on 18 January 2005
A seminal 70's martial arts movie, atmospheric and cinematic. Spoilt only by it's "Up T' Workers" message. And possibly the deer stalker hats worn by the "secret police".
Lady Snowblood is the post feminist icon and kick arse action hero that Tarantino based Oren Isshi E on in Kill Bill 1. You may recognise scenes from KB1 & KB2 in the movie.
It's only drawback is that it also trys to cover a quite complex time in Japanese history. That being the post Russo Japanese War period, when the military, after defeating the Tzar's forces were in effect taking power as the new shogunate.
That being said it is still way cool.