Men in movies have had their day. Every year, female characters are stronger, smarter, and more badass than ever.
Although the name Meiko Kaji may be unheard of to many movie lovers her voice might sound awfully familiar. Taking the iconic role of Lady Snowblood in the movie of the same name where she hacks and slashes her way to vengeance she also sang the main theme Shura No Hana aka Flower of Carnage.
Opening with an amazing first person fight scene where the central character Sook-hee (Kim Ok-bin from Chan-wook Park’s terrific Thirst) shoots, knives and punches her way through a whole host of hoods, South Korean director Byung-gil Jung sets the tone and pace of his amazing action flick all before we see the title card.
I love a good samurai hack and slasher. And so too it seems does Quentin Tarantino, being that his tale of brutal and bloody revenge – Kill Bill – was influenced heavily by this cult classic from 1973, Lady Snowblood.
Openning with the now all too familiar found footage formula of the [REC] series [REC] 3: Genesis starts out as the wedding video of blissfully happy couple Clara and Koldo (played brilliantly by Leticia Dolera and Diego Martín) shot on the day of their nuptials by relatives on hand held cameras and by a professional […]