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Midnights: LADY SNOWBLOOD
March 17, 2017 @ 11:55 pm
“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.” – TV Guide’s Movie Guide
“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.” – Little White Lies
A young woman (Meiko Kaji), trained from childhood as an assassin and hell-bent on revenge for the murders of her father and brother and the rape of her mother, hacks and slashes her way to gory satisfaction in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Japan. A major inspiration for Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill films, and a milestone of Asian action cinema.
Dir. Toshiya Fujita. 1973. 97 min.
Stick around after the film! Redeem your ticket at the bar for $2 off any drink.