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Stray Cat Rock: Sex Hunter (1970)

Nora-neko rokku: Sekkusu hantaa (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Thriller | 22 June 2004 (USA)
A street girl gang clashes with racist local gangsters after one of the girls starts dating an Afro-Japanese man.

Director:

Yasuharu Hasebe

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Yasuharu Hasebe (as Takashi Fujii), Ai Kennedy (translation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Meiko Kaji ... Mako
Rikiya Yasuoka ... Kazuma
Tatsuya Fuji ... Baron
Jirô Okazaki ... Susumu
Yuki Arikawa ... Megumi
Tomoko Aki Tomoko Aki ... Peko
Yôko Takagi Yôko Takagi ... Megumi
Akemi Nara Akemi Nara ... Bar Blues Madam
Setsuko Minami Setsuko Minami ... Kiko
Mari Koiso Mari Koiso ... Mari
Mie Hanabusa ... Yuka
Nobuko Aoki ... Miki
Saburô Hiromatsu Saburô Hiromatsu
Tomio Aoki Tomio Aoki
Hajime Sugiyama Hajime Sugiyama ... Gorô
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Storyline

Mako and her girl friends enter a dispute with rival street gangsters The Eagles, a band of racist macho pigs led by the evil Baron, who hate half-breeds (descendents of afro-American and Japanese couples). When one of the girls start dating a half-breed, they start a terror campaign to take all of them out of town. Mako and her gang fight back, helping their new friend Kazuma find his long gone sister. Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Thriller

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Official Sites:

Nikkatsu.com (Japanese)

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

22 June 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stray Cat Rock: Sex Hunter See more »

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Production Co:

Nikkatsu See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed back-to-back with Stray Cat Rock: Wild Jumbo (1970). Meiko Kaji and the Alleycats were shuttled back and forth between the two sound studios, although the male leads all stayed put. See more »

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Follows Stray Cat Rock: Wild Jumbo (1970) See more »

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The Stray Cats will Rock this Town; Rock it inside-out!
15 March 2010 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

You never really know what to expected with these early 70's Japanese Pinky Violence/Exploitation movies, but the absolute last thing I ever expected to find in a film lusciously entitled "Stray Cat Rock: Sex Hunter" was a socially relevant and thought-provoking allegory on topics such as racism, female liberation and brotherhood. There are a handful of "Stray Cat Rock" movies, but apparently "Sex Hunter" is the most widely available one and also the most superior one in the cycle. I'm certainly tempted to believe that, because what I saw was a compelling film from start to finish; - albeit with a exemplary crowd-pleasing elements like sexy eloquent girls, grotesque moments at comedy and kitschy musical interludes. Most bizarre, however, is the surprisingly low amount of explicit violence and gratuitous nudity. The main emphasis here lies on plausible story and the increasing tension between the rivaling gangs/sexes. The unearthly beautiful Meiko Kaji (later she became Japan's most successful exploitation actress thanks to "Lady Snowblood" and the "Female Prisoner: Scorpion" series) stars as Mako, the leading lady of an all-girls gang known as the Alley Cats. The girls are tough and independent, but they nevertheless still stand in the shadow of "The Eagles". They are a male gang, led by sadistic Baron and driving around the city in military jeeps. The Eagles are a bunch of racists, particularly against the half-bloods (the offspring of Japanese women and American WWII soldiers) who're allegedly stealing their women. The hard-boiled Mako is also falling in love with a half-blood, named Kazuma, but he actually came to town to look for his long lost baby sister. "Stray Cat Rock: Sex Hunter" turned out to be much more compelling, suspenseful and memorable than we (my fellow cinema mate and I) dared to anticipate. I love it when that happens! Director Yasuharu Hasebe may perhaps be most (in)famous for his downright deviant exploitation-porn movies, like "Assault! Jack the Ripper" and "Rape!", but this undoubtedly must be his best movie. Besides, if you're really looking for weird stuff, you'll still enjoy the inexplicably theatrical denouement and the numerously shameless attempts at product placement by Coca Cola.


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