The Complete Lady Snowblood

The Complete Lady Snowblood

Director: Toshiya Fujita Cast: Meiko Kaji, Akira Nishimura, Toshio Kurosawa

Blu-ray (Special Edition / Wide Screen / Restored / Subtitled)

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A young woman (Meiko Kaji), trained from childhood as an assassin and hell-bent on revenge for her father’s murder and her mother’s rape, hacks and slashes her way to gory satisfaction. Rampant with inventive violence and spectacularly choreographed swordplay, Toshiya Fujita’s pair of influential cult classics Lady Snowblood and Lady Snowblood: Love Song of Vengeance, set in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Japan, respectively, 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.

• New 2K digital restorations of both films, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks
• New interviews with Kazuo Koike, the writer of the manga on which the films are based, and screenwriter Norio Osada
• Trailers
• New English subtitle translations
• PLUS: An essay by critic Howard Hampton

Product Details

Release Date: 01/05/2016
UPC: 0715515165518
Original Release: 0000
Rating: NR
Source: Criterion
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 3:06:00
Sales rank: 11,764

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New interviews with Kazou Koike, the writer of the manga that inspired the films, and screenwriter Norio Osada Trailers

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