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Samehada otoko to momojiri onna (1998)

In dreamlike mountain scenery, Toshiko makes a daring escape from her sexually warped Uncle Sonezaki. Fortunately, she met Samehada as she runs for her life, which is also escaping from ... See full summary »

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Kuroo Samehada
Ittoku Kishibe ...
Tanuki
Sie Kohinata ...
Toshiko Momojiri
Kimie Shingyôji ...
Mitsuko Fukuda
Susumu Terajima ...
Sawada
Shingo Tsurumi ...
Mitsuru Fukuda
Daigaku Sekine ...
Sakaguchi
Kô Takasugi ...
Sorimachi
Shingoro Yamada ...
Taniguchi
Hitoshi Kiyokawa ...
Maruo
Yôji Tanaka ...
Asahina (as Boba)
Keisuke Horibe ...
Inuzuka
Yoshiyuki Morishita ...
Hidari
Kanji Tsuda ...
Fukazume
Yôhachi Shimada ...
Michio Sonezaki
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In dreamlike mountain scenery, Toshiko makes a daring escape from her sexually warped Uncle Sonezaki. Fortunately, she met Samehada as she runs for her life, which is also escaping from some slayers. What follows is a wild chase that leads the audience into a comically violent world. Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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Rated R for violence, sexuality and brief language | See all certifications »

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Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl  »

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This Movie Was Freakin Awesome
24 February 2005 | by (Washington D.C.) – See all my reviews

Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl was one of the best Japanese films that I have seen in a while. The fast pace, quick cuts, and awesome soundtrack made for a great movie. Not to mention the cool characters and decent plot. Tadanobu Asano wasn't as cool in this movie as he was in Ichi the Killer, but then again who could top anything from that movie. At first I didn't know if I would like the movie, being a fan of older samurai films and not much for no-plot action movies, but I'll have to hand it to this film, because even though the plot was a little main stream (man steals Yakuza money and then the gangsters go after him) the cinematography and the fact that the story wasn't really told in chronological order really made this movie stand out from the stereotypical action movie. The way the director would occasionally slow down or speed up the film, or intentionally put in serious jump-cuts, really added to the feel of the movie. I thought that it was a great movie and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys Japanese cinema.


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