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Sex and Fury (2005)

Reiko Ike , Akemi Negishi , Noribumi Suzuki  |  R |  DVD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)


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  • Actors: Reiko Ike, Akemi Negishi, Ryôko Ema, Yôko Hori, Naomi Oka
  • Directors: Noribumi Suzuki
  • Writers: Noribumi Suzuki, Masahiro Kakefuda, Tarô Bonten
  • Producers: Kanji Amao
  • Format: Color, Original recording remastered, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: Japanese (Dolby Digital 1.0), Japanese (Mono)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Panik House Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: September 27, 2005
  • Run Time: 88 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000AQKUYK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #171,800 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Sex and Fury" on IMDb

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Widely considered to be the Absolute Best Japanese Exploitation film!

Sex & Fury, one of the wildest, most violent, just-plain-entertaining Japanese sexploitation pictures from the 1970s stars smoldering young 'pinky violence' actress Reiko Ike (veteran of the Girl Boss aka Sukeban film series) as Ocho, a gambler and pickpocket in Meiji Era Tokyo. After sheltering a fleeing anarchist, Ocho encounters the three villains responsible for her father's murder, and runs afoul of various yakuza who want her dead. A European spy (beautiful Christina Lindberg, star of Thriller - A Cruel Picture), whose sadistic diplomat boss has his own nefarious plans, complicates matters. A riproaring action saga filled with beautiful bodies, bloody swordplay, and psychedelic imagery -- all beautifully photographed in a number of astonishing setpieces. Directed by Norifumi Suzuki (who fathered the Sukeban genre), Sex & Fury transcends the pop culture realm to achieve genuine art. Followed by the outrageous sequel, Female Yakuza Tale - Inquisition & Torture (also available from Panik House), it's the best film you've never seen!

Panik House is proud to present Sex & Fury: uncut, uncensored and totally restored from the original vault elements. Available for the first time anywhere on DVD!

SEX & FURY DVD Features

- Audio Commentary with Chris D., American Cinematheque film programmer and author of the book Outlaw Masters of Japanese Film

- Norifumi Suzuki & Reiko Ike bios by Chris D.

- Christina Lindberg Bio and gallery

- Original Theatrical Trailer

- Poster and Still Galleries

- Production Notes

- Special Insert Sticker

- Optional English Subtitles

- Brand New 16x9 transfer with completely re-mastered video and audio

- Special Packaging – stunning transparent amaray and the first 10,000 units debut in a clear O-Sleeve

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Only twelve minutes into Sex & Fury, our badass heroine Ocho (Reiko Ike) duels a dozen men in the snow with a samurai sword--stark naked! You can bet Quentin Tarentino watched a lot of "Pinky Violence" flicks as he was working on Kill Bill. Ocho--gambler, pickpocket, and all-around babe--wants to avenge the murder of her father. She picks up their trail after helping a would-be anarchist assassin escape from the law, only to become embroiled in political machinations with a Western badass gambler/secret agent of dubious loyalty (Christina Lindberg, Thriller: A Cruel Picture, a.k.a. They Call Her One-Eye). You'd expect a movie like this to have a lot of lurid sequences but no plot to speak of; the particular glory of Sex & Fury is that lurid sequences abound--rape of a virgin, girl-on-girl action, garish spurting blood, a squad of switch-blade-wielding nuns (!)--and it has a coherent (if utterly preposterous) story. Ike, star of similar movies like Female Yakuza Tale: Inquisition and Torture and the Girl Boss series (all exemplary of the Japanese "Pinky Violence" subgenre), is by turns vulnerable and tough as nails. Her powerful presence lifts Sex & Fury above mere sadistic kicks and gives it an actual emotional core, underscored with psychedelic guitar. --Bret Fetzer

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant...amazing...see this movie! October 27, 2005
By amster
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
For once the liner notes are accurate; this was the best movie I had never heard of. In the first ten minutes of the film, I knew I was in for a treat when the female lead killed twenty or so thugs with her samurai sword, while completely butt-naked. What's not to love?

But this film has a lot more going for it than just graphic violence and kinky sex. The director's style of filmaking, the cinematography, the hypnotic imagery, and the soundtrack are just amazing. If you're like me, you'll find yourself humming the theme song.

Is it an erotic art-house flick or an exploitation film? You decide. This film is, in my opinion, a true cinematic masterpiece. I don't want to give away too many details because I don't want to spoil it for anyone. All I can say is, BUY THIS FILM. Once you've seen it, you'll be begging for more. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic J-Girl Action September 26, 2005
Format:DVD
Revenge, violence, and, of course, sex run gleefully rampant through this long-overlooked action flick. The film follows Ocho (Reiko Ike) as a chance encounter puts her in the middle of a bloody war being warring crime families.

The film is a classic entry of the 1970's Japanese sexploitation film, where movies had more going on than naked women and samurai swords. Sure this film has plenty of both, but there is an real elegance to the film, particularly the action sequences.

As Ocho kills every other person listed in the closing credits, she moves with a grace that belies the blood spilling across the scene. Action movies are often described as "kinetic," but this particular film would more accurately be called "fluid." It is a gory but beautiful masterpiece.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All time classic Japan 70's exploitation. July 19, 2006
Format:DVD
If you want to see action, sexy Asian girls, arterial spray and the lovely Christina Lindberg, then look no further. This is the one, along with "Zero Woman: Red Handcuffs"(the original), to see to get your friends into classic Japanese cinema from the 70's. Over the top madness, sexy, raunchy, lots of action and the gorgeous Ike Reiko make this one of the best films of the era. Not to mention, Christina Lindberg and the always wild Yoko Mihara are in the cast. And don't forget its sequel "Female Yakuza Tale". Panik House keep 'em coming. These are must buys along with "The Pinky Violence Collection".
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Erotic and Ultra-Violent!!!!! December 18, 2005
Format:DVD
This movie is John Woo meets Emmanuelle. Reiko stars as a pick-pocket who is seeking revenge for the murder of her father, along the way, she battles and slays yakuza and international spies-in the nude! For those who is a fan of the Japanese bad girl sex and violence films, I recommend this. Please note this is NOT intended for younger viewers.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars sex & violence, japanese style! November 26, 2005
By JC
Format:DVD
If you are a cult movie fan and a cult japanese movie fan, dig sword fight flicks, you can do no wrong by getting your greasy little hands on this cool piece of exploitational cinema - 70's style!

You'll need a strong stomach, a sense of humor and cherish
good ol' fashioned sex and violence - you will be pleased
with this DVD.

What can I say more, go for it
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent October 18, 2009
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You won't find a film review here, but do know that I think this movie is fantastic.

Just typing to say that this is the exact same DVD that Panik House Entertainment released--which is now out of print--but with, of course, different case and disc artwork. It even has the Panik House logo because Synapse Films bought them out. Thank you, Synapse! I hope this means there will be more great Panik House pinky violence DVDs (and hopefully Blu-ray Discs) in the future.

Highly recommended. A very good product of a very good movie with excellent video quality.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant October 6, 2007
Format:DVD
It has all the elements you should expect from this kind of movie. One of the early fight scenes in the snow clearly inspired Kill Bill Vol. 1. Very creative.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exploitation Excellence!! March 2, 2009
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Thank goodness that the exploitation films of the 70's are getting a second look at sunlight..because if any deserve it..it's this one.

A young gambler/thief tries to track down the persons responsible for killing her father. The action is top notch and very cool..if not obviously exploitative..but hey..it's a Pinky Violence flick..so what does one expect. When the fit really hits the shan, our heroine pulls out a breast and slices and dices with the best. It's not hard to see why this has a great cult following among men and women alike!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
not a bad movie lots of blood and sex
Published 24 days ago by JJ Jackson
3.0 out of 5 stars Somewhat campy grindhouse classic
Pretty clearly, some of the inspiration for _Kill Bill_ came from this flick. What can I say? I'm a fan of B-movies; this one is just wild.
Published 9 months ago by L.A. Biker
5.0 out of 5 stars Before its time
Watch this and youll see where Quentin Tarantino got a lot of his ideas for his movies especially Kill Bill
Published 10 months ago by Shane Detroit
1.0 out of 5 stars yeah, its unrated till now.
Yeah, I wont rate it either as there is nothing to rate. Unless you are die hard fun of Christina Lindberg or maybe Japanese costumes there is nothing to say about this flick. Read more
Published 11 months ago by aferdman
5.0 out of 5 stars Action at it's best!
This is one that has to be seen to,to be beleived! Action,wild sword play,and a look into the Japanese underworld,that will put any mob movie you have seen to shame! Read more
Published 12 months ago by R. Ashe
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Example of the Genre
This movie is a great example of the pinky violence genre, and I found it very enjoyable. Reiko Ike and Christina Lindburg are gorgeous and its difficult to take your eyes off of... Read more
Published 21 months ago by Mark
4.0 out of 5 stars If the first fifteen minutes doesn't pull you in, you might as well...
Here's a bit of odd and titillating 70's exploitation for all the grindhouse fans out there. Sex and Fury, starring the lovely Reiko Ike and Swedish sexpot Christina Lindberg, is... Read more
Published on July 6, 2012 by The Chief
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm not sure if "Cool" gets any "Cooler" than this movie
Like the editorial review states, only after about ten minutes into the film our main character battles about twenty or so armed yakuza, and she's nude. Read more
Published on August 8, 2011 by Preferred Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Sex and Fury
70's movie with fighting and imagery. I got a chuckle from watching this classic. A guy at work told me about it so I bought it and enjoyed it mainly for how cheesy it was to me. Read more
Published on August 8, 2011 by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Revenge
This is the story of a woman seeking revenge for the people who ordered the murder of her father; a policeman. She witnessed the murder as a child. Read more
Published on September 13, 2010 by Ian Hunter
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