Last night I watched Lady Snowblood, a 1973 Japanese film starring Meiko Kaji. It was one of Quentin Tarantino's primary inspirations for Kill Bill and, watching Lady Snowblood, this fact is unmistakable.
It's the story of a beautiful, deadly woman named Yuki (Meiko Kaji) seeking revenge against three blackguards that had killed her father and raped her mother before Yuki was born. Like Kill Bill, the movie's divided into chapters as Yuki takes out one person on her list after another. Yuki's white kimono is remeniscent of O-Ren Iishi's and Lady Snowblood's theme song, "The Flower of Carnage," is featured on the Kill Bill soundtrack.
So it was like, cool and stuff.
Lots and lots of explosions of blood, lottsa shots of Yuki's cold, beautiful eyes, and wonderful colours. It's a yummy movie.