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Blind Woman's Curse (1970)

Kaidan nobori ryû (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Horror | 6 August 1971 (USA)
The head of a yakuza gang is being trailed by a mysterious, vengeful blind woman.



, (as Yoshitada Sone)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Akemi Tachibana
Hoki Tokuda ...
Aiko Gouda
Makoto Satô ...
Tani Shouichi
Hideo Sunazuka ...
Shirô Ôtsuji ...
Tôru Abe ...
Yoshi Katô ...
Jutaro Mitsui
Yôko Takagi ...
Chie Mitsui , Chie-chan
Tatsumi Hijikata ...
Ushimatsu , Hunchback dancer
Shirô Yanase ...
Shinzô Shibata
Ryôhei Uchida ...
Bumon Kahara ...
Akira Takahashi ...
Yûzô Harumi ...


Akemi and the man of her clan confront their opponents; Akemi delivers a sword thrust to kill the opponents' leader, and Aiko, his daughter, tries to interpose herself, suffering a glancing blow to her eyes, thus cutting her badly, and blinding her. Amid the ensuing fight, no one notices that a black cat laps the young woman's wound. Years later, revenge between the two clans continue, plus added dissension amongst Akemi's people, leading to more deaths. A new member comes to help them, but she is a strange woman - and blind. The curse of the blind woman is about to fell on the dragon-lady. Written by Artemis-9

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6 August 1971 (USA)  »

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Aiko Gouda: [Preparing to fight Tachibana-san in final sword fight] I wish I could see your face.
Akemi Tachibana: My face is the same as any other about to fight: the face of a demon.
Aiko Gouda: Tachibana-san, prepare to die!
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Weird mix
15 May 2011 | by (Thailand) – See all my reviews

I found this movie to be a weird mix and to be totally honest, I am not sure if I like this movie. This movie seems to have a weird mix of visuals from gore, psychedelia,Jidai Geki and yakuza elements. I personally found it a little off putting and there were parts of the movie, the psychedelic gore parts with the visuals and colouring, that I did not enjoy. Meiko Kaji stars as tachibana doing her soon to be trademark stoic, unspeaking character. Like her later characters Scorpion and Lady Snowblood, she does not say much nor shows much emotion. While it worked (very successfully) with these characters it does not work in this movie. Instead of driven she looked uncertain. Not the best movie but an interesting movie and a look at the development of meiko kaji as an actress.

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