Zenka onna: koroshi-bushi (Criminal Woman: Killing Melody) (1973) - Rotten Tomatoes

Zenka onna: koroshi-bushi (Criminal Woman: Killing Melody) (1973)

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Reiko Ike stars as the daughter of a man who has been pushed into drug dealing by the local Yakuza mob. Having outlived his usefulness to the gang he is murdered and Reiko is gang raped, leading her to attempt a knife attack on the Yakuza boss (Ryoji Hayama) at a swank nightclub. Failing to kill him she ends up in prison, where she befriends a crew of other malcontents (including Yumiko Katayama and Chiyoko Kazama) and meets the Yakuza boss's girlfriend (Miki Sugimoto). Upon release Reiko reassembles her mob and launches a Machiavellian scheme to engineer a gang war between Hayama's Oba Industries and the formerly dominant Hamayasu Clan. The rival gangs begin killing each other off and Reiko works her way closer to her ultimate vengeance.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Art House & International
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In Theaters:
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I enjoyed this one, but it wasn't the best thing in the Pinky Violence Boxset. Maybe I found it lacking because it was the last thing I watched i the set, but the first few films in the genre 'spoke' to me more than this one did. Rental maybe? I just wouldn't start investigating the genre with this one.

Bill Bryant
Bill Bryant
½

A really fun Japanese exploitation flick with plenty of knife, gun and cat fights. The flashbacks that told the girls' back stories were really fun as was the gratuitous nudity--in this context at least. The raid with the sword fighting worked in was awesome even if it was way too short. And Tetsu was nauseatingly fun and should be given his own sitcom--enormous bottle of booze, obnoxious laughter and all. Possibly the perfect mix of sex and violence.

Michael Gildea
Michael Gildea

Super Reviewer

½

Boobs and sleaziness in the right dose.

Tsubaki Sanjuro
Tsubaki Sanjuro

Super Reviewer

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