Friday, February 12, 2010

Female Demon Ohyaku [1968]

Ohyaku has been running away from her mother’s shadow for her entire life – but when she meets Shin (a thief planning a huge heist on the mint) – she falls in love and is given the strength to move past that shadow. But when Shin is killed after the heist – Ohyaku has to discover her own strength to gain vengeance on his killers.

Certainly a precursor to what would be known as the pinky violence genre – but still in the range of “pinku”. This film is wonderfully shot in black & white – though it may detract from some more of the scandalous and possibly beautiful aspects of the film (namely Ohyaku’s tattoo – which could come off as quite powerful if shown in full color). This film doesn’t feature any nudity though it features plenty of the over the top violence, sex and torture one comes to expect of the later films in the pinky violence genre.

Directed by Yoshihiro Ishikawa - I give this film a solid 4 out of 5 - for those who might wonder if they pinky violence genre is worth all my talk - it's kind of a pinky-lite - not as garish but just as fun.

1 comment:

  1. I really want to see that movie. It's on my Must Buy list.