• The Violent Beauty of Lady Snowblood

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    Toshiya Fujita’s chanbara cult classics LADY SNOWBLOOD and LADY SNOWBLOOD: LOVE SONG OF VENGEANCE, now out on Blu-ray and DVD, remain two of the most influential works of their genre. Set in turn-of-the-twentieth-century-­Japan and released in the mid-1970s, the revenge saga centers on a young sword-fighting woman who has been raised from birth to avenge the harrowing murders of her family. This clip features the film’s star Meiko Kaji in a scene from LOVE SONG OF VENGEANCE that highlights the films' dazzlingly choreographed combination of visual beauty and unflinching ferocity. Show less
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    • I KNEW HER WELL - Trailer - Duration: 3 minutes, 22 seconds.

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      Original theatrical trailer for Antonio Pietrangeli's 1965 Italian release, out on Criterion Blu-ray/DVD 2/23/2016: https://www.criterion.com/films/28600-i-knew-her-well

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    • Liv Ullmann on THE EMIGRANTS/THE NEW LAND - Duration: 3 minutes, 1 second.

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    • The Violent Beauty of Lady Snowblood - Duration: 69 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      Toshiya Fujita’s chanbara cult classics LADY SNOWBLOOD and LADY SNOWBLOOD: LOVE SONG OF VENGEANCE, now out on Blu-ray and DVD, remain two of the most influential works of their genre. Set in turn-o...
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