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Blind Woman's Curse

Kaidan nobori ryu | 怪談昇り竜

Directed by Teruo Ishii
Japan, 1970
Horror, Action, Drama
  • Japanese
  • English


Akemi is a dragon tattooed leader of the Tachibana Yakuza clan. In a duel with a rival gang Akemi slashes the eyes of an opponent. The victim soon reappears to pursue Akemi’s gang in revenge, leaving a trail of dead Yakuza girls and their dragon tattoos skinned from their bodies.

Our take

We honor the birthday of actress and singer Meiko Kaji with her genre-bending yakuza classic. Re-introduced to America through swelling ballads in Kill Bill, Kaji’s fierce presence is found in many of the best genre films of the 60s and 70s, including Lady Snowblood and the Stray Cat Rock films.

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