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Director:
Writers:
Toshiharu Ikeda (screenplay)
Takashi Ishii (manga series Tenshi no harawata)
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Release Date:
22 July 1978 (Japan) See more »
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Angel Guts: High School Coed
 (From LateFilmFull. 25 February 2009, 2:29 AM, PST)

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As much as I love misogynistic Japanese sleaze, this one needed something more. See more (7 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Machiko Ohtani ... Nami Tsuchiya
Sanshô Shinsui ... Tetsurô Kawashima (as Sanshô Shinsui)
Megu Kawashima ... Megu, Tetsurô's sister
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tatsuma Higuchi ... Sadakuni
Tsutomu Hori ... Man in Foreign car (as Ben Hori)
Shin Kagayama ... The man who calls out to Meg
Kenji Kasai ... Kajima
Ken Kazama ... Yakuza
Kazuyuki Komiya ... Loan Shark's man B
Maya Kudô ... Woman in Foreign car
Toshihiko Oda ... Tsuchiya
Ryûsaku Shinsui ... Police Detective A
Yoshimasa Tôma ... Loan Shark's man A
Tokuko Watanabe ... Natsue
Tomoko Yamanoue ... Waitress in Bar
Hiroyasu Yoshida ... Police Detective B

Directed by
Chûsei Sone  (as Chuusei Sone)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Toshiharu Ikeda  screenplay
Takashi Ishii  manga series Tenshi no harawata
Ryûsaku Shinsui  screenplay

Produced by
Yoshiyuki Kaino .... executive producer: Nikkatsu
Naoya Narita .... planner
 
Original Music by
Masumi Oono 
 
Cinematography by
Nobumasa Mizuno'o 
 
Film Editing by
Shinji Yamada 
 
Production Design by
Heihachiro Watanabe  (as Heihachirô Watanabe)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Toshiharu Ikeda .... assistant director
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Moriyasu Tsuchida .... lighting technician
 

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Also Known As:
"Angel Guts: High School Coed" - USA (DVD title)
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Japan:79 min
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
As much as I love misogynistic Japanese sleaze, this one needed something more., 23 December 2010
Author: BA_Harrison from Hampshire, England

Only in Japanese cinema could you find a character living by a such a seriously messed-up moral code as biker Kawashima (Sanshô Shinsui): as a member of a ruthless gang, he thinks nothing of robbing and raping innocent strangers on a daily basis, yet he goes out of his way to protect an innocent schoolgirl from being raped by fellow thug Kaji; given orders to rape the schoolgirl himself, however, and he complies without protest. Kawashima also acts as guardian to his younger sister Megu, protecting her from the harsh realities of his life, but when he catches the occasional glimpse of her blossoming female form, it is clear that his feelings of brotherly love extend beyond the accepted norm.

Such an unbalanced individual should make for very interesting viewing, but sadly Takashi Ishii's meandering, confusing and ultimately pointless script for Angel Guts High School Co-ed wastes any opportunity to delve further into Kawashimi's clearly disturbed psyche (or those of his pals), preferring instead to simply deliver a series of sleazy sexual assaults for the viewers' titillation. The girls are very attractive of course, and all get nekkid for the camera, but as much as I enjoy seeing pretty Japanese babes in the buff, I had hoped Angel Guts: High School Coed would offer something a little more substantial in the plot department to prevent tedium from setting in.

5.5 out of 10, rounded up to 6 for IMDb.

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