‘Terracotta Film Club’ Presents Samurai Masterpiece Lady Snowblood
Venue: Prince Charles Cinema London
Date: Wednesday 24 April
This blood-splattered Samurai masterpiece from the golden age of Japanese cult cinema is credited as the main inspiration for Quentin Tarantino’s KILL BILL series. LADY SNOWBLOOD is a 1973 Japanese film based on a manga and set in 17th century Japan. The film follows Yuki (Meiko Kaji) on her quest for vengeance against those who killed her father, brother and raped her mother, all before she was even born. ‘Terracotta Film Club’ organisers are delighted to continue showing Asian films regularly on the big screen and this opportunity to show LADY SNOWBLOOD fits perfectly among the other influential classic and contemporary Asian films showcased in the previous months. ‘Terracotta Film Club’ will take place every last Wednesday of the month at the Prince Charles Cinema, London.
Meiko Kaji (Female Prisoner Scorpion / Blind Woman’s Curse) is Yuki, a women raised from birth for one terrible, blood splattered purpose…To murder those who raped her mother and left her to rot in a stinking women’s prison, where she died in childbirth. Trained in deadly fighting arts and fatal sword play, Lady Snowblood is cursed to wander the lands in pursuit of her single purpose. She is a demon of vengeance, only sated by the crimson blood of those who stole her mother from her. Lady Snowblood is a 1973 Japanese film based on a manga called Shurayukihime by Kazuo Koike (Lone Wolf and Cub) and Kazuo Kamimura.
Lady Snowblood’s theme song, Shura No Hana, sung by Meiko Kaji (translated by Tarantino as The Flower of Carnage) is also used in Kill Bill, Vol. 1.
Courtesy of Arrow Films
About Terracotta Film Club
Terracotta Distribution launched this monthly film residency in January 2013 at the legendary, cult Prince Charles Cinema in London with a mission to offer the chance to enjoy Asian films regularly on the big screen, right in the heart of London. Previous Film Clubs editions showcased Jackie Chan’s POLICE STORY, Pang Ho-Cheung’s VULGARIA and Prachya Pinkaew’s CHOCOLATE.
About Terracotta Distribution
Committed to bringing quality and entertaining Far East films to the UK.
Releases by Terracotta Distribution include the multi-award winning BREATHLESS directed by Yang Ik-june, Johnnie To’s SPARROW and just released Kim Ki-duk debut movie CROCODILE.
Imprint label TERROR COTTA is devoted to Asian horror and thrillers. www.TerracottaDistribution.com
Terracotta Far East Film Festival is an annual event aiming to widen the audience for Asian films in the UK. The 4th edition ran in 2012 with 5 European premieres incl. the new animated work from legendary Studio Ghibli. Covering all genres with exclusive cast and crew Q&As, masterclasses and parties. Terracotta Festival touring edition started in September with 5 films in the line-up. www.TerracottaFestival.comTwitter: @terracotta_dist
About Prince Charles Cinema
From cult festivals to the latest box office hits, the Prince Charles Cinema is the heart of independent film in London. The Prince Charles Cinema is located at 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY. www.princecharlescinema.com