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Director:
Writers:
Takashi Ishii (manga series Tenshi no harawata)
Takashi Ishii (screenplay)
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Release Date:
6 January 1979 (Japan) See more »
Awards:
3 wins & 1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
Angel Guts: Red Classroom
 (From LateFilmFull. 25 February 2009, 2:10 AM, PST)

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A rather unexceptional lesson in lust. See more (8 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Yûki Mizuhara ... Nami Tsuchiya
Keizô Kanie ... Tetsuro Muraki
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jun Aki ... Keiko Kawashima
Reiko Fujinami
Rebun Hori ... Sugiyama
Hidetoshi Kageyama ... Model
Kenji Kawanishi ... Oka
Yôko Kojima ... Girl in Sailor suit
Ryoichi Kusanagi ... Mah-boh
Ken Mizoguchi ... Yakuza
Minako Mizushima ... Yuko Kawana
Toshihiko Oda ... Detective
Keiko Sato ... Woman with Sunglasses
Ryôichi Satô ... Engineer
Hajime Ôya ... Middle-aged Man

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

Produced by
Yoshiyuki Kaino .... producer
Naoya Narita .... planner
 
Original Music by
Tsutomu Izumi 
 
Cinematography by
Nobumasa Mizunoo 
 
Film Editing by
Jun Nabeshima 
 
Production Design by
Kazuo Yagyû  (as Kazuo Yagyuu)
 
Art Direction by
Kazuo Yagyû 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Masao Asada .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Fumio Hashimoto .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Hideo Kumagai .... lighting technician
 

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Also Known As:
"Angel Guts: Red Classroom" - USA (DVD title)
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Japan:79 min
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A rather unexceptional lesson in lust., 9 July 2014
Author: BA_Harrison from Hampshire, England

After watching a blue movie in which a schoolgirl is brutally gang-raped, publisher of erotica magazines Tetsuro Muraki (Keizô Kani'e) sets out to find the star of the film, hoping to hire her for a photo-shoot. When he finally meets her, Muraki discovers that the incident in the film was for real and that the experience has left its 'star' Nami (Yûki Mizuhara) with serious psychological issues that have turned her into a sexual doormat.

In an effort to restore Nami's self esteem, Muraki turns down her inevitable offer of nookie, promising to take her out for dinner the following evening instead. Unfortunately, Muraki is mistakenly arrested by the police and fails to make the date, leaving a despondent Nami alone in the rain, any hope completely dashed...

Three years later, Muraki bumps into Nami working as a prostitute in a bar and attempts to make amends for not keeping his promise...

My enjoyment of the Angel Guts films thus far has been largely dependent on two factors: how attractive the lead actress is, and how freaky and messed up the film gets. Red Classroom's Yûki Mizuhara is certainly very sexy as Nami, but the film lacks the jaw dropping deviancy that makes for a truly entertaining Pinku. Even the film's most memorable scene, in which Nami attempts to sexually dominate a man she picks up in a bar, pales in comparison to the outrageous scenes to be found in many other films of the same genre.

Director Chûsei Sone's consistently nihilistic tone and frequent lapses into tedium only go further to make this one Pinku I'm unlikely to revisit in a hurry.

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

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