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Beautiful Girl Hunter (1979)

Dabide no hoshi: Bishôjo-gari (original title)
Unrated | | Drama, Horror, Thriller | 27 October 1979 (Japan)
One dark and stormy night Genpei, a middle age prison escapee haphazardly breaks into the luxurious mansion of Yasuhisa and Tokie, a wealthy and privileged couple and rapes the young wife ... See full summary »


Norifumi Suzuki


Atsushi Yamatoya (screenplay), Masaaki Satô (manga)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shun Domon Shun Domon ... Tatsuya
Natsuko Yashiro Natsuko Yashiro ... Jun / Singer
Asami Ogawa Asami Ogawa ... Kiyomi / Kidnapped girl
Hiromi Namino Hiromi Namino ... Yumiko / Takayuki's daughter
Rei Okamoto Rei Okamoto ... Saeko / Genpei's mistress
Yuka Asagiri Yuka Asagiri ... Machiko / Jun's assistant
Hiroshi Nawa Hiroshi Nawa ... Yasuhisa / Tatsuya's stepfather
Shôhei Yamamoto Shôhei Yamamoto ... Genpei Hirukawa / Tatsuya's father
Nagatoshi Sakamoto Nagatoshi Sakamoto ... Mogi
Noboru Mitani Noboru Mitani ... Sakuzô
Bin Moritsuka Bin Moritsuka ... Takayuki / Yasuhisa's friend
Akira Takahashi Akira Takahashi ... Old Detective with Hat
Yûko Asuka Yûko Asuka ... Tokie / Tatsuya's mother
Toshihiko Oda Toshihiko Oda ... Jun's Manager
Tatsuya Hamaguchi Tatsuya Hamaguchi ... Hotel Receptionist


One dark and stormy night Genpei, a middle age prison escapee haphazardly breaks into the luxurious mansion of Yasuhisa and Tokie, a wealthy and privileged couple and rapes the young wife in front of her bound husband. A year later, the son, Tatsuya conceived by the rapist comes into the world. His mother commits suicide. At the age of sixteen, he studies Nazi atrocities in history class, and feels the awakening of his inner brutality. The time has come. He launches a journey to let off a long-held grudge against the abusive foster father and to seek out a reunion with his genetic dad. He lures out his real father through newspaper ads and invites him to the secret torture chamber in the basement of the house where he confines abducted girls. Their feast of lust and perversion has now begun.

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Drama | Horror | Thriller


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Alternate Versions

The old German video released by Bavaria Film had several cuts, but was not blurred during the sex scenes. See more »


References Bloodsucking Freaks (1976) See more »

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very well done
3 December 2005 | by SoulVomitSee all my reviews

The comment I read on the main page was very detailed, so I'll keep it brief. I agree with all the sentiments stated.

This film is unusually well done, with surprisingly good acting for the genre. In particular the scene of the girl realizing her sadistic side and whipping her female former boss (who was a total bitch to her). It may be somewhat subtle, but her facial expressions (and look in her eyes especially)... very convincing and definitely seems as she enjoys herself. Highly recommended, even if for this scene alone. At times it does move a little slowly, but I've watched it several times and can't say have ever found it to be boring. Of course you have to enjoy this genre. Overall one of the best of it's kind.

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Release Date:

27 October 1979 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Star of David: Hunting for Beautiful Girls See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Nikkatsu See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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