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XX: utsukushiki kinô (1996)

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Rei Natsume ...
Cheryl
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Sharon Becker ...
Mari (voice) (as Cookie D'Goode)
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Owl (voice)
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Saiko Isshiki ...
Dr. Kyoko Hayami
Shunsuke Kariya ...
Mark
Naomasa Musaka ...
Kou Sawamura
Will Page ...
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Joshua Popenoe ...
Lucky Ear (voice)
Suzy Prue ...
Dr. Kyoko Hakami (voice)
Rodd Stone ...
Mark (voice)
Mary Anne Towne ...
Cheryl (voice)
Greg Wolfe ...
Kou Sawamura (voice) (as Chunky Mon)
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It all depends on whether you like the twist ending
7 February 2008 | by (Montreal, Canada) – See all my reviews

Beautiful Killing Machine is a very average Japanese "girl with gun" movie whose only real interest is in the twist ending. Female bodyguard (Cheryl -Rei Natsume) is hired to protect a Honk Kong jewel thief (Kou

  • Naomasa Musaka) from the "Owl" (Kenichi Endo). Cheryl is supported by


her mentor, one armed bar keeper Mark (Shunsuke Kariya) and her female physician, Dr. Hayami (Saiko Isshiki) who helps Cheryl deal with flashbacks concerning a kick boxing event that links Cheryl to the "Owl". The movie is clearly a low budget direct to video affair with limited cast and settings. Within that context the storyline is simplistic, the action sequences unlikely to satisfy any "action" fans and the female nudity, adequate as it is, insufficient to satisfy voyeurs. The acting was generally acceptable, with Shunsuke Kariya coming off best, but nothing to write home about. In fact the only real interest in this film is the plot twist at the end, in regards to the prior relationship of Cheryl and the "Owl". It isn't what you expected it to be. It appears some other commentators didn't get the twist, probably those pesky sub-titles, or as recorded in Amazon's comment board, were even offended by it. Personally I just said "Oh, thats a very different way of bringing all the plot points together". Consequently whether you are in any way satisfied by this movie may depend on your reaction to the twist ending.


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