NOVEMBER 17, 2016 – THIRD MAN RECORDS’ BLUE ROOM
Educated from birth in the art of assassination, Shurayuki Hime (Meiko Kaji) – or Yuki for short – is groomed to fulfill a singular life purpose: revenge. In retribution for the murders of her father and brother and the rape of her mother, she blazes a crimson trail of a merciless gore in the fulfillment of her destiny. Toshiya Fujita’s film remains true to the spirit of it’s comic origins (it’s based on a manga by “Lone Wolf And Cub” creator Kazuo Koike) by delivering one eye-popping setpiece after another, awash in operatic violence and enough fake blood to give any viscera-crazed slasher fan reason to cheer. In recent years, it’s earned reappraisal as one of the key entries into the blood-soaked genre of 70’s Samurai epics thanks to being the primary point of influence for Quentin Tarantino’s celebrated KILL BILL films.