NIPPON NIGHTS #14 STRAY CAT ROCK: DELINQUENT GIRL BOSS
February 26 only
Mod fashions, rebel bikers, and attitude abound in Japan’s early-’70s Stray Cat Rock movies, a series of five early “pinky violence” films that blend action and music into something sharp, jazzy and always entertaining. Each film features Meiko Kaji from LADY SNOWBLOOD and FEMALE CONVICT SCORPION, and portrays an insanely stylish Japan in the midst of the social changes of the ’60s.
In DELINQUENT GIRL BOSS, tough girl biker Ako (pop singer Akiko Wada) comes across Mei (Kaji) and her girl gang (the Stray Cats) as they are about to have a knife fight in Shinjuku, Tokyo with another gang of girls. When the second gang calls in their boyfriends for help, Ako joins in and turns the tide for Mei and her gang and becomes a leader figure for the girls. Meanwhile, Mei’s boyfriend Michio (Koji Wada) wants to join some right-wing nationalists, the Seiyu Group. To prove himself, he induces an old friend Kelly (Ken Sanders) to throw a boxing match so the Seiyu Group can cash in betting against him. But when the boxer, encouraged by Ako and Mei, wins the fight, the Seiyu Group takes their anger out on Michio until Mei and the Alleycats rescue him. But Mei and the girls are now on the run from the powerful group, and the action ensues.
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Directed by Yasuharu Hasebe, 80min, 1970, Japan, HD Digital
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