Capital Celluloid 2013 - Day 181: Sun Jun 30

Stray Cat Rock: Sex Hunter (Hasebe, 1970): BFI Southbank, NFT3, 8.50pm

This film, which is screening as part of the Japanese film Seasons in the Sun season at BFI Southbank, is also being shown on June 25th. You can find the details here.

Here is the BFI introduction: The third in the five-episode delinquent girl-gang series that thrust Meiko Kaji to prominence, the provocatively-titled Sex Hunter is widely considered the best, with its raucous action and radical plot set in the mixed-race demi-monde surrounding a US naval base. The rough sexuality presaged Nikkatsu’s wholesale switch to erotic material the following year, which led to Kaji leaving the studio for more iconic roles as Female Convict Scorpion and Lady Snowblood.

Here is the trailer.

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