Director: Teruo Ishii
Runtime: 85 minutes
Language: Japanese (with English subtitles)
Rating: NC16 (Some Nudity and Drug Use)
The Tachibana yakuza clan is recognisable by the tattoos that its members have on their backs: a dragon which takes full form when they line up alongside each other. The head of the dragon is carried by leader Akemi, who during a fight, slashes the eyes of an opponent. The blind victim vows revenge, killing off each member of the gang and collecting their tattooed skins until she faces off with Akemi in a climactic sword fight.
With its grotesque, violent, and erotic imagery, Blind Woman’s Curse is a vivid amalgam of genre influences from horror, yakuza, and sexploitation films. Revenge, whilst integral to the plot, is ultimately subverted as the protagonists woefully ponder its futility towards the end.
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