Fury a la MAGA!
Sex & Fury
Director Norifumi Suzuki (Beautiful Girl Hunter, School of the Holy Beast) paints a gorgeous violent tint on this early 19th century postwar Japan period piece which stars two exploitation princesses — Reiko Ike (Female Yakuza Tale, Graveyard of Honor) and Christina Lindberg (Thriller: A Cruel Picture).
Reiko Ike plays Ocho. After her boss’s thugs make a move to kill her, Ocho, a badass sexy outlaw wielding swords and razor gambling tiles, kicks off on a mission to kill the three tattooed yakuza creeps who offed her father as she bore witness as a small child. Her search leads her right up the ranks of corruption and crime, through gambling dens and bathrooms and snowy courtyards, with a few surprises along the way. One of those surprises comes in bisexual spy Christina (Lindberg) who crosses paths with Ocho on her search for information, sometimes as allies and sometimes as enemies but always as two women on top of their game. Christina is caught between her treacherous handler Guiness and her star-crossed love for a Japanese informant. There’s also a dying gambler who makes Ocho promise to set free his yakuza -aptive virginal daughter. So there is a lot going on here but it’s also all a setup to show lots of beautiful skin, including a hot lesbo scene.
Sex & Fury
Sex & Fury, translated Story of Delinquent Female Boss: o-Chō Inoshika (不良姐御伝 猪の鹿お蝶 Furyō anego den: Inoshika o-Chō), is a 1973 Japanese action-thriller film directed by Norifumi Suzuki and starring Reiko Ike.
It was followed by Female Yakuza Tale: Inquisition and Torture in the same year.
Directed by Norifumi Suzuki
Produced by Kanji Amao
Written by Tarō Bonten, Masahiro Kakefuda, Norifumi Suzuki
Starring: Reiko Ike, Akemi Negishi
Music by Ichirō Araki
Cinematography Motoya Washyo
Edited by Isamu Ichida
Distributed by Toei Company
Release date: February 17, 1973
Running time: 88 min.
Language: Japanese, English
The film tells the story of a female petty criminal, played by Reiko Ike, who becomes involved in international intrigue while searching for the sister of a man she saw murdered in a gambling den, as well as the gangsters responsible for murdering her father during her childhood.
- Reiko Ike as Ochō Inoshika
- Akemi Negishi as Ogin Shitateya
- Ryōko Ema as Omiya
- Yōko Hori as Okinu
- Naomi Oka as Okoi
- Rena Ichinose as Osayo Igirisu
- Yōko Mihara as Yaeji
- Christina Lindberg as Christina
According to Christina Lindberg, while on a plane to Stockholm, she was approached by two Japanese men who asked her if she would be interested in working in Japan. Her reply was “why not” and soon afterwards she was in Japan working for Toei. She spent two and a half months in Japan, appearing in Sex and Fury and later in a larger role in Sadao Nakajima’s 1973 film, Porno Queen: Japan Sex Tour.