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Stray Cat Rock: Beat '71 (1971)

Nora-neko rokku: Bôsô shûdan '71 (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 3 January 1971 (Japan)
The series swansong, Beat '71, sees Kaji framed and sent to prison by her boyfriend's father and with the help of some hippies she strives to be re-united.

Director:

Toshiya Fujita

Writers:

Tatsuya Asai (screenplay), Hideichi Nagahara (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Meiko Kaji ... Furiko
Tatsuya Fuji ... Mappo
Yoshio Harada ... Pirania
Takeo Chii ... Takaaki
Michiko Tsukasa Michiko Tsukasa ... Lemon
Eiji Gô ... President
Bunjaku Han ... Ayako
Takashi Fujiki Takashi Fujiki ... Goebbels
Sôichirô Maeno Sôichirô Maeno ... Himura
Rikiya Yasuoka ... Hesu
Yoshio Inaba Yoshio Inaba ... Yoshitarô Araki
Torahiko Hamada Torahiko Hamada ... Narushima
Fujio Tokita Fujio Tokita ... Nekuro
Rokkô Toura Rokkô Toura ... Fukazawa
Yuka Kumari Yuka Kumari ... Aya
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The series swansong, Beat '71, sees Kaji framed and sent to prison by her boyfriend's father and with the help of some hippies she strives to be re-united.

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Certificate:

Not Rated
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Official Sites:

Nikkatsu.com [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

3 January 1971 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Stray Cat Rock: Beat '71 See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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NORA NEKO ROKKU: NEK ROKKU series. #5 and final in series. See more »

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Follows Stray Cat Rock: Sex Hunter (1970) See more »

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All hail The Mops!
6 September 2015 | by zetesSee all my reviews

The fifth and final Stray Cat Rock film finds Toshiya Fujita (who also directed the second installment, Wild Jumbo, but is most famous for making the Lady Snowblood movies) behind the camera. Like Wild Jumbo, Beat '71 isn't about girl gangs. No, here Meiko Kaji and Tatsuya Fuji are members of a hippie commune living in Tokyo. Kaji isn't even in this one all that much, though she's a central character. She spends much of the movie imprisoned with the other hippies attempting to save her. Kaji's boyfriend has been kidnapped by his politician father, who wants to save him from hippiedom, and frames Kaji for murder. She escapes and goes after the boyfriend, but is then captured and imprisoned in the politician's mansion. Eiji Go once again plays the villain, the leader of a gang hired by the politician to keep the hippies away. This is probably my third favorite of the series. Lots of fun stuff here, lots of great music. There is an annoying little kid, an adopted son of one of the hippies, but he isn't too bad, even though he probably has more screen time than Meiko Kaji.


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