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Stray Cat Rock: Beat '71 (1971)

Nora-neko rokku: Bôsô shûdan '71 (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 3 January 1971 (Japan)
The series swansong, Beat '71, sees Kaji framed and sent to prison by her boyfriend's father and with the help of some hippies she strives to be re-united.

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Furiko
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Mappo
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Pirania
Takeo Chii ...
Takaaki
Michiko Tsukasa ...
Lemon
Eiji Gô ...
President
Bunjaku Han ...
Ayako
Takashi Fujiki ...
Goebbels
Sôichirô Maeno ...
Himura
Rikiya Yasuoka ...
Hesu
Yoshio Inaba ...
Yoshitarô Araki
Torahiko Hamada ...
Narushima
Fujio Tokita ...
Nekuro
Rokkô Toura ...
Fukazawa
Yuka Kumari ...
Aya
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Furious Furiko
22 November 2014 | by (Hamburg, Germany) – See all my reviews

'Beat 71' is the last entry of the Stray Cat Rock series, comprising of five movies in total. While the first, third and fourth were directed by Hasebe in a dark and gritty city movie style, the second and fifth were directed by Fujita in a brighter countryside style, less seriously, but I actually prefer these two over the other parts of the series, they are simply more fun.

'Beat 71' tells us about Furiko (Meiko Kaji) and her boyfriend Ryumei (Takeo Chii), who is the son of a mayor. The politician thinks his son should continue his business career instead of hanging around with hippies. He has the two abducted and throws Furiko in a cell so she will no longer distract Ryumei from work. Their hippie friends however make a camp in front of the mayor's house, let a rock band play there and announce loudly they will stay until they get Furiko back. The mayor lets them drive out of town by the police, so they hide in a western town. Now all depends on Ryumei...

Very entertaining flick with a lot of bizarre western movie influences, for example when a guy starts his motor-bike, you don't hear an engine, only the hooves of a horse. Meiko Kaji of 'Lady Snowblood' fame unfortunately has a rather simple role that does not allow her a memorable performance. But the team effort is convincing.


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