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Blind Woman's Curse

1hr 25mins
Directed by
Teruo Ishii
Meiko Kaji, Hoki Tokuda, Makoto Satô
Film Language
Japanese with English subtitles


Sat 8/14
Available for online purchase
Sold out/unavailable

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.

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