Princess Blade (live-action movie 2001)

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[ adapted from Lady Snowblood (manga) ]

Alternative title:
Shura Yukihime (Japanese)
修羅雪姫 (Japanese)
Themes: revenge
Objectionable content: Intense
Plot Summary: In the distant future, Japan has isolated itself from the rest of the world. The Takemikazuchi - once the protectors of the royal elite - now survive as a band of ruthless assassins for hire. Yuki, a Takemikazuchi assassin, learns the truth about her mother's death and confronts the clan's leader Byakurai. Outnumbered by the assassins, Yuki runs for her life and finds refuge in the home of Takashi, a man striving to make a living by running a gas station in the middle of nowhere. But with Byakurai and his assassins closing in on her whereabouts, Yuki must continue to fight in order to fulfill her destiny as princess of the Takemikazuchi.
Running time: 95 minutes
Vintage: 2001
Ending Theme:
"The First Night" by United Jazzy
Trivia: We have 4
News: Show:
ADV Industry Panel (Oct 4, 2003)
Shoujocon (Aug 26, 2003)
OhayoCon 2003: Part II (Jan 21, 2003)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Dark Water / Princess Blade Double Feature (DVD) 2007-09-11 (from $15.98)
    Princess Blade (DVD) 2011-04-19 (from $11.12)
    The Princess Blade (DVD) 2003-11-18 (from $15.98)
    The Princess Blade [2-Disc Special Edition] (DVD) 2004-11-09 (from $10.29)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Shinsuke Sato
Music: Kenji Kawai
Original Manga:
Kazuo Kamimura
Kazuo Koike
Art Director: Tomoyuki Maruo
Director of Photography: Taro Kawazu
Producer: Taka Ichise

Action Choreography:
Donnie Yen
Kenji Tanigaki
Editing: Hirohide Abe
Lighting: Daisuke Nakagawa
Sound Mixing: Kiyoshi Kakizawa
Visual Effects: Shinji Higuchi
Japanese companies
English staff
English cast
Director: Lowell Bartholomee
ADR Script: Mike Yantosca
Executive producer:
John Ledford
Mark Williams
Producer: Lowell Bartholomee

Additional Translation: Shoko Oono
Creative Director:
Chris Hawley
David Del Rio
DVD Coordination: Janice Williams
DVD Producer: Thomas Meerbott
International Coordination: Toru Iwakami
Post-Production Manager: Shelly Thomas
Recording engineer: Robert S. Fisher
Sound Design: Brent Marshall
Subtitle Script & Timing: Jack Wang
English companies
Broadcaster: The Anime Network
DVD Authoring & Encoding: M.O.F.C.
Licensed by:
ADV Films (expired)
Discotek Media
Post Production: Monkey Boy Studios
Recording Facility: Monster Island
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