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9 April 2013

Terracotta Film Club To Present Special Screening of Samurai masterpiece Lady Snowblood

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Terracotta Film Club will present a Japanese classic from legendary director Toshiya Fujita for its 4th edition.

This blood-splattered Samurai masterpiece from the golden age of Japanese cult cinema is credited as the main inspiration for Quentin Tarantino’s KILL BILL series.

LADY SNOWBLOOD is a 1973 Japanese film based on a manga and set in 17th century Japan. The film follows Yuki (Meiko Kaji) on her quest for vengeance against those who killed her father, brother and raped her mother, all before she was even born.

'Terracotta Film Club' organisers are delighted to continue showing Asian films regularly on the big screen and this opportunity to show LADY SNOWBLOOD fits perfectly among the other influential classic and contemporary Asian films showcased in the previous months.

Terracotta Film Club will take place every last Wednesday of the month at the Prince Charles Cinema, London



Terracotta Film Club will take place every last Wednesday of the month at the Prince Charles Cinema, London.Lady Snowblood will be screened on Wednesday 24 April at 8.45pm doors open / 9pm film starts. Ticket price: £ 6.50 (Prince Charles cinema members £ 4.00)book your tickets now from here

Synopsis

Meiko Kaji (Female Prisoner Scorpion / Blind Woman’s Curse) is Yuki, a women raised from birth for one terrible, blood splattered purpose...To murder those who raped her mother and left her to rot in a stinking women’s prison, where she died in childbirth. Trained in deadly fighting arts and fatal sword play, Lady Snowblood is cursed to wander the lands in pursuit of her single purpose. She is a demon of vengeance, only sated by the crimson blood of those who stole her mother from her.
Lady Snowblood is a 1973 Japanese film based on a manga called Shurayukihime by Kazuo Koike (Lone Wolf and Cub) and Kazuo Kamimura. Lady Snowblood’s theme song, Shura No Hana, sung by Meiko Kaji (translated by Tarantino as The Flower of Carnage) is also used in Kill Bill, Vol. 1.