Reiko Ike stars as Ocho, a gambler and pickpocket in Meiji Era Tokyo. After sheltering a fleeing anarchist, Ocho runs into the three gangsters responsible for her father's murder, and runs ... See full summary »
Terry is a tough, mercenary, master of martial arts. When an important business magnate dies, leaving billions to his daughter, the Mafia and Yakuza try to hire Terry to kidnap the daughter... See full summary »
Reiko Ike stars as Ocho, a gambler and pickpocket in Meiji Era Tokyo. After sheltering a fleeing anarchist, Ocho runs into the three gangsters responsible for her father's murder, and runs afoul of various yakuza who want her dead. A European spy, played by Christina Lindberg, arrives on the scene and complicates matters. Written by
High art, this is not, even if the cinematography is immaculate and the film looks stunning throughout, but for sheer sensational sex and violence cinema, this is surely unbeatable. A little melodramatic at times, perhaps, for Western tastes and possibly the occasional farcical humour seems out of place but oh, how can one resist the gorgeous Reiko Ike, breast bared and ready to kill. There is Christina Lindberg (Thriller - A Cruel Picture) as an added bonus, even if she is playing a Brit! The final swordfight where Reiko races about the mansion getting her men is a grand finale of immense proportions but surely the fight at the start where she beats a dozen or so totally naked, tops even this. Far, far more flesh on display than I expected and more spurtings of blood, this is just a total treat from beginning to end in a snowstorm. Sound familiar? This is better. Must rush to order the follow up!
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