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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.
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..
Vengeance... bloody vengeance! Slow-paced tale of revenge, centering on the martial arts heroine - a child of the netherworld, born to slay those that tortured and killed her family.
If you think that you're watching this for some other reason than Meiko Kaji, you're lying to yourself. I used to love thrash films, now I'm not sure...
The film that completely inspired Quentin Tarantino's "Kill Bill" is a slow paced trail of bloody vengeance and loneliness , shot with beautifully vibrant colors and over the top spraying blood , its a ridiculously pleasing visual experience . The score is perfect , making use of classical music and the films theme "Meiko Kaji Shura - No Hana" they both fit the tone spot on. Apart from a few characters that needed wayyy more development since you really did not care or know much about them ,it was a bloody good ride.
Overall , Lady Snowblood is a badass , stylized and most importantly , fun story of revenge.
Pretty much Kill Bill part 1/2
But Tarantino's films are actually more effective
I love Tarantino and the Kill Bill series as much as the next person, but watching Lady Snowblood, all the references begin to add up. It makes you hope that whoever owns the rights to Snowblood is getting a royalty check every month. The movie is great, bloody, vintage 70s samurai action. You know if you are the audience for it or not. I loved it.
Esse filme foi o que inspirou Quentin Tarantino a fazer sua obra ocidental sobre a vingança “Kill Bill”. Muitos acham que ele se inspirou ( ou será copiou) apenas para criar o personagem de Lucy Liu, mas na realidade ele usou um pouco do filme em personagens diferentes.A estrutura narrativa do filme é idêntica já que ele não é contado na ordem dos acontecimentos e sim com muitos flashbacks.Ele também utiliza a mesma música do filme que é cantada pela linda atriz Meiko Kaji que interpreta Shurayuki ou Yuki.Sem contar os jorros de sangue, altamente exagerados e o cenário na neve, utilizado na luta final.
O interessante nesse filme é que, diferente da personagem de Uma Thurman que decide por…
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.
The influence that this film had on Quentin Tarantino’s KILL BILL films is blatantly obvious. The lead character is a woman, proficient with a blade, who is seeking revenge. But the similarities go far beyond the protagonist and her motive. QT has always been one to play around with the time line, but I find that usually the various segments of his films can be connected with a loopy-but-unbroken line. In KILL BILL and in LADY SNOWBLOOD the time jumps seem less connected and more slashed up and jumbled. Beyond that, there are some exact shots that QT copied, and some set pieces from KILL BILL that were lifted directly from this film.
But enough about KILL BILL. I found…
With it's enka theme song, operatic revenge plot, dismemberments with ridiculous arterial fountains of bright red blood, and dynamic roving camera, Lady Snowblood certainly appealed to my love of 70's genre and exploitation films. It's nowhere near as bugnuts crazy as Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion, nor as mundanely melodramatic as Delinquent Girl Boss: Worthless to Confess. Though broadly under the pinku banner, it's more Lone Wolf than Girl Boss, and unsurprisingly coming from Toho, much more restrained in the pinky department.
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