Saturday, February 11, 4:30 PM
Meiko Kaji took a break from her work on the Scorpion series at Toei to make a pair of bloody period swordplay films at Toho Studios, based on a manga by Kazuo Koike, the creator of Lone Wolf and Cub. The Lady Snowblood films, both of them directed by former Nikkatsu collaborator Toshiya Fujita, cast Kaji as the swordswoman Yuki, born in prison, and raised to seek vengeance on the group who raped her mother and murdered her father. Love Song of Vengeance, the sequel, sets Yuki on a different path, helping a left-wing dissident (Juzo Itami) who seeks to reform the government and expose a conspiracy between military and industrial forces which threaten the future of the nation.
1974, 89 min., DCP, color, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Toshiya Fujita. With Meiko Kaji, Juzo Itami, Yoshio Harada.
Part of Cruel Beauty: A Romantic Weekend with Meiko Kaji.
Tickets: $13/$10 seniors & students/$9 Japan Society members
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This film is unrated, but may only be viewed by persons 18 years of age or older.
Lady Snowblood: Love Song of Vengeance © 1974 Toho Co., Ltd.
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