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This review is from: Wandering Ginza Butterfly (DVD)
As fans of the iconic Meiko Kaji, we all know what to expect from her acting and posturing abilities, as well as what types of films she appears in. This film is nothing out of the ordinary, which isn`t necessarily a bad thing, it`s a comfort pillow of sorts, assuming you appreciate these films and Meiko Kaji. The other review gets mired down in whether the subtitles are acutely accurate or not, something 97% of those watching could care less about. This film isn't anything special, but it's entertaining enough and captures the era and genre adequately. Meiko is always a treat, and I agree with the other reviewer that this flick expands her acting to be more than the one-trick-pony sort associated with the Sasori (Prisoner Scorpion) series. She has more depth and comes off as an unfortunate, slightly virtuous, likeable character attempting to escape her past unsuccessfully. While not as good as 'Blind Woman's Curse' or the first two 'Female Prisoner Scorpion' flix, it`s better than the 'Stray Cat Rock-Sex Hunter' and the sequel to this film, which veered way too close to the comedic kung-fu crap of the early/mid 70`s (thanks to a stuttering Sonny Chiba) for my tastes. If you`re not already familiar with these films, avoid entirely, if you are, then by all means, gourge yourself on this offering, and belch loudly when you`re done, as is customary in these parts...