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

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½ June 13, 2016
This is a tale of revenge by a Japanese woman and her ex-inmate friends who proceed to play yakuzas against each other. The first and the last fight sequences look like they are never going to end.
May 23, 2012
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.
June 21, 2010
Les deux soi-disant rivales Miki Sugimoto et Reiko Ike sont réunies dans un film qui mêle vengeance, sexe, argent et pouvoir bref la Pinky Violence dans ce qu'elle a de plus gratuit, sexy et pas avare en matière d'action et de violence évidemment. Reiko Ike est l'héroïne du film qui cherche à se venger à l'aide de ces co-détenues, toute fraîchement sorties de prison contre le yakuza Oba. Seulement voilà, l'une des détenues jouée par Miki Sugimoto se trouve être la maîtresse d'Oba.
Comme on l'attendait, un duel a rapidement lieu entre Ike et Sugimoto et il tient ses promesses en matière de bagarre qui se poursuit jusqu'à l'épuisement, les deux se donnent à fond dans leur entreprise respective jusqu'à s'affronter de nouveau, mais il y a toujours un certain respect entre ces deux personnages, ce qui est formidable. Pour le reste, pas de changement du sexe gentillet par moment et un peu plus cru ensuite c'est moins osé niveau violence mais on a notre compte d'affrontement de yakuza bien berné par des nanas aussi canons qu'intelligente. La part belle est réservée à Ike tandis que Sugimoto est plus en retrait, en gros l'inverse de "Terrifying School Girls", mais l'un comme l'autre on se régale devant ces deux icônes et leurs acolytes qui en imposent plus que la pègre elle-même !!!!
December 20, 2009
A young woman finds herself in the slammer after killing a member of a yakuza clan who killed her father. 2 years later and out on release, she teams up with her old cellmates to kill the rest of the yakuza clan. As this is pinky violence, you get the usual shit that happens with these type of movies. It's was good value for it's entertainment.
October 28, 2008
A young woman finds herself in the slammer after killing a member of a yakuza clan who killed her father. 2 years later and out on release, she teams up with her old cellmates to kill the rest of the yakuza clan. As this is pinky violence, you get the usual shit that happens with these type of movies. It's was good value for it's entertainment.
October 14, 2008
can't beat woman in prison exploitation films.
October 5, 2008
Pinku! fun, exploitation film.
August 6, 2008
This was ok enough, I guess. A Japanese "women in prison" film that turns into a gangster revenge movie halfway through. Nothing too crazy happens making it fairly unremarkable.
April 7, 2008
Mixing elements from the Women In Prison Genre and the typic revenge flick, this is a funny as hell pinky violence pice where again Miki Sugimoto and Reiko Ike keeping kick ass.

But this time, we have more, now there is guns, rifles and grenades!

A complete must see.
April 2, 2008
certianly this movie looks awesome, but nothing really makes its stand out from any other japanese action of the seventies. no naked sword fights and no castration; just some boobs. don't be fooled by the first 25 minutes, it all goes down hill after they leave prison.
February 28, 2008
Sexploitation? Count me in! Reiko Ike mesmerized me....
Super Reviewer
½ February 23, 2008
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.
DragonEyeMorrison
Super Reviewer
½ February 14, 2008
Boobs and sleaziness in the right dose.
½ December 30, 2007
Atushi Mihori's first installment in the Criminal Woman franchise is a decent enough revenge film about a gang of ex-female convicts joining forces to turn two strong factions of the yakuza against each other. Unlike its Pinky Violence predecessor, Delinquent Girl Boss: Worthless to confess (which carries a virtually identical plot), Criminal Woman lacks necessary emotional intensity needed to warrant bloody acts of celluloid vengeance. However, the prison fight between Reiko Ike and Miki Sugimoto, involving hastily constructed blades and fabric held between the women's mouths as a means of keeping the other from evading injury, is enough to warrant a screening.
September 17, 2007
naked, tattooed, asian, ass kicking women... what more can you want?
April 26, 2007
exploitation at it's most fun, women selling themselves for money in order to take over the world of men.
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