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Lady Snowblood ()

Shurayukihime (original title)
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A young girl is born and raised to be an instrument of revenge.

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Yuki Kashima (Shurayuki-hime)
Toshio Kurosawa ...
Ryûrei Ashio
Masaaki Daimon ...
Gô Kashima
Miyoko Akaza ...
Sayo Kashima
Shinichi Uchida ...
Shirô Kashima
Takeo Chii ...
Tokuichi Shôkei
Noboru Nakaya ...
Banzô Takemura
Yoshiko Nakada ...
Kobue Takemura
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Tajire no Okiku
Kaoru Kusuda ...
Otora Mikazuki
Sanae Nakahara ...
Kitahama, Okono
Hôsei Komatsu ...
Genzô Shibayama
Makoto Matsuzaki ...
Daikashi
Hiroshi Hasegawa ...
Daihachi Kachime
Takehiko Ono ...
(as Susumu Kuroki)
Hitoshi Takagi ...
Matsuemon
Mayumi Maemura ...
Young Yuki
Kenji Ôkura ...
Henchman
Ichiro Kijima ...
(as Ichirô Kijima)
Kai Atô ...
Henchman
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Gishirô Tsukamoto
Kô Nishimura ...
Priest Dôkai

Directed by

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Toshiya Fujita

Written by

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Kazuo Kamimura ... (story) &
Kazuo Koike ... (story)
 
Norio Osada ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Kikumaru Okuda ... executive producer
Robert J. Woodhead ... executive producer

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Masaaki Hirao

Cinematography by

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Masaki Tamura

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Osamu Inoue

Production Design by

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Kazuo Satsuya

Production Management

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Hiroaki Tanno ... production manager

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Kiyoshi Segawa ... assistant director

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Noboru Kamikura ... sound
Noboru Nishio ... sound recordist

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Naomi Hashiyama ... still photographer
Chôshirô Ishii ... electrician

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Kunishiro Hayashi ... sword choreographer

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Plot Summary

Yuki's family is nearly wiped out before she is born due to the machinations of a band of criminals. These criminals kidnap and brutalize her mother but leave her alive. Later her mother ends up in prison with only revenge to keep her alive. She creates an instrument for this revenge by purposefully getting pregnant. Though she dies in childbirth, she makes sure that the child will be raised as an assassin to kill the criminals who destroyed her family. Young Yuki never knows the love of a family but only killing and revenge. Written by Fred Cabral

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Also Known As
  • Shura-yuki-hime (Japan)
  • Lady Snowblood (World-wide, English title)
  • Blood Snow (World-wide, English title)
  • Lady Snowblood (United States)
  • Lady of Blood (Hong Kong, English title)
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  • 97 min
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Trivia Along with its sequel, this movie served as one of the main inspirations for Quentin Tarantino's movies Kill Bill Volume 1 and 2. See more »
Goofs The revolver that Gishiro fires at Yuki is a Webley, which is capable of holding but six rounds. Gishiro fired 7 rounds without reloading. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in A Beautiful Demon: Kazuo Koike on Lady Snowblood (2016). See more »
Soundtracks Shura no Hana See more »
Quotes Narrator: People say you can't wash away the mud of this world with pure white snow. You need asura snow - stained fiery red.
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