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Zero Woman: Red Handcuffs (1974)

Zeroka no onna: Akai wappa (original title)
Unrated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 21 May 1974 (Japan)
After a politician's daughter is kidnapped by a ruthless gang, a brutal policewoman is released from jail and sent after them.

Director:

Yukio Noda

Writers:

Fumio Kônami (screenplay), Hirô Matsuda (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Miki Sugimoto ... Rei, Zero woman
Eiji Gô ... Yoshihide Nakahara
Tetsurô Tanba ... Zengo Nagumo
Hideo Murota Hideo Murota ... Masashi Kusaka
Yôko Mihara ... Katsuko Yano, the Madame
Ichirô Araki Ichirô Araki ... Saburô Seki
Seiji Endô Seiji Endô ... Tooru Inaba
Hiromi Kishi Hiromi Kishi ... Kyôko Nagumo - Zengo's Daughter
Rokkô Toura Rokkô Toura ... Tani / Police
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Iwao Dan Iwao Dan ... Yamanaka
Kôji Fujiyama Kôji Fujiyama ... Mishima
Emi Kakizawa Emi Kakizawa ... Emi
Genji Kawai Genji Kawai ... Katô
Toshie Kokabu Toshie Kokabu ... Female Prisoner
Akira Kuji Akira Kuji ... Inoue
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Storyline

Agent Zero is a cop that uses her own methods for dealing with criminals. After she unlawfully kills a rapist in a violent fashion, she is sent to prison and stripped of her badge. But very soon after, a rich politician's daughter is kidnapped by a ruthless gang. Agent Zero is let out of prison with the mission of going undercover to find the politician's daughter and return her safely.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

21 May 1974 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Zero Woman: Red Handcuffs See more »

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Production Co:

Toei Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Body count: 19. See more »

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Referenced in Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Claw Marks of a Woman (Onna no Tsume-ato)
Music & Arranged by Shunsuke Kikuchi
Lyrics by Masao Ishizaka
Performed by Miki Sugimoto
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70's Japanese exploitation at its best!
4 January 2006 | by gtstang48See all my reviews

Don't confuse this with those 90's Zero Woman films, this original film is the cream of the crop! Long unavailable on DVD anywhere in the world, Discotek has finally made it available to Western audiences. Red Handcuffs is based on the original manga series written by Toru Shinohara, who also created the Prisoner Scorpion manga.

This movie is ruff, nasty, raunchy, and as over the top as you can get! Nudity, violence, and sex fills the film from beginning to end. Zero (played by the beautiful Miki Sugimoto) is a rebel cop that is not afraid to shoot first and ask questions later. This kind of behavior gets her thrown in jail with the same trash that she is used to cleaning off the streets. Given a chance at redemption, she is brought back on a secret mission to rescue a high ranking politician's (played by the legendary Tetsuro Tanba) daughter from a gang of crazed rapists.

All hell breaks loose once she's undercover and the blood, clothes, and Red Handcuffs start flying! In order to keep her cover she must endure everything this sick gang of psychos can throw at her. Keeping cool she stays close to the kidnapped girl and close to her weapon of choice while waiting for her opportunity to strike. Climaxing in a blood filled showdown in a windy deserted Navy base, this film is a nonstop ride from beginning to end. The video quality and packaging are top notch. Inside the limited slip cover is an alternate cover that features some of the nastier and naughtier scenes. I've read that these limited versions will be sold out very soon and the packaging won't be duplicated once gone. Highly recommended and a must-have for fans of Japanese cinema!


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