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Sukeban gerira (1972)

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Miko Sugimoto is the leader of the Red Helmet Gang, a biker girl gang from Shinjuku who wind up in Kyoto and make a bid to take over the local girl gangs there. Successful for a short time ... See full summary »

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Sachiko Kiyama
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Nami , Shûji's Sister
Emi Jo ...
Yuki (as Emi Jô)
Linda Kimoto ...
Midori (as Rinda Kimoto)
Naomi Oka ...
Okei
Ryôko Ema ...
Rika
Miwako Onaya ...
Tatsumi
Midori Hiro ...
Yasu
Kaya Hozumi ...
Nobuko
Kyôko Tsukasa ...
Kazuko
Tadashi Naruse ...
Ichiro Miyazaki , The Boxer (as Masataka Naruse)
Michitaro Mizushima ...
Masataka Hatta , The Head of Boxing gym
Natsuko Miura ...
Chizuko Hatta , Masataka's Daughter
Cassius Naitô ...
Speedy Hamaguchi (as Naitô Kashiasu)
Tôru Abe ...
Takeshi Tsutsui , Gang Boss (as Tooru Abe)
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Miko Sugimoto is the leader of the Red Helmet Gang, a biker girl gang from Shinjuku who wind up in Kyoto and make a bid to take over the local girl gangs there. Successful for a short time in ruling the streets it isn't long before Miko and her crew run afoul of the local Yakuza, and are forced to turn to Reiko Ike, a ronin Yakuza girl, and sister to one of the top Yakuza in Kyoto, for help, leading to a murderous showdown at a small coastal resort. Written by rabbit541

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Girl Boss Guerilla  »

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During her fight with Rika, one of Sachiko's flip flops comes off. After Sachiko gets up from getting kicked by Rika, the flip flop Sachiko lost is back on her foot. See more »

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The Boob Shows She's Boss!
16 March 2010 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

Admittedly the Japanese exploitation cinema of 70's, and then particularly the so-called "Pinky Violence" movie trend, wasn't my personal biggest area of cinematic expertise but I've learned a lot in one week through watching a handful of classics. I even learned some Japanese, like I know that the term "Sukeban" means 'delinquent boss girl' and refers to a series of films revolving on untamed all-girl biker gangs and their fierce adventures. Less impressive than the contemporary WIP efforts (like the "Female Prisoner: Scorpion" series) and less virulent than the Yakuza flicks (like "Sex and Fury"), but definitely great entertainment and quintessential cult cinema!

"Girl Boss Guerrilla" introduces the bad-ass Red Helmet gang, led by the self-assured and insanely luscious Sachiko. The girls proudly expose their sexily tattooed left boobs and fill their days by making illegal money, like through blackmailing religious monks and stealing charity money meant for the victims of the Hiroshima bomb. See, it's little details like that what make films like "Girl Boss Guerrilla" so provocative, scandalous and shocking for the time & spirit in which they came out. The girls head from Tokyo to Kyoto, where Sachiko promptly takes over the leadership of a local girl biker gang. This is naturally settled through a cat-fight where shirts are torn to shreds and eyes are nearly scratched out. Halfway through the film, Sachiko falls in love with an amateur boxer and the gang runs continuously in conflict with the male Yakuza criminals until war and deadly vengeance become inevitable.

This is another terrific Pinky Violence "classic" that has it all. There's plenty of kinky sex and turbulent violence, but particularly the demented sub plots and bizarre flashes of (unintentional??) slapstick make "Girl Boss Guerrilla" such a fascinating and compelling experience. There's the priest with an STD, sentimental guitar singing by a long- haired Japanese hippie and the random kidnapping of a boxing instructor's daughter. Excellent acting performances from the stunning Miki Sugimoto, the even more stunning Reiko Ike – who strangely enough keeps her clothes on throughout the whole film – and a whole lot of other unscrupulous Japanese beauties.


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