FREE Prizes: WIN Lady Snowblood 1 & 2 Blu-ray Limited Edition Steelbook – 2 Copies To Giveaway – NOW CLOSED!
Competition is now closed!
Arrow Films is pleased to announce that Monday September 24th will see the hugely influential Lady Snowblood films lovingly restored and released on Blu-ray (Region 2) for the very first time, anywhere in the world and will be available as both a Limited Edition Blu-ray SteelBook™ and a 3-disc Blu-ray & DVD Dual Format Set.
3-disc Blu-ray & DVD Dual Format Set: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lady-Snowblood-Format-Edition-Blu-Ray/dp/B007XRX9AG/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1348227792&sr=8-2
These long-awaited releases will contain the following special features:
- “Slicing Through the Snow” – An exclusive interview with Japanese cinema expert Jasper Sharp
- Collector’s booklet “The Crimson Kimono” by critic Tom Mes, illustrated with original stills.
- Original theatrical trailers for both films
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of both features
- Newly translated optional English subtitles
- Original Mono Audio (uncompressed PCM on Blu-ray)
Diverse Japan is thrilled to be able to offer two lucky winners a copy of the Limited Edition Steelbook
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Competition ends on Monday 1st October, 2012 at midnight UK time.
Two winners will be selected at random and notified by email, so please make sure you leave a correct email address when you enter your comment below. The names of the winners will also be announced on Diverse Japan.
Please note: The competition is open to UK Residents only.
It couldn’t be easier – So what are you waiting for?!!!
About Lady Snowblood 1 & 2
Originally adapted from Kazuo Kioke and Kzuo Kamimura’s manga manuscripts, Lady Snowblood and its sequel Lady Snowblood: Love Song Of Vengeance tell the twisted tale of Yuki, a woman raised from birth for one terrible, blood splattering purpose… murder!
Expertly played by the beautiful but vicious Meiko Kaji (Female Prisoner Scorpion, Blind Woman’s Curse), Yuki first sets out to maim those who raped her mother and left her rotting in a stinking women’s prison, where she would later die during childbirth. Trained in deadly fighting arts and masterful sword play, our new found heroine – Lady Snowblood – is cursed to wander the lands in pursuit of her targets.
Then, in the second piece of this ultra-violent pie, the stirring sequel – Lady Snowblood: Love Song of Vengeance – Yuki is caught up in the corrupt and murderous world of politics. As she works with the secret police, spying on anarchists and enemies of the status quo, expect yet more outrageous revenge and – of course – fountains of blood.
From legendary Japanese director Toshiya Fujita, the two blood-splattered Samurai masterpieces are credited as the main inspiration for Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill series.
Kill Bill borrows plot lines, characters, visual motifs (check out the comparision below) and scenic settings from its seminal 1970s predecessor. In particular, the character O-Ren Ishii is based on Lady Snowblood herself. The famous Kill Bill scene in which The Bride fights O-Ren Ishii uses a snowy landscape that echoes scenes in Lady Snowblood.
Arrow Films Official Website: www.arrowfilms.co.uk