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3:AM Asia: Tokyo Grindhouse

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With such series as Girl Boss, Girls’ High School Terror, and Female Prisoner: Scorpion, as well as individual films like Ranking Boss Rock and Criminal Women: Killing Melody, Toei created a cinematic world filled with nudity, sex, cat-fights, torture, rape and revenge, and peopled by very, very bad girls – renegade cops, girl gang leaders, rebel highschool girls, female convicts – who stripped off their clothes as readily as they pulled out a gun or a knife.

A study of Japanese pinky violence movies, Creation Books will publish Tokyo Grindhouse Volume One this August in a strictly limited, individually numbered hardback edition of 75 copies only. A commercial pressing will follow in 2012.

Related: Stewart Home on The Trope of ‘Revenge’ in J-cinema

First posted: Thursday, June 2nd, 2011.

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