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Wandering Ginza: She-Cat Gambler (1972)
"Gincho nagaremono mesuneko bakuchi" (original title)

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Nami(played by Meiko Kaji) returns to Tokyo to find the man who killed her father 13 years ago. On the way she saves a young woman named Hanae who's father had sold her for prostitution. ... See full summary »

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Meiko Kaji ...
Nami Higuchi
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Ryûji (as Sonny Chiba)
Shingo Yamashiro ...
Monjirô Tôgarashi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Junzaburô Ban ...
Senzô Asai
Hiroshi Date ...
George
Yukie Kagawa ...
Miyoko
Maki Kawamura ...
Kaju
Osamu Kimura ...
Bartender
Keiichi Kitagawa ...
Yazawa
Chie Kobayashi ...
Yukari
Akira Kuji ...
Tani
Toshiaki Minami ...
Gentleman
Tamayo Mitsukawa ...
Hanae Asai
Hideo Murota ...
Tadokoro
Seiya Satô ...
Koga
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Nami(played by Meiko Kaji) returns to Tokyo to find the man who killed her father 13 years ago. On the way she saves a young woman named Hanae who's father had sold her for prostitution. But by doing this noble thing she becomes involved with Yakuza gang who doesn't want to let their property go and wants to keep a tight control over the Ginza district. With the help of Ryuji(played by Sonny Chiba) she has to find the man who killed her father and deal with the Yakuza threat. Written by Janis Livens

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Wandering Ginza Butterfly II: She-Cat Gambler  »

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Fair...but rather slow in getting to the point.
2 December 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Ooops. I rented "Wandering Ginza: She-Cat Gambler" BEFORE I saw the first film in this series, "Wandering Ginza Butterfly"! Somehow I thought I'd already seen the first film but hadn't. So, I cannot compare this second film with the first. And, after I eventually get the first film, I'll try to return to this review to update it.

Now that I've seen 'Wandering Ginza: She-Cat Gambler" I can understand why I thought I'd seen the first film, as the movie is very similar to many Japanese female revenge movies--such as "Lady Snowblood" (which also starred Meiko Kaji). However, I must say that "Lady Snowblood" was much more interesting--mostly because they had a lot more action and the story behind the revenge was more compelling. But here in this movie, the audience must wait a very, very long time for the final big boss battle. Plus, other revenge movies are just more interesting. Now I am NOT saying "Wandering Ginza: She-Cat Gambler" is bad--it's just that there are better examples out there. The film just seemed pretty ordinary. The only unusual aspect of it was Sonny Chiba. While you'd expect to see him use his very considerable martial arts skills, in the end, he uses a gun and a katana (a Japanese long sword)! Again, this isn't bad--just unusual. My advice is that if you love the genre, by all means watch this one. Otherwise, you could do better with this other film or either of the "Kill: Bill" movies.

UPDATE (12/5/12): I saw the first film in the series today and found, surprisingly, that it seemed to have almost nothing to do with its supposed sequel. And, the sequel was actually a bit better, as the first film was quite slow and seemed a bit directionless.


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