Watched Jul 09, 2012
Paul Kruse’s review:
Sex and Fury is like a Japanese Version of Schulmädchen-Report or Lemon Popsicle but with awesome sword fights and litres of stage blood. I learned today that 'Sex and Fury' and other films alike came up in the 70s. The genre is called "pinky-violence", because these movies usually contained lots of violence, nudity, fake kisses and some simulated sex.
The plot is by far not groundbreaking... It's about a women whose father was murdered when she was a littel girl. Twenty years later she (now a gambler, thief and skillful swordswoman) is seeking revenge and hunting down the assassins who killed her father.
Every now and then the story is liven up by some rather unspectecular sex scenes. But still I found myself curious about what would happen next...
The true highlights are the fight at the beginning and the showdown at the end (musically accompanied by a virtuous Japanese Jimi Hendix). It seemed to me that the lesser the female protagonist was covered with clothes the more blood squirted around and the more wooden became the sound effects.
I'd prefer a little more violence and would have gladly traded it for the dull sex scenes. But regarding the fact that it's a 70s movie that I am writing about, this combination must have been quite some highlight back then.