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Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl (1998)

Samehada otoko to momojiri onna (original title)
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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6 February 1999 (Japan)  »

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Wanted: one Peach Hip Gal
4 August 2005 | by (Queens, NY) – See all my reviews

I'm on a journey. Next stop: Asanoland.

Seriously. After undergoing an experience called Survival Style 5+, I decided to peruse Tadanobu-san's cinema library. Having seen Sharkskin Man and Peach Hip Girl, I began to recall the story, but enjoyed the minute details, random Japanese cultural references, and a mix of really eccentric characters.

This ain't no gunfest. If you want bodies and shells hitting the floor, catch Hard Boiled. SSM+PHG shows you people in a moment in time what happens when they interact. Asano as Samehada oozes the 'segoy' yakuza with style to match! He rarely panics, acts quickly, and even has time to joke and laugh. Along with the reserved Toshiko, the story revolves mainly around this unlikely duo. You also have yakuza whose topics of interest include rare ad collecting, glue sniffing, and, of course.... finding Samehada.

This film's fun to watch. If you are going in expecting to see all out sawed off shotgun blasts, drive-bys, and opium plants exploding, it's not going to happen. This gangsta movie has a dark, comedic flavor which you may find yourself becoming fond of. Plus, it's a good starter to see the talented Tadanobu at work.


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