Stunning 70’s cult siren Meiko Kaji, star of the LADY SNOWBLOOD, FEMALE CONVICT SCORPION and
STRAY CAT ROCK films, blasts off in her first headlining role! A novice yakuza boss in early 20th century
Japan, she must defend her clan against a vengeful blind swordswoman (Hoki Tokuda), her bizarre
hunchback servant (Tatsumi Hijikata), as well as villain Toru Abe’s gang of bloodthirsty killers.
Director Teruo Ishii (FEMALE YAKUZA TALE, HORROR OF MALFORMED MEN) delivers a bizarre hybrid of
Japanese horror and yakuza genres featuring a nomadic terror carnival, girls skinned alive for their
tattooed epidermis, and a succession of brutal swordfights. Actress Kaji offers prime evidence of why
she became the top female action star of 1970’s Japan. One of the key cult films from Nikkatsu, the
studio that also released the unforgettable, offbeat hit TOKYO DRIFTER.
Starring: Meiko Kaji, Toru Abe, Makoto Sato, Hideo Sunazuka, Yoshi Kato
Directed by: Teruo Ishii
16:9 Anamorphic Widescreen
Japanese Language with English Subtitles
Audio Commentary by Japanese Cinema expert Chris D.
About The Film
Color - NTSC - Dolby Digital 2.0 - 85
Min - 2.35:1 Widescreen
Anamorphic Widescreen - Region 1 - 1970 - DVD-9 - Unrated
Release date: April 24, 2007