Lady Snowblood (Shurayukihime)

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Young Yuki has been raised as an assassin since birth. Her mission in life is to kill the criminals that murdered her family.


  • Meiko Kaji
  • Toshio Kurosawa
  • Masaaki Daimon
  • Miyoko Akaza
  • Shinichi Uchida
  • Takeo Chii
  • Noboru Nakaya
  • Yoshiko Nakada
  • Akemi Negishi
  • Kaoru Kusuda

Did You Know?


  • Along with its sequel, this movie served as one of the main inspirations for Quentin Tarantino's movies Kill Bill Volume 1 and 2.
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  • This film is set in the late 19th Century, however, during the masquerade party there are various modern day flags on display including but not limited to: Pakistan (created in 1947), Australia (created in 1901), and the 50-star flag of the United States (introduced in 1960).
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    • Yuki Kashima: Look at me closely. Do I look like someone you raped?
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A rape-revenge narrative so streamlined that even the gimmick of its achronological editing never muddies the progression of Yuki’s journey.

Metacritic review by Jake Cole
Jake Cole
Slant Magazine

Stylishly shot and full of blood spraying from slashed necks, shoulders and stomachs, Lady Snowblood is a thoroughly enjoyable and arty exploitation flick which has deservedly gone on to become a cult hit.

Metacritic review by Ben Nicholson
Ben Nicholson