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A teenage girl walking along the beach is attacked by a group of men and brutally gang-raped. She later finds out that not only is she pregnant from the rape, but that she has contracted syphilis, and she develops a deep hatred for all men. Years later she becomes a doctor. By day she saves lives, but at night she takes her revenge on men by picking them up and killing them in various ways. However, one day she meets and falls in love with a young physician. Complications ensue. Written by
Being made in 1967 it's naturally a bit low on horror by which I mean blood or even gore. But that doesn't mean that it isn't watchable. The overall look reminded me a bit of Hitchcock. It's filmed in a rather special way because some shots are in black and white and others are in colour, for you to find out why.
But the story still works nowadays. A girl being raped at the age of sixteen got infected by syphilis. She (Michiko Aoyama)becomes a doctor and is out for revenge. Of course it all works out perfectly until she met another doctor (Ahihiko Kaminara).
The thing I was surprised by was the use of nudity for a flick being made in 1967. All the girls in this flick do show their breasts. Back then in Japan that was a thing not done, even today private parts are mostly blurred.
There's only one actor here (Yuichi Minato) who made it into the scene outside Japan. He was seen in a few Takashi Miike flicks like Fudoh (1996) and Dead Or Alive 2 (2000) as the head of the orphanage.
A classic in Japan, a pure revenge flick with a little twist, but if you go watch it place it in the time being made.
Gore 0/5 Nudity 1/5 Effects 0/5 Story 3/5 Comedy 0/5
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