The Opening Night Event of Academy's FROSTY FLICKS Film Series of wintery, ice-cold classics September 08-24.
Toshiya Fujita’s pair of influential cult classics LADY SNOWBLOOD and LADY SNOWBLOOD: LOVE SONG OF VENGEANCE are bloody, beautiful extravaganzas composed of one elegant widescreen composition after another. and remain cornerstones of Asian action cinema.
20min intermission in between films.
LADY SNOWBLOOD (1973)
Gory revenge is raised to the level of visual poetry in Toshiya Fujita’s stunning LADY SNOWBLOOD. A major inspiration for Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill saga, this endlessly inventive film, set in late nineteenth-century Japan, charts the single-minded path of vengeance taken by a young woman (Meiko Kaji) whose parents were the unfortunate victims of a gang of brutal criminals. Fujita creates a wildly entertaining action film of remarkable craft, an effortless balancing act between beauty and violence.
LADY SNOWBLOOD: LOVE SONG OF VENGEANCE (1974)
Meiko Kaji returns in Toshiya Fujita’s invigorating sequel to his own cult hit LADY SNOWBLOOD. Our furious heroine is captured by the authorities and sentenced to death for the various killings she has committed; however, she is offered a chance of escape—if she carries out dangerous orders for the government. More politically minded than the original, LADY SNOWBLOOD: LOVE SONG OF VENGEANCE is full of exciting plot turns and ingenious action sequences.