Lady Snowblood (Shurayukihime)
Lady Snowblood (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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DVD Release Date: May 11, 2004
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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A violent cult film that maintains in its undercurrent a sly humor and a feeling that this is a special revenge film.

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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.

James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

a film of rich texture and beauty that combines all manner of gonzo artistry from both stage and screen

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TV 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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Austin Trunick
Under the Radar

Snowblood's violence is almost balletic.

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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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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
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
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 :(
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
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
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
David Ladd
Whatever you think of Tarantino's Kill Bill, its success meant that some of the little known(in the west at least) films that inspired that film have had… More