different kind of samurai story from Takashi Miike.
As much as I enjoyed the mystical, surreal fantasy martial arts of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and other ‘wire-fu’ films of that ilk, it’s good to get back to some...
Sometimes I’m tempted to think that those bombs the Americans dropped on Japan did more than end a war and hundreds of thousands of lives in the process.
Radioactive mutants? Pah. Ghosts? Rubbish. Vampires and other nasty beasties? Give me a break. No. If you want real horror, you need to look deep inside mankind.