Violent and sleazy with cute pop songs and cute young people. Yes, it deals with racism, but not in a particularly thoughtful way. It shows a Japan still haunted by the U.S. occupation. It's perhaps interesting to compare it with American exploitation films from the same era... I'm just tired of this kind of thing.
The nobility of failure, bowing deeply and laying sword before you, the audience's very foot. Stray Cats. Rape. Eagles. Murder. Nobody gets hurt and it brings you to your knees with the electric beauty of it all. Emperor of the divine wind, Hillary, TaxesunreleasedenStein, or the Orange Julius - to see another japanese call for building the wall... half breed film... half breed.
An interesting point of view of China's social way of being in the 1970s.The film had a mild culture shock effect on me. The actresses in the film seem far too young to be exposed to such R rated scenes. She seemed to know what it was actually like doing all that she was doing. Very emotional characters. Overall it kept my attention throughout. One of my favorite foreign films so far.
The film has a lot going on and serves as an interesting crash course in Japanese racism (note how the villain, Baron, seems to admire white foreigners while attacking dark foreigners/haafu). I wish the women had had more to do, though the molotov coke bottle scene was great.
Girl gang vs. racist boy gang? Great! Not only does this movie feature some pretty great performances by Japanese pop groups and feature some of the best costumes Nikkatsu can throw at you, it's all handled wondefully and stylishly by one of Nikkatsu's best contract directors, Yasuharu Hasebe.