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Kinjite - Forbidden Subjects

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Action superstar Charles Bronson (Death Wish, Breakheart Pass) is at his two-fisted best in this gritty, action-packed thriller about a cop hellbent on wiping out a vicious child prostitution ring. Lt. Crowe (Bronson) is a veteran LA vice cop who nearly goes berserk after his young daughter is molested by an unidentified Asian man. As he battles his own racial prejudices and feelings of rage, Crowe is ordered to hunt down a brutal pimp who has kidnapped the daughter of a Japanese businessman. Hindered by police force superiors, Crowe is pushed into a personal war of vengeance, pitting himself against a savage urban empire of drugs and sexual depravity.

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  • Actors: Charles Bronson, Juan Fernández, Perry Lopez, James Pax, Peggy Lipton
  • Directors: J. Lee Thompson
  • Writers: Harold Nebenzal
  • Producers: Menahem Golan, Pancho Kohner, Patricia G. Payró, Richard Driscoll, Yoram Globus
  • Format: Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Dubbed: French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    R
    Restricted
  • Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
  • DVD Release Date: February 4, 2003
  • Run Time: 97 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00007GZRG
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #122,380 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Kinjite - Forbidden Subjects" on IMDb

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By Hiram Gòmez Pardo Venezuela HALL OF FAME on March 26, 2007
Format: DVD
After the demolishing success of Death Wish, Charles Bronson in his accustomed style of elegant roughness, makes a convincing role as a detective who has to face with a gang who exploits teen girls to prostitution. The script is credible and shows us the dark side of the moon. Bitter and dark humor are intermingled with the expected doses of violence in these usual cases, but the result is satisfactory.

If you realize the last sequence you will understand you agree with Bronson in that sardonic smile. eye for eye.
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I remember when Kinjite first came out. It received harsh reviews from the Beavis and Butthead of snob reviewers(no names needed..you know who they are). When I finally saw it I liked it. Of course it's not perfect but what movie under Golan and Globus is? Plus they trashed the movie because of the subject matter but the subject matter happens in real life.

Plot: LT Crowe(Charles Bronson) goes out of his way to bust a child prostitution ring. He ends up furious after his daughter is molested by an Asian man. He later has to help an Asian man find his own daughter after she was kidnapped. Here is a twist: the same man Crowe has to help molested Crowe's daughter.

The storyline is what keeps the movie interesting. The action scenes are kept to a minimum and Charles Bronson had some pretty funny lines. The main reason why I like Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects is that you can tell that there was an effort to make it work. It wasn't your typical Charles Bronson fare and that made it appealing. My biggest gripe with the film is that the same guy that molested Crowe's daughter is never dealt with. That just doesn't sit too well with me but other than that it was a good movie.

Its easy to slam this movie based on a subject matter that repulses most people but that isnt being fair. Child prostitution is a reality so bashing a movie for showing a reality is pretty damn stupid. But what can you expect from the same critics that gave Speed 2: Booze Control two thumbs up? If you love the late Charles Bronson's movies than you cant go wrong with Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects. Its better than the weak link of the Death Wish series.
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Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects (1989). Rated "R". Running Time: One Hour, 37 mins.
Directed by J. Lee Thompson. Written by Harold Nebenzal.

Side A of the disc is Widescreen. Side B is standard full-screen.

A woman wearing black underwear and a leather top is tied to a brass bed. A man's briefcase is open with petroleum jelly, a dildo and rubber gloves in it.
Outside is Detective Crowe (Charles Bronson) and Eddie Rios (Perry Lopez) in a car during this stake-out. When they saw a Mexican pimp, Duke (Juan Fernandez) drop off the blonde girl at this apartment building, Crowe and Eddie believe she is a minor. They go inside to make the bust. Crowe and Eddie are successful and they save the teenager. Crowe isn't finished with the "John" yet, it is implied Crowe sticks the dildo up the man's kazoo.
Crowe tells his wife, Kathleen (Peggy Lipton) he is getting tired of the filth and being on the force. He wants to move to Carmel and open a saloon.
He has to catch Duke first.

Also in the cast: James Pax, Marion Yue, Nicole Eggert, Amy Hathaway, Kumiko Hayakawa, Sam Chew Jr, Alex Hyde-White, Richard Egan, Rob Narita, Cynthia Gouw, Danny Trejo.

You might remember Peggy Lipton from The Mod Squad tv series (1968-73) The Mod Squad Deluxe 39 DVD Gift Box Set
or the Twin Peaks tv series (1990-91). Twin Peaks: The Complete Series (The Definitive Gold Box Edition).

Contains adult full frontal female nudity.

Filmed in Los Angeles, California and Tokyo, Japan.

In English only. Option of Subtitles: English, French, Spanish.

In-film advertising: Pepsi, Slice, Hilton.

Not a movie I would watch again.
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Offering a killer combo of terrible writing, terrible acting and terrible direction, it's a tossup whether Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects is offensively bad or just hilariously bad. It's almost as if someone ran a competition to make the sleaziest, seediest Cannon film. As if a glance at a cast list including characters like 'Lesbian Pedophile,' 'Perverted Gentleman,' 'Porno Actress' weren't enough, it's your only chance to see Charles Bronson's cop throw a lowlife on a bed and grab a sex toy - but don't worry, it's okay, as the offscreen screams make clear he's only torturing him for information. After all, even if he is a bit overprotective of his nice Catholic daughter, he's a nice Catholic cop who regularly brings local Catholic priest William O'Connell a packed lunch and who believes in poetic justice - or at least ensuring that the bad guys end up in the slammer with the horniest inmates maximum security can provide to give them a taste of their own medicine. But then that's what you get for telling him "Look, I think you're a little bit unstable." Still, when later offered a bribe, he may snarl "I'd like to shove this up your a**, but I don't want to get my hands dirty," he's clearly learned where to draw the line: instead, he just makes him eat a $25,000 watch and sets fire to his Cadillac. The anal obsession even follows through to the film's title: despite the poster featuring a naked Japanese girl on a porn film set, the film's only direct example of Kinjite/forbidden subjects, as Alex Hyde White's English teacher explains to a group of Japanese businessmen, is, er talking about your bowel movements in polite society.Read more ›
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