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GUN WOMAN

DVD Review by David Blackwell

 

DETAILS: 87 minutes, two audio commentaries, behind-the-scenes documentary, theatrical trailers

VIDEO: 1.78:1 (Anamorphic Widescreen)

AUDIO: English/ Japanese 5.1 Dolby Digital, English/ Japanese 2.0 DD

Subtitles: English for Japanese dialogue, English for all dialogue, English for Japanese commentary

 

STUDIO: Scream Factory/ Maxam Inc/ Shout! Factory

RELEASE DATE: 5-26-2015

A brilliant doctor (Kairi Narita) vows revenge on the sadistic son (Noriaki R, Kamata) of a dead Japanese politician.  He trains a meth addict (Asami) to be the prefect assassin.   He will surgically implant three pieces of a gun in her where she must pull the stitches to get to two of those parts after her body is smuggled into an underground facility where all guns are fingerprint activated and where rich people can carry out their necrophilia desires.   GUN WOMAN is a violent and bloody revenge flick that is for fans of exploitation films, violent Japanese films, and 1980s action movies just with lots of nudity and blood.   GUN WOMAN accomplishes an awesome revenge flick with a woman with a gun on a limited budget and schedule.  Kurando Mitsutake is a Japanese director to watch and find his other movies that he made.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES:

The first audio commentary is in Japanese (with English subtitles) featuring writer/ director Kurando Mitsutake and actress Asami (who didn’t know a word of English when she did this movie).

The second audio commentary is in English with writer/ director Kurando Mitsutake.

 

The five part behind-the-scenes documentary is a little long (at over 45 minutes), but it does feature plenty of interviews with cats and crew intermingled with behind-the-scenes footage.   It focuses on the cast, the director, the action, special effects make-up (which involved lots of blood and fire extinguisher tubing to deliver that gushing blood), and using real guns on set (and the safety meetings they had along with footage of the actors learning how to use the guns and assemble/ reassemble them).

 

Rounding out the extras are two theatrical trailers for GUN WOMAN

 

FINAL ANALYSIS: GUN WOMAN is a great no-budget revenge thriller for those who like exploitation movies and Japanese films like TOKYO GORE POLICE and THE MACHINE GIRL.

 

This review is 5-29-2015 David Blackwell and cannot be reprinted without permission.  Send all comments to feedback@enterline-media.com

 

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