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Takashi Ishii (manga series Tenshi no harawata)
Takashi Ishii (screenplay)
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Release Date:
7 May 1988 (Japan) See more »
Angel Guts: Red Vertigo (Aka Red Dizziness)
 (From LateFilmFull. 25 February 2009, 2:22 AM, PST)

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  (in credits order)
Mayako Katsuragi ... Nami Tsuchiya

Naoto Takenaka ... Tetsuro Muraki
Hirofumi Kobayashi ... Kenji Ohta
Jun Izumi ... Ayumi
Kazuyo Ezaki ... Nogawa
Akira Otaka ... Mine
Akira Emoto ... Yakuza
Saeko Kizuki ... Yakuza's lover
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yuuho Yamauchi

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

Produced by
Yoshiyuki Kaino .... producer
Naoya Narita .... producer
Takashi Sakuda .... planner
Cinematography by
Yasushi Sasakibara 
Film Editing by
Akimasa Kawashima 
Production Design by
Terumi Hosoishi 
Art Direction by
Terumi Hosoishi 
Makeup Department
Mayumi Shoji .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sadaaki Haginiwa .... assistant director
Sound Department
Yoshirô Sakawa .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Masao Kanazawa .... lighting technician

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Also Known As:
"Tenshi no harawata: Akai memai" - Japan (original title)
"Angel Guts 5" - International (English title) (series title)
"Angel Guts: Red Vertigo" - USA (DVD title)
"Red Vertigo" - Japan (English title) (DVD box title)
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Japan:74 min

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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Least likable of the series, 10 May 2005
Author: christopher-underwood from United Kingdom

I don't seem to share most commentators' view that this is one of the best in the series, indeed I like it least. I find it harder to believe, with it's thrice abused Nami allowing herself to slide into a relationship with her last would be rapist, who had originally planned to have sex with her body after he believed he had killed her on the road. I find it hard to empathise with the characters for the same reason and I have even more trouble in this part of the series with the basic premise. Struggling to survive an attempted rape by one patient in her hospital while a second patient holds her down she finally manages to get out of the room albeit in dishevelled state. Bumping into another nurse in the corridor, the look on the other's face clearly tells us that there is no question that assistance will be called for and that conversely Nami has offended. I know this attitude existed and still exists to some extent but within a hospital with a patient crying that as he is to die he wants to have sex first (with a nurse!) and be able to have the shame directed towards the victim? Very hard to believe and as the fifth part of such an excellent series based on this director's own manga and scripts I think it a shame this is so melodramatic. Plenty to enjoy as well of course for Mr Ishii is a major talent and a stylish director.

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