Uncahined Melody: The Films Of Meiko Kaji (2017) by Tom Mes is a great overview of the career of Japanese film star Meiko Kaji. She is best know for her Lady Snowblood films that were inspirational for Quentin Tarantino's wildly popular Kill Bill films. The book starts out with an overview in Chapter 1: Meiko Kaji: Defiant Anti-Star. Most Chaptesr focus on different stages of screen career and contain profiles of important directors in her career: 2: The early Nikkatsu years / Director profile: Masahiro Makino, 3. Kick Out the Jams!: The Stray Cat Rock series and the birth of an outlaw / Director profile: Yashuharu Hasebe, 4. They Call Her Scorpion: Achieving stardom with Female Prisoner Scorpion / Director Profile: Yasuzo Masumura, 5. The Crimson Kimono: The brief reign of Lady Snowblood / Director profile: Toshiya Fujita, 6. From Grudge to Passion: Kinji Fukusaku and the making of an actress / Director profile: Kinji Fukusakau, and 7. "Women are the more human": Yasuzo Masumura and death of a star / Director profile: Yasuzo Masumura. The last two focus on her non-film exploits: 8. A Serial Actress: Meiko Kaji on television and 9. Love Songs of Vengeance: Maiko Kaji, the singer. The book also contain s a useful Filmography, Album Discography, list of Blu-ray and DVDs, and Bibliography. In preparation for reading this book, I sought out the Stray cat Rock series and some earlier films of Kaji's that I had not seen and enjoyed going down the exploitation rabbit hole for a weeks. Most of these films are nothing if not entertaining and a telling look at the postwar history of Japan. Some of the films are out and out masterpieces of their genre, so worth searching out by even casual film goers.