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Blind Woman's Curse (1970)

Hîchirimen bâkuto - Nôbarydu takahadâ (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Horror | 6 August 1971 (USA)
The head of a yakuza gang is being trailed by a mysterious, vengeful blind woman.


Teruo Ishii




Cast overview, first billed only:
Meiko Kaji ... Akemi Tachibana
Hoki Tokuda Hoki Tokuda ... Aiko Gouda
Makoto Satô ... Tani Shouichi
Hideo Sunazuka Hideo Sunazuka ... Kantaro
Shirô Ôtsuji Shirô Ôtsuji ... Senba-tatsu
Tôru Abe Tôru Abe ... Dobashi
Yoshi Katô Yoshi Katô ... Jutaro Mitsui
Yôko Takagi Yôko Takagi ... Chie Mitsui , Chie-chan
Tatsumi Hijikata Tatsumi Hijikata ... Ushimatsu , Hunchback dancer
Shirô Yanase Shirô Yanase ... Kawaguchi
Shinzô Shibata Shinzô Shibata
Ryôhei Uchida ... Aozora
Bumon Kahara Bumon Kahara ... Gouda
Akira Takahashi Akira Takahashi ... Tsune
Yûzô Harumi Yûzô Harumi ... Nobuo


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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Akemi Tachibana: I lost. Please finish me. Please...
Aiko Gouda: I know you gave me a handicap.
Akemi Tachibana: You suffered for five years... Please avenge your brother.
Aiko Gouda: I can't. I can't kill someone with a beautiful heart... It seems as though I wasted my life on a meaningless goal.
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Weird mix
15 May 2011 | by mmushrmSee 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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Release Date:

6 August 1971 (USA) See more »

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The Blind Woman's Curse See more »

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Dainichi-Eihai, Nikkatsu See more »
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2.35 : 1
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