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Lady Snowblood

Director:  Toshiya Fukita
Year Released:  1973
Rating:  1.5

Silly revenge picture about a young woman who hunts down those responsible for the death of her father - you can't forget it's about revenge or vengeance, because the dialogue consists of exchanges to that degree ("This is about vengeance! This is about revenge!"). Despite the noticeable weakness in the script, the visual design is much more accomplished: the costumes, the sets and the choreography are top-notch. It warrants mentioning that this completely changed my understanding of human anatomy: when sliced open, our bodies are capable of propelling gallons of blood/paint, often so much we can dye large portions of the ocean a deep red if someone should, oh, chuck our mangled corpses into it from a high cliff.

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