Film #147: THE LADY PROFESIONAL
The Lady Professional (aka Nu sha shou)
3 out of 5 stars
Directed by Akinori Matsuo (FUGITIVE SAMURAI, THE EAGLE AND THE WOLF) & Chih-Hung Kuei (CORPSE MANIA, THE BOXER’S OMEN) and funded by Shaw Brothers, THE LADY PROFESSIONAL is a “female assassin” films from 1971. You could file this next to things like BLACK CAT, SHIRI, BLACK TIGHT KILLERS, and LADY SNOWBLOOD. The film is cool mostly because of the groovy soundtrack, the fashions, and people who roar around town in little sports cars wearing dark sunglasses at all time. It’s fun and not incredibly violent, perfect for people new to the genre or folks who don’t like a lot of blood. The acting is spot-on. The script is just complicated enough to be fun. Completely rentable and recommended.