• Starts off with a bang- a gorgeous white snow landscape and then turning that snow into red for the credit sequences
  • I had no knowledge of her prior to the movie but Meiko Kaji is really good here in the title role
  • Clearly the film had a massive influence on kill bill and Tarantino
  • Straight revenge film- she has almost like a supernatural/hero trait being possessed to revenge her mother
  • Long chapter break titles (like QT) and plays brilliantly with narrative structure manipulating the flashbacks, having one flashback accomplished with voice-over and black and white drawings, another one with black and white photos- these are absolutely stunning
  • No idea why it took me so long to track this one down- it’s not in the TSPDT top 1000 so maybe that’s it- also I usually don’t think too highly of QT’s favorite movies.
  • Constantly moving the camera
  • Extremely ambitious all around: stylistically, thematically and narrative- it does not treat itself as a B-film
  • Tons of projective spray blood- QT
  • Symbolic ending- another claiming revenge on her like she did
  • Top 5 film of the year quality film after first viewing
  • Must-See