Toshiya Fujita

The Complete Lady Snowblood

The Complete Lady Snowblood

A young woman (Meiko Kaji), trained from childhood as an assassin and hell-bent on revenge for the murders of her father and brother and the rape of her mother, hacks and slashes her way to gory satisfaction in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Japan. Rampant with inventive violence and spectacularly choreographed swordplay, 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. The first Lady Snowblood was a major inspiration for Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill saga, and both of Fujita’s films remain cornerstones of Asian action cinema.

Films In This Set

Special Features

  • New 2K digital restorations of both films, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks on the Blu-rays
  • New interviews with Kazuo Koike, the writer of the manga that inspired the films, and screenwriter Norio Osada
  • Trailers
  • New English subtitle translations
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Howard Hampton
    New cover by Angie Wang