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‘Blind Woman’s Curse’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

Stars: Meiko Kaji, Hoki Tokuda, Makoto Satô, Hideo Sunazuka, Shirô Ôtsuji, Tôru Abe, Yoshi Katô, Yôko Takagi, Tatsumi Hijikata, Shirô Yanase | Written by Teruo Ishii, Chûsei Sone | Directed by Teruo Ishii

When you start to watch a film called Blind Woman’s Curse starring Meiko Kaji you would expect a tale of revenge, probably featuring samurai swords and plenty of action. I think in Arrow Video’s latest release it is fair to say that you do get action, but in a very surreal way. Often hard to keep up with Teruo Ishii’s visually stunning movie is a ride into a vulgar world of the weird and very strange.

Meiki Kaji stars as Akemi Tachibana the leader of a Yakuza Gang. At the start of the movie we see her and her men fighting for vengeance against their opponents. Fighting the leader, Akemi lunges her sword only to miss

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