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Yuki's family is nearly wiped out before she is born due to the machinations of a band of criminals. These criminals kidnap and brutalize her mother but leave her alive. Later her mother ends up in prison with only revenge to keep her alive. She creates an instrument for this revenge by purposefully getting pregnant. Yuki never knows the love of a family but only killing and revenge.
Yuki, born and raised to inflict vengeance on the assholes that butchered her family. Prison childbirth. Umbrella ownage. Wearing white will get you killed. Throwing shit over a cliff. A traveling gambler. Crazy games with a knife. Draft riots. Swindlers. A sea of blood. A three yen hooker. Police brutality. A bamboo beat down. A cool as hell reporter. Blood splatter. Slicing a bitch in half. A masquerade party of death. Final vengeance is best served cold in the snow. While there is no Bill to kill, Lady Snowblood is an obvious influence for Richard Gecko's tale of Beatrix Kiddo.
Quentin Tarantino is the greatest thief working on cinema today, it's widely known that his films steal a little from past movies, especially from films that not many people have heard of, films like Lady Snowblood. I knew that this was going to be something like Kill Bill, but I did not imagine they would be so similar. They are similar not only in terms of story and concept - a samurai woman who seeks revenge - but also in terms of production style. From its filming techniques - fast zoom on characters - to the visual style and to the amount of blood that we are offered and to its music score, Lady Snowblood and Kill Bill are twins.…
It's not fast-paced and "hip" like a Quentin Tarantino movie because it's not a Quentin Tarantino movie. Cripes, is that really how people need to contextualize every pulpy foreign film? Anyway, this is a masterpiece of gaudy, operatic trash.
Quentin Tarantino is no doubt one of the most popular directors in the world, noted for his abrasive yet entertaining films that have all in their own right became cult classics. From the early days of Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction to Inglorious Basterds and Django Unchained, he has established himself as a director familiar with audiences all over the world. I’m a big fan myself --Jackie Brown being my favourite work from the man-- but I’ve never understood people’s claims of him being the unique and provocative filmmaker with this intense and nurtured creative streak in him. For me it’s no secret that his films play on, and are inspired, by past successes.
Lady Snowblood is the most definitive…
Watched this this morning and then somehow forgot I hadn't reviewed it. A very stylish film, bloody as hell, not super sexual, and it has the decency to curb its bloodlust vengeance plot with tragedy, but ultimately, it's just a solid exploitation flick.
I could do with a thunder-sand bomb to clear the bus on a Monday morning.
I have to say that Lady Snowblood turned out to be a disappointment even though I thought it was pretty good. With the way that it starts off in a whirl of flashing blades, gushing blood staining pristine white snow and the ethereal beauty of Meiko Kaji, I really did think it was set up to be an absolutely great film.
And then it just....stops. For way too long. I think that just too much time is spent on the back story here. I appreciate that has to be filled in and I wouldn't have wanted the film to have passed over that completely but…
This is a very fun, energetic action movie. I like seeing insanely bright blood fly around so this is straight up my alley. Now I don't necessarily appreciate the narrator or the idiotic melodrama towards the end (the reveal about a certain father is so bad), but the way this film is built and the way it moves forward constantly is really admirable, as I'm so used to these trashy 70s sword n gore -flicks to be nothing but people walking around a house for thirty minutes only to be followed by two minutes of gory fun. This is like the Keoma of the genre, and I don't say that just because it has a very similar way of portraying the timeline of the story.
Gory in an artful way. Great stuff.
Still one of my favorite revenge flicks. Shurayuki-hime is a totally bad ass character. The fight scenes are well choreographed and ultra bloody. I've always loved how the camera moves in this as well. There are just these really smooth, fluid movements. The occasionally there will be this quick zoom or something like that. It always looks awesome.
Now on to the sequel, which I have never seen before. Probably isn't as good as this one but I'm sure it'll be fun.
Sabemos como Tarantino hace sus peliculas...con personajes, música referencias a otras películas o series de tv, asi que, como Kill Bill es una de mis peliculas favoritas de todos los tiempos, según yo, me propuse a ver todo el material al que hace “homenaje” asi que empecé por Shurayukihime… y ah que caray, es todo el argumento de Kill Bill.
The camera-work is gritty and fluid, the performances are shockingly good and the narrative is wonderfully epic in that vintage, melodramatic kind of way. Seriously one of the best action films I've seen. No shame in this rating; Lady Snowblood is bloody B-movie bliss.
Da ich ja seit geraumer Zeit großer Japan-Fan bin, versuche ich stets mich bzgl. des japanischen Filmes zu bilden. Kein Weg führt da natürlich an der berühmt berüchtigten Shurayukihime - bekannt als Lady Snowblood vorbei. Nicht einmal Quentin Tarantino kam um diese Inspiration herum und inszenierte mit Kill Bill quasi seine eigene Lady Snowblood, inklusive einiger identisch nachgedrehter Elemente und Szenen. Doch lohnt sich der Film heute immer noch?
Diese Frage beantwortet sich schon in den ersten Minuten. Regisseur Toshiya Fujita hat ein unglaubliches Auge für ästhetische Bildchoreografien. Sagenhaft. Sagenhaft, kann ich nur sagen. Die Bildsprache ist wirklich beeindruckend. Und auch die zweite Stärke fällt sofort und wortwörtlich ins Auge. Die bildhübsche Hauptdarstellerin Meiko Kaji fegt mit einer anmutigen Leinwandpräsenz…
Toshiya Fujita's Lady Snowblood, (based on the manga of the same name) starring Meiko Kaji, is now most commonly known as the film that inspired Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill movies. Tarantino is a notorious copycat, but I frankly don't find that to be a big deal, I mean other filmmakers like Stanley Kubrick copied from other films all the time yet nobody has a problem with that.
Kill Bill lifted many elements from Lady Snowblood; the female revenge plot with four main villains (the one played by Lucy Liu is even inspired by Shurayuki), battles on snowy fields, fountains of watery blood, fights with the female villain's henchmen, an animated sequence (in LS it's a series of scenes from the…
Two films inspired Kill Bill...One was The Bride Wore Black and this one...
Meiko Kaji is one badass babe in kimono as good as Uma Thurman if not better...She wields the sword seductively...Guilty pleasure all the way..
A young girl is born and raised to be an instrument of revenge.
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