Blind Woman's Curse
A thrilling Yakuza film featuring eye-popping visuals, sensational fight sequences, and the gorgeous Meiko Kaji (Lady Snowblood), in her first major role.
Akemi (Kaji) is the dragon tattooed leader of the Tachibana Yakuza clan. In a duel with a rival gang Akemi slashes the eyes of an opponent and a black cat appears, to lap the blood from the gushing wound. The cat, along with the eye-victim, go on to pursue Akemi's gang for revenge, leaving a trail of dead Yakuza girls, their dragon tattoos skinned from their bodies. A bizarre blend of the female Yakuza film and traditional Japanese ghost story, with a strong dash of grotesque-erotica, Blind Woman's Curse is a delirious mash-up of classic genre tropes.
Film courtesy of Arrow Films and the American Genre Film Archive.