Japanese title SHISHUNKI [Adolescent]
starring: Reiko Tsumura · Aki Fujikawa · Masaji Miyazaki
· Kumiko Orica · Kazuya Taguchi
is a 13-year-old girl living in Tokyo. She is just beginning to feel the
pangs of her new sexuality when she comes home to find mom and boyfriend
in the throes of sex. Akemi is enormously upset by the incident. She is
then sent to live with her aunt in the countryside, a woman who will take
total responsibility for her. However, enroute, Akemi is raped by a boy
named Katsuo. Once she gets to her aunt's house, Akemi realizes that Katsuo
is actually the boyfriend of her cousin, a relationship which leads to
extreme tensions in the family.
Yamashita was closely affiliated with filmmaker Koji Wakamatsu, often
acting [usually uncredited] in his movies (e.g., VIOLATED
EMBRYO GOES POACHING and a starring role in A Dark Story
of A Japanese Rapist). He began directing for Kanto Studios in
late '65 and helmed [an unknown] vast number of eploitive grindhouse movies,
as many as 25 a year. Seemingly, this project was shot in tandem with
Scent of A Virgin (Shojo No Ketsumiyaku) and Empty
Lust (Fumo No Aiyoku), featuring most of the same cast. Incidentally,
the 'Reiko Tsumura' name is most likely a pseudonym created by the American
distribution company Olympic International. In Japan, the young actress
is known as Kemi Ichiboshi.
Japanese Film, in English language; widescreen,
uncut (66 min.), in DVD format,
encoded for ALL REGION, playable on any American DVD machine.
Extras include selected trailers.
For Adult Audiences Only