Sex & Fury

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This was the first of two films in which Japanese exploitation star Reiko Ike played the character of Inoshika Ocho. After a brief prologue depicting the murder of Ocho's policeman father, it is revealed that she has grown up to become a professional gambler. Sex & Fury chronicles Ocho's exploits as she searches for her father's killers, each identified by unique tattoos on their backs (a deer, a boar, and a butterfly). Along the way, she also crosses paths with Shonusuke (Masataka Naruse), a radical set on murdering prominent politician Kurokawa (Seizaburo Kawazu) and Christina (Christina Lindberg), an American spy posing as a gambler. The various storylines frequently intersect, prompting a dizzying array of plot twists, overheated sex scenes, and gory swordplay. The pulp-heavy storyline is skillfully directed by Norifumi Suzuki, a veteran director of commercial Japanese fare who pumped up such sexy, violent spectacles with surrealistic visual flourishes and stylized sets and costumes. Sex & Fury was followed by Female Yakuza Tale: Inquisition and Torture, a sequel helmed by another Japanese exploitation film legend, Teruo Ishii. ~ Donald Guarisco, Rovi


Critic Reviews for Sex & Fury

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  • the beauty of the images, the postmodern insanity of the story, and the funky delirium of Ichiro Araki's score make Sex And Fury a high-end sexploitation gem.

    Jun 12, 2007 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Sex & Fury

  • Oct 08, 2010
    Sex and Fury was always one of those wider known Japanese exploitation films. We saw Meany of these in the 1970s right up till they really just stoped making them. Though Sex and Fury is the most well known one of them all. Mainly because it heavily inspired films to come like Kill Bill. The story is about this little girl called Ocho Inoshika. When Ocho sees her father get murdered right before her eyes by a bunch of Yakuza leaders she grows up to be a vengeful spirit. She does nothing else in this life but search for her father’s killers. And that she does, but not without helping a soul or two along the way. At first when Sex and Fury started out, I thought it was going to be a rehash of the story I had seen before. a very similar story dealing with a little girl who grows up to be a stone cold killer because she had an extremely traumatic childhood experience, I mean the fight sequence goes on for a long time, Of course it does add a level of nudity to the movie because its obviously gratuitous nudity we are seeing here solely for the purpose of titillating the males in the audience. Though Females still take a very big likening to the film. And as for the violence, well there’s lots of it. Blood sprays body parts fall and the snow is sprinkled with red on more then one occasion. Its pretty freaking obvious this one was also a heavy influence on Tarantino. The whole ending sequence is extremely similar to Oren Ishii and Beatrix Kiddos final fight in Kill Bill Vol. 1. Both in terms of music and shots. It was crazy but I was having flashbacks. The only thing that hinders this film a bit is the acting from Christina Lindberg an American actress that appears in this film playing an English spy. But as for the acting with the other cast member I have to put it as very solidly done. They really known how to play there parts. So I have to put Sex and fury as one of those great movies were a female is standing up to the people she hates and will kill them in an act of revenge. Keiko’s Score 79-100
    Keiko A Super Reviewer
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  • Aug 30, 2008
    Not even naked sword-fighting lesbians can save this nonsense.
    Marcus W Super Reviewer
  • May 30, 2008
    if this is the best pinky violence has to offer i don't think i'll be that bothered about the rest of the genre. no i'm not some do-gooder jesus freak that doesn't like sex and nudity. i'm not someone that gets bored by subtitles either. i definitely aint someone who shys away from violence. i just found it bloody boring. it's one of those flicks you'll watch once out of interest and never bother to put on again. snnooooozefest!
    Sanity Assassin ! Super Reviewer

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