This is an original Japanese poster printed in 1973 for the first release of Lady Snowblood. This poster is very hard to find even in Japan, it is the first time we have had it in our store!
Lady Snowblood (Japanese: 修羅雪姫, Hepburn: Shurayuki-hime) is a 1973 Japanese jidaigeki film directed by Toshiya Fujita and starring Meiko Kaji. Based on the manga series of the same name by Kazuo Koike and Kazuo Kamimura, the film recounts the tale of Yuki (Kaji), a woman who seeks vengeance upon three of the people who raped her mother and killed her father and brother. The film's narrative is told out of chronological order, jumping between present and past events. Alongside Kaji, the film's cast includes Toshio Kurosawa, Masaaki Daimonm, Miyoko Akaza, and Kō Nishimura.
Lady Snowblood was released theatrically in Japan on 1 December 1973, and was distributed by Toho. It spawned a sequel, Love Song of Vengeance (1974), and served as inspiration for the Quentin Tarantino film Kill Bill.
Yuki, a young girl, is raised by a priest when her mother is raped and her entire family brutalised. When she turns 20, she sets out to seek revenge on the gang of men who once wronged her family.
This poster is in a very good condition. It was previously folded and subsequently laid flat for many years. Please refer to the imagery (both front and back) as this is the exact poster that is for sale.
It is 48 years old!
It is not a reproduction or a reprint.
Certificate of Authenticity included.