Lady Snowblood: Love Song of Vengeance
dir. Toshiya Fujita, Japan, 1974, DCP, 89 mins. color, in Japanese w/ English subtitles
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.