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Cinema Bizarre

Blind Woman's Curse | Fri 9 May

Every month Phoenix presents CINEMA BIZARRE - a weekend late screening of the weird and wonderful. From hard-to-find cult films and pulp-horrors, to whacked-out trippy westerns and more recent curios; films you've always wanted to see but never had the chance - we’re going to show the lot!

Blind Woman's Curse (Kaidan nobori ryû) / 15

Fri 9 May, 8.45pm - BOOK TICKETS
Dir
. Teruo Ishii
Cast: Meiko Kaji, Hoki Tokuda
Japan 1970, 1hr 25mins, subtitled
WATCH THE TRAILER

Meiko Kaji (Lady Snowblood) plays Akemi, the leader of the Tachibana clan. When Akemi blinds the daughter of one of her enemies, a cat appears and licks at the blood. Stalked by the blinded victim and the cat, members of Akemi’s gang start turning up dead, with their dragon tattoos skinned from their backs. A delirious mix of yakuza, samurai and grotesque.