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Lady Snowblood 2: Love Song of Vengeance (1974)

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Summary: 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. (imdb)

Genres: Drama, Suspense/Thriller

Country: Japan

Directed By: Toshiya Fujita

Written By: Kazuo Kamimura, Kazuo Koike, Norio Osada, Kiyohide Ohara

Starring: Meiko Kaji, Tôru Abe, Yoshio Harada, Shin Kishida, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Juzo Itami, Rin'ichi Yamamoto

AKA: Shura-yuki-hime: Urami Renga

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Lady Snowblood 2: Love Song of Vengeance belongs to 28 collections
1. Features under 91 minutes (public: moderated by epiphany - 29 stars)
2. Female protagonist (public: moderated by djross - 15 stars)
3. Samurai (public: moderated by mpowell - 10 stars)
4. Films available in HD (public: moderated by kubricksucks - 10 stars)
5. The Gentlemen's Guide To Midnight Cinema Podcast (public: moderated by Coheed - 3 stars)
6. Pinky Violence (public: moderated by edkrak - 3 stars)
7. Cool Ass Cinema's Sins of Celluloid: 200 Essential Exploitation Films (public: moderated by mattburgess - 3 stars)
8. Pinky Violence/Roman Pornos (public: moderated by ForrestQ - 1 star)
9. Duology (public: moderated by Ag0stoMesmer - 1 star)
10. Exploitation (public: moderated by Spunkie)
11. Versátil Home Video (public: moderated by sdenka)
12. To Download (public: moderated by ForrestQ)
13. Arrow Video (public: moderated by mattburgess)
14. Exploitation films with multiple sequels (public: moderated by mattburgess)
16. zae's DVDs & Blurays (private: zae)
17. Owned (BD) (private: bizarre_eye)
18. Cinetheque (private: sdenka)
19. My Criterions (private: Matthew Parkinson)


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chemical404 chemical404
56T5
It pales in comparison to the first movie, and overall feels like a watered-down, unnecessary sequel. It is much more exploitative (Japanese sex scene), and slower moving than the first movie. But there is fun to be had here. Juzo Itami is in the role of mustachioed anarchist. The bad guys seems lifted from comic books. It should be ignored by the people who liked the first film, but aren't into 70's japanese exploitation cinema, but on it's own it is quite fun, entertaining flick.
Excitableboy Excitableboy
64T3
Disappointing sequel to a great original. It has some stylish moments but also some awkwardly staged ones. Meiko Kaji is great as usual but her character sadly takes the back seat in a twisty political plot that is nowhere near as interesting as anything in the original. The ending was ok.
Gurrkin Gurrkin ()
26T2
hazelhawks hazelhawks
62T6
avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
42T3
ForrestQ ForrestQ
80T8
umurtas umurtas
60T4
pyrosexual pyrosexual
75T4
Infenso paah
50T2
zae zae
60T3
RNG
10T2
CloseFriend CloseFriend
79T8
Communicants Communicants
75T7
Sduck25
0T1
schedrevka
87T8
zetes
80T7
kidneypunchr
50T6
GeorgeRoots
50T4
BillyShears BillyShears
50T3
You know what's better than blood splattered swordplay? It's not a slow twisty political plot but it might be the detective that looks like he's from the Japanese Pink Panther.
murtyrock murtyrock
67T5
luiz berger
90T4
Cronos
50T5
Moribunny Moribunny
25T2
Haha, this one's actually political.
Pharley Pharley
2T1
KenMeisters KenMeisters
75T7
seanleelevin
95T4
antidood1 antidood1
55T3
hayabusa
77T2
Mentaculus Mentaculus
62T4
Not nearly as interesting as the first installment, probably because Yuki gets sidelined for most of its running time, and lacks a clearly-defined goal. When we finally do have some vengeance to be wrought, it's couched in some long-form essay on modern Nationalist-identity militarism embodied through the Russo-Japanese war and the aftermath of the Meiji restoration, which is as boring to watch as it was to write just now.
derzulya derzulya
4T3
Chrysophylax
70T4
RavynLoony
47T4
Niska Niska
22T3
ladyspiggott ladyspiggott
56T4
ArloJWiley
70T6
sakaerka sakaerka
80T5
electriccafe electriccafe
75T7
Lonewolf2003
50T1
antitype antitype
69T6
sdenka sdenka
70T4
markf
82T5
Dunstan_xxx Dunstan-xxx
49T2
tattoo
68T5
snallygaster snallygaster
31T2
This was a disappointment after seeing the first film. I admire the melancholy atmosphere to a certain extent; Shurayuki seems to have grown weary of the never-ending cycle of vengeance and even looks like she's aged significantly since the first movie (made the previous year). But the plot and most of the fight scenes seem completely uninspired and I don't think the political subtext was well thought-out.
Fortinbras
75T4
stpmtnfury
80T6
Warren Warren
74T4
auritech auritech
58T5
I'm mostly torn about this movie because there are things I really liked about it (the cinematography, the sparse atmosphere, Meiko Kaji, the ending) but things I really disliked (the story, every other actor in the film). Overall a certainly weak followup to the first, but worth watching for some fun moments. Like Yuki with a shotgun.
Mento Mento
70T7
BranaHawk
40T2
PeaceAnarchy PeaceAnarchy
86T9
Huh, I was under the impression this was not as good as the first, but it may even be better. I haven't seen that one in years so it's hard to compare, but this has great fight scenes, wonderful cinematography and plot that carries some significant weight beyond a revenge story. It's not a complex film, but it picks a scope and does very well within that scope.
x_human x-human
73T4
drcriddle drcriddle
20T2
karamazov karamazov.
41T6
And a perfectly watchable sequel.
kangadoodoo kangadoodoo
65T7
TroyCampbell
40T2
willow
57T4
SirSass SirSass
45T3
Tostadora Tostadora
61T4
nuotio
40T2
hotsake hotsake
63T4
cinemahell cinema_hell
85T8
filmaffinity filmaffinity
62T6
bizarreeye bizarre_eye
67T6
gleeb
69T4
coldesser
60T2
mattburgess mattburgess
64T5
gwynplaine gwynplaine
80T6
xanderbisc xanderbisc
45T4
hotdishtv hotdishtv ()
63T2
porzano porzano
58T6
DrinkMilk
20T2
gargantua gargantua
70T6
ribcage ribcage
52T3
So its like the first one but with the violence and style turned down to 1. The secret police hq scenes were the only interesting parts...the sets were garish and tacky in that inimicable 70s villain way and these scenes were also the only ones shot with wild creativity.
skap
10T2
TheDenizen TheDenizen
65T6
This sequel is much less interesting than the original film. Yuki gets mixed up a political scheme that ends up with everyone dead, but it's got no shortage of swordplay, and fans of Meiko Kaji will want to check it out.
imdb imdb
64T5
NathanDarko NathanDarko
86T7
TraverseTown TraverseTown
55T5
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