Blizzard from the netherworld, snow of blood, lady of blood, blood snow. Lady snowblood gallery cover art press stills lobby cards posters screencaps misc gifs click each thumbnail for the full view. Oct 08, 2012 it has a dreamy, fablelike quality that is addictive and compelling, and itas easy to see why the film has developed such a devout crowd of devotees over the last forty years. A strikingly beautiful young woman is raised from birth to be a deadly instrument of revenge against the swindlers who destroyed her family. After all, the lady snowblood manga lasted for 51 issues and star meiko kaji had already headlined the stray cat rock girl gang series and the female prisoner scorpion women in prison exploitation thrillers. Lady snowblood shurayukihime 1973 toshiya fujita japon pelicula completa vose. It comes from a new 2k scan of a 35mm lowcontrast print struck from the original negative. It is based on the manga series of the same name, recounting the tale of yuki, a woman who seeks vengeance upon three of the people who raped her mother and killed her father and brother. Watch lady snowblood yukis family is nearly wiped out before she is born due to the machinations of a band of criminals. The films are nothing alike, but when i first saw sanjuro, i was initially disappointed in how it differed from yojimbo. Love song of vengeance answers a few specific lingering questions by wrapping yuki kashima up in yet another conflict without a choice in the matter, one hinged on increased political turmoil and the repercussions of her vengeance.
Lady snowblood is a movie that genre fans all know and love, as evidenced by its inspiration to quentin tarantinos kill bill, which lifts numerous elements from this wicked motion picture. These criminals kidnap and brutalize her mother but leave her alive. Lady snowblood is a 1973 liveaction adaptation of the manga of the same name. Sanjuro is one of my favorite samurai jidaigeki and chanbara films. Lady snowblood is caught in the politics of early 20th century japan.
But according to screenwriter norio osada, there was no thought of a series when he wrote the. But accept no substitutes, as the original lady snowblood is an experience that no film fan should miss. Some say it was a ripoff rather than an inspiration. Lady snowblood attaches so many values of eastern culture into the western tradition of sensationalist violence and quips within the cinema of the region. Original japanese trailer for toshiya fujitas samurai masterpiece starring meiko kaji. Shurayukihime aka lady snowblood premiered in japan in 1973, starring meiko kaji. My second favorite japanese film, toshiya fujitas lady snowblood. Quentin tarantino drew on lady snowblood as the inspiration for kill bill vol. Love song of vengeance is not immediately satisfying like the original, but that doesnt mean it isnt good. See more ideas about lady, movie poster art and movie posters. Yuki kashima, lady snowblood meiko kaji ashio ryurei, writer toshio kurosawa tsukamoto gishiro, murderer eiji okada kitahama okono, murderer sanae nakahara. But that does not mean it is any less entertaining. Lady snowblood cleveland institute of art college of art. The criterion collection presents lady snowblood on bluray in their release the complete lady snowblood in its original aspect ratio of 2.
Mise au monde en prison par sa mere sayo, yuki sera elevee dans lart du sabre, avec pour seul. A 2001 science fiction remake, the princess blade, stars yumiko shaku. Brand new animal premiered on march 21 arte premiered on april 4. The film shares a duallayer disc with the films sequel, lady. Lady snowblood movie posterjapancinema print on canvas, print on high quality paper, print on wood or print on steel sheet. Lady snowblood and its 1973 adaptation are credited as the inspiration behind quentin tarantino s kill bill. If you have better versions of the images here, or any images not seen here, please visit the contribute page. After being used and betrayed by the detective she had fallen in love with, young matsu is sent to a female prison full of sadistic guards and disobedient prisoners. The magnificent kotobuki compilation film completed dialogue recording bna.
Although lady snowblood 2 is a great movie, it doesnt really make sense for it to be a lady snowblood movie. Now on special edition bluray and dvd from arrow video. Later her mother ends up in prison with only revenge to keep her alive. Design, art deco borders, art nouveau, arte popular, design floral, graphic design. Lady snowblood 1973 yuki, you will live your life carrying out my vendetta. Arrow had previously released the films together on bluray in the uk back in 2012. Lady snowblood revolves around the title character, an assassin who seeks vengeance against the bandits who raped her mother and murdered her father, often using her sexual appeal to distract her foes the manga was adapted into a liveaction feature film of the same name starring meiko kaji in 1973. A major inspiration for quentin tarantinos kill bill saga, this endlessly inventive film, set in late nineteenthcentury japan, charts the singleminded path of vengeance taken by a young woman meiko kaji whose parents were the unfortunate victims of a gang of brutal criminals. Aug 10, 2012 original japanese trailer for toshiya fujitas samurai masterpiece starring meiko kaji. But lady snowblood isnt just an imitation of koikes more famous work. Lady snowblood s biggest mark on america was the fight scene at the end of kill bill vol. I havent seen that edition, though heard complaints about the presentation of the blacks, which, judging from various screen captures ive seen, come off. The heroines face off in a snowy backyard, spraying.
B efore the opening credits of toshiya fujitas lady snowblood 1973 roll, a restive camera prowls the corridor of a womens penitentiary once upon a winters night. If you havent seen it, watch the film that later influenced quentin tarantino in his making of kill bill. It is based on the manga series of the same name, recounting the tale of yuki, a woman who seeks vengeance upon three people who raped her mother and killed her father and brother. Now known the world over as the movie that majorly influenced kill bill, toshiya fujitas japanese vendetta drama is a oneofitskind sensory. Film poster design movie poster art japanese poster japanese film cinema posters vintage posters art vintage vintage graphic typography poster lady snowblood. The sequel is probably best avoided, except by completists. Lady snowblood original japanese trailer toshiya fujita. Lady snowblood herself is either in prison, in service as a maid or wounded for much of the film, and when she does finally get to do something the action sequences feel tired and poorly edited. Upon the death of the third shogun, his heir is kidnapped by a ninja group.
Published on jul 15, 2019 lets discuss the 1973 movie lady snowblood, directed by fujita toshiya and starring kaji meiko. Assorted vintage posters lobby cards and promo photos from lady snowblood this poster art is the coolest ive seen promoting a film in quite some time. The plot of the film is roughly similar to the manga. A tarantinoapproved classic gets vibrant new life in. A mix of historical drama, martial arts spectacle and pulp moviemaking with new wave panache, the flamboyant revenge drama, lady snowblood 1973, brought the popular manga by author kazuo koiki to the big screen with a melodramatic flair and stylistic splash. In particular the character oren ishii is based on lady snowblood. Lady snowblood is a terrific piece of highminded pulp a martial arts movie that perhaps leans more towards the arts than the martial. Shurayukihime, blood snow lady snowblood lady snowblood. Arrowas disc also contains the sequel, lady snowblood. Lady snowblood is a 1973 japanese action thriller film directed by toshiya fujita and starring meiko kaji. Film editing by osamu inoue production design by kazuo satsuya assistant director toshi segawa. With meiko kaji, toshio kurosawa, masaaki daimon, miyoko akaza. Lady snowblood isnt the most widely known samurai film in the international movie market, but it is certainly worth a viewing, particularly for those into samurai. Cinematheque at the cleveland institute of art 11610 euclid avenue cleveland, oh 44106 216.
A japanese girl is raised from birth to be an instrument of revenge. Love song of vengeance 1974the flamboyant sequel that prematurely wrapped up this saga of retribution as poetryoriginated in a popular manga written by kazuo koike and illustrated by kazuo kamimura koike being known for the celebrated lone wolf and cub series. The film shares a duallayer disc with the films sequel, lady snowblood. Now known the world over as the movie that majorly influenced kill bill, toshiya fujitas japanese vendetta. Shurayukihime is a 1973 japanese action thriller film directed by toshiya fujita and starring meiko kaji. In the backstory, oyukis father was murdered by some evil criminals from her village. A pulpy, violent tale of revenge based on a comic serialized in a popular playboyesque mens magazine, lady snowblood didnt have to be art. Reputed to be one of main inspiration for quentin tarantinos kill bill volume 1. Although an argument could be made in favor of the second half of the 1970s, the lady snowblood films, for me, marks the official inauguration of cinemas strong, liberated female empowering archetype that has now become commonplace in film and television.
Lady snowblood, made in is a brilliant film of swords and revenge. If you have some nice, high resoltution screencaps you would like to share, please visit the contribute page. Yukis family is nearly wiped out before she is born due to the machinations of a band of criminals. It was also a major inspiration for quentin tarantinos kill bill, which borrows plot, characters, visual motifs and settings. Lady snowblood is an absolute classic of 1970s japanese cinema and its shadow looms large over the plot and cinematography of quentin tarantinos excellent kill bill, which was clearly inspired by this movie. As impressive as one might find tarantinos film, fans should definitely experience the formal beauty of the original, a mad mix of shameless grindhouse exploitation and surreal arthouse extravaganza driven by a fullblooded devotion to unstinting gory. Toshiya fujitas ability to capture the beauty and serenity of the landscape and faces is immense. Lady snowblood gallery cover art press stills lobby cards posters screencaps misc gifs. Alas, in order for lady snowblood to have any kind of direct sequel, the ambiguity of the first film s ending must be addressed in one way or another. The way of the ninja requires massive sacrifices, and samurai must live by the exacting code of bushido. Blizzard from the netherworld, directed by toshiya fujiya. Love song of vengeance the success of lady snowblood 1973 practically made a sequel an inevitability. Shurayukihime is a 1973 japanese jidaigeki film directed by toshiya fujita and starring meiko kaji.
Brand new animal premiered on march 21 arte premiered on. She just kinda watches characters around her deal with their own thing. Gory revenge is raised to the level of visual poetry in toshiya fujitas stunning lady snowblood. Snowblood was originally a manga comic that was cocreated by kazou koike, who also cocreated lone wolf and cub, so the comparison is natural. But director toshiya fujita treated it as such, utilizing a complicated flashback structure and expressionistic cinematography to tell the story of yuki kashima, a highly skilled assassin trained from birth to find and kill the men and woman. See more ideas about lady, japanese film and tough girl. Yes, she still slashes and kills some people, but theres a huge chunk of the movie where she doesnt really do anything. The success of lady snowblood 1973 practically made a sequel an inevitability. The complete lady snowblood the criterion collection. Love song of vengeance which, personally, i found the better film. It was directed by toshiya fujita, starring meiko kaji as oyuki. A science fiction remake the princess blade starring yumiko shaku was released in 2001.713 148 163 1041 60 809 146 1541 1055 13 892 813 412 1279 1319 291 700 424 1118 1126 1416 260 173 624 1405 963 1411 549 612 653 1103 578