Lady Snowblood ★★★★★

Revenge has never looked nearly as beautiful as Toshiya Fujita has made it appear in Lady Snowblood.

Everything that can be said about the way Lady Snowblood looks has already been said numerous other times: all that fake blood all those limbs coming apart has never looked anywhere near as beautiful as how Toshiya Fujita's craft makes it out to be. The fight choreography still remains unmatched, but at the center of everything you have one of the greatest revenge narratives brought to the screen with such grace from the great Meiko Kaji too.

I'm only seeing myself revisiting this often when I need a mood pick-up. But even then, Lady Snowblood still finds a way to take comfort in the most melancholic elements of its narrative, which makes every moment of the film so wonderful too.

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