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Lady Hunter: Prelude to Murder (1991) Takashi Miike's first!
Lady Hunter: Prelude to Murder (1991) Takashi Miike\'s first!

A Female Killer challenges a Gang of Mercenaries
Takashi Miike's Very First Movie!

original Japanese title: LEDI HANTAA: KOROSHI NO PUREYUUDO
[Lady Hunter: Prelude to Murder]

director: Takashi Miike
starring: Yoshie Kashiwabara Akumi Murata Kosuke Morita Naomi Morinaga Takashi Yubara Koji Naka

When a gang of mercenaries attempt to kidnap a young boy - amid a flurry of gunfire and frantic car chases - the owner of a child care facility tries to protect the kid. Ikehiro and youngster Riki escape to former military specialist Saeko who has isolated herself from the world in her own survival bunker. At one time, the Ikehiro and Saeko had been boyfriend/ girlfriend while serving together in Japan's National Guard, but their relationship disintegrated when she quit to join the American Army special forces in Panama. Today, after a decade of covert espionage, Saeko has returned to Japan but she suffers from nightmarish flashbacks and bouts of depression. The two now join forces to protect themselves and the child Riki (who appears to hold an important clue to activities of an international conspiracy movement) from a full scale attack.

Today, Takashi Miike is one of the most successful filmmakers in the world, certainly the most prolific. As of this date in 2018, he has helmed an astonishing 100+ projects in less than 30 years (including such genre classics as ICHI THE KILLER, AUDITION, GREAT YOKAI WAR, ONE MISSED CALL and his Death Wish homage SUN SCARRED. His 1995 film SHINJUKU TRIAD SOCIETY is often cited as his first production, yet this is far from the truth. While Miike's early films are much more elusive and difficult to find, they do exist. Here is the movie that Miike says is his first. This information is slightly conflicted because another movie, EYECATCH JUNCTION (which he made a bit later for a different studio) was actually released first. Like another 'lost' films from the period, which include HUMAN MURDER WEAPON, this one is a celebration for Miike fans everywhere.

A Japanese film with English subtitles; widescreen format, uncut (80 minutes),
DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT; extras include selected trailers.

Graphic Violence/SemiNudity/Sexual Situations
For Adult Audiences

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