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

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Disturbing, thought provoking and excellent See more (7 total) »


  (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
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Followed by Tenshi no harawata: Nami (1979)See more »


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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Disturbing, thought provoking and excellent, 2 May 2005
Author: christopher-underwood from Greenwich - London

It is becoming clear that all around the world about this time films featuring rape were becoming more acceptable. The degree to how explicit depending perhaps more on a particular country's censorship laws or whether the film was intended for mainstream audiences rather than on any particular national differences. Here, of course, any hint of pubic hair is blocked by a leaning motorcycle or image fogging. It is suggested that Japanese movies of this time may have become far more sexually violent than some because a simple sex film without showing any of the genital area left audiences a little bored. With it's origins in manga, this is the first of a series and features rape from the opening frames. Three bikers spend their time riding, laughing, paying their dues to the jakuza and seeking out rape. At least two of them do, there seems to be a suggestion that one of them is gay but this is passed over in the action. Extremely well shot, believable dialogue and fast moving. A little confusing now and again and a rather oblique ending but I seem to have said this before about Japanese films so it seems to go with the territory. Certainly the Japanese seem not to have much notion of the Western idea of how a film should finish leaving the customer smiling etc. Disturbing, thought provoking and excellent

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