Freak beat, loungecore, 60's French chicks, exotica funk, Bollywood, big band, ye ye, psychedelic bubblegum, kooky Japanese, spy themes, bossa nova, blaxploitation, hipster grooves, sunshine pop, Euro beats, Chinatowns. As well as contemporary artists who delve retro. Music & film related.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006


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aka Ore ni sawaru to abunaize.
Directed by: Yasuharu Hasebe
Starring: Akira Kobayashi, Chieko Matsubara, Akeme Kita, Mieko Nishio, Bokuzen Hidari.
Soundtrack by: Naozumi Yamamoto
DVD release date: Aug 2000
Based on original novel by: Michio Tsuzuki.
87 mins.
Nikkatsu Studios

It was about 6 years ago when someone decided to start releasing all the previously unavailable Japanese films from the 60s/70s onto DVD. This film was in the 1st crop & was also my first purchase. They were films I had read about, but were impossible to view in this country. SBS TV played a few, but nothing quite like what is now currently available. So having previously lived off Sonny Chiba & samurai films, I'm now an ardent Suzuki, Fukasaku & Hasebe fan.

Kobayashi plays a combat photographer who has to rescue his airline stewardess girlfriend (Matsubara) from a wierd team of American mobsters & Japanese Yakuza. Luckily he is helped by some mysterious looking go go girls who appear on the scene, using vinyl 45s & bubblegum as weapons, everytime he is in distress.

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