The Complete Lady Snowblood (The Criterion Collection) is a 1973 Japanese film directed by Toshiya Fujita and starring Meiko Kaji. It is based on a manga called Shurayukihime. It is the story of Yuki, a woman who seeks vengeance upon three people who raped her mother and killed her mother’s husband and son. The street date is set for January 5th, 2016 on Blu-ray & DVD from Criterion.
.Synopsis: A young woman (Meiko Kaji), trained from childhood as an assassin and hell-bent on revenge for the murders of her father and brother and the rape of her mother, hacks and slashes her way to gory satisfaction in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Japan. Rampant with inventive violence and spectacularly choreographed swordplay, Toshiya Fujita’s pair of influential cult classicsLady Snowblood and Lady Snowblood: Love Song of Vengeance are bloody, beautiful extravaganzas composed of one elegant widescreen composition after another. The first Lady Snowblood was a major inspiration for Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill saga, and both of Fujita’s films remain cornerstones of Asian action cinema.
The Complete Lady Snowblood (The Criterion Collection) has a run time of approximately 186 minutes and is not rated.
Starring Meiko Kaji & Toshio Kurosawa. Director: Toshiya Fujita.