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Sex and Fury

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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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Product Details

  • 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: English, Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • 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 (21 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000AQKUYK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #116,057 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Sex and Fury" on IMDb

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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! A lot of hot swordfighting with a woman,nude,and as good as Samurai you have ever watched. Buy it! You won't be sorry!
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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 certainly full of both sex AND fury, with Reiko, as the gambler and pickpocket Ocho, out to revenge the death of her detective father, murdered in front of her twenty years earlier. Her only clue to the identity of the killers is the images on three playing cards that her father was holding as he died; a deer, a boar, and a butterfly. Sub-plots featuring star-crossed lovers, agents provocateurs, and virgins sold into prostitution elevate the movie out of one dimension, though I think the story gets a little too busy for its own good. Still, director Noribumi Suzuki gets in plenty of nudity and violence, along with some really surprising and startling imagery that seems especially effective considering that my expectations for this flick were limited to ... well, sex and fury, I guess.

As this was the first movie I've seen that falls into the `pinky violence' genre, I wasn't sure what to expect. Movie censors in Japan during the 70's prohibited full frontal nudity, and while many of Sex and Fury's sex scenes were probably quite risqué at the time, they seem somewhat clumsy now; those viewers who place prime importance on that aspect may be disappointed. As for the violence, stylistically, I think it was ahead of its time, though movies have caught up and surpassed it since. What is noteworthy about this movie in particular is its use of sex and violence in the service of a linear (if convoluted) plot, its lurid and colorful cinematography, and the bizarre S&M imagery in the final third of the film. This is a movie whose whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
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