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Tag Archives: Meiko Kaji
Yuki’s family is nearly wiped out before she is born due to the machinations of a band of criminals. Read More »
Step on the Gas AKA Shinjuku outlaw: Buttobase (1970) Toshiya Fujita, Tetsuya Watari, Yoshio Harada, Meiko Kaji
Y?ji, fresh out of prison on parole, is taken to a bar that Nao operates and there he meets his old love Emiko Read More »
A uniformly excellent, no-no-nonsense, straightforward yakuza sage. Read More »
Akemi and the man of her clan confront their opponents; Akemi delivers a sword thrust to kill the opponents’ leader Read More »
Battles Without Honor and Humanity 2: Deadly Fight In Hiroshima (1973) Kinji Fukasaku, Bunta Sugawara, Shin’ichi Chiba, Meiko Kaji
A young criminal joins a yakuza family to kill the gangsters who beat him up Read More »
Daichi no komoriuta / Lullaby of the Earth (1976) Yasuzô Masumura, Mieko Harada, Natsuko Kahara, Meiko Kaji, Drama
The story of an orphan girl, brought up in naive, rustic innocence by an elderly relative, who is suddenly exposed to the brutality, greed and deceptiveness of the outside world, when her grandmother dies. Notwithstanding her healthy distrust of all strangers, which her upbringing instilled in her, it is not long before a cunning racketeer finds her weak point, that temptation which she cannot resist, that weakness, different as it may be, that each of us has, and brings her into his power.
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Joshû sasori: Dai-41 zakkyo-bô / Female Prisoner Scorpion: Jailhouse 41 (1972) Shun’ya Itô, Meiko Kaji, Fumio Watanabe, Yukie Kagawa, Crime, Drama, Thriller
After spending a year in solitary confinement, Matsu escapes from prison with six more convicts, followed by the guards led by the vengeful warden who wants her dead at all costs.
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Nora-neko rokku: Onna banchô / Stray Cat Rock: Delinquent Girl Boss (1970) Yasuharu Hasebe, Akiko Wada, Meiko Kaji, Kôji Wada, Action, Crime, Drama
Tells the story of Mei, leader of an all-girl biker gang, inadvertently gets involved with a yakuza group’s plot to rig boxing matches because of her boyfriend and a rival gang. When the yakuza tortures and kills some of her members, she comes out of hiding and, with the help of a loner named Ako, seeks revenge.
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