is an epic Japanese actioner based on Tõru
Police Branch 82 manga series. The film even manages to
become a live-action manga. Mika Hino (Emi Yokoyama) is a hotshot detective
with the Tokyo Police Department, Shinjuku Branch, in the special ["above-the-law"]
Department 82. She has the reputation of being a wild-card nonconformist,
willing to do anything for results. But when she botches an assignment
[her political mark is murdered under her nose], Mika suddenly finds
herself straddled with a no-nonsense partner, Rin Kakura (female wrestler
Kaoru Jumbo), to keep her in line. Their investigation leads them to
gangsters, a right-wing motorcycle gang and a cover-up by dirty cops.
Then Mika is kidnapped and pumped full of heroin before she's rescued
by partner Rin. As Mika recuperates, the bad guys decide to deflect
any further investigation by staging a bank robbery. The second half
of the movie concentrates on the vicious, sexually-charge, rape-n-assault
action inside the bank, culminating with rescue attempts by Mika and
Sone started as assistant director to Seijun Suzuki. He began his solo
career with Nikkatsu Studios in the early '70s (one of his first movies
LOVE in 1972). Chusei helmed 40+ films over the next 30 years
(including two entries in the popular ANGEL
series), resulting in legions of fans and honored by many tough
critics. After a lingering illness, Mr Sone died from pneumonia at age
76 in August 2014.
with English subtitles, 93 min, widescreen,
encoded for ALL REGION, playable on any American DVD machine.
Extras include original various theatrical trailers.
Excessive Graphic Violence/Nudity/Rape/Sexual Brutality/Drugs
Intended for Adult Audiences