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Sukeban burûsu: Mesubachi no gyakushû (1971)

In the 1970s, the Japanese youth emancipation also found it's way into the yakuza (crime) societies. A Girl Boss may have a choice between bikes, and between boyfriends. But she has to ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
... Reiko,Girl Boss
Yukie Kagawa ... Jun,Girl Boss's rival
Shinsuke Taki ... Eiji Sugioka,Girl Boss's rich boyfriend
Hiroshi Miyauchi ... Girl Boss's yakuza boyfriend
Tôru Abe ... Akimoto,Yakuza Boss
... Masaya Doi,Hitman
... Mayumi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Akio Aozora ... Hirota
Haruo Aozora ... Kuwamura
Shôtarô Hayashi ... Fusao Konno
Tonpei Hidari ... Matsunaga
Rena Ichinose ... Saseko
Masumi Jun ... Yuki Shinohara (as Mariko Jun)
Ryûji Katagiri ... Tsuyoshi Niimura
Ichiko Kawasaki ... Moko
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In the 1970s, the Japanese youth emancipation also found it's way into the yakuza (crime) societies. A Girl Boss may have a choice between bikes, and between boyfriends. But she has to defend her choices the hard way, as her triumph and power over the girls' gang is questioned by her female rivals, and the all powerful Yakuza Boss. She inspires loyalty to her girls, and to men to the extent of many of them literally giving their lives for her - in a world of knife and gun fighting, bike and car chasing, and violent death. Written by Artemis-9

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27 October 1971 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

El contraataque de la abeja reina  »

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Suzuki knows what I like
31 July 2011 | by See all my reviews

Queen Bee's Counterattack is the first out of seven films in the Sukeban series. Four of them were directed by Suzuki so I'll be sure to watch at least three of them after this and who knows even more. It's a promising start of the series which didn't really come as a surprise. It's what I'd come to expect after watching Suzuki's other girl gang flick Terrifying Girls' High School. Though they are far from the same.

It's the perfect Pinky Violence setup. We follow the gorgeous Reiko Ike who's the girl gangs' boss since their previous leader has been caught by the officials. Trash starts to rain down on them when the old leader returns and the Yakuza is causing problems. Meanwhile they get mixed up with a motorcycle gang. The conflicts are stacking so it's time for... nudity.

And there's plenty of it. Of course it's all in favor of the violence, or corruption...even for the fun of it. It has all it needs to please the fans. Switchting between humorous scenes and melodramatic sequences, it sure has plenty to tell in a short time. There's room for everything, it's almost a random bag of fun at some points.

Probably the best example of the humorous fun and excitement this film has to offer must be the scene where they all have sex while riding on a motorcycle. Pretty hilarious, clever and highly entertaining. Add some topless fighting, some Yakuza business... and we have a great film. Though it comes off pretty simple and straight forward, never does it feel that way.

With a great cast (plenty of familiar names), a really decent look, cool music and intriguing storytelling, Queen Bee's Counterattack has to be a dream start for the series. There's plenty of shameless fun to look forward to, so I'm happy like a 13-year old grabbing his first pair of boobs.


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