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Superb package from Arrow Video,
This review is from: Lady Snowblood / Lady Snowblood 2 [Dual Format Edition] [DVD + Blu-Ray]  (DVD)"Lady Snowblood" and "Love Song of Vengeance" premier here on blu ray for the first time anywhere in the World and Arrow video have done a superb job.
For those not familiar with the film I present the 'blurb' from the box
Yuki, a woman raised from birth for one terrible, blood splattered purpose...To murder those who raped her Mother and left her to rot in a stinking women's prison, where she died in childbirth.Trained in deadly fighting arts and fatal sword play, Lady Snowblood is cursed to wander the lands in pursuit of her single purpose. She is a demon of vengeance, only sated by the crimson blood of those who stole her Mother from her.
Love Song of Vengeance
Yuki is caught up in the corrupt and murderous world of politics as she is co-opted into spying by the head of the secret police against anarchists and enemies of the status quo. Expect more outrageous revenge and fountains of blood.
It's well documented that these two films (the first especially) influenced Quentin Tarantino heavily for his film Kill Bill volume 1. Those familiar with the Tarantino film will instantly recognise Meiko Kaji's ballad Shura No Hana as well as the non chronological structure of the film and in fact many shots directly lifted from these films which were shot and released in 1973 and 1974 respectively. Personally I prefer the style and direction of Lady Snowblood over Kill Bill volume 1 and I count myself as a huge fan of the Tarantino film.
The picture is tremendous and the sound, uncompressed PCM Mono Audio, is crisp and clear.
The extras include an interview with Japanese cinema expert Jasper Sharp, original theatrical trailers for both films, reversable sleeve featuring original artwork, and a collector's booklet "The Crimson Kimono" by Tom Mes which is 20 pages long and illustrated with original stills through out.
A great package and highly recommended.