With 'Blade of the Immortal,' Takashi Miike delivers his 100th film

Takashi Miike has a recurring dream. In it he’s flying low to the ground, at a slow speed. Somehow when he was younger, he remembered one recent morning in Los Angeles, he had soared higher in his slumber.

“Now I want to get back to where I can fly high again,” the Japanese auteur mused, “and I just can’t get there.”

Miike might strive for loftier heights in his dreams, but in his waking life he hardly makes time for regrets. At 57, the Osaka-born director best known stateside for shocking and ultraviolent films like “Audition” and “Ichi the Killer,” is one of the most prolific creat…
ENTERTAINMENT – Los Angeles Times

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