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Director:
Writers:
Toshiharu Ikeda (screenplay)
Takashi Ishii (manga series Tenshi no harawata)
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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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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 Mizunoo 
 
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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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Rawest entry of the series, 24 April 2005
Author: fertilecelluloid from Mountains of Madness

This first installment in the ANGEL GUTS series is the loudest and rawest. It focuses on three street punks who behave like Kubrick's Droogs in A CLOCKWORK ORANGE. They spend most of their spare time raping women, harassing women and plotting to rape more women. Their routine is interrupted when one of the trio exhibits a conscience.

Director Chusei Sone employs a rugged, hand-held approach to the material and milks entirely convincing performances from the youthful cast. As rape is a consistent staple of this series, there is plenty of it in this outing, although none of it is pictorially graphic. One nightmare sequence, in which a young woman is stabbed repeatedly in the groin, does possess a poisonous cinematic power.

There is an erotic edge to the film's sexuality and, as per expectations, an emphasis on female underwear and garment tearing.

Plaudits should go to cinematographer Nobumasa Mizunoo who embellishes the film with stark, white-hot visuals and toys with both color and black and white.

The film is a character study of the dangerous miscreants who walk among us and portrays sociopathic behavior as being just one step sideways for most of us.

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