Review: Lady Snowblood 2: Love Song of Vengeance (1974)

In the history of female avengers Lady Snowblood is easily on my top ten list.

blu“LADY SNOWBLOOD 2: LOVE SONG OF VENGEANCE” (Shurayuki-hime:Urami koiuta)
1974
Action/Samurai
Japan

Director: Toshiya Fujita
Stars: Meiko Kaji, Jûzô Itami, Kazuko Yoshiyuki
Distributor: Arrow
Runtime: 98 mins
BLU-RAY REGION B

“Lady Snowblood! Surrender to us!”

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After her revengeful slaughter Yuki aka Lady Snowblood is wanted and gets caught by the police. But helping her escape is a group of secret police and corrupt politicians. They want to use Yuki’s abilities to catch an infamous anarchist. But Yuki soon understand who’s the real crooks.

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The Lady completed her mission in the last film but gets tangled up in the corrupt world of politics. This story, based on a famous manga has lost some of the original vengefulness of the first movie but stands fine by itself in a more historic and political context. It’s a well made bloodsoaked exploitation and a samurai flick with a good plot. And I love the coldness of the main character. Meiko Kaji is awesome.

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