Lady Snowblood

97 mins.
Directed by Toshiya Fujita
NR
Japanese with subtitles
1973

Gory revenge is raised to the level of visual poetry in Toshiya Fujita’s stunning LADY SNOWBLOOD.

This endlessly inventive film, set in late nineteenth-century Japan, charts the single-minded path of vengeance taken by a young woman (Meiko Kaji) whose parents were the unfortunate victims of a gang of brutal criminals.

Fujita creates a wildly entertaining action film of remarkable craft, an effortless balancing act between beauty and violence.