Saturday, March 9, 2013

Criminal Woman: Killing Melody (1973)

Director: Atsushi Mihori

Starring: Reiko Ike, Miki Sugimoto, Yumiko Katayama, Chiyoko Kazama, Masami Soda, Ryoji Hayama, Shinzo Hotta, Seiya Sato

More info: IMDb

Plot: Reiko Ike stars as the daughter of a man who has been pushed into drug dealing by the local Yakuza mob. Having outlived his usefulness to the gang he is murdered and Reiko is gang raped, leading her to attempt a knife attack on the Yakuza boss (Ryoji Hayama) at a swank nightclub. Failing to kill him she ends up in prison, where she befriends a crew of other malcontents (including Yumiko Katayama and Chiyoko Kazama) and meets the Yakuza boss's girlfriend (Miki Sugimoto). Upon release Reiko reassembles her mob and launches a Machiavellian scheme to engineer a gang war between Hayama's Oba Industries and the formerly dominant Hamayasu Clan. The rival gangs begin killing each other off and Reiko works her way closer to her ultimate vengeance.

My rating: 8/10

Will I watch it again? Yes!

The Pinky Violence genre is one of my favorites.  There aren't an awful lot of films (maybe less than 100.  Anyone have an accurate figure?) and most of what I've seen so far have been very entertaining.  You've got Japanese chicks kicking ass, lots of violence and revenge and nudity.  This one's got all of that and even some bondage!


Pinky superstar regulars, Reiko Ike and Miki Sugimoto, give us everything you've come to expect from these pictures and it's an awful lot of fun to boot.  Hell, the first act is set in a women's prison.  Once the gals are out it's time for revenge and they get it but there's a price to pay.  I dig this one.  GIRL BOSS GUERILLA (1972) is still the best but this one's definitely up there close to the top.  If you're a fan of the genre then it's an easy purchase.  Go ahead.  Bite the bullet.  Put the gun to your boob and pull the trigger and get it.

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