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  1. the_mentaculus's rating of the film Lady Snowblood

    Doesn't work as an exploitation, but it's a helluva movie. It has that garish Toho color chiaroscuro, a fairly clever editing logic, and an adept Meiko Kaji, embodying needed pain and menace behind a thick layer of animus. The constant dialogue exposition conflicts with every realized scene.

  2. Ethan's rating of the film Lady Snowblood

    This is a great masterpiece of revenge. In just over an hour and half this movie feels more epic than any other movie. This is where Tarantino got inspiration for Kill Bill.

  3. Joey Wright's rating of the film Lady Snowblood

    If you are a fan of QT this is essential viewing material. I had long heard this film influenced Kill Bill, but was surprised to see how much it inspired the way he makes films period. Chapter breaks, the score, the use of music in general, projectile blood, and countless other Tarantino staples are on full display here.

  4. raquel falafel's rating of the film Lady Snowblood

  5. Landen Celano's rating of the film Lady Snowblood

  6. Rocco's rating of the film Lady Snowblood

    Kurosawa's body of work may be more important and the Zatoichi series may be the go to for popular samurai entertainment, but when I want to be swept away I turn to Lady Snowblood. Unabashedly melodramatic, saturated with candy apple colored gore, and draped in a mood so dense you could cut it with a katana, Toshiyo Fujita's film is the most intoxicating chanbara ever made. And the theme is to die for!

  7. animalcalls's rating of the film Lady Snowblood

  8. Alexander Dunkelberger's rating of the film Lady Snowblood

    Sprayed with blood and drenched in gore, this is as artistic as mind blowingly brutal violent entertainment gets. It is also essentially the original Kill Bill, making that film look like less inspired by Lady Snowblood and more a near remake of it. Like a great Tarantino movie, this is bloody fun and stylized stylistic moviemaking that is designed for mostly the purpose of entertaining, via bloody vengeance.

  9. nessmj's rating of the film Lady Snowblood

    A reminder that I don't know shit about Japanese cinema of this kind - however very interesting theme of familial bondage.

  10. bloodcurdlingsameness's rating of the film Lady Snowblood

    Revenge is a dish best served with style and lots of blood fountains.

  11. thmshffmn's rating of the film Lady Snowblood

    'Kill Bill' is a crass imitation.

  12. Chichago_'s rating of the film Lady Snowblood

  13. CarlosEsquives's rating of the film Lady Snowblood

    Lo mejor de "Lady snowblood", la forma narrativa en que se desglosa el evocativo-mítico de una mujer que hereda la venganza de su madre. Es también la mezcla del estilo que representa lo fotográfico, el manga e incluso lo poético (en el intro como en el final). Lo más débil, la coreografía de combate. Esa torpeza con la que se desenvuelve la hace sin embargo poseedor de un espíritu B. Sí; la semillla de "Kill Bill".

  14. tom.house's rating of the film Lady Snowblood

    One of the best chanbara out there.

  15. Mauro Lucker's rating of the film Lady Snowblood

  16. Marc Evans's rating of the film Lady Snowblood

    "Shurayukihime" is a play on words: "Shirayukihime" is the Japanese name for Grimm's "Snow White". "Shura" means pandemonium or carnage; it's also a reference to Asura, the anti-gods in Buddhism who are born trapped in violence and harmful passions. Children bear the burdens of their parents' sins and hatred, unable to find peace without bloodshed.

  17. hofans's rating of the film Lady Snowblood

    This is one of the first one in series. Like it and looking forward to see more! I have a good memories about this one. Like the atmosphere, the characters, the way they are displayed in in. It offered by some of my friend and he liked it as well.

  18. alixrajabi's rating of the film Lady Snowblood

    V was scorpion good? I see it around all the time but never got a chance to watch it

  19. TFCHooligan69's rating of the film Lady Snowblood

    Excellent! One of my favourite Japanese films of all-time.

  20. Victoria L.'s rating of the film Lady Snowblood

    The kind of non-realistic bloodshed that doesn't get you all cynical from top to bottom. It exaggerates and you love it. Blood fountains, coming up!

  21. Junda Mane's rating of the film Lady Snowblood

    Love this movie, a personal fave within the Chambara genre.

  22. Michael Harbour's rating of the film Lady Snowblood

    A nice twist on the vengeance tale, but style is where LADY SNOWBLOOD really stands out. The non-linear storytelling, illustrated segments, titled chapter breaks, and nifty James Bond/Spaghetti Western score combine into a movie that takes familiar elements and spins them in unfamiliar ways. The influence on Tarantino's style is as undeniable as his use of plot elements and themes from this movie.

  23. mirzafahmi's rating of the film Lady Snowblood

  24. Amadeus Magnus's rating of the film Lady Snowblood

    one of Kill Bill origin stories.