Female Yakuza Tale (1973)
aka Yasagure anego den: sôkatsu rinchi
Genre: Pinku | Action | Crime | Drama | Thriller | Erotic
Country: Japan | Director: Teruo Ishii
Language: Japanese | Subtitles: English (Optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect ratio: Cinemascope 2.35:1 | Length: 85mn
Dvdrip H264 Mkv – 1024×434 – 23.976fps – 1.67gb
Audio 2: Commentary by Chris D.
(Author of Outlaw Masters Of Japanese Film)
Ocho is accidentally captured by a drug trafficking cartel who use Chinese women to smuggle drugs into Japan by hiding it in their vaginas. She is tortured, and manages to escape, fighting both the male yakuzas and a gang of female thieves.
Reiko Ike returns as skilled gambler & swordswoman Ochô Inoshika in this unrelated sequel to Norifumi Suzuki’s Sex and Fury directed by Ero-gro master Teruo Ishii (Joys of Torture series, Blind Woman’s Curse).
When she is framed as the “Crotch-Gouge” killer by three men, Ocho sets out to discover their identities and in turn becomes embroiled in a convoluted plot involving Yakuza-related drug smuggling between Japan and China. She soon learns the men have mistaken her for one of their dope-addicted prostitutes they’ve been using as drug mules to import the Heroin.
Meanwhile the Ogi Clan are having leadership troubles as their old boss has died and his young daughter is missing. Ocho subsequently finds out the bosses daughter is being held in a mental institution but arrives on the scene too late as the girl has already been electrocuted then strangled to death.
Female Yakuza Tale definitely lacks the surreal and psychedelic visuals of Suzuki’s direction in Sex and Fury. Aside from the excellent opening sequence involving a naked Ocho slaughtering multiple opponents in slo-mo with her trusty sword and the films fantastic climax, the blood & action mainly takes a backseat here to be replaced with copious amounts of softcore sex, goofy comedy relief and an often hard to follow plot.
On the plus side though, there’s plenty of sleazy sex & rape, a badass Nun / assassin who says a little prayer before she kills, a hilarious bullet-in-the-eye scene, some extremely bizarre mental patients and the spectacular finish in the form of a garishly lit kill-a-thon which reminded me of the Batman TV series from the 60’s. Add to that a superb score, brilliant fight choreography and slick cinematography and you have one slightly flawed but still highly enjoyable Pinky Violence flick.