Midnight weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnight)!
Director: Toshiya Fujita Run Time: 97 min. Release Year: 1973 Language: Japanese w/ English Subtitles
Starring: Masaaki Daimon, Meiko Kaji, Miyoko Akaza, Toshio Kurosawa
Yuki (Meiko Kaji) has been raised from birth for vengeance. Undergoing training from a young age to become an assassin, the skills she’s learned are put to the test against the people who raped her mother and murdered her father and brother, as Yuki travels through turn-of-the-century Japan to track down the perpetrators and bring them her own brand of bloody justice.
Since its release in 1973, Lady Snowblood (dir. Toshiya Fujita) has taken its place as one of the most influential Asian action films, inspiring numerous revenge thrillers in its wake, not least of which including Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill series. Based on the manga of the same name, Lady Snowblood is a stylish, creative, and violent foray into the meaning of revenge and the closure (or lack thereof) that vengeance brings with it, and it does so in a visually stunning manner, bursting with color and expression amid its wintry tale.
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