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Here’s the book I mentioned before, 'Pinky Violence – Toei’s Bad Girl Films', by J-Taro Sugisaku and Takeshi Uechi. 276 pages full film descriptions, pictures, stills, posters, articles, interviews. Everything is in Japanese of course so to language handicapped this is a pure fan product. It’s still very useful with all the pictures and information about films that you didn’t knew existed.

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Rica 3 (Konketsuji Rika: Hamagure komoriuta) (1973)

If you ever wanted to see a sequel without knowing anything about it forehand, here’s a good film to try your luck with... but, if you’re still reading, I’ll try to explain why the film took this viewer by a surprise. Rica 3 takes an U-turn from the previous instalment, not only by ditching the snowy landscapes Rica 2 in order to bathe in summer green, but also by practically switching genre. Rica 3 is a slapstick comedy born into an exploitation family.

The opening already is promising. Catfights, reform school girls, comical eye-patched guard, everybody wearing a mini skirt (excluding the males of course)... Everything is funny and silly, sometimes a bit sexy too but always in a very upbeat way. The big scratch to this image, which was maybe to be expected considering the genre film roots, comes in form of some rapes and threat of sexual violence. While none of it is graphic by exploitation film standards the fact that the victims are way underage give these scenes very nasty punch.

Another serious element in the film is the themes of racism, which have been prominent throughout the series but have been given most emphasis in this concluding part. But, I guess there’s no need to point out that this film isn’t exactly an intelligent analysis on anything. In fact, the one remarkable black character the film has - God forgive me if I’m wrong – doesn’t even seem like she was born black... And then of course we have our beautiful heroine beating the racists street thugs with a huge French bread...

The way the film mixes some sub-genres is a bit similiar to the first Rika film, and I feel these twists are better left unspoiled. Nevertheless, fans of laid-back 70’s pop movies should get several good kicks from the film. Cast-wise the film features solid supports with no irritating or unnecessary characters. The charming lead Rika Aoki, who forgot to take off her clothes the the previous film, no longer feels such need to cover herself up, although an all out nudity fest this film is not. But fan service is generous in form of Rika’s constantly changing and stylish outfits. The final reward is saved till the very end.

After Exploitation Digital’s somewhat disappointing work with the middle-Rica it comes as a positive surprise that the progressive dvd presentation for Rica 3 is very pleasing. The encoding problems that plagued the first film are gone, and the transfer is no longer overly soft and dark like in the second film. The amount of edge enhancement is about zero. The colours seem a little overdone at times, but while this isn’t a 100% pristine transfer there isn’t really any major flaws.

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HungFist wrote: Awesomeness. I wish Toei would release Tokugawa Sex Ban on dvd already.
Toei are obviously reading this thread
muldoon / asiandvdguide wrote: ...our beloved Toei has decided we need more Norifumi Suzuki. On May 21 Toei will release:

Gendai porno-den: senten-sei inpu (1971) [DSTD02816]
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0287455/ (English)
http://www.walkerplus.com/movie/kinejun ... h&id=19643 (Japanese)
Starring Reiko Ike, Sandra Julien.


Tokugawa sekkusu kinshi-rei: shikijô daimyô (1972) [DSTD02817]
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0178067/ (English)
http://www.walkerplus.com/movie/kinejun ... h&id=19706 (Japanese)
Starring Miki Sugimoto, Sandra Julien.

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Tokugawa Sex Ban
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I've waited all my life to see pinku starring a french actress...

+ three other, non-pinky Suzuki films.

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HungFist wrote:Rica 3 (Konketsuji Rika: Hamagure komoriuta) (1973)In fact, the one remarkable black character the film has - God forgive me if I’m wrong – doesn’t even seem like she was born black...
I thought the same thing.One doesn't wanna go assuming something but if you see her in that one screenshot you posted, the skin tone definately does not look natural.

I enjoyed part 3 but found it lacking in areas.
I still enjoyed the second better.I liked the pacing better and the almost polar opposite tone of the film compared to the first.
Also, it had Rica singing on stage. +1 over the third. :lol:

I'm still sad they never dealt with the villian who jumped off the ship in the first movie. :D


I got Deliquent Girl Boss: Blossoming Night Dreams in the mail Saturday.
Gave it a whirl for the first 5 minutes before I went to bed last night and it looks like its gonna be good stuff.I'll report back later since I know your a bit of a Reika fan hf. :wink:
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I watched Blossoming Night Dreams last night.
It of course does not top the ending of Worthless to Confess(What ever will?).
The overall movie leading up to this I enjoyed quite a bit more then W2C though.
Reika Oshida is just adorable in this movie from beginning to end, to a degree I can't even formulate in to words.Her sexuality is MUCH more on display in this movie then it was in W2C.

Also pleasently suprised to see Junko Miyazono in the film as well.
She isn't quite as attractive as say Reika but I think she more then makes up for it in the acting department.Got a cute smile too. :twisted:
First caught her in Fury Bancho 2, then the first Poisonous Seductress and now this she is steadily starting to grow on me.


As always i'd like to delve more in to it but i'm not really good with that kinda stuff plus I know you haven't seen it yet.
Gonna give W2C a whirl tonight since I haven't watched it since I first got the Pinky Violence collection some time ago so I can compare the two.

And on a last somewhat pinky violence unrelated note I ordered the original Abashiri Prison.
Ken Takakura, Tetsura Tamba and Teruo Ishii.
How have I not seen this yet? :lol:
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Abashiri is great!

I was use to seeing Takakura as the strong silent type in the Red Peony films but in Abashiri he is a complete 180 and just as good if not better.

Lots of Toei regulars and a damn well made film.
Definately a "per quota" film raised above that stature by how great it is.
I'm just sad their aren't subs out there for the sequels as i'd like to see where they ended up going with things.
The first still has enough closure to be watched as a standalone movie that probably didn't have sequels planned before it's success.


Also received Girl Boss Revenge and gave it a view last night.
Good stuff.I think I may actually like the one released in the PV collection more though.
The real treat of course is the Suzuki interview.

Hungfist- I command you now to order Fury Bancho 2 before you order ANYTHING else this year.
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Female Demon Ohyaku (Yôen dokufu den: hannya no ohyaku) (1968)

Junko Miyazono stars in this stylish and surprisingly story driven revenge film. Labeled as ”the original pinky violence film” by the US distributor Synapse Female Demon Ohyaku doesn’t feature much more nudity than Miyazono’s tattooed back, but the violence is strong and bloody. The amount of action is small but the main point of the film lies undeniably elsewhere. As a female action film Female Demon Ohyaku could be considered a sort of early pinky violence film, but the lack graphic sex and nudity sets it appart from "true pinky violence films". The themes however are there. While the film never gets boring it feels like it could be a bit more exciting than it is now. The legendary Tomisaburo Wakayama has a small supporting role as a local yakuza boss. His role does not feature any action.

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Quick Draw Okatsu (Yoen dokufuden: Hitokiri okatsu) (1969)

This sequel to Female Demon Ohyaku is where the heaven begins. Quick-Draw Okatsu is the cream de la cream of violent female swordplay movies. Junko Miyazono returns in different role as a woman raving for revenge. Although she gives a very solid performance she’s actually the weakest link in the cast. The first super delighter is Reiko Oshida, Toei’s purest gift to the female action genre. Appearing in one of the early roles of her career, she plays the mysterious samurai girl character with her trademark energy and delinquent attitude. Both girls handle the sword well, but are naturally overshadowed by the sword god Tomisaburo Wakayama. This time he’s not casted as the comic relief or respected yakuza boss but his own badass himself. The lone wolf, a one man army.

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Okatsu The Fugitive (Yoen dokufuden: Okatsu kyojo tabi) (1969)

The final part the trilogy feels almost like a remake of Quick-Draw Okatsu. The storyline starts from the beginning, just like last time, with Miyazono playing a new lead character. While the trick didn’t hurt the second part, third time is starting to feel a bit too much already. The basic concept – Junko with a sword – works of course, but quality has gone down from the terrific previous intalment. The last 25 minutes offers a satisfying conclusion, though, and the supporting cast features some good actors such as the charming Reiko Oshida (doesn’t kill anyone this time) and Tatsuo Umemiya.

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Synapse presents all three films nicely. The first film shows edge here and there, but it’s not terribly distracting. Otherwise I can’t really find anything to complain about. The sequel even avoid this problem, and looks just amazing. The same applies to the third film. All transfers are very sharp. Audio is clean on all films as well. As mentioned before, the covers are fully reversible with the original poster arts on the reverse side. Extras are sparse but okay; Chris D commentary for the first film, and trailers, poster galleries, biographies and 4 page booklets for each film.

Note: while the first film is more or less pinky violence - although not quite as we know the genre - the sequels are pure chambara. Basically these reviews are in the wrong thread.

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I thought the first film was good but not anything amazing.

From your review it looks like i'm gonna have to order the second one and could probably live with skipping the third.


Have you watched Blossoming Night Dreams?Reika isn't so pure :wink:


Hopefully we hear something on the Ginza Watadori films soon.

Once Bohachi comes out next week their won't be any new subbed pinky violence on the horizon. :|

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Classique wrote: From your review it looks like i'm gonna have to order the second one
Oh definitely. It is pure greatness. You can't live without it.
Classique wrote: and could probably live with skipping the third
Well, I thought you might want to see it because of Umemiya? And of course Reiko is in it, too, but her role is very small. But yeah, the film is only good, not amazing or anything.
Classique wrote: Have you watched Blossoming Night Dreams?
Yes, I have. I just thought three reviews was enough for last night... And I didn't want to post any Reiko pureness earlier in the middle of the Nikkatsu sleaze...
Classique wrote: Reiko isn't so pure :wink:
I Love her.
Classique wrote: Hopefully we hear something on the Ginza Watadori films soon.
yeah...
Classique wrote: Once Bohachi comes out next week their won't be any new subbed pinky violence on the horizon. :|
That's very sad. Hopefully Exploitation Digital will announce something soon...

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Delinquent Girl Boss: Blossoming Night Dreams (Zubekô banchô: Yume wa yoro hirakua) (1970)

Kazuhiko Yamaguchi is slowly but unsurely becoming one of my favourite directors. I’ve enjoyed every film I’ve seen from him, and Blossoming Night Dreams is no exception. While not as good as Worthless to Confess, this opening part in the series is an enormously entertaining girl gang pop film. The cast is excellent with Toei’s crown jewel dynamo Reiko Oshida playing the lead role, and reliable genre actors such as Yukie Kagawa and Nobuo Kaneko giving support. The most impressive supporting performances are given by Tatsuya Umemiya and Junko Miyazono, who plays her role as the leader of the gang with charisma that reminded me of Junko Fuji.

Exploitation Digital’s dvd is okay. Soft, definitely, but no other major problems. Colours are quite alright, even if a bit reddish at times, and edge enhancement doesn’t exist. Progressive, too. Of course this could’ve been better, but I don’t really see reason to complain too much. Exploitation Digital is one of the few companies in the world that care enough to even release these great films on dvd.

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HungFist wrote: That's very sad. Hopefully Exploitation Digital will announce something soon...
Yes.You know things are getting a little dried up when you have to go for Nikkatsu stuff. :(

Good point about Umemiya in the third Okhatsu film.Him and Miyazono have pretty good chemistry together so i'll probably get it eventually just not gonna rush out.

Enjoyed the Blossoming review.I'm still gonna stand by my original feeling that that it's overall better then Worthless To Confess except for the ending.
So much quality fanservice in Blossoming Night Dreams.Reika riding that bike in the beginning.I need to rewatch it again tonight :twisted:

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HungFist wrote: That's very sad. Hopefully Exploitation Digital will announce something soon...
Yes.You know things are getting a little dried up when you have to go for Nikkatsu stuff. :(
hehe, true, although lately I've managed to find a couple of Nikkatsu movies that I've really enjoyed (Retreat and Painful Bliss). I also have high hopes for pop director Koyu Ohara's Pink Hip Girl, which I have on order.
Classique wrote: Enjoyed the Blossoming review.
Thanks. Good to hear there's still at least one person reading my writings. I probably angered all the Nikkatsu fans already, lol.
Classique wrote: So much quality fanservice in Blossoming Night Dreams.Reika riding that bike in the beginning.


Oh yeah, and a glorious panty shot, too (didn't want to "spoil" that with a creencap. But that bicycle shot in in the beginning is definitely my favourite).

btw, the film crew must be huge Ken Takakura fans since in the first film Reiko is doing the girl gang greeting in front of a Takakura movie poster, and in Worthless to Confess they're watching Abashiri Prison... which remided me of: In Nikkatsu's Painful Bliss not only is there a Takakura poster, but the film also features the theme song from Worthless to Confess at the end.

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HungFist wrote:
Classique wrote:
HungFist wrote: That's very sad. Hopefully Exploitation Digital will announce something soon...
Yes.You know things are getting a little dried up when you have to go for Nikkatsu stuff. :(
hehe, true, although lately I've managed to find a couple of Nikkatsu movies that I've really enjoyed (Retreat and Painful Bliss). I also have high hopes for pop director Koyu Ohara's Pink Hip Girl, which I have on order.
Classique wrote: Enjoyed the Blossoming review.
Thanks. Good to hear there's still at least one person reading my writings. I probably angered all the Nikkatsu fans already, lol.
Classique wrote: So much quality fanservice in Blossoming Night Dreams.Reika riding that bike in the beginning.


Oh yeah, and a glorious panty shot, too (didn't want to "spoil" that with a creencap. But that bicycle shot in in the beginning is definitely my favourite).

btw, the film crew must be huge Ken Takakura fans since in the first film Reiko is doing the girl gang greeting in front of a Takakura movie poster, and in Worthless to Confess they're watching Abashiri Prison... which remided me of: In Nikkatsu's Painful Bliss not only is there a Takakura poster, but the film also features the theme song from Worthless to Confess at the end.
It's funny how iconic Ken Takakura really is/was.He's probably been referenced in more movies then he's been in and more then any actor ever.
From Delinquent Girl Boss to even Postmen Blues his image is still present to this day.

Considering how small the amount of toei pv fans their are i'd warrant a guess their are even less Nikkatsu fans to offend. :lol:

Btw speaking of the bike riding how about Reika up against that rock on the beach in Blossoming Night Dreams?
Pretty hot scene.Much better then Miki digging her feet in a pile of dirt in Girl Boss Revenge.

While were waiting i'm gonna get off my butt and post some caps from the first Gincho Watadori film this weekend.
Meiko spends most of the second movie in a kimono but in the first she gets to wear alot of cool outfits. :)

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Looking forward to those caps.

Reiko in bikini was hot, yeah. I also loved the car scene.

Okay, I'm gonna go watch Red Peony Gambler 3 now :D

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HungFist wrote:Looking forward to those caps.

Reiko in bikini was hot, yeah. I also loved the car scene.

Okay, I'm gonna go watch Red Peony Gambler 3 now :D
Nice!

I have a hard time picking a favorite out of the series.

I love 1,2,3,5 and enjoyed 4 and 6 but felt they paled a little in comparison.

I do remember the third having one of the better Wakayama appearances.

Part 5 would have had his best appearance if they woulda showed him wielding a sword in all his skilled glory a bit more.

Btw is you avatar from Taifu Club?I need to finish watching that one of these days.
Botched the sub alignment for the custom I made and could only take it for about half the movie.Gonna get off my arse and re-do it again one of these years. :lol:

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Taifu Club, yes, but don't say another word of it in this thread. That kind of purity should not even be mentioned in a thread that features Nikkatsu reviews...

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HungFist wrote:Taifu Club, yes, but don't say another word of it in this thread. That kind of purity should not even be mentioned in a thread that features Nikkatsu reviews...
:lol:


Anyways better late then never.

Little warm up for synapse to release this hopefully sometime this year.

If you like Kazuhiko Yamaguchi I don't think you should even begin to wonder if you will enjoy this movie.

First is the must have girl gang greeting being performed in a familiar setting.

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Hopefully these came out all right.

The source is nothing to write home about and I had to use a ghetto builtin windows vista dvd player with print screen. :lol:

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Sukeban (Girl Boss Revenge) (1973)

The fourth film in the seven part Sukeban series is also the last one directed by Norifumi Suzuki. Although not quite as good as Sukeban gerira (Girl Boss Guerilla) but it’s another highly enjoyable exploitation piece. Suzuki serves his usual mix of action and silly humour, this time spiced with some sadistic violence. The cast is quaranteed to make any genre fan cheer; Miki Sugimoto, Reiko Ike and Ema Ryoko all leading a girl gangs of their own, and Toei’s number one bad guy Bin Amatsu as the treacherous villain. Tatsuo Endo and Yoko Mihara and also make brief appearances.

Exploitation Digital’s has given the film a satisfactory release. The image not very sharp but looks rather pleasing and doesn’t feature any major problems (except the sides. Look at the caps and you’ll see something weird going on. But unless you have a zero overscan TV you won’t be able to notice anything). However, what makes this dvd a must buy (aside from the film itself) is the new 14 min Norifumi Suzuki interview. Although not as indepth as it could be it’s still a great pleasure to finally hear the director speak. I believe this is the first time ever Suzuki appears on dvd extras. The disc also contains a nice photo gallery. The trailer is not original, but a disappointing new promo.

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HungFist wrote:Sometimes pink comes from the weirdest of directions; this time from 150 km to west from me. The Swedes are releasing Sadao Nakajima’s Journey to Japan (1973), starring Christina Lindberg. There’s even a good change it will be released in Finland, too (Nordic dvd releases are rarely limited to just one country). But even a Swedish disk with Swedish subtitles only would be a notable step up from unsubbed R2J's (which for this film does not excist, as Studio S Entertaiment's release is a Världspremiär på DVD!).

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They are also releasing Sex & Fury. Both discs are coming in Summer 2008

http://www.studiosentertainment.se/
I don't know how final this is but the site is now showing this pic:

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I wish they had used the orig poster instead. Journey to Japan will be released 27.8.2008.

If you want more info about the film (in japanese) and a few stills see this site:
http://www.otona-eiga.jp/contents/00000080.php

Music from the film was featured on Hotwax's Sadao Nakajima CD.

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I believe there's also an article about the film in their magazine

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The day is here (in August). Toei is God.

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In case you don't get it: That's Delinquent Girl Boss 1-4 + Sukeban 1-2.

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Basic infos for the upcoming Toei films

Delinquent Girl Boss: Blossoming Night Dreams (1970) (review)
Director: Kazuhiko Yamaguchi
Cast: Reiko Oshida, Junko Miyazono, Yukie Kagawa, Nobuo Kaneko, Tatsuo Umemiya

Delinquent Girl Boss: Tokyo Drifters (1970)
Director: Kazuhiko Yamaguchi
Cast: Reiko Oshida, Tsunehiko Watase, Yukie Kagawa, Masumi Tachibana

Delinquent Girl Boss: Ballad of Yokohama Hoods (1971)
Director: Kazuhiko Yamaguchi
Cast: Reiko Oshida, Yukie Kagawa, Hayato Tani, Asao Koike

Delinquent Girl Boss: Worthless To Confess (1971) (review)
Director: Kazuhiko Yamaguchi
Cast: Reiko Oshida, Yumiko Katayama, Yukie Kagawa, Tsunehiko Watase, Nobuo Kaneko

Girl Boss Blues: Queen Bee’s Counter Attack (1971)
Director: Norifumi Suzuki
Cast: Reiko Ike, Miki Sugimoto, Yukie Kagawa, Rena Ichinose

Girl Boss Blues: Queen Bee’s Challenge (1972)
Director: Norifumi Suzuki
Cast: Reiko Ike, Miki Sugimoto, Yayoi Watanabe, Asao Koike

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Seems like a good time to post some Reiko Oshida stuff

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The world's greatest movie poster needs to be re-posted
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