Trailer of the Day: LADY SNOWBLOOD

lady snowblood

Set in the late 1800s when Japan began to emerge from its feudal isolation, this cult classic features as its protagonist a female samurai—a rare figure in a film genre traditionally dominated by men. After a woman is victimized by three assailants who rape her and kill her husband, she sleeps with every man she can in order to produce a child who will seek her revenge. From this auspicious beginning, Yuki (Meiko Kaji) is born, who dedicates her life to martial arts training and becomes Lady Snowblood. At the age of twenty, her sword carefully concealed in a parasol, Lady Snowblood embarks on a blood-drenched quest to avenge the villains who wronged her mother. (97 mins.)

LADY SNOWBLOOD screens Saturday, November 30 at 7pm and Sunday, December 1 at 4:30pm in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum).  The film is being presented as part of our Samurai Cinema series.

Advanced tickets are available for purchase here.


  1. Great post, I read that this was a big influence on the Kill Bill movies.

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