The Pinky Violence Collection (boxset)
Criminal Woman: Killing Melody
(Japanese title: Zenka Onna Karoshi Bushi)
Kicking off the internationally renowned action series known as Zero Woman, Miki Sugimoto electrifies Criminal Woman: Killing Melody with raw sexuality, searing physical prowess and a reckless passion for revenge. The violence is as hard as the women are beautiful and when it comes time for the naked knife-fights – look out!
Terrifying Girls’ High School: Lynch Law Classroom
(Japanese title: Kyoufu Joshi Koukou Bouroku Rinchi Kyoushitsu)
Terrifying Girls’ High School opens with a female school clique bloodletting a fellow student amidst verbal abuse and harsh accusation. The terrified girl breaks free of the life-draining vacuum syringe and races to the roof, where her tormentors force her off the ledge and stomp on her fingers until she falls to her death. This is all before the main titles! And that clique? They aren’t even the real bad girls! This is reform school, and the new crop of inmates (whose apprehension we witness) includes Miki Sugimoto and Reiko Ike. This is like Mean Girls via Caged Heat as written by Jess Franco and directed by Russ Meyer. All those Takashi Miike fans need to check out this film.
Girl Boss Guerilla
(Japanese title: Sukeban Gerira)
Female bikers! Catfights! Gang violence! Sukeban Guerilla expands on classic exploitation “bad girl” archetypes with an explosive abandon. Fans of Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! and Switchblade Sisters should brace themselves for the be-all, end-all and show-all of what’s possible in the realms of grindhouse girls gone way-past-wild.
Delinquent Girl Boss: Worthless To Confess
(Japanese title: Zubenko Bancho Zange No Neuchi Mo Nai)
This was the final entry in the Zubeko Bancho series, with sexy-and-sweet Reiko Oshida heading up a cast of gangster-girl wannabes in a go-go dancing maelstrom of Japanese music, fashion and kitsch. Truly a film that defies description, but imagine a Jack Hill production of Hair with an unsupervised Riot Girl cast, and you’re starting to get the picture. The result is a delicious example of Japanese pop culture in high transition from the groovy ’60s to the dangerous ’70s.
Sukeban is a contraction of the Japanese words “Suke” (female) and “bancho” (boss). The term describes a specific high school archetype which is usually (though not always) associated with juvenile delinquency. The term “Zubeko” (bad girl) is no longer in vogue, but at the time these films were made was a hip slang expression that would more accurately have been translated as “bitch”.The current Kogal (also Kogaru) style of retro-hip soul-sister fashion can first be seen in these films -released two decades before the advent of Kogal culture. In fact these films were among the first to show high school girls (albeit delinquents) in street styles rather than exclusively in the uniforms with which they are so closely identified. This change-of-styles was likely a political statement on the part of the filmmakers (equating the loss of that uniform with the loss of sexual innocence) and it heralded the arrival of Japanese feminism.The Sukeban films, though released as exploitation, contain strong social commentary. They collectively told a single cautionary tale, and presented for contemporary Japan the same dystopian world that A Clockwork Orange predicted for future England.
This Limited Edition Collection contains a sticker, collectable booklet, audio CD and many eye-popping Extras, all packaged in a special vinyl collector’s box! 1. Delinquent Girl Boss: Worthless To Confess 2. Girl Boss Guerilla 3. Terrifying Girls’ High School: Lynch Law Classroom 4. Criminal Woman: Killing Melody 5. Audio CD: Reiko Ike Sings!
|Special Features: Audio Commentary. Original Theatrical Trailer. Poster & Still Gallery. TOEI’S BAD GIRL CINEMA – Exclusive Booklet written by Outlaw Masters of Japanese Film author Chris D.|
- NTSC Region 1
- 5 Disc Limited Edition Boxset (4 movies and CD)
- Anamorphic Widescreen
- Japanese with English Subtitles
- Special vinyl collector’s box!
- Audio Commentary
- Original Theatrical Trailer
- Poster & Still Gallery
- TOEI’S BAD GIRL CINEMA – Exclusive Booklet written by Outlaw Masters of Japanese Film author Chris D.