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Black Tight Killers (1966)

Ore ni sawaru to abunaize (original title)
A military photographer takes a cute stewardess out to dinner where she is promptly kidnapped. Deciding that he has fallen in love with the girl, our "hero" decides to investigate her kidnapping himself.

Director:

Yasuharu Hasebe

Writers:

Ryûzô Nakanishi, Michio Tsuzuki (novel)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Akira Kobayashi ... Daisuke Hondo
Chieko Matsubara ... Yoriko Sawanouchi / Stewardess
Akemi Kita Akemi Kita ... Akiko
Mieko Nishio Mieko Nishio ... Fuyuko
Bokuzen Hidari ... Momochi - Old Man
Hiroshi Nihon'yanagi ... Okada
Kaoru Hama Kaoru Hama ... Natsuko (as Tomoko Hamakawa)
Jinko Saito Jinko Saito ... Harue
Kozue Kamo Kozue Kamo ... Yoshie
Kozuko Kanô Kozuko Kanô ... Kikue
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eiji Gô ... Sabu
Toshizô Kudô Toshizô Kudô
Bin Moritsuka Bin Moritsuka ... Kanzaki
Chikako Shin Chikako Shin
Arisa Takami Arisa Takami ... Self - Singer
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Storyline

A military photographer takes a cute stewardess out to dinner where she is promptly kidnapped. Deciding that he has fallen in love with the girl, our "hero" decides to investigate her kidnapping himself.

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Taglines:

Girl Gangs Assaulting and Killing for Kicks! See more »

Genres:

Thriller | Crime | Action

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Trivia

The first feature directed by Hasebe, on of Nikkeatsu's most talented directors in the late 1960s. A true pop art classic. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Naked Killer (1992) See more »

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Super cool! I'd love to see some boutique video label put it back in print.
6 September 2015 | by zetesSee all my reviews

Hasebe's debut feature could definitely pass for a crazy '60s films from his mentor, Seijun Suzuki. It's a colorful spy spoof about a couple (Akira Kobayashi and Chieko Matsubara, who starred in Tokyo Drifter) who are caught between several groups, Americans, yakuza and lady ninjas, searching for lost WWII era gold that Matsubara's father is rumored to have hidden. It's the lady ninjas who give the film its American title (the Japanese title translates to "Don't Touch Me, I'm Dangerous"): dressed in black tights, they fight with razor sharp tape measurer swords, chewing gum bullets and 45 rpm records, used as ninja stars. The use of color is amazing and will definitely recall Tokyo Drifter. Released on DVD in the US in 2000 by Image, the disc is pretty terrible, with hardcoded and often misspelled subtitles which often disappear when anything white appears on screen. This probably accounts for why the story is difficult to follow at times, but this is the kind of movie you watch more for the image anyway. I'd kill to see this on a nice Blu Ray. Highly recommended.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

12 February 1966 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Tight Killers See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Nikkatsu See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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