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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 ...
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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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Bad-Ass Biker Beauties
23 May 2008 | by (Salzburg, Austria) – See all my reviews

I'm a great fan of Pinky Violence flicks, and "Sukeban Gerira" aka. "Girl Boss Guerilla" of 1972 is another sleazy and great example for this awesome Japanese Exploitation subgenre coming from the great Toei Studios. The film, which revolves around an all-female biker gang, stars two of Japanese Expoitation's greatest and most ravishing sirens, Miki Sugimoto and Reiko Ike in the leading roles, and once again features a lot of stylish sleaze that no Exploitation lover should consider missing. The beautiful and tough Sachiko (Miki Sugimoto)is the leader of the Shinjuku-based 'Red Helmet' biker girl gang. The tough girls, who have trade-mark tattoos on their breasts come to Kyoto in order to take over other girl gangs. After a while they get in trouble with the local Yakuza... While this is not necessarily one of the greatest Pinky Violence flicks I've seen (the absolute greatest of all are the "Joshuu Sasori" aka "Female Prisoner Scorpion" films with Meiko Kaji, and there are a number of other truly brilliant entries to the subgenre), it is definitely a very stylish one. Miki Sugimoto is once again stunningly beautiful and extremely cool in the leading role of tough girl Sachiko. So is fellow Exploitation goddess Reiko Ike, who plays Nami, a former gang leader who refers to herself as a 'lone wolf' and is the sister of a local Yakuza. Director Norifumi Suzuki is one of the most prolific directors in the field, most memorably with films like "Sex And Fury" of "Terrifying Girls' High School: Lynch Law Classroom" in his repertoire, and he once again did a great Job with this little gem. "Girl Boss Guerilla" is very comedic in the beginning, and it gets very sleazy later. It is not nearly as gory as some other Pinky Violence flicks (such as "Zero Woman: Red Handcuffs", for example), but it gets pretty sadistic occasionally (as usual for the genre, there's quite some torture and lots of sweet revenge). A sleazy and immensely entertaining film, "Girl Boss Guerilla" comes along with a funky score, and stars two ravishing stars of Japanese cult-cinema, Miki Sugimoto and Reiko Ike. Miki and Reiko alone would be reason enough to see this film twice, and "Girl Boss Guerilla" even has a lot more to offer. Highly recommended to all my fellow Exploitation fans!


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