Lady Snowblood (Lady Snowblood: Blizzard from the Netherworld) (Shurayukihime)
Lady Snowblood (Lady Snowblood: Blizzard from the Netherworld) (Shurayukihime) (1973)

A woman seeks the revenge that was her birthright in this action thriller from Japan. A gang of ruthless thieves break into the home of a rural couple, and after taking their valuables, they murder the husband and rape the wife once… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 11, 2004
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Anton Bitel
Little White Lies

Lady Snowblood only half-heartedly revels in its heroine's bloody revenge, while focusing just as much on the tragedy of her circumstances and the absurdity of her vengeful fate.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Blood sprays, limbs fall, bodies are chopped in half -- business as usual in this moderately diverting feudal Japanese revenge story, enlivened by peculiar plot twists and offbeat cinematic flourishes that greatly influenced Quentin Tarantino.

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Brian Mckay

Mandatory viewing for all KILL BILL fans. Meiko Kaji is a heartstopping beauty with big, expressive eyes that are suitably haunted-looking for the character she portrays.

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xGary Xx
When a gang of confidence tricksters murder a schoolteacher and rape his wife she plots bloody vengeance against them, but when she is imprisoned for life she… More
Anthony Lawrie
Wow, I hadn't realised quite how much of this film QT actually ripped off! Lady Snowblood is certainly one of the more intelligent films of it genres,… More
Cassandra Maples
By now, I am sure you know Quentin Tarantino lifted the theme and structure of both Lady Snowblood: Blizzard from the Netherworld and its sequel, Love Song of… More
Stella Dallas
stylish and gory and i might have enjoyed it alot more if i'd never seen kill thx quentin, for ruining it for me :(
Keiko Aya
Films like I Spit on your Grave don't even come close to these revenge flicks made here. What can i say? Great acting (Or even BETTER!) cool action… More
Tsubaki Sanjuro
Kazuo Koike's theory is right, great characters make the stories write by themselves. Add someone with great screen charisma like Meiko Kaji and you have a… More