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Jokôsei: tenshi no harawata (1978)

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Nami Tsuchiya
Sanshô Shinsui ...
Tetsurô Kawashima (as Sanshô Shinsui)
Megu Kawashima ...
Megu, Tetsurô's sister
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tatsuma Higuchi ...
Sadakuni
Tsutomu Hori ...
Man in Foreign car (as Ben Hori)
Shin Kagayama ...
The man who calls out to Meg
Kenji Kasai ...
Kajima
Ken Kazama ...
Yakuza
Kazuyuki Komiya ...
Loan Shark's man B
Maya Kudô ...
Woman in Foreign car
Toshihiko Oda ...
Tsuchiya
Ryûsaku Shinsui ...
Police Detective A
Yoshimasa Tôma ...
Loan Shark's man A
Tokuko Watanabe ...
Natsue
Tomoko Yamanoue ...
Waitress in Bar
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Angel Guts: High School Coed  »

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Interesting obscurity from Japan, on DVD from the good people at Artsmagic
16 April 2005 | by (Saint Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

There's so much obscure Japanese cinema that I long to see. Thank God for niche suppliers like Tokyo Shock and Artsmagic. The latter has resurrected a five film series of Nikkatsu pink films entitled Angel Guts. High School Co-ed is the first of these films, all of which center around a brutal act of rape, around which a moral tale unfolds. This one has a group of three bikers who attack young women. One of them, Kawashima, has a small bit of conscious, though. Outside of his friends, he lives for his young sister and realizes that the violence he and his friends enact upon others could just as easily be applied to her. While I've seen more graphic material before, the actual rape scenes are very disturbing. The artistic merit is certainly questionable, and the acts are played for stimulation. However, the script is very good, and the characters come across as people. There is at least one character whose situation is only hinted at and never explained – I would have liked to know more about him. And the ending is very odd. Otherwise, definitely a film of interest, if not for those who are easily shocked.


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