Chauncey -Theater 1 Wed, Mar 22 10:00 PM
Series Info
Series:Late Shift at the Grindhouse
50 Years of Bijou
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:97 minutes
Director:Toshiya Fujita (Stray Cat Rock: Wild Jumbo)
Year Released:1973
Production Country:Japan
Language:Japanese with English subtitles


Wednesdays get weird when Late Shift at the Grindhouse hosts Ross Meyer, Joe Derderian, and Aaron Holmgren dig up low-budget b-movies, horror and gore-fests, and camp classics for your viewing pleasure. Buy your ticket and take a ride in our Time Machine! Punch in and earn a bonus! $3 Pabst Blue Ribbon tallboys and $3 small popcorn! PLUS -- special custom trash trailer reel curated by Ross with cheap swag and prize giveaways!

Lady Snowblood (1973)

Directed by Toshiya Fujita (Stray Cat Rock: Wild Jumbo)

Late Shift at the Grindhouse joins The Bijou Film Board in celebrating their 50th anniversary with a series of favorites from the year 1973. 

Free admission for University of Iowa students.

From her dying mother's lips comes her only reason for living... bloody revenge!

"This lady comes second to none in the mayhem department." - Nathaniel Thompson, DVD Delirium


"There are literally geysers of blood in this movie, a dark rumination on revenge. It is near-poetic, an odyssey into the depths that pain can cut across multiple lives." - Sam Panico, B&S About Movies


"Lady Snowblood still oozes style and it’s hard to dislike any film that has so many fountains of blood." - The Action Elite

Gory revenge is raised to the level of visual poetry in Toshiya Fujita’s stunning Lady Snowblood. A major inspiration for Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill saga, this endlessly inventive film, set in late nineteenth-century Japan, charts the single-minded path of vengeance taken by a young woman (Meiko Kaji) whose parents were the unfortunate victims of a gang of brutal criminals. Fujita creates a wildly entertaining action film of remarkable craft, an effortless balancing act between beauty and violence.

Her life was over before she was born!