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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 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 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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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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Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

17 February 1973 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Sex and Fury See more »

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OCHO series. #1 of 2 films. See more »

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Unknown: Christina's handler / (elder!) lover: Christina, well, I guess the time has come to start using your weapon.
English spy: Weapon?
Unknown: Christina's handler / (elder!) lover: Your body!... Go to his house and do and give anything he wants, but get those secret documents...
English spy: [Looks hurt, bewildered] ohmmm...
English spy: [Later scene, riding in open horse carriage: thinks] This is a spy's fate.
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Classic Entry In The "Pinky Violence" Genre
22 December 2005 | by EVOL666See all my reviews

SEX AND FURY is a classic of the Toei "pinky-violence" (Japanese films typically of the 70's containing heavy violence and lots of nudity and simulated sex...)genre. A strong plot, beautiful cinematography, and a decent amount of swordplay and tits-and-ass make this one a winner.

The story surrounds Ocho - a female gambler, thief, master swordswoman...basically an all-around badass. When a fellow gambler is killed, his dying wish is for Ocho to retrieve his sister from the brothel that she's been sold to. Ocho agrees and begins a journey that will ultimately lead her to her own father's murderers - and revenge is sweet...

SEX AND FURY is so well made that it is hard to view this one strictly as a pinky-violence or exploit film. The cinematography is amazing, the fight choreography is well done, the acting is very good, the sets are elaborate, and the plot is tight and well thought out. A MAJOR high point for this film is that it also co-stars the GORGEOUS Christina Lindberg, of THRILLER: A CRUEL PICTURE fame, as a sexy British (?) spy - and of course she's showing plenty of skin in this one, too.

My only real gripe with SEX AND FURY is that there could have been a lot more violence. I would have been happier if the violence was more on par with films like the LONE WOLF AND CUB series, for example. Even so, I would definitely recommend this to fans of the aforementioned LONE WOLF AND CUB films, the ZATOICHI series, LADY SNOWBLOOD, etc...and for fans of Lindberg - seeing her naked is always a treat...Recommended 8/10


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