7.6/10
440
1 user 3 critic

Sex Jack (1970)

Seizoku: Sex Jack (original title)
During violent manifestations in late 1960s in Japan, a group of students who called themselves the Rose Colored Regiment hide in the house of a mysterious young man, and have sex with the same girl while waiting for new instructions.

Director:

Kôji Wakamatsu

Writer:

Masao Adachi (as Izuru Deguchi)
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

During clashes between demonstrators and police that rage on the streets of Tokyo, a young man hides in the house of his brother - a police officer. The latter is accidentally shot by his wife, which forces the young man to flee with her.

Director: Kôji Wakamatsu
Stars: Ken Yoshizawa, Yôko Mutô, Rokkô Toura
Shinjuku Mad (1970)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A man comes to Tokyo searching for his son's killer. He ventures into the deep underground of the city where he finds out that the untraceable killer is a mysterious revolutionary gang leader called Shinjuku Mad.

Director: Kôji Wakamatsu
Stars: Toshiyuki Tanigawa, Yûko Ejima, Makiko Harada
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

After being raped in an unknown rooftop, nineteen year-old girl Poppo meets a mysterious boy, and both share their sexual traumas and fears, with fatal consequences.

Director: Kôji Wakamatsu
Stars: Mimi Kozakura, Michio Akiyama, Hiroshi Imaizumi
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Japan, 1960. In a housing complex, a young introverted student observes his neighbors through a telescope. The voyeurism of a young man isolated and gloomy, will cause an explosion of madness.

Director: Kôji Wakamatsu
Stars: Hiroko Fujino, Kazuko Kanô, Aya Mine
Crime | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A bunch of violent hippies kidnap and humiliate a young romantic couple, while a nearby yakuza gang observes the situation.

Director: Kôji Wakamatsu
Stars: Eri Ashikawa, Toshiyuki Tanigawa, Miki Hayashi
Naked Bullet (1969)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A yakuza flees from his boss with a young waitress and is tricked into returning to the fold. For his efforts, he is tortured and beaten, and she is raped and discarded like trash. Five ... See full summary »

Director: Kôji Wakamatsu
Stars: Ken Yoshizawa, Miki Hayashi, Eri Ashikawa
Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Three young men from the countryside spend their lives in Tokyo alternately complaining about their boring existence and brutalizing people. When they come to violent ends themselves, they claim to be victims of society.

Director: Kôji Wakamatsu
Stars: Muraoka Hiroshi, Toshimasa Sakaguchi, Kazuya Jô
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

After extracting information by raping a ghost, Hanzo uncovers a plot among high officials to steal the shogunate's gold and loan it out to the poor.

Director: Yoshio Inoue
Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Kô Nishimura, Mako Midori
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Chronological exploits of Iwao Enokizu, a murderous thief on the run.

Director: Shôhei Imamura
Stars: Ken Ogata, Rentarô Mikuni, Chôchô Miyako
Cops vs Thugs (1975)
Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Acting boss Hirotani of the Ohara gang uses his friendship with corrupt cop Kuno to usurp a staged land deal that rival yakuza gang Kawade had arranged through local politicians. Open warfare erupts between the two gangs.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Tatsuo Umemiya, Hiroki Matsukata
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A young man decides to become a warrior, causing trouble for his clan.

Director: Keisuke Kinoshita
Stars: Hideko Takamine, Takahiro Tamura, Kôshirô Matsumoto
Samurai Spy (1965)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The legendary samurai Sasuke Sarutobi gets caught in a web of political intrigue, deception and espionage during the early 17th century.

Director: Masahiro Shinoda
Stars: Hiroshi Aoyama, Jun Hamamura, Osamu Hitomi
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Michio Akiyama Michio Akiyama ... Suzuki
Mochu Sasahara Mochu Sasahara ... Togawa
Tamaki Katori Tamaki Katori ... Midori
Moppu Sudo Moppu Sudo ... Hachigi
Mitsu Yamakawa Mitsu Yamakawa ... Maruyama
Kazuo 'Gaira' Komizu Kazuo 'Gaira' Komizu ... Osu
Etsuko Wakayama Etsuko Wakayama ... Yasue
Mizako Kaga Mizako Kaga ... Student
Ryosuke Uryu Ryosuke Uryu ... Police Detective
Teruko Yano Teruko Yano ... Landlady
Edit

Storyline

During violent manifestations in late 1960s in Japan, a group of students who called themselves the Rose Colored Regiment hide in the house of a mysterious young man, and have sex with the same girl while waiting for new instructions.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

13 April 2008 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Sex Jack See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Wakamatsu Production See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White | Color (Eastmancolor)
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in Children of the Revolution (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

The Internationale
Music by Pierre De Geyter
Lyrics by Eugène Pottier and Seki Sano
Performed by various characters
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Technically well made and historically significant, but not my cup of tea
21 May 2017 | by mevmijaumauSee all my reviews

I'm writing this review since no one else has done so yet (and there are almost no reviews of this movie elsewhere on the internet), which is a shame because I think Koji Wakamatsu's films are criminally under-seen. He's one of the most interesting directors of political and erotic films, so it sucks that he doesn't get talked about much outside of his native country.

This particular movie, Sex Jack, is not my favorite of his but is worth looking at. I'll be the first to say that I have no clue what the title is trying to say. Is the word "jack" used here meaning "a device for lifting heavy objects" or is it like in the words hijack, carjack, etc.? Either way, I'm baffled.

Anyway, the movie is about one of the favorite subjects of several Japanese directors of the '60s (Wakamatsu, Oshima, Adachi) - student demonstrations and revolutionary movements. More specifically, the film illustrates Wakamatsu's own disillusionment with such movements. His perspective is rather cynical, saying that he wanted to show how the revolutionary movements are always infiltrated by the moles working for the government. There is little hope for any sort of collective political struggle in this film. There's also probably a lot of subtext in this movie that flew over my head. It's definitely a product of its time, and you're not expected to watch it knowing nothing about it beforehand.

There's a lot to admire in Sex Jack. The atmosphere is very well done and easily transports you to the gloomy time period. The industrial, urban setting's ugliness is beautifully depicted and the B&W visuals in general are expressive. The climactic action sequence is fairly good. But overall, this movie failed to grab me. The plot is mind-numbingly repetitive. Watching naive student radicals repeatedly have sex with the girl in their group and have vague political discussions over and over doesn't quite fill the the runtime satisfyingly, even though the film is rather short. It features a lot of staples of Wakamatsu's work (politics, lots of sex, cynicism, some blood, the plot unfolding on very few locations and there being one or two sudden transitions to color), but it's not as emotionally resounding or poetic as in some of his other work.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed