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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.


Yukio Noda


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




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


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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Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) See more »


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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A Provocative and Sexually-Explicit Japanese Crime-Drama
24 April 2016 | by Uriah43See all my reviews

"Rei" (Miki Sugimoto) is an undercover police officer who is working on a case involving the brutal murder of a young woman. One night at a nightclub she makes the acquaintance of a foreigner who buys her several drinks and then takes her to his apartment room where he intends on dispatching her in the same manner he murdered his other victim. Fortunately, she turns the tables on him and kills him first. Unfortunately, when it is discovered that the man was a foreign dignitary the police chief decides to throw her into prison without a trial or charges being preferred to avoid a possible scandal. Her situation changes, however, when the daughter of the incoming Prime Minister is kidnapped and Rei's services are required to rescue her at all costs. Now rather than reveal any more I will just say that this was a provocative crime-drama which featured plenty of action along with two attractive actresses in Hiromi Kishi (as the Prime Minister's daughter "Kyoko Nagumo") and the aforementioned Miki Sugimoto. On the flip side, some of the acting was a bit over-the-top as were some of the special effects as well. I should probably also mention that this is an extremely violent film which had several brutal scenes involving rape and nudity which might not appeal to all audiences. In any case, it's an interesting movie and I have rated it accordingly. Slightly above average.

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21 May 1974 (Japan) See more »

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