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Strike of the Tortured Angels (1982)

Not Rated | | Action | 1982 (Hong Kong)
A group of women in a prison rise up and revolt against their savage jailers.


Roy Rosenberg


Gary Capra Jr. (screenplay), Dick O'Nell (story)


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Cast overview:
Susan Lee Susan Lee
Stella Jone Stella Jone ... Julia
Laura Sode-Matteson Laura Sode-Matteson ... (as Laura Sode)
George Bill George Bill
Larry Moore Larry Moore
Jim Man Jim Man


Julia, aged 18, kills her sister by pushing her down from the 12th floor, and at the discotheque she hits her classmate's head with a beer bottle. Julia is arrested and sent to the Girls Rehabilitation Centre where she is tortured and savaged by the guards. She soon escapes and wants to kill the doctor. The doctor allures and cheats both her mother and her elder sister.

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No torture, more's the pity.
22 December 2017 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

Teenager Susan discovers that her mother, a hospital supervisor, is having an affair with a doctor; the same man has also been sleeping with Susan's sister, who is now pregnant (and who later takes her own life). Upset at the situation, Susan takes her anger out on a bloke at a discotheque, bottling him over the head. As a result, she is sent to a girls' reform school, but vows to escape to take revenge on the philandering doctor.

The sassy, tough black woman is a familiar figure in the 'women in prison' genre. The makers of Hong Kong exploitation flick Strike of the Tortured Angels can't be bothered to hire a black performer for the role, instead putting an Asian actress in blackface with an afro wig. It's both cringeworthy and very funny. The film's unintentional hilarity is about all there is to recommend to fans of exploitation cinema, the rest being a very poor show indeed, with little of the sleaziness one expects from the genre.

While there are the obligatory shower scenes and catfights, none of it is very graphic, with only one bare ass in terms of nudity, virtually nothing in the way of gore, and absolutely no torture at the hands of sadistic guards (despite the promise of the title). And with at least half the film spent following the girls avoid capture after fleeing their prison, it's also rather boring for much of the time.

Recommended only to those who must see absolutely every WIP movie in existence, or anyone actively seeking a bad movie for s**ts and giggles. 3.5 out of 10, rounded up to 4 for IMDb.

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