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Furyô anego den: Inoshika Ochô (1973)

During the Meiji era, a gambler called Ocho takes revenge on three gangsters who killed her father, shelters a wanted anarchist and confronts a British spy.

Director:

Norifumi Suzuki (as Noribumi Suzuki)

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Tarô Bonten (story), Masahiro Kakefuda (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Reiko Ike ... Ochô Inoshika
Akemi Negishi ... Ogin Shitateya
Ryôko Ema Ryôko Ema ... Omiya
Yôko Hori Yôko Hori ... Okinu
Naomi Oka Naomi Oka ... Okoi
Rena Ichinose Rena Ichinose ... Osayo Igirisu
Hachirô Oka Hachirô Oka ... Kanichi
Shin'ichirô Hayashi Shin'ichirô Hayashi ... Tsunetarô
Rie Saotome Rie Saotome ... Yuki
Jun Midorikawa Jun Midorikawa ... Shinobu
Yôko Mihara ... Yaeji
Masataka Naruse Masataka Naruse ... Shunosuke
Takashi Shirai Takashi Shirai ... Oota
Tsuyoshi Arita Tsuyoshi Arita ... Miyashita
Yuzuru Moritani Yuzuru Moritani ... Igarashi
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Storyline

Reiko Ike stars as Ocho, a gambler and pickpocket in Meiji Era Tokyo. After sheltering a fleeing anarchist, Ocho runs into the three gangsters responsible for her father's murder, and runs afoul of various yakuza who want her dead. A European spy, played by Christina Lindberg, arrives on the scene and complicates matters. Written by rabbit541

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Voluptuous, Beautiful: torn apart by heartless rules See more »


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

17 February 1973 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Sex and Fury See more »

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Toei Company See more »
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2.35 : 1
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OCHO series. #1 of 2 films. See more »

Quotes

Unknown: Head bad guy's wife: [Main heroine Ocho, bruised and whipped, is arms behind back bound up to church ceiling: earlier observing whipping woman appraoches] Kyoko. You are my daughter!... I have been a bad Mother.
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Sexy and furious Japanese exploitation
20 May 2009 | by The_VoidSee all my reviews

Pinky violence films are often a real mixed bag and you can never be really sure what you're going to get when going into one. For me, Sex and Fury is not one of the major highlights of the genre; but it's an extremely well made, interesting and inventive effort that I'm sure will be appreciated by fans of this sort of film. The film brings together a number of common genre elements; we've got swordfights, gambling houses and plenty of nudity; which is good, but the script could have done with a little more focus, as the film has a tendency to descend into a mess. The plot focuses on Ocho; a Japanese pickpocket and gambler. After a fight in a gambling house, Ocho ends up with a fellow gambler dying in her arms. His last wish is for her to track down his sister and pay some money to prevent her being sold to a brothel. She sets off to fulfil this wish, but during her journey happens on information pertaining to the whereabouts of her fathers killers, and so sets about getting revenge.

The film starts with a bang as not long after it starts, we are treated to a swordfight in which the lead characters battles her foes naked. This fight is really well done; but unfortunately the film never reaches this dizzy high for the rest of the runtime. The film is not particularly violent compared to the rest of the genre, although there are a few good and well choreographed fight scenes. Aside from the main plot, we have another little story involving a "British" spy, played by Swedish actress Christina Lindberg. She's nice looking, but an awful actress and this plot really only serves in making the whole thing more complicated. It's not really believable either, and feels a bit ridiculous. Anyway, this is made up for somewhat by a fantastic score that features often throughout the film. There's plenty of nudity and as always, most of the actresses are very nice to look at. The film all boils down to a decent conclusion that gives closure to most of the plots featured. Overall; this is not among the best of the genre, but it's a good film and worth seeing.


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