5.6/10
59
8 user

XX: Beautiful Prey (1996)

XX: Utsukushiki emono (original title)
| Drama
A policewoman becomes entangled in Japan's S&M underground, while investigating a gruesome murder.

Director:

Toshiharu Ikeda

Writers:

Kip Kaplan (script adaptation), Tamiya Takebashi | 1 more credit »
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

XX: Utsukushiki kemono (Video 1995)
Action | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Ran comes to Japan, and makes an immediate impression by assassinating a Yakuza boss and his associates, while they dine in a restaurant.

Director: Toshiharu Ikeda
Stars: Crispin Freeman, Jeff Gimble, Wayne Grayson
Kagi (1997)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Ikuko is a mature, reserved Kyoto woman married for many years to a respectable, now-middle-aged man. The only problem in their relationship has been that her husband is dissatisfied with ... See full summary »

Director: Toshiharu Ikeda
Stars: Naomi Kawashima, Akira Emoto, Mikio Ohsawa
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A TV station employee takes a camera crew out to an abandoned factory to investigate a purported snuff film that was made there, only to end up running for her life when a small, fetus-like creature murders her crew.

Director: Toshiharu Ikeda
Stars: Miyuki Ono, Aya Katsuragi, Hitomi Kobayashi
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A policewoman is investigating the apparent suicide of a college coed. The prime suspects include the girl's professor, who may have been having an affair with her and the professor's wife, who frequents lesbian bars.

Director: Toshiharu Ikeda
Stars: Shirô Sano, Megumi Yokoyama, Kimiko Yo
Crime | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A sicko lures a young girl to his freight container and subjects her to plenty of mean and nasty.

Director: Hisayasu Satô
Stars: Sayaka Kimura, Rio Yanagawa, Yutaka Ikejima
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Kei Marimura Kei Marimura ... Yu
Makiko Watanabe ... Noriko
Ren Osugi ... Tagari (as Ren Ôsugi)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vincent Bagnall ... Tagami (voice)
Jessica Calvello ... Noriko (voice)
Kip Kaplan ... Additional Voices (voice) (as Barry Banner)
Prairie Sabino Prairie Sabino ... Nurse (voice) (as Prairie Silva Sabino)
Ami Shukla Ami Shukla ... Yu (voice) (as Marcia May)
Edit

Storyline

A policewoman becomes entangled in Japan's S&M underground, while investigating a gruesome murder.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Also Known As:

XX: Beautiful Prey See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
More a warning than a review
7 June 2008 | by gridoon2019See all my reviews

"Beautiful Prey" is the first DVD in a LONG time that I immediately threw away right after watching it, feeling that it did not need to (dis)grace my collection. Just to prevent the same thing from happening to any of you, I'll just mention that:

  • There is almost no action in the entire movie


  • It is slow, dry and cheap in the style of the "Zero Woman" series, but without its redeeming elements


  • About an hour in, the heroine, a cop, goes alone, in the middle of the night, WITHOUT HER GUN, to catch a sadist that she suspects is responsible for at least 2 murders. She is captured more easily than a civilian would, and doesn't even try to kick her attacker in the balls or something. For the next 10 minutes, she is raped, abused, and tortured. If this sounds "cool" or "challenging" to you, you'll probably love this film. If it sounds sick or disgusting, you'll probably hate it.


To be fair, in its first half "Beautiful Prey" does raise some interesting points, especially about who is the controlling half in a sadomasochistic relationship. However, the moment it switches from the kinky to the sick, its fate (ie. the trash can) was sealed for me. (*)


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 8 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed