Lady Snowblood (Japan 1973)

Rating: ****
Cast: Kaji Meiko

Wow! A bloody tale of vengeance as a young girl is on a quest to avenge her father's brutal murder and her mother's rape. Similar in look and feel to the "Lone Wolf And Cub" series, with even the same shocking amount of over-the-top blood spurting. Kaji Meiko is awesome as the cold hearted, steely-eyed Lady Snowblood, and she swings a mean sword full of conviction. Great stuff.