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Lady Snowblood 2: Love Song of Vengeance (1974)

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She’s back. Fresh from her spree of revenge killings in the first film, Yuki returns in a second Lady Snowblood film from director Toshiya Fujita. To recap quickly, for those who don’t remember the first film: A young husband is murdered and his wife tortured and raped by a gang of profiteers. She swears vengeance, but only manages to do away with one of them before she is caught and sent to prison. While in prison, she gives birth to … (read more)

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Lady Snowblood (1973)

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Lady Snowblood will probably tickle the fancies of several groups of people, at least some of whom are Heroic Readers. Firstly, there’s the Kill Bill fans — this film provided Quentin Tarantino with a great deal of inspiration, both structurally and stylistically. Then there’s the SBS-watchers among us, who have a soft spot for the Lone Wolf and Cub series — this film shares a similar setting and style with those, too, minus the Baby Cart. And thirdly, there’s the … (read more)

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