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Sukeban gerira (1972)

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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Emi Jô ...
Yuki
Linda Kimoto ...
Midori (as Rinda Kimoto)
Naomi Oka ...
Okei
Ryôko Ema ...
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Miwako Onaya ...
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Midori Hiro ...
Yasu
Kaya Hozumi ...
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Kyôko Tsukasa ...
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Tadashi Naruse ...
Ichiro Miyazaki , The Boxer (as Masataka Naruse)
Michitarô 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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12 August 1972 (Japan)  »

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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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Followed by Sukeban: Taiman Shobu (1974) See more »

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Highly entertaining Pinky Violence treat!
14 July 2008 | by (Beverley Hills, England) – See all my reviews

Well, it might not always make sense and it certainly does have far too much going on - but Girl Boss Guerilla is yet another excellent and extremely entertaining dose of Pinky Violence that is sure to delight anyone in love with this bizarre genre. The chief thing that makes this films so enjoyable is simply the fact that the focus is always on entertainment and while this is sometimes at the expense of coherency, that's really not too important. As usual, the film is peppered with various plot and sub-plots - some connected and some not - and writing out a complete plot summary for this film would take some time! The basic plot, however, focuses on an all-girl group of bikers that move into a new town and take on the local bike gang, eventually muscling in on their rackets and pinching their money. It's not long before the girls' actions catch the attention of the local (male) Yakuza and they're none too happy about having the biker girls in town! A war between the two is broken out, eventually leading to a bloody showdown.

The film is extremely violent as you would expect, but director Norifumi Suzuki clearly has a sense of humour also and some of the scenes in the film are delightfully funny. This does provide some entertainment, although it also means that the film can be a little hard to take seriously - for example, the lackadaisical nature of the Japanese Yakuza shown in this film doesn't exactly correspond with their reputation or actions. The film utilises the talents of two of the genres finest actresses in Miki Sugimoto and Reiko Ike. The two provide amicable and believable leads and do actually manage to cut imposing figures. One of the things I liked most about this film is the trademark of the girl biker gang - a tattoo over the left breast, which is just the sort of thing I'd like to come into fashion these days! The violence is all very comic book styled and way over the top, which is sure to please; although it's not actually quite as graphic as some of the other Pinky flicks. Overall, this is a great example of the genre - its fun and entertaining all the way through and never gets boring for a second - which is exactly what is needed from a film like this. HIGHLY recommended!


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