This Saturday, International House Philadelphia will be showing screenings of classic vengeance films Lady Snowblood and Lady Snowblood 2. For more information and to buy tickets, visit the links below.
Saturday, May 14th at 5:00pm
Gory revenge is raised to the level of visual poetry in Toshiya Fujita’s stunning Lady Snowblood. A major inspiration for Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill saga, this endlessly inventive film, set in late nineteenth-century Japan, charts the single-minded path of vengeance taken by a young woman (Meiko Kaji) whose parents were the unfortunate victims of a gang of brutal criminals. Fujita creates a wildly entertaining action film of remarkable craft, an effortless balancing act between beauty and violence. http://ihousephilly.org/calendar/lady-snowblood
Lady Snowblood: Love Song of Vengeance
Saturday, May 14th at 8:00pm
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. http://ihousephilly.org/calendar/lady-snowblood-2