Ocho gets abducted by a yakuza clan that uses a gang of women to smuggle drugs in their vaginas. Finding out that the kingpin had killed the last boss and abducted his daughter, Ocho joins forces with the drug mules against the clan.
After escaping from an insane asylum, a medical student assumes the identity of a mysterious dead man, who appeared to be his doppelganger, and gets lured to a sinister island ruled by a mad scientist and his malformed men.
Ocho is accidentally captured by a drug trafficking cartel who use Chinese women to smuggle drugs into Japan by hiding it in their vaginas. She is tortured, and manages to escape, fighting both the male yakuzas and a gang of female thieves. Written by
The vagina gets stuffed and gouged at regular intervals throughout Female Yakuza Tale. But it's not just about vagina's it's also about boobs. Japanese men are continually seen fondling and suckling at the female teet. Director Teruo Ishii uses every possible opportunity to show female nudity he can, even throwing some in while the opening credits are running. Ochô is shown taking on several men in a downpour and she loses pieces of her clothing eventually fighting completely naked. There is considerably more nudity and sexuality than violence in this film, at least up to the final outrageous battle. In the end, the women do get a gratifying revenge. Ochô is a great character, she is strong and confident and even when she is naked and bound she is uttering threats. We spend time getting to know some of the secondary players as Ochô crosses their paths which made for some entertaining sub-plots. My major complaint about the film is its sleazy premise is lightened considerably by slapstick comedy that sometimes fell flat. The gags were pretty PG for a film that was otherwise rated R. I won't deny there were a few moments that cracked me up. Most notably when a character THROWS a bullet into another characters eye! I really think the film would have benefited from a little less cheesy humour. Female Yakuza Tale has some wildly perverse and even disturbing moments despite the humour that give the film some exploitative bite. Visually, the film is very watchable. Its colourful and cheery sets and strangely buoyant music add a twisted flair that gave the film a unique vibe.
Of course it all comes down to those nasty Yakuza! Among the criminal underworld there is double-crossing and dirty dealings and it all centers around the new boss of the Ogi Clan. We learn through a flashback that Ochô feels a debt of gratitude to the old boss for saving her when she was very young from losing fingers. After Ochô is caught cheating while gambling, he allows his own finger to be severed instead. The bad ass that did the severing is coming to see the new boss to collect on a gambling debt. Ochô challenges him to a game of cards to erase the debt and to do some finger collecting of her own. Besides his drug interests and gambling problems the new boss of the Ogi Clan has been hiding the old boss' young daughter in a mental asylum. You'll have to see for yourself how this all unfolds! I'll tell you only this, it features what I can only guess is a mentally disturbed Kabuke theatre troop. Fighting naked would have some advantages. Regular street clothes wouldn't do much to protect you from a weapon anyway, why not distract your opponent with nudity?! The final battle set in a warehouse features a group of Yakuza about to battle amongst themselves only to find an army of women have collected on the upper floor with their own agenda. The women remove their clothing one by one and soon we have a whole lot of naked women killing the hell out of a bunch of Yakuza in an outrageous and bloody spectacle! It really must be seen to be appreciated. Its awkward mix of sleaze and humour doesn't always work but a strong lead and enough bizarre and memorable moments make Female Yakuza Tale: Inquisition and Torture a trip worth taking. Recommended.
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