Monday, August 8, 2011
Sex & Fury (1973, Norifumi Suzuki)
A small time pickpocket and expert gambler chick witnesses on of her poker buddies being killed for cheating. His dying request is that she rescue his sister from a brothel. This task forces her to assassinate a trio of Yakuza thugs as part of a personal vendetta...
Plenty of nudity, as you would expect, in the form of slow-mo naked sword fighting, girl-on-girl, and other tasty bits of simulated sex and eroticism. The beautiful Swedish goddess Christina Lindberg plays a spy who is forced to infiltrate a political scandal by using - you guessed it - what God gave her! Hell, she even DIES sexy! Plus, that S&M Pocahontas outfit with the whip may've been the HOTTEST thing I have ever gazed upon.
The cinematography is particularly masterful and the storyline and acting are all solid. Still, "Sex & Fury" may not rank as my all time favorite in the genre, but it's certainly an entry you can safely call a "classic" for it's hearty cinematic elements AND, of course, the steamy soft-core goodness that accompanies it. Check it out!