Reiko Oshida stars as a young wannabe gangster tough girl, just released from reform school. She tracks down one of her classmates fathers, who runs an auto repair shop that the local ... See full summary »
Reiko Oshida stars as a young wannabe gangster tough girl, just released from reform school. She tracks down one of her classmates fathers, who runs an auto repair shop that the local Yakuza are trying to force out of business and take over, and starts working for him. At the same time a recently released from prison, and now ill Yakuza is trying to make a new life for himself and his girl, a friend of Reiko's, who also just graduated from reform school. A fateful car crash brings the two on a collision course with each other and the brutal Yakuza clan, which can only end bloody vengeance. Written by
Seeing this after a few other 'Pinky Violence' movies of the time, this seems a little slow, rather complicated and more of a melodrama than an all out sex and violence thriller. It has it's good points, however, plus the inevitable grand finale. There is nothing particularly original here but Yamaguchi does cover a lot of ground, starting in a women's prison, following one of the girls into the outside world, introducing the yakuza and picking up stories of what turn out to be other inmates and finally bringing all the strands together as the girls sweep into street action in matching red trench coats, I have a feeling a second viewing will be less confusing and thereby more rewarding because there is plenty of sexy action and stylish fighting, especially the end game shot partly up through glass floor.
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