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Lady Snowblood 2: Love Song of Vengeance (1974)

Shurayukihime: Urami koiuta (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | 15 June 1974 (Japan)
To avoid a death sentence for her prior acts of bloodshed, the vengeful swordswoman Lady Snowblood is conscripted by the Japanese Secret Police to assassinate political dissidents.

Director:

Toshiya Fujita

Writers:

Kazuo Kamimura (story), Kazuo Koike (story) | 2 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Meiko Kaji ... Shurayuki-hime (Yuki Kashima)
Jûzô Itami Jûzô Itami ... Ransui Tokunaga
Kazuko Yoshiyuki Kazuko Yoshiyuki ... Aya Tokunaga
Yoshio Harada ... Shusuke Tokunaga
Shin Kishida Shin Kishida ... Seishiro Kikui
Tôru Abe Tôru Abe ... Terauchi Kendo
Rin'ichi Yamamoto Rin'ichi Yamamoto ... Inspector Maruyama
Kôji Nanbara Kôji Nanbara ... Toad
Masasuke Hirose Masasuke Hirose ... Shiba Yutaro (as Shosuke Hirose)
Shunsuke Mizoguchi Shunsuke Mizoguchi ... Sekiguchi Eizo
Akira Hamada Akira Hamada ... Okada Takichi
Hiroshi Ishiya Hiroshi Ishiya ... Yoshizawa
Mizuho Suzuki ... Narrator
Shôichi Hirose
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Lady Snowblood (Shurayuki-hime) is caught by the police and sentenced to death for her crimes (in Lady Snowblood I). As she is sent to the gallows she is rescued by the secret police who offer her a deal to assassinate some revolutionaries. Written by Fred Cabral <ftcabral@hotmail.com>

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Trivia

This film is part of the Criterion Collection, spine #791. See more »

Goofs

At one point, a man fires multiple rounds at Yuki from a sawed off shotgun. However, without reloading he fires many more rounds than a shotgun of that size could hold in the magazine. See more »

Quotes

Shusuke Tokunaga: Take a good look around you! They're all garbage! That one's "willie" is hanging out.
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Referenced in Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) See more »

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Another sequel that fails to live up to the predecessor.
17 May 2001 | by xhari_nairxSee all my reviews

The first film had a solid story, good acting, and some nice stylistic flourishes. This film has a rambling story that doesn't carry any of the emotional weight of the first one. Kaji Meiko was spell binding in the original, but here she isn't given much to do. The sword fighting scenes are far less bloody than the original which is a good or bad thing depending on your taste. To me it's bad. The straight choreography of both films was lacking compared to Hong Kong films and some of the better Samurai films, but the exaggerated gruesomeness of the original's scenes gave it a kick. Here it seems as though they were trying to shoot the scenes as quickly as possible (lots of long takes). The second film didn't have the humor either. Just stick with the first one.


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Language:

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Release Date:

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