In the history of female avengers Lady Snowblood is easily on my top ten list.
Director: Toshiya Fujita
Stars: Meiko Kaji, Jûzô Itami, Kazuko Yoshiyuki
Runtime: 98 mins
BLU-RAY REGION B
“Lady Snowblood! Surrender to us!”
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.
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.